Category Archives: Topical

If You Aren’t Fishing, Then You Aren’t Following

How many of you have ever gone fishing? As Christians, Jesus calls us to be fishers of men. As I read the Bible, especially the Book of Acts, it is clear to me that God desires His Church would grow. His … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why People Doubt Their Salvation

I am confident of this: that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). The Bible teaches not only does Jesus save us, but He keeps … Continue reading

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Character

We rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope (Romans 5:3-4). It’s an old story. We would much rather complain about the way things are than make the sacrifice to change it, … Continue reading

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Cooperation: Should We All Get Along? (Part 2)

Part 1 is here. Now, I will wrap up by pointing out three ways where all true Christians can and should get along. First, we are united in truth. The fellowship of the saints is not based on some type of … Continue reading

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Cooperation: Should We All Get Along? (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered, “How should Christians work together to accomplish the work of the Kingdom of God? Why do there have to be so many things which divide us? Why can’t we all just get along?” For the purpose … Continue reading

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Jesus Wants Loving Obedience

Every true Christian wants to have a winning witness, a testimony that demonstrates Jesus makes a difference in their life. They want the world around them to see Jesus in them. But unfortunately, that is not always the case. All … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Election

My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, … Continue reading

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Knowing God

Previously, we looked at The Doctrine of God and examined 10 Attributes of God, which are revealed to us in Scripture. Today, we will consider what impact these truths have on our lives. What difference does it make? It makes … Continue reading

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10 Attributes of God

Our theology about God is rooted and grounded solely in Scripture. All we can ever know about God is what He has chosen to disclose to us. What, then, does God reveal to us about Himself? Here are 10 things … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of God

If I were to ask you if you believed in God, I am confident almost all of you would respond in the affirmative. But if I were to follow that question up by asking you to describe God to me, … Continue reading

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How To Recognize a False Teacher

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (Matthew 7:15). Jesus warned us that “false christs and false prophets” would come and would attempt to deceive even God’s elect (Mt. … Continue reading

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Overcome Evil with Good

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, but … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Method of Making Disciples

“When Jesus had finished saying these things the crowds were amazed at His teaching because He taught as one who had authority and not as their teachers of the law” (Mt. 7:28-29). The crowds of people following Jesus were amazed … Continue reading

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Go and Make Disciples

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on … Continue reading

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The Tribulation

“For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect … Continue reading

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Seeking Justice for the Oppressed

Have you ever been falsely accused or so badly hurt that you wanted to take revenge?  In this life, we may face many injustices: we may be misunderstood; we may not be appreciated by others; our work and service may … Continue reading

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Faulty Beliefs vs. Maturity

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Cor. 13:11). Have you ever walked … Continue reading

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Growing Up

In my next series of posts, I will endeavor to put into words some of the things I have learned (and am learning) through experience and God’s Word about growing up. I am by no means claiming to have “arrived.” … Continue reading

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The Gospel, Missions, and Evangelism

This is the very first sermon I preached when I was pastor of First Baptist Church: Over the years, I have observed and been involved with many churches – some grew; most did not.  I noticed very few churches experienced growth.  Most … Continue reading

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God of All Comfort

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the … Continue reading

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In The World, But Not of It

“I have given them Your Word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

“Then Jesus told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up…” (Matthew 13:3-23). In the first … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Christian

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). Do you sometimes feel as though you are not making any progress in your spiritual life?  The life … Continue reading

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Breaking the Habit of Worry

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” … Continue reading

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Setting Godly Priorities

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). What is really important to us?  People, objects, goals, and other desires all compete for our priority.  Any of … Continue reading

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Secret of Contentment

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, … Continue reading

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Consequences

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows (Galatians 6:7). Very few things motivate us to give God our undivided attention like being faced with the negative consequences of our decisions. Regardless of our … Continue reading

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Waiting

Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14). In this hurry-up world, waiting for anything can cause us to lose our tempers, tongues, and good senses more frequently than we care to admit. I … Continue reading

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Worldliness

Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride … Continue reading

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What Happens When I Die?

There is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens after death. The existence of life after death is a universal question. Job asked God, “If a man dies, will he live again?” (Job 14:14). Like Job, all of us … Continue reading

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