Baptism: Do I Have To?

Baptism: Do I Have To?

Jesus put a question to Jewish leaders on the origin of John’s baptism: was it from heaven or men (Mark 11:27-33)? They refused to answer, but they knew if they admitted it was from heaven, then Jesus would have asked why they rejected it. Back in that day, Satan got...
Many Adversaries

Many Adversaries

Those who oppose or stand against the Word of God and the doctrine of Christ are noted as adversaries. No one, save Christ, knew this better than the beloved apostle Paul (I Cor. 16:9). If we stand as Paul did, we will have many adversaries just as he did. If we stand...
The Former Things Have Passed Away

The Former Things Have Passed Away

“Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this” (Eccl. 7:10, ESV). Are your best times behind you? If so, you’re not a Christian. Nostalgia is “a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some...
The Plenteous Harvest

The Plenteous Harvest

Jesus says in Matthew 9:35-38, “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with...
Christ, Head of the Church

Christ, Head of the Church

“And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality,...