Assurance of Salvation

Assurance of Salvation

The question of personal assurance is an important one. I have a hard time understanding why so many are concerned about whether they have done all the right things and if they are genuinely saved. I am distraught to see so many living in this fear. Please let me...
New Life, New Perspective

New Life, New Perspective

Paul writes, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) This is a remarkable statement of our wonderful standing in Christ. You and I are made brand new. But do we...
Will Followers of Jesus Please Stand Up?

Will Followers of Jesus Please Stand Up?

So, are we willing to follow Jesus no matter what? When real sacrifice is required to be obedient, are we willing to do the hard things? Jesus said there is a cost to be a “disciple.” He said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his...
We Preach the Word ‘Round Here

We Preach the Word ‘Round Here

You will hear us repeatedly say to read your Bible. We will also encourage you to take notes, ask questions, read books, take classes, join Bible studies when offered and memorize and pray the Word of God. But why? So, you can know and be refreshed by the...
You Can’t Put it Back

You Can’t Put it Back

Are we holding our life back from full surrender and complete sacrifice? Paul compared his life to the Old Testament drink offering on more than one occasion. He said to the Church in Philippi, “Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice...
Other-Centered Service

Other-Centered Service

Our service in the church, regardless of what we do, is about seeing God’s will be done and His name glorified in everything. Both of those concepts warrant a lifetime of study. However, it is important to remember that we are not seeking positions of greatness but...