God’s Plan Includes His Word

Posted on Jul 22, 2022 in Articles

 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:16-17 The Bible is plain in making the point that God intends to communicate His will to man by the inspired Word. The faith we require is supplied through our Bibles. Romans 10:17 states, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. The Bible not only contains within it the statues that...

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God’s Plan Includes Christ’s Blood

Posted on Jul 14, 2022 in Articles

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:8-9 God’s plan for mankind always included the blood of Christ. From the very beginning, the shedding of blood was necessary (Heb 9:22)  and the faithful always offered sacrifices to God such as Abel (Gen 4) and Abraham (Gen 22), just to name a couple. The writer of Hebrews mentioned the necessity of continual sacrifice and shedding of blood under the Law as well (Heb 9:25). Christ’s blood is...

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God’s Plan Includes Grace

Posted on Jul 8, 2022 in Articles

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 It is evident from studying the Bible that God had a plan and his plans were carried out exactly when and how He desired (Eph 1:10). God’s grace has always been a foundational element in his salvation of mankind. In Genesis 6, we first find grace used as a word even though it was evident from the beginning. Noah found grace in the eyes of God (Gen 6:8) and that grace led to a plan for a physical structure that would save mankind physically. God’s grace is poured out on all men...

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Faith and Tolerance  

Posted on Jun 17, 2022 in Articles

In Romania this summer, I will be teaching a lesson series titled, “Context and Application of Romans”. I chose this topic for two reasons. First, Romans is packed with instructional content that applies to all who seek to please God. Romania is filled with people who want to please God but have never been taught the truth about His will. Second, I have always felt that I have missed something when studying Romans and I wanted an opportunity to sort out the finer details of the scripture. It has truly been one of the most rewarding studies in which I have engaged. When we think of Romans,...

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Just Getting By

Posted on Jun 10, 2022 in Articles

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Matthew 5:41 We have all at some point done something or used something in hopes of just getting by. We are admitting within ourselves the situation, whatever it may be, could be better. However, we allow ourselves to be satisfied with what we’ve determined as adequate. The setting of Matthew 5:41’s statement of the Lord is that the Roman soldiers could and often did compel or force citizens to carry loads for them. Jesus is teaching here that we should go the extra mile and not be satisfied with just doing as little as...

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Dealing with Uncertainty

Posted on Jun 3, 2022 in Articles

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 It has been said many ways but the one certain thing about human life is how uncertain it can be (Matthew 6:34). Whether it be matters of health, world events, business decisions, or economic matters, or simply the weather, all these have an impact in our lives, from impacts that are immeasurable to those that are not really significant....

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