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Principles of Spiritual Success — Keep Good Counsel (Acts 15:5-7)

Spiritual success is not bred in isolation. Counsel from like-minded spiritual people is not our only resource. In fact, at times it can actually be devastating.

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The Gift of Repentance

2 Tim 2:24-26 24And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 14:26 – The Christian and his liquor

There is a problem with using Deuteronomy 14:23-26 as a justification for the use of alcohol. Without even going into the various words for wine that would indicate whether they are grape juice, fermented grape juice, vines, or even how … Continue reading

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Titus 1:12 Of poets and prophets

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 10:1-4 The church in the wilderness

1Cor 10:1-4 1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; … Continue reading

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2 Timothy 4:1-8 Stand and deliver

This passage must be a favorite text for many ordination service sermons. This has got to form part of our understanding of Paul’s last will and testament for us in our service to God. If there was something that Paul … Continue reading

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2 Timothy 2:8-11 Israel, God’s Elect

2Tim 2:8-11 8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10Therefore … Continue reading

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Romans 1:1 What kind of apostle?

Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, The apostleship of Paul brings into question the issue of apostolic succession. Certainly Paul’s apostleship was not made in the way … Continue reading

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Romans 1:1,6-7 Called of God — to be or not to be

Rom 1:1-7 1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was … Continue reading

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Romans 1:3-4 The Birth and Resurrection of Christ

Rom 1:3-4 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection … Continue reading

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