Repentance

Sorrow Grief

When Jesus began His ministry, the first thing He preached was the doctrine of repentance. “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” ~ Matt 4:17 When a sinner begins to feel the Spirit of God convicting their heart of sin, repentance is the … Read more

Baptism

Baptizing in the river

Baptism is derived from the Greek word “baptize” meaning “to immerse”. Never is sprinkling or pouring found in the Bible in relation to water baptism. Water baptism signifies a burial as well as a resurrection. So according to the example in the Bible, we should baptize the saved by fully immersing them in the water. … Read more

Communion – The Lord’s Supper

Lord's last supper

This communion ordinance is known as: “the Lord’s supper” because Christ instituted it (Luke 22:19-20, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24) and the Apostle Paul also spoke of it this way (1 Corinthians 11:20). It is known as the “communion” because of the common participation in it of the those that are saved. “The cup of blessing … Read more

Sin – What It Is and What It Is Not

searching the heart

What sin is: Common definitions are: Missing the mark. An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law. A word, deed, or desire in opposition to the eternal law of God. It is also a conscience matter, as we must comprehend “sin” to be found guilty of it. “For when the Gentiles, which … Read more

Fleeing Temptation

Joseph Fleeing Temptation

Tempt means to entice one to commit an unwise or immoral act. Something that tempts or entices causes one to be in a state of temptation. Today we will look at three examples from the Bible that teach us important lessons about temptation and how we can be victorious over temptation in our own lives.  … Read more

The Need for Daily Prayer

praying man silhouette

The true Christian life and Christian work, are things that are impossible without God. We need answers to prayer. For example: unless the Lord makes the change in us – our hearts are not completely changed. “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are … Read more

Prayer

“Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God.” This quote from a song in one of our choir books here in California reminds us that there is great power in even a little faith when God is with us.  Let’s look at what Jesus said about faith. Mathew 17:20 “20 And Jesus … Read more

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