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Category: Theology

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 120

    The Judgment of God: A Most Inconvenient Truth – Part 1 Text: Romans 10:1-13 Introduction: Salvation was once clearly understood to refer to the work of Christ in delivering people from the awful reality of eternal damnation.  Nowadays, however, salvation … Continue reading

  • Weekly Inspiration: Grace Comes After You

    by Max Lucado God’s grace!  It has a wildness about it.  A white-water, rip-tide, turn-you-upside-downess about it. Grace comes after you! Some years ago I underwent a heart procedure.  I asked the surgeon, “You’re burning the interior of my heart, … Continue reading

  • Thursday Crucifixion? Do these two reasons “nail” it?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope If you did not read last week’s answer to this question, please do so here. It focused on Jesus’ words in Matthew regarding how long it would be from the hour of His death to His … Continue reading

  • Is Bryan College Caving on Adam and Eve?

    By: David Coppedge Professors protest clarification of a Christian college’s statement of belief that affirms “creation” includes a literal Adam and Eve. According to an AP story posted on the Times News, professors overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in a trustees’ “clarification” of … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Satan considering the saints

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ‘And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,’ Job 1:8 Suggested Further Reading: Luke 22:31–34 It strikes me if Satan could be absolutely certain that … Continue reading

  • Quote of the Week: Modern science owes much to straightforward understanding of Scripture

    Stephen Snobelen, Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology, University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada Here is a final paradox. Recent work on early modern science has demonstrated a direct (and positive) relationship between the resurgence of the Hebraic, … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 119

    Saved From What? – Part 4 Text: Romans 10:9-11; Isaiah 6:9-11 Introduction:  I received another flyer this past week announcing the start of another church in the East Valley that will be “friendly and fun” and definitely not your traditional … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Perfect cleansing

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Monday, April 7, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on email ‘For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed.’ Joel 3:21 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:51–58 If it be promised … Continue reading

  • Proverbs 5

    1 My son, hearken unto my wisdom, and incline thine ear unto my knowledge, 2 That thou mayest regard counsel, and thy lips observe knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is more soft than oil. 4 But the end of her … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The two draughts of fishes

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Sunday, April 6, 2014 ‘And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able … Continue reading

  • Review: Noah Movie Has Its Moments, But…

    By: David Coppedge It’s OK to use artistic license with Biblical portrayals as long as the art doesn’t undermine the message. The high-budget movie “Noah” that opened Friday March 28, starring Russell Crowe, got some things right: Man was created in the … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 118

    Saved: From What? – Part 3 Text: Romans 10:9-11; Isaiah 6:8 Introduction:  Motivational speakers are in big demand in practically all branches of the professing Christian church, especially within the so-called evangelical wing.  These high-profile men and women are usually … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 117

    Saved: From What? – Part 2 Text: Romans 10:9-11; Isaiah 6:5-13 Introduction:  The doctrine of God’s wrath, even by people who claim to be Evangelical, is now considered highly inappropriate and down-right offensive.  R. C. Sproul observed, “I think the … Continue reading

  • Are there side issues in Scripture?

    by Lita Cosner We often receive messages that claim that creation is a side issue, and we should be doing something more important like feeding the hungry. Or that we should not be divisive over something that isn’t a salvation issue. … Continue reading

  • How Could Unfallen Adam Have Sinned?

    Readers of Russell Grigg’s article Did Adam sin out of love for Eve? have asked how Adam in his unfallen state could have made the decision to eat the forbidden fruit and thus disobey God. We present these comments below, interspersed with Russell’s response. … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The Great Physician and his patients

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Wednesday, March 5, 2014 ‘They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.’ Matthew 9:12 Suggested Further Reading: Ephesians 2:8–10 ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’ That … Continue reading

  • Sermon Ideas

    By: David Catchpoole There are two subsets among our many correspondents whom we would actually have liked to have been in direct contact with one another. The first category consists of lay preachers and pastors with little confidence in presenting … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 112

    Excursus: Calvinism vs. Arminianism – Part 10 Text: Romans 9:14-24; 2 Peter 3:9 Introduction:  Evangelicalism, in the assessment of Carl Raschle, is in a state of crisis because it is being confronted with “an intellectual challenge of a magnitude it … Continue reading

  • Weekly Inspiration: Asking for Mercy

    by Max Lucado “But, ma’am,” I pleaded, “I’ve got to be in Houston this evening.”  She was patient but firm.  “I’m sorry, sir, the rules say passengers must be at the gate ten minutes before scheduled departure time.”  “I know … Continue reading

  • Ephesians 4

    1 I therefore, being prisoner in the Lord, pray you that ye walk worthy of the vocation whereunto ye are called, 2 With all humbleness of mind, and meekness, with long suffering, supporting one another through love, 3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit … Continue reading