Articles & Sermons – Index

Here’s a list of all the articles on the website, from most recent, to oldest.  These bible lessons, answer the most fundamental, and the most controversial, spiritual questions.    (Ask your own question at the bottom of any page)

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The Christian And Illegal Immigration

Facing Giants

Don’t Disappoint The One Who Loves You

Two Plus Two Doesn’t Always Equal Four

What Church Should I Join ?

God Wants The First And The Best

Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin ?

What Does God Want From Me ?

God “Sends” A Strong Delusion

Encouragement, Pass It On

Are You A Friend ?

Calling On The Name Of the Lord

Two Books Of Life

The Works Of The Word Of God

It’s No Sin, To Be Tempted To Sin 

The Poor And Meek In Spirit

A Comprehensive Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 4

Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit

Hungering For The Fatness Of God

The Conflict Of Two Natures

Spiritual Conditions – Part 2

He Has Risen

Bible Translations And Doctrines Of Men

Justification By Faith, Perfected By Works

Spiritual Conditions –  Part 1

What’s Your Spiritual Condition ?

Neither Could They Blush

The Significance Of The First Day Of The Week – Part 5, The Lord’s Day

The Significance Of The First Day Of the Week – Part 4, Giving

The Significance Of The First Day Of the Week – Part 3, Other Days

Sir, We Would See Jesus

Proving Truth And Fraud Through Tongue Speaking

Now That You’re A Christian

The Significance Of The First Day of The Week – Part 2, Misc Questions

Go And Sin No More

Karma, Luck, Or God;  Where Have You Put Your Faith?

The Significance Of The First Day Of The Week – Part 1

You Can Take The Boy Out Of the Country

A Comprehensive Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 2

Out Of Egypt

Edification Or Gratification ?

A Comprenhesive Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 1

O Worship The King !

The Challenge Of Christian Unity

Are You Crucified With Christ ?

Why Is The Bible So Hard To Understand ?

The Peril Of Unbelief

What Does God Imply, And What Do We Infer ?

Mt Sinai And The Ten Commandments

Sing And Be Happy Today !

How Can We Truly Serve God ?

But The Bible Doesn’t Say We Can’t Do It 

How Do You Perceive The Church ?

Is It A sin To Miss The Worship Assembly ?

Recognizing Jesus

Humanism; Death For The Soul

The “Grafting In” Of The Gentiles

How Does God Communicate With Man ? – Part 4

Who Will Win The Battle ?

How Does God Communicate With Us ? – Part 3

The Fear Of The Lord

How Does God Communicate With Us – Part 2

What Should We Pray for ?

How Does God Communicate With Us ?

Why Is There Sickness And Hunger And Evil ?

Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 5, The Schoolmaster

Do You Need God ?

Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 4

A Rock Of Offense

Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 3

The Golden Rule

Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 2

Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 1

Where He Leads Will You Follow ?

Was Jesus A Christian ?

Words Matter

Was Mary A Virgin ?

Will God Send Souls To Hell ?

Is Your Body A Temple ?

Are We All Gods ?

Contradictions In The Bible

The Great I Am

Where Does Evil Come From ?

Progressive Sanctification

The Least In The Kingdom Of Heaven

Taking the Lord’s Name In Vain

How Shall We Escape ?

Has God Hardened Your Heart 

Blessed Assurance

What’s It Like to Be IN Christ ?

Reign With Christ A Thousand Years

The Kingdom And The Church

Is The Kingdom Of God Within Us ?

The Letter Of The Law Or The Spirit Of The Law ?

What Is The Kingdom Of Heaven ?

Is The Bible A Testimony Of The Life Of Jesus ?

How Often Do You Sin ?

Are We In The Last Days ?

A Sin Unto Death

Have Your Sins Been Nailed To The Cross ?

What Does “Venial” Mean To You ?

Simon (Peter) Says..

A Study From 1st John Chapter 3

The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit And Fire

In The Name Of Jesus

Do you Give God Enough Credit ?

Are You Sowing The Seed ?

Are You Anointed By God ?

“Ignoring” The Word Of God

How Does The Holy Spirit Dwell In Us ?

How Does God Give Life To Your Mortal Body ?

The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

Miracles Associated With The Church – Pentecost

We Walk By Faith And Not By Sight

Should Christians Celebrate Easter ?

Don’t Touch Me, For I Have Not Yet Ascended

Do Miracles Occur Today ? – Part 3

Does The bible Teach A Thousand Year Reign ?

God’s Word Is The Absolute Truth

Do Miracles Occur Today ? – Part 2

When Will We Go To Heaven ?

Does The Bible Teach A Tribulation ?

Does The Bible Teach A Rapture ?

What Does Jesus Have Against You ?

When Is A Bible Example Binding ? – Part 5, Foot Washing

Have You Heard The Good News ?

Why Do People Interpret The Bible Differently ?

When Is A Bible Example Binding ? – Part 4, The Lord’s Supper

The Journey Of A Lifetime

Should We Remember The Sabbath Day ?

What Does The Greek Word “Hagios” Mean ?

When Is A Bible Example Binding ? – Part 3, An Account Of Action

When Is A Bible Example Binding – Part 2, Using Logic

A Letter From God To You

What Kind Of Works Are We Justified By ?

When Is A Bible Example Binding ? – Part 1

Faith Based, Or Works Based ?

What’s The Value Of My Soul ?

A Tower Of Strength

How Are We Edified ?

What Is The Purpose Of The Gospels ?

What Happens At Baptism ?

How Did He Open Your Eyes ?

Are You A New Person ?

The Old Things Have Passed

What Are The Principles Of Faith ?

Will Jesus Christ Return To the Earth ?

Things Sacrificed To Idols

Why Should I Take The bible Seriously ?

What Is The Church Built Upon ?

The Last Will And Testament Of Jesus Christ

A Lesson From Church History

The Way Of Balaam – Part 2

Understanding Scripture Requires Study

How Did The Father Glorify The Son ?

What Is “The Way Of Balaam” ?

Beware Of False Teachers

What Is An Expedient, In Regards To Religion ?

Should We Give On The First Day Of The Week ?

The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like..

Whose Name Is Reverend ?

What Must I do To Be Saved ?

Separating The Physical From The Spiritual

Can A Christian Lose Salvation – Part 2

Can A Christian Lose Salvation ?

The Story Of Ruth – Part 3

The Story Of Ruth – Part 2

Love, Loyalty, Family And God.  The Story Of Ruth

The Power Of God

Honesty

The Foolishness Of God

Are You Bound For Heaven ?

Instruments Of Music In Our Worship

Who Can Forgive Sins ?

Is Satan A Created Being ?

What Does It Mean To Forgive ?

Could A Loving God Condemn Someone To Hell ?

Righteousness, Temperance, And Judgment

What About Denominations ?

Male And Female He Created Them

What Is Religious Conversion ?

Asleep In Jesus

Who Wrote The Bible ?

Who Were “The Spirits In Prison” ?

What Is Faith ?

Are Religious Societies Scriptural ? – Part 2

What Are Dispensations ?

Are Religious Societies Scriptural ?

A Treasure In Earthen Vessels

The Evolution Of Salvation

All Things Work Together For Good

Restoring Christianity

Misunderstanding The Bible

Sins Of Ignorance – Part 2

Sins Of Ignorance

Is It Wrong To Eat In The Building Where Christians Worship ?

The Grace Of God

Biblical Context

Is There A “Sinner’s Prayer” In The bible ?

New Testament Worship

The Congregation And It’s Money – Part 3

The Resurrected Christ

The Narrow Minded Christian

The Congregation And It’s Money – Part 2

The Stairway Of Ahaz

The Congregation And It’s Money

Nothing But the Blood Of Jesus

Our Willingness to Study The Word of God

The Lost Christ

Thoughts About The God And Father

I Make Known To You The Gospel

How Long Were The Days Of Creation ?

God’s Longest Day

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

What Is Morality ?

What Does The Bible Say About Hades ? – Part 2

What Does The Bible Say About Hades ?

What Is The Oldest Religion ?

Temptation, Lust And Desire

Fear And Doubt

In The Name Of The Lord

What’s The Meaning Of Mathew 24:29-31 ?

What Is The Nature Of God ?

What Is My Soul ?

Can A Person Be A Secular Christian ?

Am I Willfully Ignorant ?

How Do You View The bible ?

What Will Be The Sign Of Your Coming ?

Like a Rock !

What Is The Tribulation ? – Part 3

What Is the Tribulation ? – Part 2

Thought From A Treetop

What Are Sacraments ?

Misconceptions About “The Church” – Part 3

Are We Obligated To Do What The Bible Says ?

Spiritual Thoughts – Thankfulness

Misconceptions About “The Church” – Part 2

Misconceptions About “The Church”

I Know Your Deeds

What Is The Tribulation ? – Part 1

By Whose Authority ?

Balancing Repentance And Sin ?

Burial And Cremation – Part 2

Burial And Cremation – Part 1

Does Believing Imply Obeying ?

How To Understand The bible – Part 2

How to Understand The bible – Part 1

What Does It Mean To Believe ?

Can Anyone Be Saved, Or Are Some People Simply Destined For Hell ?

Where are Fallen Angels ?

Is Satan An Angel ? – Part 3

Is Satan An Angel ? – Part 2

Is Satan An Angel ?

The Example Of Faith

What Must We Do – If We Expect To Get to Heaven ?

Don’t Read This – Unless You Want to go to Heaven

Command, Example, Necessary Inference – Part 3

Blessed are They

Command, Example, Necessary Inference – Part 2

Command, Example, Necessary Inference – Part 1

For By Grace You Have Been Saved

Does Faith Alone Save ?

Difference Between Old Testament and New Testament – Part 3

Difference Between Old Testament And New Testament – Part 2

Difference Between Old Testament And New Testament

Understanding Bible Scriptures

Best Evidence That God Exists

How Is Faith The Evidence Of Things Not Seen ?

Will Everyone Go To Heaven ?

Jesus Christ, Perfect Sacrifice

What Is Atonement ?

Are There Guardian Angels ?

The Parables Of The Vineyard

What Is Baptism For ?

What Is Baptism?  What Is Baptism For ?

When Will The Rapture Happen ?

How Is Jesus God ?

What’s Our Purpose In Life ?

Do Miracles Exist Today ? – Part 4

Do Miracles Exist Today ? – Part 3

Do Miracles Exist Today ? – Part 2

Do Miracles Exist Today ? – Part 1

When Did The Flood Happen ?

Is Sunday The Christian Sabbath ?

How Often Should We Take The Lord’s Supper ?

What Is The Church ?

 

 

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  1. Have noticed that many churches operate with elders. Is a church biblical if it does not have elders? Please show me where to find this information. Thanks

    1. Every congregation should have elders when possible. this is the pattern that God has ordained. However, many congregations do not have qualified men to be elders. Paul addressed this issue in Titus 1:5; “For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order, that which remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you.” So we can see that it is God’s desire for there to be elders. The qualifications for elders are then given in verses 6 thru 9. Those same qualifications are also given in 1 Timothy 3:2 thru 7. Unfortunately, there are many small congregations that do not have men who meet all those qualifications, and we would be in error to claim someone to be an elder if they don’t meet the qualifications. Sometimes congregations “overlook” certain qualifications, simply so that they can have elders, but they are in sin to do so. Just for an example, notice that it says in Titus 1:5; “..appoint elders (plural) in every city (singular). The point is, no congregation is allowed to have just one elder! That is unscriptural. There must either be a plurality of elders in each congregation, or no elders at all. And it is perfectly biblical for a congregation to exist without elders. It does present some problems to operate without elders, however as I said, many small congregations simply don’t have qualified men. But Christians in that area still have the responsibility to God, to assemble for worship. The congregations that existed in the first century before elders were appointed, were certainly approved of by God. Have I answered your questions? Tell me if there’s more that you would like to know.

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