January 17, 2018

Victory over Sin

George Stiekes Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever. If the Son therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed. John 8:34-36 Sin enslaves people for two reasons: 1) […]

Are You Getting a Call from God?

John Vaughn Imagine a young person who is considering doing something wrong, when suddenly he receives a cell phone call from a Christian friend inviting him to do something right. Now, imagine yourself facing temptation and at that very moment getting a call from God. That is essentially what Paul is teaching in 1 Thessalonians […]

Do You Really Want to Be a Slave to Sin?

Rand Hummel This Is What God Says He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. (Prov. 7:22, 23) […]

Be Not Deceived

D. L. Moody We have all lived long enough to know what it is to be deceived. We have been deceived by our friends, our enemies, our neighbors, our relatives. Ungodly companions have deceived us. At every turn of life we have been imposed upon in one way or another. False teachers have crossed our […]

Do These Thoughts Make You Fear?

Don Johnson Sometimes concepts seem to come together for me all of a sudden. I may be studying one subject, a book of the Bible, say, for a series of messages and at the same time reading another book for personal interest or some other study project. In company with this comes some life experience […]

Should I sin more so I can love more?

Doug Wright The perception among many Christian families is that their young people are too “sheltered.” Christian parents have the idea that if their young person is exposed to more sin, they will appreciate their salvation more. In fact, Christians often have the idea that unless they have “sinned big,” their salvation is not that […]

Restoring a Sinning Brother

Ron Allen Galatians 6:1–5 deals with the subject of restoring a sinning brother. When a brother is caught up in a sinful situation, the Spirit-controlled believer is commanded to help mend or repair or restore his fellow Christian. As the Apostle Paul enlarges upon this subject, he makes two statements that seem to rival one […]

Connecticut School Shooting: Will “Gun Control” Save The Kids?

Doug Wright In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Rush Limbaugh noted that guns have been around for a long, long time, but the kind of school shootings, mall shootings, theatre shootings, etc. we are experiencing have been on the rise. Limbaugh’s astute point is that guns have not changed – people have. Limbaugh […]

Connecticut School Shooting: Coming to Grips with the Horror of Sin

Joel Arnold Working in a Starbucks several weeks ago, my thoughts were completely sidetracked by an old, dirty van that suddenly jerked to a stop at the curb. The man and woman inside were fighting. Screaming. Veins popping out of their necks; Man gets out and hurls his keys at a wall; not a pretty […]