I believe this review has provided an opportunity to teach, discern, edify, sanctify Christ’s bride (Holy Spirit willing), and to glorify the Lord. Recently while at a particular venue, the Pastor recommended a booklet being made available entitled ‘Homosexuality and the Bible,’ authored by R. Nicholas Black, and published by New Growth Press and Harvest
Tag: Church discipline
As I prepared for this expository study (other than one scholar), I studied under the teachings of scholars from the 1400’s up to the 1800’s. Therefore, this teaching will not be ‘watered down’ with contemporary fruffles. We will learn of the dangers of ‘walking’ with non-saved ‘friends.’ We will also learn how to ‘Biblically’ love
A message about Elders for Elders, and then my 10-point criteria which is for all Christians. “Consider the tyranny of it. This inordinate lusting, it doth never rest satisfied; serve it once, it will call again and again; and if it be not followed to the end, resteth as much displeased as if it had
I often use the ESV translation. But like all other translations, it has its strengths and weaknesses. For example in 1 Timothy chapter 3, the Apostle Paul laid down the standard for the ‘minimal qualifications’ to be an Elder or Pastor. In verse 3a it says that an Elder or Pastor, must not be a
My video ‘Satan silences and deceives many regarding homosexuality, as well as heterosexual sins’ Are all sins equal to all other sins? A topical Bible study for my new YouTube playlist called, “From my pew to you.” In fear of God, for the glory of God, and by the grace of God.
My brief election sermon that perhaps would be heard from the pulpits of our Nation centuries ago By Bill Rhetts This post applies to Christians only, and does not apply to non- Christians; nor should we expect this from them. One of the worst characteristics that the Lord Jesus refuted, resisted, and rebuked; was hypocrisy.
As I write this blog post, I am reminded of the mind of Christ when He penned His seven letters to those seven churches. Out of those seven, Christ gave five of them a strong rebuke and warning. I am also reminded that a Biblical love will tell the truth, and will even oppose what
This video really hits home. Though I was not a ‘guest speaker’ at this church, let me share my similar experience with you. Two weeks ago my wife and I visited a church, the ‘First Congregational Church’ of Redlands. As we walked across the parking lot, we noticed that the entrance was lined with large
I don’t care what your peers tell you. If you profess to be born-again, and still continue to practice these sins, with no repentance; you’re in grave danger. Because once saved by the grace of God. His grace gives us freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. Our new liberty in Christ is not liberty
This goes against the grain of our Americanized westernized emergent Christianity. But those of us that live in the USA must think more like Christ, and less like Americans. When we can fully comprehend that, then we will be more like His bride. Update: The first comment to this video was that there’s “nothing wrong