“What does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ?”……In a letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul discusses the ministry of reconciliation, and he uses the term "ambassadors" for Christ: "All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the […]

Does the Church Need Some New Jeremiahs? Part 1 of a series Jeremiah was a prophet of God who wanted to quit. But as much as he tried, he couldn’t hold back the truth. He had to speak out, no matter what the cost. He had the “fire in his bones.” The church needs men […]

What Are the Cause and Consequences of Backsliding? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part 2 of a series Backsliding is a term that has largely disappeared from the Evangelical church’s vocabulary, but it needs to be re-learned. The cause of backsliding, and the consequences, are the same for the Evangelical church today as they were […]

Can a true Christian backslide? Selected Scriptures… Certainly true Christians can backslide, if by that you mean they can regress into a period of spiritual dullness or disobedience. Those who do so will bring God’s discipline (Hebrews 12:6-11). That’s because God disciplines those who are true sons (v. 8). But no, if you are thinking […]

What Was the Great Sin of Judah and Israel? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott Part three of a series Often we say that their great sin was idolatry. But that sin was an effect, not the root cause. The Wickedness of Manasseh In part two of this series, we briefly examined the causes and consequences […]

“What does it mean to bear fruit as a Christian?”…Let's start of by looking at the words of Jesus in John 15:16 when He told His followers to go and bear fruit, "I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last". “What did Jesus mean when he […]

“What does the Bible say about Christian behavior?”……When we talk about "Christian" behavior we are talking about the behavior of those who have accepted, by faith, Jesus Christ as their Savior and thus are indwelt with His Holy Spirit making it possible for them to serve God Romans 8:9 But you are not controlled by […]