Heaven, Hell, Eternity and You

Transcript of a Sermon Preached at Morgan County Correctional Facility in Wartburg, TN on Sunday, June 4th 2023 God is a relational God. Keep that in mind as we go through this message. Everything with God comes down to relationship, especially when we think of eternity and the afterlife. Turn with me to Ecclesiastes 3:11 … Continue reading Heaven, Hell, Eternity and You

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Jesus taught more about money than He did on any other topic. In a world of extremes, how can we find a Biblically balanced approach? The first thing, of course, is to search the Scriptures. This must include both Scriptures that show prosperity in a positive light, as well as the passages that give the … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

The Cross: Violent Grace

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page A number of years ago, I saw a sign on a church marquee which read "Salvation is free, because God paid so dearly for it." This central truth, although believed by all Christians, is one which we all too often take for granted. When you think of … Continue reading The Cross: Violent Grace

Christ the Charismatic

I realize that the title of this post is a provocative one, and it is meant to be. However, there is no greater example of a Spirit filled person than the Savior Himself. He is the greatest example of charismatic spirituality that ever lived. Follow along: Matthew 1:18 tells us how Jesus was born of … Continue reading Christ the Charismatic

Christ the Charismatic

I realize that the title of this post is a provocative one, and it is meant to be. However, there is no greater example of a Spirit filled person than the Savior Himself. He is the greatest example of charismatic spirituality that ever lived. Follow along: Matthew 1:18 tells us how Jesus was born of … Continue reading Christ the Charismatic

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Jesus taught more about money than He did on any other topic. In a world of extremes, how can we find a Biblically balanced approach? The first thing, of course, is to search the Scriptures. This must include both Scriptures that show prosperity in a positive light, as well as the passages that give the … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven. God Himself has condescended to teach the Way. He has written it down in a Book. O give me that Book!"-John Wesley God's Word changes lives! I, as well as multitudes of others, know this from personal experience. In the pages of the Bible, you … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page Note: Although I no longer actively identify with the Word of Faith label, I have been careful not to go too far in the opposite direction. Yes, the movement has seen a great deal of excess and abuse. However, many of it's key doctrines emphasize important truth … Continue reading The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview