Genesis 3:14-24 Now let’s go back to the Book of Genesis as we’ve been out of it now for the past 3 lessons, so let’s pick up where we left off in chapter 3 with the account of when Adam sinned. In verse 14 and 15 we have what I call a parenthetical statement and … Continue reading Adam & Eve’s Faith and Salvation (4)
Genesis 3:14-24 Now in our last lesson we ran out of time to finish our teaching of “how we’re chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world.” So let’s pursue that because we don’t like to give people the idea that they don’t have a thing to do with it. Oh yes, we do! If you’ll … Continue reading Adam and Eve’s Faith and Salvation (2)
Luke 4:16–30 The world is crowded with churches that promise salvation, forgiveness, and heaven. Most say salvation is something you earn through good works and a moral lifestyle. Others say salvation is a gift from God that can’t be earned, but, to avoid offending the nonbeliever’s sense of self-worth, they market salvation as a feel-good … Continue reading Am I the Kind of Person God Saves?
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22) Christ left heaven and came to earth to save us. Paul sacrificed everything to share the Gospel with both Jews and Gentiles. What have … Continue reading So that by all possible means I might save some.
The sinner’s prayer is a prayer a person prays to God when they understand that they are a sinner and in need of a Savior. Saying a sinner’s prayer will not accomplish anything on its own. A true sinner’s prayer only represents what a person knows, understands, and believes about their sinfulness and need for … Continue reading What is the sinner’s prayer?
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Have you ever felt that the pressure is too much for you, and wanted to give up. Despite all that God has done for us there are still times when we come under tremendous pressure and feel like giving up. Even church life can be a pressure. After listing all … Continue reading How not to lose heart.
I’m sure it’s the little boy still hiding in my 57-year-old paralyzed body, but I enjoy trying to pull off a good April Fools Day joke on Mary. In our thirty-two years of marriage, I probably have a 75% success rate.
It can be a real challenge to carry out a successful April fools joke with ALS because I can’t speak so I have to attempt to fool her via email or using my computer’s (no inflection) robot voice (the only “voice” I’ve had for the last twenty years).
As I’m sure you know, April Fools Day and Easter (the day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead) fall on the same day this year. The two have not fallen on the same day since 1956.
Are Christians foolsfor believing that Christ was literally raised from the dead?
Atheists, agnostics and those of other faiths, believe it…
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Franklin Graham, the eldest son of the Rev. Billy Graham, who died last month at the age of 99, shared with his followers on social media what’s written on the “simple” marker on his father’s grave.
On Twitter, Graham wrote that his father “was laid to rest on the grounds of @TheBGLibrary” beside his wife, Ruth, and the etching on the marker reads:
Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
The verse reads, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”
In another tweet, Graham wrote that his father has said, “I’m prepared to die, in fact I’m looking forward to it—And when you’re prepared to die, you’re also prepared to live.”
Earlier, he explained on the Today show the reason behind the epitaph: “When my mother passed away, we knew…
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And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
1 John 5:11
For nearly a century, Martha Mossberg celebrated her birthday on August 11. Then she needed her birth certificate for a cruise, and imagine her surprise when she saw the real date of her birth—August 4, 1917. She was a week older than she thought. When she turned 100 earlier this year, she celebrated on the right day. Her birth certificate left no doubt.
As Christians, we have a birth certificate. The moment we trust Christ as Savior, our names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and the whole Word of God becomes a personal birth certificate—our document assuring us of salvation.
The Lord doesn’t want His children worrying about whether they are truly His children—whether they have really been born again. When we believe on the…
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