Greek Lesson: “And You Hath He Quickened” in Ephesians 2:1

As you notice, the clause “hath he quickened” in Ephesians 2:1 is italicized in the King James Version, meaning it was supplied by the translators for the sake of translating the complete thought contained in the Greek Textus Receptus, from which the KJV was translated. Modern English translations forego including this clause and occasionally it…

Proverbs Topical Verse Summary

There is tremendous value for God’s people in studying the wisdom of the book of the Proverbs. However, a large portion of the book is very sporadic with short proverbs jumping from one topic to another very quickly, many times changing from one verse to the next. I have attempted to summarize the book of…

Is The Sinner’s Prayer Biblical?

It is commonly accepted and taught in Christianity today that one must choose to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved to heaven. As the confirmation of this belief to secure eternal life, they are called upon to pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” and invite Jesus into their heart and accept Christ as their Personal Savior….

God of Heaven & Earth

God of Heaven “5) And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 11) The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.” (Psalm 89:5,11) God’s glory and handiwork is declared and preached in the heavens and…

Thou Wilt Not Leave My Soul In Hell

Q. What does the Bible mean when it says that God would not leave Christ’s soul in Hell? That is a great and interesting question. The passage under consideration is Psalm 16:10, a passage which the apostle Peter quotes in Acts 2. Peter’s commentary on the verse is, “He seeing this before spake of the…

Memorials

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Did you know that the Old Testament is full of memorials?  In Exodus 3, when God called Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, Moses wanted to know who he should…

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

(This was originally published as an audio podcast in the Handfuls of Purpose Podcast at the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website) Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. There sure are a lot of things competing for our attention today. …

Does Jesus Care In The Storm?

“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) In the midst of a fierce storm of tribulation in our lives, we are prone to the same response as the apostles during their…

Strength to Do What?

(This article was first published on the Dallas Primitive Baptist Church website.) Philippians 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 is, on the one hand, a very powerful and comforting verse, on the other, it is one of the most miss-used texts in the canon of scripture. The…