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Articles About Knowing Christ, Loving One Another, and Making Him Known

The King who would be Man – the Incarnation of Christ

December 22, 2007

Last year at Christmas we sang the hymn, “The Coventry Carol.” Here is the third verse of that hymn. Herod the King, in his raging, Charged he hath this day; His men of might, in his own sight, All children young, to slay. That hymn is named after the city of Coventry, England, where the…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Church Membership

December 20, 2007

Perhaps you or someone you know has asked one of the following questions about church membership. Q. Did the early church really have formal membership? Many Bible teachers say there was membership in the New Testament church. Other Bible teachers go further when they teach that the early church practiced a formal membership in local…

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Encouragement for those who change slowly

December 12, 2007

I’ve been re-reading John Piper’s book, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. I would like to share with you some Scripture and some of Piper’s insights from chapter 15 of the book which greatly encouraged me. I hope God will encourage you too. Piper says, “One of the greatest heartaches in the Christian life…

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How does a sermon for husbands apply to those who are not husbands?

December 4, 2007

On Sunday, I preached a message to husbands about how to be good husbands. 1 Peter 3:7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that…

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Jesus Christ died in your place – The encouragement of Substitionary Atonement

November 29, 2007

Here is a great extended quote from John Stott’s book, Basic Christianity (p. 92-93), outlining and describing the nature of and importance of truly believing in Christ’s sacrificial death on behalf of men. It begins with a quote of one of the many very clear verses of Scripture that state this doctrine in no uncertain…

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