Choosing Between Life and Death, Five Cycles of Divine Discipline

AN EXPOSITION OF DEUTERONOMY 30:1-3 1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, 2 And shalt return unto … Continue reading Choosing Between Life and Death, Five Cycles of Divine Discipline

Societal Justice and Sanctuary Cities

DEUTERONOMY 5 17 Thou shalt not kill. The word for kill (ratsach [raw’-tsakh]) means “to dash in pieces, i.e. kill (a human being), especially to murder. The Divine prohibition is against the gratuitous taking of a human life and so the word is correctly translated in the Complete Jewish Bible, The Apologetics Study Bible, and … Continue reading Societal Justice and Sanctuary Cities

There is a Place Called Hell

LUKE 16:19-31  19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's … Continue reading There is a Place Called Hell

A Brief Summary of the Doctrines of Sovereign Grace

The lovely tulips on our bulletin today provide a good opportunity to summarize the doctrines of sovereign grace that sets forth several great truths about salvation.  The acronym T.U.L.I.P. has proven to be helpful to many as a memory aid. Total Depravity (Total Inability and Original Sin) Unconditional Election Limited Atonement (Particular or Definite Atonement) … Continue reading A Brief Summary of the Doctrines of Sovereign Grace

The Cost of True Christianity

Part of the gospel message is to tell people to count the cost of becoming a disciple of Jesus. To count the cost of being a true Christian means that a person seriously considers giving up certain things, submitting to specific sacrifices, and is determined to follow Christ wherever He leads, while serving others. J. … Continue reading The Cost of True Christianity

The Christmas Story

BORN OF A VIRGIN “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was … Continue reading The Christmas Story

The Biblical Doctrine of Reprobation

That not everyone will be saved, and some will be eternally damned is clear from Scripture.  “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 7:21). Everyone who is judged will be judged according to … Continue reading The Biblical Doctrine of Reprobation