Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from April 2018

Is Demon-Possession Still Happening Today?

On Wednesday evening (April 25) I taught an adult Bible class about the Syrophoenician woman and her demon-possessed little daughter (Matt. 15:21-28). This Gentile mother was incredibly persistent. She continued to plead with Jesus for the healing of her child, even though he seemed to be indifferent to her needs and feelings. It’s a popular…

Vacation Bible School

VBS is just around the corner. Take a trip to an archaeological dig with Professor Carver Stone; his daughter, Ella; his research assistant, Fiona; and her younger brother, Finn as they discover amazing treasures! These aren’t the treasures you would find in a museum; they’re more valuable than anything else ever unearthed. As you dig…

Denying Baptism is a Part of Salvation

Brent Smith The links between baptism and the salvation of the soul are many and certainly not relegated to just a verse or two of the Bible. Jesus taught that to be saved one needed to believe and be baptized (Mark 16.16). Sins cause us to be lost (Rom. 6.23) but baptism is for the…

Drooping Hands and Weak Knees

The recipients of the letter Hebrews were discouraged. They had obeyed the gospel years before, but Jewish religious traditions were still appealing. Making Judaism seem even more attractive was persistent opposition to the church. Why not stop following Christ and return to the observance of the law? The anonymous author of the letter reminded his…

Discreet or Deceptive?

What does an honest man say when his overweight wife asks, “Do I look fat in this dress?” If he’s rude and blunt, he says, “Yes, you look fat in that dress. You look fat in all your clothes.” But if an honest man is tenderhearted and loving, he says, “You look gorgeous in that…

Thank You For Your Donations

With your help I was able to give Easter bags to 669 students and 78 faculty and staff. We gave away over 5,000 pieces of candy and 3,000 eggs. There are no words that can express how much I appreciate my brothers and sisters in Christ, for your help and your encouragement. I am so…

1 Peter 1:33 

1 Peter 1:33  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,