Statistics or a Scripture?

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?I was reading an article regarding church growth the other day. It is a template used by megachurch planters that is a formula for...

Better

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.  Psalm 84.10 Do you agree with the confession of the Psalmist this morning, beloved? I pray that both writer and reader...

Are you saved?

Now the normal response when that question is asked is usually a purely academic response that goes something like this. Of course I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I asked Him into my life when I was 5 years old and I believe that Jesus Christ is The Son of God. I...

Blessed Sainthood

The Greek word that is translated “saint” is hagios. Hagios, and its Hebrew equivalent qadowsh, are usually translated “holy”. In Hebrew thought, if a thing is described as holy, the basic idea is that it is different from other things; it is...

Complete, but incomplete

1 Peter 1.2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.Each individual Christian is complete in Christ. The...

The pleasant fruits of communion with Christ

Song of Songs 4:16 “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.Scholars have different opinions about the correct interpretation of the...