Salvation Coming to Your House

“And Jesus said unto [Zacchaeus], This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.” (Luke 19:9) Zacchaeus was arguably public enemy number one in Judea since he was the chief of the publican tax collectors. He was despised as a traitor and probably universally hated in the…

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…

Shake & Shine

“13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot…

Following the Crowd or the Righteous Remnant?

It’s a common phrase in our culture today to attempt to entice someone to engage in an illicit activity to say that “everyone is doing it”. First of all, that is a very misleading statement because whatever the activity is I can guarantee you that not everyone is doing it (except for breathing). Young people,…

Imperfect People

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are… James 5:17 Most disciples feel completely inadequate to serve God in any capacity. Many times it is simply because we feel that we are not worthy, or perfect enough to serve God. Frankly, we are not perfect. We are undeniably imperfect, and will continue…

Let the Word Dwell in You Richly

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” – Colossians 3:16 As we close out one year and look forward toward the beginning of a new year, we reflect on God’s…

Convicting Quote from the Fulton Confession

Today I sat down and re-read the 1900 Fulton Confession of Faith. It is a hobby of mine to read (and re-read) from our ministers of yesteryear and Baptist history in general. The Primitive Baptist Church of Jesus Christ has a rich heritage that I hope all of it’s members appreciate. The Fulton Confession of…