Article Critique: The Believer's Church

The following essay is a critique of Jason Duesing’s article titled The Believers’ Church:  A “Natural Resource” worth Conserving.  Various strengths and weaknesses of the article will be presented.  At the conclusion of the paper a determination will be given to see if the article is effective in what it is trying to present.  ... Continue Reading →

Book Critique: Believer's Baptism

INTRODUCTION The baptism debate is one that hotly contested within Christian circles.  Is baptism something that is strictly reserved for believers, or is it an extension of the Old Covenant and should be practiced with infants? According to Foundations of Pentecostal Theology, “Jesus himself, set an example for His church by submitting to baptism by... Continue Reading →

Godly Action

"Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."- James 1:22 Have you ever been confronted with an event or circumstance which was wrong, but you failed to speak up?  We have all been in situations where our Christian witness would have perhaps made a difference, but we remained silent. In today's verse... Continue Reading →

Through Faith…

"What shall we say then?  That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith."- Romans 9:30 Have you every tried your hardest to do something only to come up short?  I think we can all answer that with a resounding "YES!"  We train, we practice, we... Continue Reading →

The True Vine

"I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is who bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."- John 15:5 At a previous home my wife and I had a grapevine in our backyard.  Every spring it would sprout up and produce... Continue Reading →

The Word…

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."- John 1:1 The Gospel of John is a great introduction to the divinity of Christ.  As a result it is a favorite book to have new converts read after coming to the faith.  As we mature in out Christian... Continue Reading →

Live Your Calling

"Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned him, and to which God has called him.  This is my rule in all the churches."- 1 Corinthians 7:17 I have often wondered what my calling in life is.  There have been times when I thought I had it figured out, but did... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Thirst Quencher

"Jesus said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life."- John 4:13-14 We are all thirsty for... Continue Reading →

Your Foundation is…

"For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."- 1 Corinthians 3:11 Ask any builder and they will tell you how critical a foundation is to a project.  I have seen many real estate deals fall through because a crack was discovered in the foundation.  Without a... Continue Reading →

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