God Dependent

by Mike Ratcliff We’re in the middle of a crisis, a worldwide tragedy. Some tragedies are self-inflicted, but some just happen. In Lamentations we see that the Israelites are on…

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Building Each Other Up

by Tim O’Banon Jude 1:20-21: But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the…

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In Difficult Times

by Stan Crowley It is rare and particularly unsettling when we face difficult times that encompass many nations, as does the current health and financial threat. We yearn for comfort,…

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Unprecedented Times

These are unprecedented times for all of us. Let us be assured that God is in control and that he is there for all our needs. We have His promise…

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What Happens If You Miss Heaven

God’s Plan for Man’s Salvation God thought it. (Titus 1:2, II Tim. 1:9, I Pet. 1:20, Rev. 13:8) Christ bought it. (Heb. 8:6, Col. 2:14, I Pet. 1:18-19, I Cor. 6:20, Acts…

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Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church

Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church (Read Lk. 16:22-29) A remembrance of good things that have been ours. (Luke 16:25) They are our motivation to love and serve our…

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Sin Wears a Mask

Of being beautiful-when it is the ugliest thing imaginable. (Gen. 3:6, I John 2:16-17) Of being a servant-when it is a merciless slave driver. (John 8:34, Rom. 6:16-17, Prov. 5:22,…

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Is Lying a Big Deal?

Types of Lying: Outright false statement (1 Tim. 1:9-10) Exaggeration (Prov. 30:6) Flattering Lies (Jude 1:16, Psa. 12:2, Psa. 62:4) Promissory Lies (Eccl. 5:5) Confidential Lying (Prov. 11:13) Official Lying…

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Ingratitude

Ingratitude Is one of the most common sins (Luke 17:17). Is one of the most contemptible sins (Is. 1:1-3, Mal. 1:2). Can prevent a Christian from praising (Psalm 107:1-2) and…

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How to Tell Right from Wrong

A five-step test to be able to discern between good and evil (Heb. 5:14).    o REPUTATION–If my action were known in the community, how would the reputation of the Lord’s church…

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