Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teachingh them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (MtContinue Reading

Several years ago when my small group was between Bible studies we decided to spend a few sessions taking turns sharing whatever devotional thoughts we had for that week. When it came to be my turn to share, I asked the group “What is the most valued possession you haveContinue Reading

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, thatContinue Reading

Just spoke with a friend of mine who is taking a systematic theology course and hell was brought up in our discussion. It’s a dreadful doctrine, but one that we must get a biblical grip on, despite it’s horror. After all, Jesus spoke more about hell than any other biblical writerContinue Reading

Dr. Paul Copan has a fine article over at Patheos called “Want the Bad News First?” that speaks to extremes in evangelism. Take a moment to check it out; it’s really very insightful!Continue Reading

If… No other religious leader was a God-Man (On Christ’s deity see Jn. 1:1, 18; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Tit. 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pt. 1:1. On Christ’s humanity see Philip. 2:5-8; 1 Tim. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Jn. 1:1; 3:16; 4:2; 5:6) No other religious leader atoned for the sinsContinue Reading

A few reflections: Doctrine (non-essential, biblical teachings) is no substitute for evangelism. While there is a minimum set of truths (essential, biblical teachings) that must be believed in order to be saved (see 1 Cor. 15:3-5), there is also a ceiling to the truths (essential, biblical teachings) that must be believedContinue Reading

In re-reading John Stott’s excellent Basic Christianity, I was reminded of sharing the gospel with a neighbor on several occasions many years ago. For months he (we’ll call him Ralph) and his wife would come to our home Bible studies and ask good questions. Over time, however, I realized thatContinue Reading