Verse of the Day

1 John 4:11-12Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

Are You Really Interested?

Through the years of coaching my kids in Little League Baseball, I have seen many kids who just seemed to thrive on the game and others who seem to care less if they are even on the field. Some kids play in the dirt or pick flowers during the game. Some kids even request to be placed on the bench. It becomes apparent that they are not there due to any self-interest but because their parents want them to be. Many Christians are like the kid who desires to be on the bench; they are, to one extent or another, forced to be at services yet they have no real interest in the things of God. Beloved reader, please know that heaven will be a place for those who truly desire the things of God. The parable of the Sower Jesus told the parable of the sower to make a...
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Superiority of the Law of Christ

Synopsis of Il Corinthians chapter 3 The function of Il Corinthians 3 is to reveal the superiority of the Law of Christ over the Law of Moses. One must ask why Paul inserted this chapter in his epistle to the Corinthians. The answer is obvious, false teachers had trekked over land and sea and spread like a disease throughout the church. They began in Judea (Acts 15:24) and moved north toward Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 15: l, 30) and continued west and northwest to Galatia and beyond (Acts 16:4). Law of death and condemnation Paul refers to the Mosaic Law as the "letter that kills" (3:6), "ministration of death" (3:7), and "ministration of condemnation" (3:9). The Mosaic Law "kills" because it rewarded death with unlawful living (Romans 6:23). No man could live lawfully perfect and expect to have life through Mosaic Law keeping (Galatians 3:10). Therefore, the Mosaic Law was...
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Resurrection of the Just and Unjust

Synopsis of 1 Corinthians 15 Jesus said, "Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection ofjudgment" (John 5:28-29). Likewise, as the apostle Paul gave his defense before Felix, he said, "... there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust" (Acts 24:15). Some brethren in Corinth were teaching that there would be no resurrection of the dead (l 1 Corinthians 15:12). These teachers apparently believed Jesus had been raised yet they rejected the general resurrection of mankind. Paul proves the general resurrection of the dead by proving Jesus' resurrection, who is the 'firstfruits of them that are asleep" (l 1 Corinthians 15:20). Paul's reasoning is that if Christ was raised then so must all mankind...
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Are You Really Interested?

Through the years of coaching my kids in Little League Baseball, I have seen many kids who just seemed to thrive on the game and others who seem to care less if they are even on the field. Some kids play in the dirt or pick flowers during the game. Some kids even request to be placed on the bench. It becomes apparent that they are not there due to any self-interest but because their parents want them to be. Many Christians are like the kid who desires to be on the bench; they are, to one extent or another, forced to be at services yet they have no real interest in the things of God. Beloved reader, please know that heaven will be a place for those who truly desire the things of God. The parable of the Sower Jesus told the parable of the sower to make a...
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The Corruption of Modern day Idolatry

A closer look at Romans 1:20, 23 "20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse" (Romans 1:20). The wrath of God is due the ungodly because they hinder truth through false teaching and ungodly practices. Furthermore, they make it manifest that they have clearly ignored the obvious signs of God's "invisible things" (i.e., "His power and divinity"). Though invisible, God's power and divinity are made manifests by "the things that are made. " The Gentile who rejected God's laws for his own religious practices is without excuse because the material universe proves that God is (see Psalm 19:1ff; 33:6-9; Jeremiah 5:22 and 32:17-18). God is incomparably great (see Isaiah 40:12-25). God has manifested (made known to man) his attributes by his creation....
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