Archive for April, 2010
by Kyle Campbell
Opportunity means a “favorable juncture of circumstances.” It is used five times in the King James Version in the New Testament, one of which is a parallel occurrence in the gospels. A consideration of these verses can be very thought-provoking.
By Joe R. Price
The question of with which church one worships is important to every Christian committed to having no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph 5:11). It will not do to proclaim allegiance to the truth and then choose to worship with a church that has left the path of truth.
Deciding where to worship arises when Christians move to a new area or when we travel on business or pleasure. It can also arise when a church departs from the faith in its teaching and practice and we must decide no longer to be in fellowship with it. Whatever the specific reason, deciding with whom to worship affects whether or not you will offer God true worship (Jno 4:23-24). While we are urged… Continue reading
Next week (a week from Thursday) begins our gospel meeting. While it’s great that we have planned and prepared for this meeting, let us not forget the importance of praying for it. In this sermon we will give four things that we should be praying for in our gospel meeting effort using the acronym PRAY.
by Joe R. Price
Furthermore, the Gadarene demoniac had such strength that chains and shackles could not restrain him (Mk. 5:4). If demon-possessed people do exist today, where is even one of these with the same sort of strength? (“Demons: Ancient Superstition or Historical Reality?”, Wayne Jackson.
3. The doctrine of “faith only” is the faith of demons. Like the demon in the Capernaum synagogue, Legion immediately recognized Jesus and the judgment he was under: “And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me” (Mk. 5:7; 1:23-24). If it is true that justification by faith only is “a most wholesome doctrine and… Continue reading