The story of Martha and Mary has long been taught as the principle of prioritizing spending time with Jesus. Martha was busy working in the kitchen and trying to be a good hostess while Mary quietly sat at Jesus' feet, learning about her heavenly father. Martha was upset that her sister wouldn't help her with… Continue reading Martha & Mary – the Real Story
I Peter I: 15-16 “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” The word "holy" means to be "set apart." Set apart for God’s service, from the world and its influences, and for His use (ministry). We… Continue reading God has called us to be holy!
Eschatology studies the last things or the end of time when Christ will return. The Baptist Faith and Message states, "God, in His own time and His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead… Continue reading The Last Things – Eschatology
The Baptist Faith and Message states, "The kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King." One of my favorite passages about the Kingdom of God is found in the gospel of Matthew, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and… Continue reading The Kingdom of God
“This is the day; this is the day; this is the day that the Lord has made.” I love that song and enjoy humming it to myself on the way to church. Did you ever wonder why the Christian Church worships on the first day of the week, Sunday, rather than the seventh day when… Continue reading The Lord’s Day
Jesus gave the Church two decrees or commands known as ordinances. Some churches refer to these as sacraments. The word sacrament suggests the action itself carries grace to the Believer. Baptists believe that Jesus gave the ordinances not as a sacrament but as an image and confirmation of God's grace. These acts are a remembrance… Continue reading The Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
When we are little we are taught a little saying about the church. Here's the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people. It's a simplified explanation of the church but one point that got across to me is that people gather in the church. The church is so much… Continue reading What does the Bible have to say about the Church?
The Baptist Faith and Message defines the doctrine of grace as “election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners.” It clarifies how God brings salvation to sinners. Believers can fall into sin and grieve the holy spirit, but the power of God will keep them through… Continue reading Grace is Greater than all my Sin!
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. It is a gift offered to all that accept Jesus Christ as Savior, who gave His blood for the ransom of humanity. In broad terms, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Regeneration or "Born Again" or "New Birth" is a work by… Continue reading You Must be Born Again!
The Holy Spirit, a.k.a. Holy Ghost in charismatic circles, is a person. The Holy Spirit has the same nature and characteristics as God the Father and Jesus the Son. We read in Genesis 1 that He is omniscient, omnipotent in Hebrews 9, and omnipresent in Psalm 139. The Holy Spirit was at work in creation.… Continue reading God the Holy Spirit