“How Can I Be Sure I am Saved.” Some time ago, a member of the church wrote to tell me that they were confused on the issues of works and salvation. The following is a copy of an e-mail correspondence that resulted. I wrote the e-mail to help clarify the issues of works versus grace … More How Can I Be Sure I am Saved?
Alistair Begg, the senior pastor of Cleveland’s Parkside Church, was recently speaking on the sufficiency of Christ and Christ alone, to save us. It is not us, in any way, it is Christ alone who saves. Our only contribution is our sin, our unrighteousness. It is Christ and His righteousness alone that saves us. If we … More Alister Begg on the Perfect Sufficiency of Christ
Yesterday, I read the news that a “major” (sic) prosperity preacher, after a month of reading Spurgeon and listening to Ray Comfort, repented of his false gospel and committed to preaching the truth of the grace of God and that all men and women are “not called to their best life now”, but instead, are … More The Gospel, Not the Preacher, is Powerful
Today I was doing some research for a couple of men I am discipling and found an article in a theological journal that referenced a hymn writer I knew but a hymn I did not. When I looked up the hymn, I knew I had found a gem. See if you don’t agree. The words … More The Importance of the Words We Sing
Came Across This Quote: and didn’t like it “Some of our Sunday morning separation is not wrong; it’s just a matter of cultural preferences similar to the variety on our radio dial. People like certain genres of music. It’s not often you will find country, blues, jazz, hip hop and rock music all on the … More Ethnic Separation: Is It Always Wrong?
Yesterday, I was looking for some materials I needed and ran across the first article I ever had published in a national magazine. Thought It might encourage a few people. The article appeared in the August 1988 edition of the award winning Worldwide Challenge Magazine. But the incident at the center of the story goes … More “God Give Me Wise Words”
It is encouraging to see that some articles written years ago continue to be read and are being found helpful to people. On the other hand, only one thing I have written in 2018 cracked the top 10 for the current year! So here are some of the top posts for the first half of … More Mid Year Report on the Most Read Articles of 2018
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You
Six letters in a particular order have an instantaneous familiarity. Say “Billy” and almost everyone over 15 in America will think of Billy Graham. He lives with Jesus now but his presence and legacy will continue to shape millions of lives for another generation. Today the nation both mourns and rejoices in Billy’s life. Here … More Billy
Fascinating and Insightful The following is a brief article is from Kairos Journal and relates an astonishing and sad confession of a committed homosexual. As Christians, we should have compassion for such men (and women) but we must not waver on the issue of sin. And in our own lives, we must be brutally honest … More Regret without Repentance