“Does the Bible call Christians to defend the faith / argue for the faith?”……The classic verse promoting apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith) is 1 Peter 3:15, which basically says that believers are to make a defense “for the hope that you have.” The only way to do this effectively is to study the […]

Strive Not About Words… 2 Timothy 2:14…“Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God's presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.“ This command emphasizes the necessity to avoid “word fights.” The apostle Paul has much to say about this in other passages. […]

7 Questions Skeptics Ask About the Validity of Christianity Written by Rusty Wright Rusty Wright considers some common questions skeptics ask about our belief in Christianity. He shows us how to answer these questions from an informed biblical worldview. Questions of Faith Picture the scene. You’re discussing your faith with a coworker or neighbor, perhaps […]

An Answer in Suffering…1 Peter 3:13-17…Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't worry or be afraid of their threats.Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone […]

“Is there a difference between being Catholic and being a Christian?” There are many denominations, types of churches that would be classified “Christian,” such as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran and so on. But obviously there are members in each one who genuinely have a relationship with Christ, and those who don’t. The word “Christian” […]

Contend for the Faith…"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Jude 1:3) Jude long ago addressed a problem in his day […]

Judgment on Christ’s Rejectors Matthew 21:33-46 …Code: 2354 In considering a passage that we might look to this morning for the Christmas message, I could find no better passage to deal with the theme of these days than the text of Matthew 21 where we find ourselves in our ongoing study of Matthew. As the […]