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
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.
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!
Jesus asked. "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" "Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets." Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."… Continue reading Who Do You Say I Am?
What do we believe about God? Today's culture would tell you that is a loaded question with many answers. Contrary to what today's society would say, the Bible tells us exactly what we can believe and have confidence in concerning God. God's first commandment in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5 is, "You shall have no… Continue reading There is only one God!
Recently I was doing a Bible Study on Jude with some girlfriends. It was a Jackie Hill Perry study on the book of Jude. It caught my attention right off the bat. Mainly vs. 3 caught my attention, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled… Continue reading Contend for the Faith!
Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. 1 Peter 1:18 (MSG) You prepare to go on vacation or take a trip. You pack your clothes, bring your car to the garage to change the oil, stop by the bank and get some money, at the very least. Likewise,… Continue reading Taking Stock in the Journey
Matt. 6:5-6, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your… Continue reading Prepare for Your Journey with God through Prayer