Tag: faith

Roman Persecution of the Early Church

ROMAN PERSECUTION BEGINS In A.D. 64, when Rome was set ablaze, many blamed Nero for intentionally setting the city on fire while he was in a fit of rage. Nero soon discovered this provoked the wrath of the Roman citizenry; as a result, he…

The Apostle Paul

I Corinthians 1:18 – “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” The Apostle Paul’s life falls in line with this verse he wrote to the Corinthians. For…

Reflections on Goodbyes and the Lords Will and Direction

II Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” Sometimes the Lord ordains the sun to set on one chapter of your life,…

“God created man… Male and female…”

Genesis 5:1-2 “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when…

“That They May Go Forward”

“That they may go forward” Exodus 14:15  Or Contrasting living by sight vs. living by faith (Exodus 14:10-15) Introduction: The setting of this text is when the Israelite’s led by Moses have finally left Egypt and are being chased by Pharaoh. They are on…

Hearken… TO DO Them – part 2

Hearken… TO DO Them – part 2 (Deuteronomy 4:1-14) Deuteronomy 4:1 “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the…

Hearken…TO DO Them – part 1

Hearken… TO DO Them – part 1 (Deuteronomy 4:1-14) Deuteronomy 4:1 “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the…

Obedient Faith

“But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:” – Romans 16:26 “A praying faith keeps the commandments of God and does those…

Faith filled Prayer

“The Faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centers itself on a powerful person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.” – E.M. Bounds “And when he was come into the house, the…

“In Everything Give Thanks”!

“In Everything Give Thanks”! Interesting illustration to this post. On our way to church this morning my wife was stopping to pick up donuts for our class and she slipped and fell; injuring her foot pretty bad. So much so I had to take…

Why be Baptized?

WHY BE BAPTIZED? (Acts 8:36-38) Acts 8:37 – “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” INTRODUCTION: Christ gave the church doctrines and ordinances. Doctrines…

BALAAM & GOD’S WILL

BALAAM & GOD’S WILL BALAAM AND GOD’S WILL – In the book of Numbers we find the account of a mysterious soothsayer named Balaam had a reputation for having success in divination (receiving hidden knowledge, especially about the future) and incantation (the use of…

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