"True godliness engages our affections and awakes within us a desire to enjoy God's presence and fellowship. It produces a longing for God Himself. The writer of Psalm 42 vividly expressed this longing when he exclaimed, "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts … Continue reading Longing for God.
Some Thoughts on Systematic Theology “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now … Continue reading An Introduction to Theology (Part 7)
"Our ears have grown accustomed to hearing men told to "accept Jesus as your personal Saviour," a form of words which is not found in Scripture. It has become an empty phrase. These may be precious words to the Christian - "personal Saviour." But they are wholly inadequate to instruct a sinner in the way … Continue reading You must Repent!
“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and a sincere faith.” – 1 Timothy 1:5 Last week, we took a look at the importance of love in counseling. We began laying a foundation by comparing the world’s unhealthy and incorrect views of love with that which … Continue reading The Necessity of Love (Part 2)
Five Areas of Theology “In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.” – 1 Timothy 4:6 Since we started our look into theology, I have had the specific goal … Continue reading An Introduction to Theology (Part 6)
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in … Continue reading Bearing Fruit through Pruning.
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into an account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all … Continue reading The Necessity of Love
How must Theology be Studied? “Who may ascend to the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted us his soul to falsehood and how not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD and righteousness … Continue reading An Introduction to Theology (Part 5)
Recently I have been writing sermons through the book of Philippians in preparation and training to preach the Word of God. Just a few days ago I finished my sermon on Philippians 1:6, titled; The Work of God in the Life of a Believer. While studying for this message, I spent some time in Romans chapter … Continue reading Our Security in God.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through the Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through … Continue reading The Necessity of Prayer