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 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 […]

Be Content Philippians 4:11"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have " The English word “content” can bring up thoughts of indifference and mild temperament. Modern usage tends to give “content” a negative connotation, as though such an attitude has little ambition or drive. […]

“What does it mean that we are not to cause others to stumble?”……The concept of not causing others to stumble is found in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8. In these chapters, Paul talks about personal convictions and our responsibility to our fellow believers in Christ. He highlights numerous topics over which believers have disagreements-food, […]