And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. - Ephesians 2:1 One of my favorite sections of scripture is found in the first half of Ephesians chapter two. It beautifully explains the grace of God that was so freely given to us in Christ. After so vividly explaining the great hopelessness … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Dead in Trespasses and Sins?
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves... - 2 Tim 3:2 I often hear people, even in Christian circles, talk about the need to love oneself more. But this is not a good or biblical idea. I’ll explain why. First of all, there … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Love Yourself.
The Atonement of Christ is perhaps the most important doctrine of the Bible. It is because of the atonement that we can be forgiven and saved. This being the case, the atonement is something very important to understand. The word 'atonement' can be understood by breaking up the word into three words: at-one-ment. In other … Continue reading The Governmental Theory of Atonement
Ministry on the Boardwalk! We had a crowd about us one evening recently in Ocean City, NJ. My friend was explaining the gospel to the crowd when a young couple peeked in out of curiosity. When she saw the sign about heaven she balked and began to walk away. I called out to her, “you … Continue reading July Newsletter!
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. - Jesus (Matthew 5:5) I know this may sound strange, but I don’t want to live forever in Heaven. Jesus, in Matthew chapter five, said that the meek would inherit the earth. He was quoting from Psalm 37, which also says: “the meek shall inherit … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Live Forever In Heaven (And Neither Should You)
What Does it Mean to Worship in Spirit and in Truth? Have you ever wondered that? It's one of the most important things that Jesus taught and essential to our lives as New Testament believers. Watch this video for some enlightenment on what in means to worship in spirit and in truth. https://youtu.be/o6XQmLqJQFQ
I used to have a roommate that smelled bad most of the time. We often tried to drop hints to him that he should take a bath more frequently, but he didn't take the hints. Soon we resorted to more direct methods: "Hey man, you stink. Take a bath." But that still didn't work! One … Continue reading [Tract] My Stinky Roommate
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first... 2 Thessalonians 2:3 https://youtu.be/VaowPKFdDww One of the things that the Bible is emphatic about before the end comes is what is called the Falling Away. This is, surprisingly, something that we hear little about, especially … Continue reading Many Will Depart From the Faith