Faith Alone? Is This How We Are Saved?

I recently had the opportunity to once again interview Steve Ray. His energy is infectious and he is a wealth of knowledge. In this interview we discussed a crucial topic. Are we saved by faith alone? We will be doing a follow up later this month on what it means to be born again. Faith... Continue Reading →

Hebrews and Eternal Rest

In chapter three of Hebrews the pastor is exhorting the congregation to stand firm and to grow in the gospel.  In chapter four he shifts and discusses the promise of rest to the people of God [1].  Throughout scripture we read of "rest" and is closely associated with the rest that God took on the... Continue Reading →

Discipleship is Vital

It is my goal with this article to explain why discipleship is a vital factor for the church and ministry.  To do this discipleship must first be explained, and then put into the context of ministry and the church. Instead of a definition a few examples may better explain. A disciple is a person who is... Continue Reading →

What do you produce?

"Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or  grapevine produce figs?  Neither can salt pond produce fresh water."- James 3:12 In the third chapter of his letter, James is writing about taming the tongue.  Words can be a great encouragement, describe love, but they can also destroy if not used properly.  Today's verse reminds... Continue Reading →

Overcome evil

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."- Romans 12:21 There is little doubt that we live in a world that has been overcome with evil.  If you don't believe me just turn on any news outlet and listen for five minutes.  It is inevitable that some of this evil with be... Continue Reading →

Drop Anchor

"Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it."- Hebrews 2:1 The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews writes about much that still happens today.  He implores us to take the message of salvation to heart, to hold it, to cherish it, and never let... Continue Reading →

Live it!

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."- James 1:22 What does it mean to be "doers of the word?"  The only proper response to the scriptures is to allow them to take root in your life.  Many sit in a pew on Sunday to hear an encouraging word that will... Continue Reading →

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