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Rastafari, Jesus and the Bible

Reggae music is enjoyed by many and for various reasons, and the Rastafari movement has penetrated the American consciousness. What do Rastafari’s believe? After all, they use the Bible and believe in God – Jah. Boonville has enjoyed the good vibrations of the World Music Festival for several years. We’ve enjoyed talking to many people […] Read

The Gospel in 4 Minutes!

This is amazing! A wonderful, accurate and touching presentation of our problem and Love’s solution, all packed into a very worthwhile 4 minutes. Turn up your speakers.   sondajiикони Read

Where did Hell go? Hell and the gospel

What does the Bible say about Hell? Is it a real place or just an idea? Where you fall on that question is of paramount importance. In Hell and the Gospel, Greg Koukl brings this vital doctrine into sharp focus. Excerpt: People don’t mind Christians who love Jesus. You’re welcome to Him and to your […] Read

Expository Teaching: What is it? pt3

Click here to read pt 1. Click here to read pt 2. The following is part 3 from the chapter Expository Teaching in A Pastor’s Manual on Doing Church – pp78-79   Expository Teaching – What It Is ehemiah makes clear for us the work of expository teaching. The people of Israel had been providentially […] Read

Valerius Maximus – Witness to the Crucifixion at VBF

Valley Bible Fellowship had an extraordinary day! It was extraordinary because Valerius Maximus, friend of Cornelius the Centurion, came in full battle gear to share with us what is was like on that day when he oversaw the crucifixion of a most unusual and innocent man, Jesus of Nazareth. To see a hardened warrior and servant […] Read

How do I know the Bible is the Word of God?

Evangelical Christianity is grounded in the Protestant view of Scriptures. In particular that the Scriptures are uniquely the Word of God, having been inspired of the Holy Spirit in the original autographs. Christian doctrine and practice are grounded in this fundamental presupposition. Included in inspiration is the idea that God has adequately, accurately and understandably […] Read

The good news of the gospel… you’re condemned!

One thing that stands out crystal clear in Paul’s articulation of the gospel in his epistle to the Roman church is that the gospel that he preaches begins, and is founded on, a very complete and careful explanation of condemnation – the righteousness of God and the unrighteousness of mankind. Not only does he say […] Read

The Necessity and Power of Expository Teaching, pt. 2

ARTICLE XXV – Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics – 1978 We affirm that the only type of preaching which sufficiently conveys the divine revelation and its proper application to life is that which faithfully expounds the text of Scripture as the Word of God. We deny that the preacher has any message from God apart […] Read

The Necessity and Power of Expository Teaching pt. 1

Editors note: This is the first in a multi-part series on the necessity and power of expository teaching, particularly but not exclusively focused on pulpit ministry. The text of the series is from one of the Editor’s contributions to the book, the article Expository Teaching pp76-80, A Pastor’s Manual on Doing Church, 2002, 21st Century […] Read

Winston Churchhill on being untainted by the truth

“Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchhill  And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by […] Read

Wringing the scrawny neck of a verse

ome of us make a habit of grabbing a verse, giving it a good shake, and squeezing its scrawny neck until, in desperation, it gasps out what we want it to say. It has been well said that, “A verse without a context is merely a pretext.” There is a verse that is so ingrained […] Read

Before the Throne of God Above

Turn up your speakers, click the link and enjoy! The words and tune of this 19th century anthem, Before the Throne of God Above, recently brought to life again, have been working a powerful ministry of late. Written by Charitie Bancroft (an Irish woman, twice widowed) in 1863, and originally titled, “The Advocate”, the words […] Read

Serving Pablum in our Pulpits

“nd to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:  ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, […] Read

It’s really NOT about me?

“The life of man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams but in active charity and in willing service.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is […] Read

The Voice of CS Lewis

Most of us have read CS Lewis, but have you ever wondered what his voice sounded like? Now you can. Lewis was recorded delivering some of his talks on the BBC radio during WWII to the people of England .идея за подарък Read

Books-Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities

Divorce and Remarriage in the Church: Biblical Solutions for Pastoral Realities – Dr. David Instone-Brewer. What does the Bible ACTUALLY say about divorce and remarriage? How do we as pastors adhere faithfully to God’s revelation and minister that truth to the mess and pain of real relationships that are broken? What are the real grounds […] Read

The clarifying effect of Christianity

“I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen, not only that I see it, but by it I see everything else.” — CS Lewis Read

Books-Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach

Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach – Kenneth Keathley How do we earnestly and honestly deal with the clear teachings of Scripture that show that God is truly sovereign over the entire universe, over people and over the salvation of individuals, and those that show that humans have real responsibility before God for moral choice […] Read

“God is bigger than his Word…”

I’ve noticed a troubling twist in a few conversations with believers, and it shows up when one tries to engage these particular folks with the certainty of the nature of God from the Scriptures. They balk at the idea of Scriptural boundaries and doctrinal precision about what the Triune God is and is not. Further […] Read

Silly Putty Bible Study

Many treat the Bible like putty. A classic indicator that this is happening in your Bible study is when the question is asked, "What does this passage mean to you?" Just add the Spirit, and it can be molded into almost anything at all. In this article, Greg Koukl highlights a non-Christian abuse of the Scriptures routinely done by many Christians.


Halloween: Pagan, Catholic, or Just Fun?

Halloween and paganism are, for some reason, irrevocably linked in some Christians’ minds. However, this should not be so, for modern secular Halloween and paganism actually have very little to do with each other. The Halloween that is celebrated today in the United States is a day when children and adults alike dress up and […] Read

We were blessed as Tom Meyer combined history, research, explorations and personal experience of living in the Land of the Bible for 1,000 days to reveal fascinating information concerning the archeology and geography of Israel. We gained- Information to equip concerning the archeological, geographical, and historical features of the Land of the Bible, with special emphasis […] Read

Very moving: Our Baptismal Service!

We experienced a very exciting and moving day Sunday afternoon. Our fellowship held a baptism at the home of one of the families in our church. The water was cool but hearts were warmed by the love of the Lord and appreciation for the support of everyone present to witness this important day. In all, […] Read

Ancient Words – Enjoying a great song

Recently our fellowship has been enjoying singing a great anthem, written by Michael W. Smith. It’s a touching tribute to the power and efficiency of the scriptures to impact the life of the believer who heeds the ancient words. Click here to listen and watch Ancient Words in Youtube. Enjoy! Read

Teens and Mutant Christianity. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Once in a while even CNN gets it right. In this intimidating and sobering article, Author: More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians, John Blake nails it! He says that the Christianity that most teens raised in churches get is not orthodox and living. It is a ‘moralistic therapeutic deism.’ This is a wake-up call on how […] Read

No One Remembered!

This entry in the June 22nd Our Daily Bread was so profound that it bears repeating here. ——— In a commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:15, Martin Luther cites the story of Themistocles, the soldier and statesman who commanded the Athenian squadron. Through his strategy, he won the Battle of Salamis, drove the Persian army from Greek […] Read

Parents, obey your children?

Al Mohler warns parents of the upside-down portrayal of the proper parent/child relationship found in contemporary picture books for children. It’s an apt warning for all of us trying to raise respectful, God-fearing, well adjusted children to be aware of, and push back hard against such damaging influences. Read

Part 2 of the series on self-deception, on SharperIron.org. This one covers group-think and group-deception. Read

This article on individual self-deception, part 1 in a series on SharperIron.org, is excellent and a clear mirror for self-examination. Read


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