DEUTERONOMY 6:1-13 1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: 2 That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I … Continue reading God’s Great Love
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). While the command to obey the Lord is given many times in Scripture accompanied by exhortations and promises, gospel obedience is not easy. Why? Why is it so difficult to obey the Lord? It is difficult … Continue reading Why is it so Difficult to Obey the Lord?
During the colonial time period, an English traveler came to America and discovered a convert to Christ among the Indians. He was astounded and asked bluntly, “ What is the reason that you make so much of Christ, and talk so much about Him? What has this Christ done for you that you should make … Continue reading Why the Indian Loved Jesus
There are various views of Free Will. The Humanist View. This is the most prevalent view of Free Will in our culture, and that includes the Church. Free Will is defined as a person’s ability to make choices spontaneously. This means that the choices a person makes are in no way conditioned or determined by … Continue reading The Will of Man: Free but Determined
John 12:20-21 “And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” The Greeks of whom John writes were not Hellenist, or Greek Jews, but Hellenes, or Gentiles. … Continue reading For Those Who Want to See Jesus
c. 1452 BC NUMBERS 27:12 – 23 A Terminal Announcement 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. Ever since the LORD first spoke to Moses out of a burning bush in the land of Midian, … Continue reading There is a Sin Unto Death: The Strange Case of Moses
AN EXPOSITION OF NUMBERS 22:21-35 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. In the year 1401 BC, the Israelites were encamped in the Plain of Moab. Having been delivered from Egypt, the Land of Bondage, the Hebrew people were on their way to … Continue reading What Do you Say to a Talking Donkey?