We’ve probably all seen the words of Jeremiah 29:11 on graduation cards, encouragement cards, and other merchandise. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (NIV). The way we use this … Read moreDoes God have plans to prosper you?
The word integrity is related to the roots of words like “integrate” & “entire,” & its Latin root means “wholeness.” Integrity thus implies the state of being complete, undivided, intact, & unbroken. Such a state contrasts with one that is scattered, fragmented, & incomplete. When you profess to one principle, but act in a way … Read more30 prompts for reflection on your integrity
The concept of “justification by faith” is one of the most important doctrines in Scripture. Unfortunately, some misunderstand it, some scoffingly dismiss it, and some ignore it completely. But let me tell you something and I don’t think I’m overstating the case here, you cannot be a Christian unless you understand and embrace the doctrine … Read moreLet’s talk about being justified by faith
One of the most popular names that we think of regarding Protestantism and Christianity in the 16th century is Martin Luther. One thing for which Luther was known is the concept of “adiaphora,” from the Greek meaning “things indifferent.” It is the concept that there are things in the Bible and in Christianity that do … Read more6 popular false beliefs about Christianity
HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS The church as set forth in the New Testament was the fulfillment & fruition of God’s eternal purpose to redeem mankind Ephesians 3:8-12. It was brought into existence by Christ, being purchased with His blood Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28. All who have been cleansed of & saved from their sins by … Read moreYou won’t go to Heaven just by being a member of the right church
I would be surprised if there was anyone who had thought seriously about the claims of the gospel and not had some doubts. If we are honest about what the Bible asks us to accept, there will be times when we say, “Could all this really be true?” I’ve experienced times like that and I’ve … Read moreLosing faith: 4 things to do when doubts arise
I suppose every Christian has memorized: Ephesians 5:19, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Colossians 3:16, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, … Read moreSinging…
In the hurry of our day to day lives we often stop to say a prayer at one of three times: When we wake up, right before our busyness begins, Before we fall asleep, capping off our busy day or Before we hastily throw food into our mouths It’s not wrong to pray at these … Read more25 things Christians need to pray about more
The Bible has much to say concerning helping the poor. Proverbs 28:27 says the person who hides his eyes to poverty, “will get many a curse.” But we are quick to argue, “Yeah, but doesn’t the Bible also say, ‘If a man won’t work, neither should he eat.” So how much should Christians give to the poor? When should we give … Read moreWhen are we obligated to help the poor?
If we are going to restore New Testament Christianity, then I believe we need to restore a biblical emphasis on the Return of our King. As Christians, the Return of Jesus is our hope. It is what we should be longing for (2 Timothy 4:8). But many of us don’t long for His appearing, because we don’t understand the pivotal … Read moreWhat to Expect When Jesus Returns