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The People of God and Unity
Before He went to the cross, Jesus prayed for His people. Among the numerous things He prayed for, one of them was unity. He asked, “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they…
Celebrating the Good News of the Gospel
Do you want to hear the bad news or the good news? It is important that we hear both and until you are recused from the bad news you cannot celebrate the good news.
The Necessity of Repentance
Is repentance necessary? It is strange and sad to think that many Christians do not view the doctrine of repentance as a necessary doctrine. They will be quick to say that it is ideal and even important, but it is not necessary. Others might say it is necessary, but they deny this by not teaching it or applying it. Why is it strange and sad? Regardless of what certain…
What is Repentance?
Imagine the horrifying experience of driving on the wrong side of a busy road, and then to be confronted with a sign, “Wrong Way, Go Back”. The sign is designed to warn you of the potential danger ahead and the necessary action to be done so as to avoid the potential harm. Though such a sign may be startling, it is actually very gracious and helpful.
Paul’s Purpose Statement
The purpose statement of the apostle Paul’s ministry can be found in Colossians 1:28-29, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me“. The ultimate goal of his ministry is to, “present…
UPDATE: Just two days after the announcement, World Vision (US) have reversed their decision to hire same-sex couples. Praise be to our Lord. Important lessons can be learnt from this and the importance of maintaining strong Biblical convictions so that we are not moved by our culture. Earlier this week, World Vision had announced that its American branch will allow…
Getting the Gospel Right
Getting the gospel right is critical. The word “gospel” comes from the Greek word euangelion, which literally means “good news”. It is good news because it contains the message of God’s salvation to sinful man. It contains the declaration of deliverance from sin. If we are going to get the gospel right, it is essential that we understand the…
Christ our Advocate
The people of God have much to rejoice over. The more one reads the Scriptures and studies the doctrine of salvation, they are reminded how much the Lord has done and how grateful we ought to be. One of the blessings of the gospel is that Christ is our Advocate.
Bringing Back Backsliders
The individual that “wanders from the truth” (5:19) has come from within the Christian fellowship (“among you”). They could be a genuine believer who is backsliding, or an individual who has not been converted. In either case, it is the church’s responsibility to bring them back.
Hope for the Homosexual
Why do I believe there is hope for the homosexual? The answer is, because the gospel provides the cleansing power and change for any sinner who receives Jesus Christ as Lord.