Tag Archives: Gospel

A Common Word?

A couple days ago I ran across an article, or series of articles, in the Washington Post by Alison Lake. She was detailing her conversion story from Catholicism to Islam. It is a three part series, and the links are below if you want to read them.

Part 1 – Confessions of a convert to Islam

Part 2 – Converting to Islam Today

Part 3 – “Why Don’t You Love Jesus”

I will say just one thing about this author and her series of articles. Continue reading

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False Teachers

Here is a video to think about from Paul Washer.

He says (and I completely agree with based on Biblical fact) that,

“False teachers are God’s judgment on people who don’t want God but in the name of religion plan on getting everything their carnal heart desires.”

“He [Joel Osteen and all the rest] is the judgment of God upon them [people under false teaching] because they want exactly what he wants, and it is not God!”

Think about that…

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The Acropolis of the Faith

I do want to get back to writing soon, but December has been a busy month for me. So, just to get something posted, here is this for you to reflect on…

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, Continue reading

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Who Is This Blog For?

As a new follower of Christ what should our goal be? We should be longing to be taught. We should have a hunger for the Word of God. Of course, we have to have a starting point. A new believer should not, in my opinion, delve right in to the book of Revelation. We should, possibly, start at the gospel in John, or maybe Philippians, or possibly Romans.

Now, for someone who has been following Christ for a while, what should our goal be? The goal should be the same as a new believer! We should be longing to be taught. We should have a hunger for the Word of God. However, does that mean that we should continuously read John, or Philippians, or Romans? Yes, of course! But we must move Continue reading

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A Quick Word

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

“…and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

What is “sound teaching?” I would suggest that sound teaching is that which is based on Biblical truth; teaching which is from the Bible – the whole Bible. We can’t omit parts of the Bible because it doesn’t sound positive enough. Continue reading

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Brokenness

A couple of days ago I listened to a sermon on Brokenness from Voddie Baucham (which I subsequently found on YouTube so you can hear it too).

First, I have heard Voddie Baucham speak before, and not only is he one of the smartest apologetics that I have heard, he is one of the smartest all around men I have heard, not to mention he has an amazing testimony.

I highly encourage you to take an hour of your time and listen to this sermon on brokenness. God speaks in His time, and I think He was speaking to me through Voddie and He might do the same for you. Continue reading

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Paul Washer Revisited

Salvation is a supernatural work of God whereby someone really does become a new creature.

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Imagine This…

It’s 5:00. It is a Friday night. You are driving home from work. You have the radio tuned to your favorite station. You are caught in stop and go rush hour traffic. Suddenly the music you like listening to cuts off and an emergency broadcast comes over the air. The man says that in a remote village of India they have found a mysterious deadly virus. How about we just call it the “mystery flu.” They state that it has already claimed 30,000 lives in that remote village of India. You brush it off thinking nothing of it. After all, it is just in a remote village of India – nothing to worry about.

You finally make it home to your wife and son. You sit down at the table and have a nice meal with your wife and son, who is 6 years old. Later on you tuck your son into bed, and you sit down to watch the late news. The commentator on the news says that this mystery flu is spreading out of India, and that is has no longer claimed just 30,000 lives, but it has claimed millions. Continue reading

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Preach The Word!

In continuing with my laziness of posting videos instead of actually taking the time to write something, here are two clips of two very different styles of preaching.

In one clip you will see a preacher preach the word of God, telling us that we are nothing, that we deserve nothing, that we deserve hell, and that we are literally destitute (this is exactly what the Bible teaches); that of course is not the end… well just watch the video. This is real powerful clip from Paul Washer. Continue reading

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Standing Firm On The Gospel

What follows here are three clips of people who have had the chance to go on Larry King Live. These three people say that they are Christians. All three are pastors of churches in the United States.

Larry King Live has over one million viewers every night, with most nights having well over a million. So, when a pastor has a chance to go on the show, he potentially has the chance to impact over a million lives. When this happens, shouldn’t that pastor speak the truth? I mean, he has an opportunity that is rare to say the least. This is his chance to speak the true gospel of Christ.

I have inserted clips from Joel Osteen, author and pastor of Lakewood Church in Texas, Al Mohler, author and president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky, and John MacArthur, author and pastor of Grace Community Church in California. Continue reading

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The Call Is The Same

The gospel call is the same for everyone. Have you ever thought about it before? I hadn’t really put much thought into it. One of my newest favorite verses is in Ephesians:

“There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV)

I happened to discover (or be led to) this passage while I was in Russia back in July. Of course, I am not Russian, I didn’t know the language or the culture, and yet I was there to show and share the love of Christ.

No matter where you are in the world, what language you speak, what profession you are in, what your situation is, or who you are, the gospel call is the same for all people: Continue reading

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