Be Quickened!

 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will (John 5:21). Eternal life is to be had now, not just in the future. There is a difference between the Father raising the dead and giving life to them. In Ezekiel’s vision, the dry bones came […] Continue reading →

Things Unseen

   While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2Cor.4:18) One of the challenges of faith in our day is to operate spiritually in an age gone mad […] Continue reading →

Put On, Put Off

   The battle is on! To “put on the armor of light” implies that we are dressing for battle. A battle means that there will be continual need for alertness, effort and more choices. This does not mean that the Christian life has to be one constant source of stress. No, it should be marked […] Continue reading →

The Resurrection

 Jesus lives! The living Christ makes a real difference in the lives of those who turn to Him. And that is only the beginning. We too shall be resurrected in the end! “Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?” Acts 26:8. Justin Martyr, A.D.155, answering skeptics concerning a future […] Continue reading →

Live Deliberately

   Usually Christians hardly feel like saints. But as in other areas of life, it is sometimes necessary to take responsibility and play the part. It is easy to put off all the work of gospel living to God alone. While it is true that we must depend upon God for the fruit, it is […] Continue reading →

Romans 13 and Bad Government

   Given the existence of so much corrupt power in the world, and during the reign of the cruel emperor Nero, how is it that Paul could write so favorably about government in Romans 13? On the surface, the first seven verses of Romans 13 appear to give generic instructions on submitting to authorities because […] Continue reading →

Are You a Jeep or a Rolls Royce?

   “Behold, all things have become NEW!” We like New. It is a great selling point in advertising! When we buy something new, we want to keep it new for as long as possible. Maybe after it gets old, we will let someone borrow it or care less about it. In Christ, however, we are […] Continue reading →