Faith Equals Salvation

Faith Equals Salvation

Four times, the Bible declares, “The just shall live by faith.”  Paul famously wrote to the Ephesians, “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8).  To the Romans, he stated, “we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand” (Romans 5:2).  Faith, then, is the door into the halls…

The Hope of the Gospel

The Hope of the Gospel

What is the hope of the gospel of Christ? The hope of the gospel is not about living your best life now. It’s not about health, wealth, peace, and prosperity. It’s not even about friendship and fellowship. It’s not about this life, this planet, or this physical body. If the hope of the gospel is…

We Are His Workmanship

We Are His Workmanship

Have you ever completed a task, reached a goal, or built something you looked back upon with some satisfaction? Not a feeling of pride or lifting yourself up but just a feeling of satisfaction. Maybe it’s part of your home that you renovated or improved. It could be an object that you built or sewed….

Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood

There is Power in the Blood.  How many times have we sung that song? For me, it has been numerous.  How often do you think about the words of that song and what they mean in your life?  What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with…

Cleansing Our Way

Cleansing Our Way

How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word” (Psalm 119:9). This scripture beckons us to think of prospects and possibilities beyond imagination. Youth is filled with promise. Energy and talent are ready to emerge. When youth has faded, there is an assurance of something more. Cleansing the way is…

Is Baptism Just a Symbol?

Is Baptism Just a Symbol?

I believe baptism is for the remission of sins, that one is born into the kingdom of God through baptism in Jesus’s name, and that baptism is necessary in order to be saved.  When I teach about baptism, what I sometimes hear in response is, “Baptism is important, but it’s only a symbol.  We are…

More Than Conquerors!

More Than Conquerors!

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). To get a full understanding of what this truly means, one needs to read Romans 6–8. This promise is to those who have responded to the Gospel call, being buried, united with Christ through immersion into death, set free from…

The Facts of the Gospel

The Facts of the Gospel

“That which has actual existence,” thus the dictionary defines the word fact. The same dictionary gives  as a primary and basic definition for gospel, “good news, glad tidings, esp., the good news concerning Christ.”  Thus, we are concerned with facts relating to the good news brought by Jesus Christ.  Let us note some scriptures, “Fear…