The Christian’s Sonship

by James A. Stewart 1) We are not Children of God by nature (Eph. 2:1-3; Jn 8:44) 2) The Source of Sonship– The Father’s love (1 Jn. 3:1)– The grace of God (1 Cor. 15:10; Eph. 1:5-6) 3) The Means of Sonship– The new birth (Jn. 1:12-13, 3:3)– by the Word (1 Pet. 1:23; James […]

"At Waterloo, the English troops obeying orders fell on their faces for a time and let the hot fire of the French artillery pass over them. Then they sprang to their feet and rushed to the thickest of the fight and beat back their foes. The Lord wants His people flat on their faces before they attempt to meet the great crises of life." - A. T. Pierson

"I believe that tonight the world is going to hell fire because the church has lost Holy Ghost fire." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Only God can take out of your heart the bad temper, pride, malice, revenge, love of the world, and all other evil things that have taken possession of it and fill it with holy love and peace. To God you must look, to God you must go. This is the work of the Holy Spirit: He is the purifying fire; He is the cleansing flame." - William Booth

"Why does the church stay indoors? They have a theology that has dwindled into philosophy, in which there is no thrill of faith, no terror of doom and no concern for souls. Unbelief has put out the fires of passion, and worldliness garlands the altar of sacrifice with the tawdry glitter of unreality. The Holy Ghost cannot conquer the world with unbelief, nor can He save the world with a worldly church. He calls for a crusade, a campaign, and an adventure of saving passion. For this enterprise He wants a separated, sanctified and sacrificial people." - Samuel Chadwick

"In Babylon they say, 'Come, let us build.' They don't need to consult God about such matters. They could build the gateway to heaven themselves! False religion does not depend helplessly on God for its every need. They may pray. All religions have prayer, but it will be meaningless prayer. The prophets of Baal prayed for hours on Mount Carmel, but nothing happened. Elijah prayed for one minute and the fire of God fell from heaven! Some of us may glory in hours spent in prayer. That may be good. Jesus spent all night in prayer too. But prayer has value only if it is an expression of our helpless dependence on God for His guidance and help. Babylonians however do not need to seek God's will, for they depend on human cleverness." - Zac Poonen

"We have divine resources, why should we depend upon human? One of the most evident effects of the work of fire is purification. Holy fire is the only protection against wild fire and fanaticism. Holy fire is the only insurance against hell fire." - Rev. Seth Cook Rees


"Despite centuries' worth of scientific evidence in support of evolution, most high school biology teachers don't endorse Darwin's theories in their classes, according to a new survey. Instead, 60% of them instruct their students on the principles of evolution only as they pertain to molecular biology, as one alternative among a variety of theories about biology or as necessary to pass national tests."

(Time magazine, February 14, 2011)

Doubting Darwin

18 Percenters

So if 18 percent of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, is that a large number or a small one?Consider that 18 percent of Americans also: Strongly believe that climate change is real, human-caused, and harmful. Believe the sun revolves around the earth. Affiliate with a mainline Protestant church. Believe it is definitely true that […]

Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching

– Edited by Grenville J. R. Kent, Laurence A. Turner, Paul J. Kissling. IVP Academic. This volume offers guidance for expository preaching and makes suggestions for understanding the diverse literature of the Old Testament. The contributors are internationally respected Old Testament scholars who are also active in preaching. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by […]

Images of Salvation in the New Testament

– Brenda Colijn. IVP Academic. What does salvation look like? This book attempts to answer that question. As we will see, salvation looks like: a committed relationship with God and God’s people; sharing in the life of God; liberation from captivity or bondage; and much more! 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe […]

Four Guiding Questions for Every Decision

Written By: Bill Elliff God gives us, through His Spirit and Word, wonderfully clear directions about everything we face. Sometimes that is in the form of directions about specific areas (just like we saw yesterday in divorce), and at other times, general principles that guide every decision. In 1 Cor 9-10, Paul is dealing with […]

The Word

“…the sword of the Spirit. which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17 The Armor of God contains an arsenal of weapons available to equip the soldier of Christ. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11The one common denominator […]

Competence Failure

“Work gravitates toward competence until failure” It is a curious proverb reminding us that sometimes competence can lead to failure. How? Because in organizations and institutions, (the church included), “work gravitates toward competence until failure.” When there is more to be done who gets asked to do it? Do the incompetents get asked? Not usually. […]

The Problem with Labels

The longer I live, the more I detest being labeled. I resent being labeled by the region of the country that I live in. Typically, those of us in the South have labels for Yankees (oops, there’s a label), and those in the North have a label for those below the Mason Dixon Line. The […]

Aches and Pains — and Prayer!

There’s that wonderful word sufficient again! “My grace is sufficient for thee!” Jesus Christ is able to meet our physical needs as well as our spiritual and material needs! Perhaps you, too, have a “thorn in the flesh,” some physical affliction that God has permitted in your life. Paul’s affliction was not the result of […]