“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8). A person is saved by God’s grace, through having faith in Christ Jesus. But what is faith? For, the word, “faith,” is widely misunderstood or misused […]
Is baptism necessary for salvation?
There are some who preach that salvation is by faith in Jesus—but must be predicated with water baptism. They embrace an interpretation that, unless one receives (water) baptism, one cannot be truly saved. Yet, the teaching that baptism is conditional to salvation, or necessary for the finalization of salvation, doesn’t align with Scripture! At its very least, it’s a dangerous teaching that diminishes the finished work of Jesus at Calvary. At its worst, it’s a doctrine that purposefully deceives people, and demeans the gospel message of salvation by grace through faith.
Should Christians meet together in church during this CoVid-19 scare?
Could these days—with the pandemic scare, partisan division, and civil unrest—be an instrument for revival to occur in our land? Widespread spiritual revival may be closer than we realize if we, as followers of Christ, open our eyes to today’s opportunities.
Fleeing demons to find freedom in Christ: A Bible study of Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-38 (part 2)
No one is beyond salvation through Jesus Christ. “The one who comes from above is above all” (John 3:31).
Fleeing demons to find freedom in Christ: A Bible study of Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-38 (part 1)
Mark 5:1-20 ~ a Bible Study lesson on escaping demonic strongholds to find freedom in Christ.
Demonic voices will accentuate our failures, telling us we are hopelessly lost. But, while their accusations seem damning and demonic strongholds seem unconquerable, not even a legion of demons can stand before Jesus Christ.
Your sins are forgiven: a Bible study of Jesus and the sinful woman of Luke 7
Don’t resist coming to Jesus because of fear of having your past exposed, or your being openly shamed. As He did with the sinful woman in Luke 7, Jesus is a merciful Savior who longs to forgive and restore those who come to Him in repentance. In Christ’s grace, you can know that your sins are forgiven.
Final part: A Bible study of Jesus and the Samaritan woman
Believers are sent into the world to testify of what Christ has done for us, how He proved himself to us, why and when we came to believe in Him, and who He is to us now. The world needs our testimony. For, people are hurting and need to hear about our merciful, loving, compassionate Savoir who is ready to forgive and accept them to himself.
Part 3: A Bible study of Jesus and the woman at the well
There are so many religions with different doctrines about how a person can become right with God. Which is right? Can we be sure that any of them are right? Jesus emphatically stated, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). His words are definitive and absolute. He said that He is the only way to the Father and that no one can have a relationship with God except through Him.