Giving Purposefully

We are to be “purposeful givers.” (II Cor. 9:7). If we are being purposeful givers, we will realize that giving is a spiritual sacrifice: It shows God’s worth (II Sam. 24:24, Mal. 1:6-8).…

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For What Should We Pray?

Paul prayed:      For the spread of the gospel. That it would be successful–even swift (II Thess. 3:1 NASB). That obstacles would be removed (Rom. 15:30-31, II Thess. 3:1-2). That he…

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Six Spiritual States

Safe/Innocence–Man is born in “safety”. He does not inherit the guilt of sin (Ezek. 18:20, Is. 59:1-2). He has not had the opportunity to sin (II Cor. 5:10). Accountability–At some…

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Hope

Hope is “the reasonable expectation of something desired.” The Scriptures describe hope as a: Door (Hosea 2:15)-Hope is a door for escaping present troubles and entering a brighter path. Anchor…

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Everyone into the Boats (Personal Evangelism)

Seeking and saving the lost is: A mission that is a personal responsibility. We will be held accountable if we do not spread God’s message to mankind (Ezek. 33:9, Matt.…

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True Religion—Part 3 (Obedience)

True Religion—Part 3 (Obedience)

In the previous two articles in this series we have looked at three of the Four R’s of True Religion: Revelation, Righteousness, and Repentance. Today, we will look at Redemption.…

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True Religion—Part 2 (Righteousness and Repentance)

True Religion—Part 2 (Righteousness and Repentance)

True religion, religion that makes man acceptable to God, has several requirements. In a previous article, we discussed the first of these: revelation. If men do not rely on God’s…

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True Religion—Part 1 (Revelation)

True Religion—Part 1 (Revelation)

The World Book Encyclopedia says the following about religion: “Every religion includes ethics, or codes of conduct. But religion is more than ethics. Ethics asks, ‘How should we behave toward other people?’…

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Life’s Instruction Book

Life's Instruction Book

One of the best sellers several years ago was a publication called “Life’s Little Instruction Book.” It was such a success that many additional volumes have been published—promising life instructions…

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The Great Plagiarism

The Great Plagiarism

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Words of wisdom, no doubt. Certainly, the world of education thinks they are a worthy philosophy. Over a…

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