Monthly Archives: May 2015

YOU CAN’T GET TO HEAVEN ALONE!

music-in-med-6-hao-li-2016

We need each other. It is easier to do right when there are others to encourage us (Ecclesiastes 4:10, 11). But that is not the focus of this tract. Many people believe they can get to heaven alone-with only one of God’s list of salvation essentials.  Interestingly,  the  word  “alone”  is  found  108  times  in  Scripture (37 times in the New Testament) but is never used with any one of the twenty-six different things to which salvation is attributed.  Let’s examine some of the ways that people try to get to heaven “alone.”

Continue reading YOU CAN’T GET TO HEAVEN ALONE!

Advertisements

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY PSALM 79: 1-13 (LIFE IS NOT FAIR, BUT GOD IS)

sad-man

O God, your land has been conquered by the heathen nations. Your Temple is defiled, and Jerusalem is a heap of ruins. The bodies of your people lie exposed-food for birds and animals. The enemy has butchered the entire population of Jerusalem; blood has flowed like water. No one is left even to bury them. The nation all around us scoff. They heap contempt on us.

Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY PSALM 79: 1-13 (LIFE IS NOT FAIR, BUT GOD IS)

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (THE ARK OF THE COVENANT)

review_12ark_5

 

This ark of the testimony is better known by its alternate name, “ark of the covenant” (Deuteronomy 31:26. It is also called “the ark of God” (1 Samuel 3:3).  It was a sacred portable chest that symbolized God’s grace and guidance in the lives of the Israelites.

Continue reading MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (THE ARK OF THE COVENANT)

A BAPTISM OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

 32501_all_015_01-Baptism

It is interesting to go back in time to see the church in its primitive state. . .when the Spirit was still directly instructing Christians on how God wanted religion practiced.

One of the most detailed cases of conversion is the Ethiopian whom Philip taught while traveling down a lonely back road (Acts 8:26-40). This treasurer requested baptism, and Philip conducted his baptism in the way God approves.

Continue reading A BAPTISM OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PSALM 27:1-6) (WHY SHOULD I BE AFRAID)?

bible_0_0

The Lord is my light and my salvation: he protects me from danger-whom, shall  I  fear? When evil men come to destroy me, they will stumble and fall! Yes, though a mighty army marches against me, my heart shall know no fear! I am confident that God will save me. The one thing I want from God, the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditation in

Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PSALM 27:1-6) (WHY SHOULD I BE AFRAID)?

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (ANCIENT DOOR KEYS)

Unlocking-1

UNDER LOCK AND KEY

A door lock of Bible times consisted of a sliding piece of wood that was pushed into a slot in the doorframe. A catch in the frame clamped down on the lock to hold it in place.

This lock was mounted on the inside of the door. It could be opened easily from that side

Continue reading MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE (ANCIENT DOOR KEYS)

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY 1JOHN 2:1-6 (LOVE GOD, NOT THIS WORLD)

love-god

My little children, I am telling you this so that you will stay away from sin, But if you sin, there is someone to plead for you before the Father, His name is Jesus Christ, the one who is all that is good and who pleases God completely. He is the one who took God’s wrath against our sins upon himself and brought us into fellowship with God’ and he is the forgiveness for our sins, and not only ours but all the world’s. And how can we be sure that we belong to him. By looking within ourselves: are we

Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY 1JOHN 2:1-6 (LOVE GOD, NOT THIS WORLD)

CAN GOD REALLY FORGIVE ME?

It's+Hard+to+Be+As+Forgiving+As+God

God could never forgive me. I’ve done some awful things.” How many times has that thought passed through the synapses of human brains? Does it frequently lodge in your “gray matter?” When you are alone at night with just your thoughts, are they thoughts of despair, hopelessness, frustration?

Continue reading CAN GOD REALLY FORGIVE ME?

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-9 (CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD)

empty-tomb

Now let me remind you, brothers, of what the Gospel really is, for it has not changed-it is the same Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is squarely built upon this wonderful message; and it is this Good News that saves you if you still firmly believe it, unless of course you never really believe it in the first place.

Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-9 (CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD)