April 30, 2017

Principles of Christian Service from the Unprofitable Servant

Luke 17:7–10 Matt Recker FrontLine • November/December 2007. Serving God is wonderful and satisfying … sometimes. It is fantastic if we do it for God and not man, and if we accomplish it in God’s power and not our own. When we lose focus on God, then service can be burdensome; and when done in […]

Straight Cuts: Christ as Firstborn (Colossians 1:15)

Tom Wheeler FrontLine • March/April 2002. One of the most important doctrines of our Christian faith is the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus must be God to save us (Isa. 45:21, 22). Jehovah’s Witnesses, among others, deny this Biblical truth. One passage that they twist in an attempt to deny Christ’s […]

Straight Cuts: “The Yearning of the Spirit” James 4:5

David Pennington Frontline Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2002 Many consider James 4:5 to be one of the most difficult passages to interpret within the entire epistle. Some believe it is one of the most difficult verses to interpret within the entire New Testament. While every Bible student will wrestle with this challenging verse, interpreting and […]

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Randy Fox FrontLine Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2008 As a young child I was taught to close my prayers with the words “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” Most Christians wouldn’t think of ending a prayer, public or private, without affixing some reference to Jesus’ name. Why do we do that? Why, when we hear someone pray […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (8)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • March/April 2009 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 ♦ Part 6 ♦ Part 7 To recap, Part 7, posted yesterday, covers Dr. Minnick’s discussion of Romans 16:17 and 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1. He continues in today’s post with further discussion from 2 John and […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (7)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • March/April 2009 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 ♦ Part 6 This is the last of four columns [broken into six Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] addressing the problem of theological confusion within Evangelicalism. That it is reaching an epidemic level […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (6)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • November/December 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 ♦ Part 5 Resurrecting the Question: Two previous columns [broken into four Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] in this series raised the issue of how Evangelicals should respond to unorthodox men within evangelical ministries. Admittedly, Jesus […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (5)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • November/December 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 ♦ Part 4 Resurrecting the Question: Two previous columns [broken into four Proclaim & Defend posts, see links above] in this series raised the issue of how Evangelicals should respond to unorthodox men within evangelical ministries. Admittedly, Jesus warned His followers […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (4)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • September/October 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 ♦ Part 3 Part 3 established the fact of false teachers and showed how they can appear to be orthodox, yet their reality can’t be denied. Part 3 closed with this question: But practically speaking, how are we to detect him? Back to the […]

What’s an Evangelical to Do? (3)

Mark Minnick FrontLine • September/October 2008 Part 1 ♦ Part 2 Resurrecting the Question The last week’s column began discussing a persistent problem confronting conservative Evangelicals: How should they to respond to unorthodox “Evangelicals”? A case in point is their position toward British theologian N. T. Wright. Wright insists that almost all Christians for the […]