Simplicity That is in Christ

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:3) In such a complex, busy and fast-paced world we have today, it is refreshing to have a few things that are simple. One of…

The Trinity Is Like…

Have you ever heard someone, trying to be helpful, make a comparison of the Trinity with something here in the world? Maybe you’ve heard one comparing the three-in-one Godhead to states of matter like solid, liquid, and gas? Or a man being a father, son, and grandson? Or maybe three ingredients making up one substance?…

Dealing with Discouragement, Depression & Suicide

Common to Man It is inevitable that we will experience periods of discouragement in our lives. This world is fallen and cursed due to Adam’s sin and our further transgressions. Troubles and tribulations that can lead to discouragement are inevitable in our lives. In this world, we “shall have tribulation”, but in spite of that,…

Hebrews 1:3 Textual Variant

Recently, I was speaking about the afterlife in a message at Flint River and engage in a tangent about the concept of Purgatory. My point was simple; at death, a person goes to one of two places: Paradise or Torments. If a person has been redeemed by Christ, their soul goes to be with Him…

The Beatitudes

“1) And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5) Blessed…

Parable of the Sower

One of the most important parables that Jesus delivered for us in his ministry is the Parable of the Sower (or the Parable of the Soils). Jesus delivered this parable in 3 of the 4 gospel accounts in Matt. 13:1-20, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:4-15. Here we find the teaching of Jesus of multiple responses…

An Expected End

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jer. 29:11) This verse in Jeremiah 29:11 is used very often in Christianity today to teach that God has “a future and a hope” for all people in this world…

Following Your Heart

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23) The mantra of the world tells you to “follow your heart”. That can be very dangerous advice for the Christian to follow their heart if they are not aligned with God’s word. The heart of the natural man…

Mosaic Law Summary Reference Guide

Reading through the four primary books of the law – Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – can be an arduous task sometimes. It can be difficult to know what the whole law says on each individual subject since there are verses on each scattered throughout all four books. I attempted to compile a verse reference…