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Book Review: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: |

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is one of the great classics of the Christian faith. Originally compiled by John Foxe in the 16th century, it has greatly influenced English Protestant thinking.  For many English-speaking Protestant Christians of the past five centuries, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress have been considered second only to the Holy Bible as essential reading for the Christian. England was a hotbed of political and religious conflict in the [...]

God is Able

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Ephesians, Hebrews, Series: Nature of God|Tags: , , |

Is anything too hard for God? Nothing. Nothing is impossible with God (Matt. 19:26). In all of Eternity, He does as He pleases and accomplishes with perfection every task He sets out to do (Ps. 135:6, Isa. 55:10-11). No purpose of His can be thwarted (Job 42:1-2). His power and authority are infinite. The entire universe burst into existence, not by the labor of His hands and the sweat of His brow, but by the [...]

Book Review: Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: |

First published in 1978, Celebration of Discipline has helped many readers find a deeper, more meaningful spiritual life through practicing time honored spiritual disciplines of Christianity. For Christians living in our fast-paced Western culture, experiencing traditional spiritual practices such as simplicity, solitude, fasting and Christian meditation can come as a breath of fresh air. Foster describes the role of the disciplines in spiritual transformation: While it is true that “human striving is insufficient and righteousness [...]

Review: The Truth Project with Dr. Del Tackett

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Bible Study Reviews|Tags: , , |

The Truth Project from Focus on the Family provides a Christian worldview via a 13-week small group study. Each one-hour video lesson, taught by Dr. Del Tackett, discusses the relevance and importance of living daily life from a biblical viewpoint. The Truth Project is an excellent study that explores in detail many of the underlying fallacies that prevent believers from experiencing the fullness of the abundant Christian life. For many, this may be a life [...]

Walk Worthy

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Ephesians, Sermons|Tags: , , |

In Ephesians chapter 4, Paul strongly urges the Christians to be more than just believers in Christ. He encourages them to become true followers who imitate Christ in their daily routine. He writes, Eph. 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 [...]

The Kingdom of Heaven is…

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

The Kingdom of Heaven is that nation of beings, both angelic and human, who hold Almighty God as Sovereign and who hold His laws and promises above those of any other nation or people, earthly or otherwise. The citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven claim God as their God, and He, in turn, claims them as His people. This citizenship is a matter of fealty over geography. Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven recognize and [...]

Spiritual Breakthrough . . . or not

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Colossians, Genesis, Matthew|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you long for spiritual breakthrough? Do you long to see God work in miraculous ways in your life? Do you hear others talk about the power of God at work in their lives, but you are embarrassed to admit that you have not experienced it? Do you wonder why some Christians seem to experience something more in their faith? I have come to understand that it is in the nature of God to work [...]

Does it Really Matter?

By |June 14th, 2014|Categories: Colossians, Ephesians, John, Sermons|Tags: |

If you and I were total strangers and I were to walk up to you, hand you a bottle containing an unidentifiable liquid and tell you to drink it, what would you do? For all you know, it could be a refreshing cool drink for a hot day. Or it could be a deadly poison. You might think it a little strange, politely refuse, and walk away. You might be curious and initiate a dialogue [...]

Living By Faith

By |January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Galatians, Hebrews, Isaiah, Matthew, Sermons|Tags: , |

A man set out to plant a garden. He purchased a large plot of ground in an area that had fertile soil, and he built a strong fence around it. Then he divided it up into sections, one section for each of his favorite foods, and carefully plowed each section into rows. Next he painted signs for each section, showing colorful pictures of the plump vegetables and fruits he was looking forward to harvesting there: [...]

Your Source of Joy

By |August 31st, 2011|Categories: 1 Thessalonians, Articles|Tags: , , |

For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? For you are our glory and joy. 1 Thess. 2:19-20 What will be your source of joy when the Lord Jesus appears in His glory? Barry McGuire recorded a song in 1973 titled “Enter In.” In it, he tells of three men who each come to stand before the [...]