The Leaven of Herod

In the Gospel according to Mark, the Lord Jesus warns us about the leaven of Herod. In Mark 8:15 the Bible says, “And he charged them saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.”          In Matthew twenty-two, there were three groups that tempted Christ: the Herodians, the Pharisees, […]

God’s Message Through Hosea

The Creator God chose to reveal His loving heart through His prophet Hosea. Through the troubles in Hosea’s home, he reached the consciousness of his calling. Hosea married Gomer in good faith, but her unfaithfulness and ultimate enslavement broke the heart of her husband. Gomer’s adultery pictured Israel’s apostasy. In the first three chapters, the […]

How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” Ephesians 5:18 Do you know the Spirit of God? Do you commune with Him? Do you fellowship with Him? The Spirit of God is co-equal, co-existent, and eternally existent with God the Father and God the Son. When we speak […]

“A More Excellent Way”

Most of life is lived in the human flow of existence. The Lord tells us there is a “more excellent way” to live. Have you discovered the “more excellent way”? The Lord Jesus Christ commands us to love one another the way He has loved us. He goes on to say that as we accomplish […]

Living Right in a Wrong World

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith…” Jude 20 Up until verse twenty in the book of Jude, we have been walking through the darkness. We have witnessed the beliefs and behaviors of apostates. But in verse twenty, we turn the spiritual corner and the Lord says, “But ye.” He speaks to His children. […]

What Do We Do Now?

When Abraham Lincoln was twenty-eight years old, he spoke these prophetic words to an assembly at the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois: We find ourselves in the peaceful possession, of the fairest portion of the earth, as regards extent of territory, fertility of soil, and salubrity of climate. We find ourselves under the government […]

“One Another”

Amidst a world of confusion and anger, the local New Testament church remains “the pillar and ground of the truth”. Churches are not buildings. The New Testament church has no walls. The New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission.  As the […]

The Church Advancing By Faith

The object of our faith is the Lord Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 11:1, we find our Lord’s description of faith, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is defined in Hebrews 12:2 where the Bible says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” The church moves […]