excerpt from FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS This great Puritan was born the same year that the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth. His home was Elstow, near Bedford, in England. His father was a tinker and he was brought up to the same trade. He was a lively, likeable boy with a serious and almost morbid … Continue reading An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Bunyan
How can I give my all to God? How do I give my best to God? Although this is an excellent question, it is also such a large topic that libraries could be filled with the books that have already been written on this subject. I am sure you will understand that I can … Continue reading Giving Your All to God
from Steven Lawson In his final letter, Paul charges Timothy, his son in the faith, to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim. 4:5). By these words, the aged Apostle establishes the timeless standard for pastoral ministry, not only for young Timothy but for all pastors in every generation and in every place. With Apostolic … Continue reading Do the Work of an Evangelist
"Called to be saints." — Rom 1:7 We are very apt to regard the apostolic saints as if they were "saints" in a more especial manner than the other children of God. All are "saints" whom God has called by His grace, and sanctified by His Spirit; but we are apt to look upon the … Continue reading Called to be saints
We are evangelical believers who confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (see The Deity of the Lord Jesus and Who is Jesus? ) We believe in the divine … Continue reading Doctrinal Statement
by Dena Johnson Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t … Continue reading The Legacy of an Unnamed Child
"The raw essence of honest hurting rarely produces pretty thoughts." by LYSA TERKEURST “These were his instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.’” Luke 10:2 (NLT) Have you ever … Continue reading Her Success Doesn’t Threaten Mine
We are familiar with the story of Jesus walking on water during a dark, stormy night and granting Peter’s bold request to join him.
Bible teachers point to Peter’s lack of focusing on Christ as the cause of him sinking underneath the waves.
Even though this lesson is true, believers may miss another important lesson from this story.
At least Peter got out of the boat!
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For the next 60 seconds, set aside whatever you're doing and take this opportunity to know a little more about JESUS: At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. At the time Crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for … Continue reading THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
by Jay Lowder I grew up in a Christian home and heard about God countless times, but when I was 21 years old, sitting in a citywide evangelistic outreach, my faith and His forgiveness collided. That night became a defining moment, a cross and fork in the road that gave me – at the … Continue reading 4 Lessons I Learned about Jesus and Fishing