WHY BAPTISM OF BELIEVERS AND NOT INFANTS

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Baptist Why & Why Not

By R. P. Johnston, D. D. Pastor Third Baptist Church St. Louis, Missouri And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water, and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be Read More …

Colossians (a side note)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Colossians

As I was studying for this series, I ran across the following section from Maclaren’s commentary that I thought most interesting so I will include it here.  I had not considered this previously but it does make a lot of sense.  And Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 2

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Colossians

E. THE COLOSSIAN HERESY The Colossian heresy was apparently a mixture of Jewish, Greek, and pagan ideas. We really know nothing about it, except from the implications in the epistle itself. We suppose that the ideas and practices criticized by Read More …

An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …

For By Grace Are Ye Saved…

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Ephesians

Praise for the Work of the Trinity in the Gospel of Grace. These verses are an outburst of descriptive eloquence that even the ample resources of the Greek language seem too meagre to adequately express. The grandeur and variety of Read More …

Testimony of the Evangelists

by Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) Originally at Reformation Ink, this essay is in the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed. Greenleaf, one of the principle founders of the Harvard Law School, originally set out to disprove the biblical testimony concerning Read More …

Refuting the Church of Christ

Today, while doing some study, I ran across this portion of a book titled “Why I Left the Church of …” The title aroused my curiosity and I soon found that the book was a compilation of articles written by Read More …

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord —–That’s Security!

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series 23rd Psalm

THE SECURITY OF HOPE I IT IS OF THE NATURE OF HOPE TO GIVE A SENSE OF SECURITY. If a man thinks himself safe, he will go forward confidently; if he expects he can win, he will throw his energy Read More …

Why I Disagree with Joel Osteen

A discussion on Face Book concerning Joel Osteen gave me pause to think and to do some research. What I found is that Osteen, because of his preaching style cannot say as Paul did in Acts 20:26, 27; “Wherefore I Read More …

THE ERROR OF HOMOSEXUALITY

THE ERROR OF HOMOSEXUALITY Introduction Far from an “alternate lifestyle”, the Bible specifically places homosexuality and homosexual behavior on the things not to do list. In this study we want to focus on what the Bible has to say But Read More …

For His Name’s Sake – That’s Purpose

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series 23rd Psalm

The Compelling Purpose of God He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . Luke 18:31 “Jerusalem, in the life of our Lord, represents the place where He reached the culmination of His Father’s Read More …

The 23rd Psalm Series

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series 23rd Psalm

This week, I will be starting a sermon/bible study series on the 23rd Psalm. The series will be an exposition of this beloved Psalm that has been memorized by millions.  I am by no means a theologian so the language Read More …

Homosexuality – What does 1Co 6:9-11 teach?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Same Sex Marriage

Homosexuality–What does 1Co 6:9-11 teach? In these three verses Paul lists ten sins. The list begins with the rhetorical question: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? These ten sins are characterized by Read More …