Today marks the official memorial of my first public sermon, July 28, 1963. My first sermon title was “Saved by Hope – Romans 8:24-25. Although I have had a media library for the last 30 years, I haven’t been one to log my sermons, so I couldn’t tell you how many sermons or lessons I […]
I hope we are taking a cautious look at what we accept, believe, and declare about our salvation. We are faced with dangerous theological rat traps all the time. The media attention Christianity is getting lately might cause many to believe what they see rather than what they know to be true. I know that […]
If the moral code (The Ten Commandments), which birthed the Jewish nation given by the finger of God, could not maintain Israel in cultural or religious purity, why do we think that the laws of the Bible will today force a nation to live by Christian standards? In the past, nations culturally practiced and maintained […]
Remaining true to the Faith of Christianity is to advance the teachings of the early apostles by expressing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as the only source of salvation. The essence of truth is not a matter of choice, but a matter of grace. It is more important to be truthful that just […]
I believe the Holy Spirit is preparing us for more than just having endless conferences, seminars, and workshops that inform, but seldom change us. Yes, we are the enlightened age-the technological geniuses of the 21st century; this new high tech church world. Where does our fight with the forces of darkness fit into of this […]
A healthy church then is a church that is accomplishing the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to take the gospel into the entire world. A healthy church sponsors growth through involvement. A healthy church must address cultural and ethic differences not by making them like us, but molding them into the image of Christ. Evangelism […]
The church of Jesus Christ has been defined as an organism and not an organization. We are pieces as Paul suggests “That must fit” to build up the body of Christ. (Eph 4:16). According to the scriptures the church has always been representative of the people and not the buildings that house the people.