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October 4, 2018

When you begin reading the book of Acts, you are introduced to a new concept/institution from the Bible: the Church. We aren't talking about a building with a sign out front; rather, we are talking about the invisible group of believers that exist throughout the world....

February 23, 2018

This week, I began a Wednesday evening study on the first few chapters of the Bible which gives us the details of the beginnings of our universe, the beginnings of mankind, and the beginnings of all living beings. 

It occurred to me that the approach one takes to Genesi...

January 24, 2018

In my spiritual life, one of my constant prayers is that God would give me a hunger and appreciation for His Word. I have learned quickly that I can't walk spiritually with a daily intake of spiritual nourishment from the Word of God. Psalm 19 teaches us that God has r...

May 25, 2017

Years ago, as I read through the Bible, I noticed that the biblical writers would often use comparisons and metaphors to help us understand an idea or a person. In Ruth, God is portrayed as a mother hen who would take her children under her wing and care for them. In J...

May 11, 2017

In my last post, I examined some of the important works of the Holy Spirit. There are numerous works that we could discuss, but I would like to highlight a few more that I believe are of utmost importance to the believer. This works that I will discuss today are partic...

April 28, 2017

As we draw near to the end of Easter season, we begin to move from reflection on our Savior's resurrection to reflection on His ascension into heaven and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Admittedly, in Baptist Life, the Holy Spirit is a person whose name does not come up...

April 13, 2017

I recently saw an article entitled "How to Celebrate Easter if you aren't Religious". I had to stop and think a minute; what is there to celebrate on Easter if you aren't a Christian? It reminded me how we have strayed far away from what Easter Sunday is really all abo...

April 4, 2017

In 1707, Isaac Watts published his now famous hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". The last two lines of that song read "love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all." The Love of Christ displayed at Calvary certainly was amazing and divine and in re...

March 28, 2017

Recently, I began preaching on the Seven Sayings of Jesus while He was hanging on the Cross. As I have studied these phrases, one word has repeatedly come to my mind: love. Love is a powerful word that is the theme of all of God's Word. 

The commonly used word in our Gr...

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