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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 image of God

Gen 1:20-28 20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21And God created great whales, and every living creature … Continue reading

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Does faith come only after we are born of God?

John 3:3-7 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is … Continue reading

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Romans 1:2 Prophets and the will to believe

Rom 1:2 2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) The gospel of God, which is what was promised  in verse 1, refers to more than the theological definition of the gospel that we use. There … 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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John 20:24-31 Grace in a critical moment

John 20:24-31 24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his … 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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Philippians 2:7-8 What do you mean when you say “sovereign”?

Phil 2:7-8 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto … Continue reading

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