The Conflict Of Two Natures

      What’s the “Nature” of Man?   The bible tells us that a human being is made up of two “natures”.   We have a physical nature, and we have a spiritual nature.   Genesis 2, verse 7  tells us;  Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, (that’s our physical nature) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life..”  (that’s our spiritual…

Share
Read More >>

He Has Risen

    He Has Risen!   Would this be a good day to talk about the resurrection of Christ?  Personally, I think every day, is a good day to talk about all things Christ.   The bible talks about the resurrection.  Here’s a few things that it says; “He is not here, for He has risen..”    Mathew 28, verse 6.    “He has risen, He is not here..”   …

Share
Read More >>

Bible Translations And Doctrines Of Men

    Literal Translations vs Paraphrasing   Most English versions of the bible do a pretty good job of trying to give a literal translation of what has been written in the original Greek text.  However, at times, the translators personal opinions have entered into their decision on how to translate a word.  An example of this is how the KJ translators, have translated the word “Passover”, in  Acts 12,…

Share
Read More >>

Justification By Faith, Perfected By Works

    Faith or Works, or Both?   The title of this lesson is ” Justification By Faith, Perfected By works”.  But let me explain exactly what is meant by that.. The justification that God gives to a person, is because of their faith, which has been “perfected”, or “made complete”, through their works.  The word “works” simply refers to deeds that are done.  But I’m not talking about doing…

Share
Read More >>

Spiritual Conditions – Part 1

    What’s Your Spiritual Condition ?   I just want to give you some “food for thought” today.  Here’s a lesson on what the bible teaches, about what I call, “spiritual conditions”.  When I say “spiritual conditions”, I am contrasting, being in a spiritual “condition”, with being in spiritual “place”.  I believe that when our bibles use the word “place” in regard to our spiritual destiny, such as it…

Share
Read More >>

What’s Your Spiritual Condition

    Are You in as Good a Condition, as You Used to be ?   Suppose you needed to buy a car, but you didn’t have much money, you’d probably have to look for an older car, that didn’t cost so much.  But then you’d have to worry about what condition it would be in.  So you find someone advertising an old car, and you ask him;  How does…

Share
Read More >>

Neither Could They Blush

        Blushing Have you ever felt embarrassed, and blushed because of it?  Listen to what an encyclopedia says about blushing; “If we blush about doing something we shouldn’t have done, it shows that we are ashamed or embarrassed, that we recognize that something is out of place. It shows that we are sorry about this. It shows that we want to put things right. To blush at…

Share
Read More >>

The Book of Acts, Bible Study

  A Study of The Book of Acts;  The Acts of the Apostles Welcome to our study of the book of Acts.  The proper title should probably be, “The Acts of the Apostles”, because that’s really what the book tells of.  It tells of the various things which the apostles of Jesus Christ did, from the time that Jesus ascended back to heaven, until the end of the apostle Paul’s…

Share
Read More >>

Stop And Smell The Roses

            Take Time to Smell the Roses Have you ever heard this saying;  “Nature doesn’t hurry, but everything gets accomplished”.  Isn’t it nice how that works?  No hurry, but yet everything gets accomplished.   The bible says;  “There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every delight under heaven.”   Eccl 3, verse 1  We’re a part of nature;  Why…

Share
Read More >>

The Various Aspects Of Giving

          I want to talk about at least five aspects of giving.  And those five aspects are;  Bountifully, (or generously) Cheerfully, Purposefully, Proportionately, and Sacrificially.   Giving Generously The Lord tells us in  2 Corinthians 9, verse 6,  to give generously.  That verse says;  “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly, shall also reap sparingly;  And he who sows bountifully, shall also reap bountifully.” It’s…

Share
Read More >>

Sir, We Would See Jesus

    Would You Wish To See Jesus ? It’s recorded in  John 12, verse 21,  that some people said to the apostle Philip;  “Sir, we would see Jesus.” How many of you would like to see Jesus?  I hope you’d like to, because the bible says, your gonna.  The bible says everyone’s gonna see Him.  Revelation 1, verse 7  tells us;  “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and…

Share
Read More >>

Becoming A Christian

  The Forgiveness of Sins There is only one purpose for seeking to have your sins forgiven, and that one purpose is so that you can receive the promise from God, of spending eternity in heaven, and avoid spending eternity in hell.  If you don’t believe in heaven and hell, then there is no reason to seek to have your sins forgiven.  As a matter of fact, a person who…

Share
Read More >>

Proving Truth And Fraud Through Tongue Speaking

          The Gift of Tongues The new testament records instances, of various people speaking in tongues.  “Tongues” means “languages”.  And when people spoke in these languages which they had never been taught, it was a sign from God, that the person speaking in these languages, was speaking God’s word.  In other words, they were speaking the truth!  And their ability to speak in tongues, was proof,…

Share
Read More >>

Now That You’re A Christian

Now That You’re A Christian, Now what? The apostle Paul wrote, in  Galatians 2, verse 20;  “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  And the life that I live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.”    When you become a Christian, there needs…

Share
Read More >>

The Significance Of the First Day Of The Week – Part 2; Misc Questions

      “Breaking Bread”, The Lord’s Supper, and a Common Meal Now, concerning  Acts 20, verse 11;  We’ve already talked about how the phrase “breaking bread” is used in this verse, as well as in  verse 7.   And we talked about how, in  verse 7,  that phrase refers to partaking of the Lord’s supper, in a worship assembly, but how in  verse 11,  it simply refers to sharing…

Share
Read More >>

Go And Sin No More

  John 8, verses 2 thru 11 I’d like to read to you a short bible story about Jesus, and the scribes and the Pharisees, and an adulterous woman.  The reading is from  John chapter 8, verses 2 thru 11.  Follow along in your own bible if you’d like. “Then early in the morning, again He came into the temple (The outer courtyard of the temple, is no doubt is…

Share
Read More >>