“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 […]

“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” […]

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 […]

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 the Rejectors of Christ Matthew 12:38-42 …Code: 2295 Judgment on the Rejecters of Christ We return with joy this morning to Matthew 12. I want us to look together at verses 38-42. We’ve titled this message ‘Judgment on Christ-rejectors,’ and that is clearly its theme as we examine these particular verses. To begin […]

“Should a Christian be involved in mentoring? What does the Bible say about mentorship?”……The word "mentor" is defined as "a wise and trusted counselor or teacher." Although "mentoring" doesn't appear in the Bible, Scripture does give us numerous examples of mentoring. Moses was mentored by his father-in-law Jethro, first as son-in-law and then as a […]

Good Soldiers…2 Timothy 2:3-4…“Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.4 Soldiers don't get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.“ From a kingdom perspective, a good soldier has several responsibilities. Initially, we can expect challenges, wherein we might Suffer […]