The Great Commission has been given to every Christian on the planet. We are to go far and wide with the gospel message and the truth of God. But what can happen when we say those words to someone we know personally that are close? Well, I had an interesting experience this past week when I attempted to proclaim the gospel to an old high school acquaintance. … Continue readingAre You Born Again?
J.C. Ryle said:
“We must be holy, because this is the only sound evidence that we have a saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
This is the importance of holiness in the life of the true Christian. Holiness is an attribute that we should cultivate so that we can reveal to the world the reality of God. This is the purpose of of holiness, to show forth God’s glory.
Continuing our series on holiness, we look at the importance of holiness looking specifically at emphasis that the scriptures places upon being holy. … Continue readingA Matter of Holiness – Part IV
I want to lay out three main premises. They will explain why we should be holy, how to be holy, and what holiness looks like. My hope this morning is that you come away from this with a clearer understanding in who you are to be in the Lord and that it will strengthen your witness for Christ in the process and stir a desire in you to press on in holiness. … Continue readingA Matter of Holiness – Part I
Aretta Loving, Wycliffe missionary, was washing her breakfast dishes when she saw Jimmy, the five-year-old neighbor, headed straight toward the back porch. She had just finished painting the back porch handrails and she was very pleased with her work. “Come around to the front door … Continue readingCareful Is Not Enough
Years ago when I was the member of local church here in the area where I live, I found myself listening to one of many a sermons where my then pastor was not quite sure about the direction of his teaching. It was during this … Continue readingWhat Are You Made Of? – Part I