In worship we are tempted to think that the audience is assembled in the pews. But this isn’t so. The truth of the matter changes everything.
In charismatic churches worshipers speak gibberish and claim to be imitating the Christians of the first century. But how does the Bible define “tongue”?
“Unconditional election” is a popular teaching of Calvinists. The idea is that in eternity past God predestined certain individuals for salvation. And absolutely nothing we do or don’t do has anything to do with His choice. Does the Bible teach this?
Jesus is known for saying things that seem all wrong at first glance. The concluding line of the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is an important example.
At graduation ceremonies the commencement speaker almost always says, “Be true to yourself” or “You be you.” This advice sounds innocent, but is it?
2 Kins 2:11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him…
Great lessons from Matthew 14. Luke 14: 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
The devil is a murderer, and his murder weapon is deceit (John 8:44). Have we listened to the lies the serpent told Eve?
Usually, we think of Eve as a wife – Adam and Eve. And she was a wife, the first wife ever. But she was also a mom, and again, the first ever.
In the pages of the New Testament, we can read amazing accounts of divine healing. Is the Lord still gifting the church with the power to lay hands on the sick and make them instantly healthy?