The Markers of Genuine Faith

Last week we discussed the true definition of a Christian. So what is the criteria for knowing that someone is indeed, in the faith? BEHAVIORAL- EVIDENTIAL First, it is behavioral. In Mt. 7, Jesus charges, it is “not the one who says, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but he that does the will of the Father.” In 1…

Examine Yourself

The Corinthian church was in a critically important location. At the time of Paul’s missionary journeys, Corinth was the leading city of Achaia. Achaia was the Roman province which covered the southern part of the modern nation of Greece. Athens was still the educational centre of Achaia, but Corinth was the capital of the Roman…

The Danger of Conformity

In Korea, at the turn of the last century, there were no Christian churches – then, as a result of sparks from Azusa Street, God moved through the nation. Seoul was so impacted by spiritual renewal that it became known as the second Jerusalem. Then sadly and suddenly, the Japanese Occupation of Korea took place.…

The Gray People

Do you ever wish you were a more talented person? More colorful? Clever? Perhaps even the ‘life of the party’. The witty one. There are those people who seem to shine. They glisten. Bubble. They get attention. They get our attention. They are cute, smart, and fashionable – they set the trend. Then there are…

Consider Jesus!

This morning, during my prayer time, I found myself considering the conversions of significant people – Wesley, Livingston, John Newton, and more. One story stood out. The conversion of Lin Yutang. He was raised in China by Christian parents. Once out of the small valley, enrolled in college to prepare for ministry, his little world…

Darwin’s Sad Legacy

PETERSBURG, Ky. (Baptist Press Release)–Most people, when asked what they consider to be Charles Darwin’s legacy, would quickly say “evolution.” Indeed, evolution and Darwin are virtually synonymous, especially this year, as evolutionists worldwide have been celebrating his 200th birthday, plus the 150th anniversary this month of the publication of his book “On the Origin of…

Miracle of Healing

In 2008, Shirley Moir was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The doctor said it was Parkinson’s with a capital “P.” We had watched her lose control of her arm and tremors begin in her leg. In her words, “The medication that was prescribed was worse than the symptoms.” Her church was participated in the “Great Days…

Well-Done to John Colbaugh

Only 5% of marriages reach the “golden 50!” One-out-of-twenty. 40% of couples, over that fifty-year span will divorce. More and more of them, close to that goal-line. The remainder will see their marriages end by the death of one or more of the spouses. So kiss your partner and cherish the moments. And weep for…