The Unpardonable Sin
on September 15th, 2022
Today we are tackling an issue that Christians have struggled with and, at times, misinterpreted for a long time—what is the unforgivable sin that Jesus mentions in Matthew 12:31-32 as the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
Peace in Unstable Times
on January 7th, 2021
Watching all that is going on today in our world can be upsetting. The sickness and protests can bring a sense of uneasiness. Worries and anxiety can build as we talk about the future. However, in a time and a world filled with much more anxiety than ours, the Lord led the Apostle Paul to write these words of comfort, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with than...
Is Jesus subordinate to the Father?
on December 10th, 2020
Our question today dives into deep theological waters: Did Jesus become subordinate to the Father in His earthly ministry, is He still subordinate today, and has Jesus always been eternally subordinate? What does this mean for the doctrine of the Trinity, which says that all the persons in the Godhead are coequal? Let’s take the leap into these deep waters today!First of all, in answering our ques...
What is transubstantiation and is it true?
on November 19th, 2020
Today’s question involves the meaning and biblical accuracy of a big theological word—transubstantiation. This word is common among the Roman Catholic Church because it is part of their doctrinal belief that the elements of the Lord’s Supper—the bread and the wine—actually transforms into the body and blood of Jesus Christ with the blessing of the priest. The definition of transubstantiation is: “...
Seven Reasons Why Evangelism Should Be a Priority of Your Church
on September 25th, 2020
By Thom RainerEvangelism is dying in many churches today.No, that’s not an overstatement. I am not speaking hyperbolically.Evangelism is dying.Look at the data. Measure almost any group of churches today versus thirty years ago. You’ll likely find that only one person is being reached with the gospel for every forty to sixty church members. You will find that conversions have declined precipitousl...
Does Satan Influence World Leaders?
on September 18th, 2020
The question for this week comes from the Sunday morning message. After preaching Isaiah 14 and highlighting the epic crash and burn of Lucifer/Satan someone asked me if Satan has anything to do with world leaders. This is something that I meant to share this past Sunday, but didn’t have the opportunity to highlight in the message. Let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about satanic activ...
How is Jesus fully God and fully man? Why is this important?
on September 3rd, 2020
"Therefore, the only one who can save us from our sin is the sinless God-man—one who is fully man, as we are, but one who is fully God, so that His payment for our sin can satisfy the infinite demands of God’s justice against our sin.”
What is the "sin unto death" that is in 1 John 5:16-17?
on August 20th, 2020
Our question today is: what is the sin unto death that the apostle John talks about in 1 John 5:16-17? If there is a sin unto death how can I avoid it? Let’s take a look at what the verses say and then work our way through them to the answer to our question.“If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not le...
What does the Bible say about race?
on July 30th, 2020
Today’s question comes from the modern day problems with race—what does the Bible say about race? Before we answer our question today we need to understand one thing—the Bible is not a political book. The Bible is God’s Word and therefore carries the authority and voice of God on any subject it speaks upon. So let’s take a look at what God has to say about race.First of all, we need to say that Go...
Are there aliens and life on other planets?
on July 9th, 2020
Today our question is no joke—Is there extraterrestrial life or aliens on other planets? Many folks today are answering this question with a resounding yes! Let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about the existence of aliens and the implications for us. Let’s be clear—our culture is obsessed with aliens. This fascination extends to TV shows (V, The Neighbors, Another Life, Dr. Who, X-File...
Where did the devil come from?
on May 21st, 2020
Today’s question revolves around the origin of the devil. Where did he come from? Let’s take a look at how evil found a home in the demonic angel called the devil.Let’s start at the beginning—"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This is the statement that opens the Bible. Here at the beginning we find a Creator speaking all things into existence. We are not told about the crea...
Why is a man fleeing naked from the garden of Gethsemane?
on May 14th, 2020
Strange as some things are in the Bible, they all have a meaning and message to share. Today our question is about a little verse in Mark 14:51-52 that tells of a young man that fled naked from the garden of Gethsemane at the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. Who is this guy? Why is he there? Why was he naked? Let’s take a look at this strange scene and try to make some sense out of it. In Mark we rea...