Teachings

The Great Tribulation

The Great Tribulation

The Bible says that Christians will suffer and experience tribulation in this life. Is the suffering and tribulation referenced in John, chapter 16 referring to the Great Tribulation coming on the earth? No. There is an enormous difference. John 16:33 says, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the…

Is My Salvation Secure?

Is My Salvation Secure?

Do you sometimes question your salvation? Do you wonder if you are really saved? How can we be confident that we will go to heaven? If we feel remorse when we sin, if we ask for forgiveness, if we obey God’s Word, if we love others, if we hate evil, and if we have a…

What If I Die and Don’t Repent?

What If I Die and Don’t Repent?

All of us have sinned. Sometimes, we can even sin throughout the day without realizing it. For instance, if we doubt, it’s a sin. If we worry, it’s a sin. We may have been angry without a cause, or we may have had a lustful thought. These are all sins. There is a verse in…

Do Christians Need To Repent?

Do Christians Need To Repent?

Some people ask, “Since Jesus paid for our sins, do we still need to ask for forgiveness when we sin?” The answer is yes! 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” It’s clear from the preceding verses and the following verses…

24 Hours To Live

24 Hours To Live

What if you found out that you had only 24 hours to live? Would you tell your family and your friends how much you love them? Would you finally forgive that person who hurt you? Would you ask God to forgive you for your sins? Would you gamble your eternity on uninformed opinions of the…

Don’t Deceive Yourself

Don’t Deceive Yourself

If a person is teachable, and adheres to the instructions found in the Bible, they will recognize any errors on their part and correct themselves. It requires a willing heart to grow in humility and make changes. Proverbs 12:15 He that harkens unto council is wise. Proverbs 15:32 He that hears correction gains understanding. 2…

Don’t Downplay Hell

Don’t Downplay Hell

Why do so many people attempt to soften the subject of hell? Why do they try to make it seem less horrifying, less severe, or even non-existent? The main reason is that they cannot reconcile a loving God with a God who would allow such intense suffering. People have actually created a god in their…

Listen For God’s Voice

Listen For God’s Voice

God wants us to learn by being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Psalms 32:8-9 says, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go. I will guide thee with my eye. Be not as the horse which has no understanding whose mouth must be held with bitten bridal.“ God is…

Jesus Confronts Hypocrites

Jesus Confronts Hypocrites

Jesus often confronted the religious hypocrites of His day. He said some things to the Pharisees that they understood…but we might not understand today because we may not be familiar with their culture and rituals. Let’s take a look at a few of these verses. Matthew 15:1-7 says,  “Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law…

Souls Must Be Saved

Souls Must Be Saved

If you understand the severity of hell, you will be a more effective soul winner. You will be much more appreciative of your own salvation. You’ll walk more in the fear of the Lord. You’ll have more of a passion for the lost. When you understand how severe hell is, when you really grasp this,…