If this is all there is ... then we have no hope. We just die ... and that is it. Finito! But ... if we are in Christ, we have hope for the future. So, why do Christians have hope? Well, the Bible is clear that there is life beyond the grave. In Revelation 21, John...read >>
According to our passage today, there is no neutral ground. In Christ, there are the faithful who play their role in feeding and building up the body of Christ, or the unfaithful who feed on and divide the body of Christ.
But perhaps the most concerning part of...read >>
Are you going to heaven? That is THE most important question, isn't it?
The crowds that surrounded Jesus were most likely convinced of their eternal destiny in heaven just as most people today are. But were they right? Are we? On what basis?
Jesus continues...read >>
It's only natural think that those who seem to have it made, those who seem to have everything they want & need... It's only natural to think they are the ones who are most "blessed" by God. But the Supernatural Son of Man says just the opposite. It's the wealthy...read >>
King Jesus spoke more about hell than He did about love, not because He loved hell, but because He loves His Church. Love warns of evil, of that which is harmful & destructive to her in her relationship to Him.
Despite popular opinion, Hell is a very real......read >>
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1
Do you have faith? Are you sure?
There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>
Throughout Jesus' Sermon on the Mount He has proven faithful to warn us of impending judgement. But are we heeding His warning? How? Are we truly examining our Christian faith by His Words?
Today wraps up three weeks of focus on some of the most frightening of...read >>
Completely surprised. That seems to be the reaction of those who hear Jesus declaration in Matthew 7.23: "Depart from Me, I never knew you."
Why? How can we make sure we won't? What are the main causes of self-deception? How do we ensure we aren't self-deceived?...read >>
These are some of the most frightening verses in the Scripture.
Yet should they be? Does our Lord mean to threaten, or to love, to warn, to redeem, to protect? If ignorantly headed down the pathway to hell, wouldn't you wan to know? He certainly wants us to...read >>
"Wolves in sheep's clothing." We hear that phrase a lot, but I wonder how many know its origin? Jesus Christ! On the heals of inviting His disciples into His Kingdom, He immediately warned them of the many there would be who would rather they do anything else than...read >>
If our culture needs clarification on one passage, perhaps it is today's more than any other: "Do not judge..."
Many believe that, to be truly Christian, you can't express your opinion, thoughts or convictions about anything. Is brainlessness really what Jesus has...read >>
Any time we're presented with something "new" there's an opportunity to make some changes. We tend to apply what is deemed valuable, while denying what isn't.
So, are these doctrines that we've been examining in the Scriptures important to you? Have they caused you...read >>