Jesus commended the church in Ephesus in the book of Revelation for testing those who claimed to be apostles. They found false teachers among those they put to the test. This practice of holding teachers and leaders accountable isn’t to be thrown aside today.John MacArthur says:“The Ephesian church exercised spiritual discernment. It knew how to … Continue reading Jesus Commends The Church in Ephesus
Every church has had them. People who join your church. Excited to serve. Faithful to attend every function. Then they disappear. You hear through the grapevine that they are attending somewhere else now. Excited to serve. Faithful to attend every function. There is a generally understood term for this. It’s called “church hopping”. There are … Continue reading Are You a Church Hopper?
There are many today who want to disregard the words of the Apostle Paul and say Jesus’s words are more important. It is becoming more and more common for people who don’t want to submit to all of scripture to say, “I’ll just stick to what Jesus said.”Well, they would do good to consider the … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY: Matthew 4:17
If you are in Christ you are a new creation. You have been given a new heart. All your past sins are forgiven and your future sins are not counted against you. Jesus has paid your debt in full. He said so in the cross when he cried, “It is finished!”. So don’t continue to … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY Romans 8:1
We don’t need to be tempted by Satan in order to sin. We have all we need within us to be tempted. It is our own sinful desires that draw us toward wickedness.
There is no more painful a wound than the one inflicted by a friend or a loved one. It cuts us to the quick. The website “grammarist.com” describes being “cut to the quick” in this way: “The idiom cut to the quick refers to cutting through the dead parts of something until reaching the living, … Continue reading THE WOUND OF BETRAYAL Psalm 55:12-13