What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

  What did the Lord Jesus promise the church before he ascended to heaven? “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” [Acts … Read moreWhat is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

True Charismatic Gifts, Not What You Think!

  The real charismatic gifts are not what you think! Romans 12 gives the list of charismatic gifts and they do not include… And Peter states each Christian has ONE such gift to be used to love and serve other Christians. For more answers go straight to the Book, the Bible. Thank you for watching … Read moreTrue Charismatic Gifts, Not What You Think!

What Do We Do With God’s Old Testament Laws? Part 1

  President Barack Obama stated in 2006, “Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is Ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on … Read moreWhat Do We Do With God’s Old Testament Laws? Part 1

First Fear, Then Wisdom: What Do We Do With God’s OT Laws? Part 2

  The fuzzy minds of modern religious thought seems paralyzed with twisted fantasies of FREEDOM from God’s commands instead of FREEDOM TO OBEY God’s even harder and higher demands of Jesus Christ! Listen Jesus did not lower the bar, He raised it. Men are not naturally good people and please God, BUT ARE SLAVES OF … Read moreFirst Fear, Then Wisdom: What Do We Do With God’s OT Laws? Part 2

Why Rules? What Do We Do With God’s Old Testament Laws? Part 3

People have a hard time with the laws of God and his ancient government from the Old Testament. Deut 21 and other laws cause people to overreact to God’s goodness and justice without understanding the fairness of God. People cannot think like God, and most don’t even try to. The cultural context always opens people’s … Read moreWhy Rules? What Do We Do With God’s Old Testament Laws? Part 3

False Teachers Offer False Freedom

We are looking in 2 Peter 2:10-22 and will finish the explanation of why we cannot grow and mature in the faith if we are sidetracked, confused, and heading in the wrong direction. The devil energizes false teachers and preachers to “cleverly teach destructive heresies…” and  “many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality.” … Read moreFalse Teachers Offer False Freedom

God’s Patience: Does God Tolerate Sin? Part 1

  Today because of the ignorance of God’s hatred of sin, and His nature of holiness, love, almighty power and grace for the Christian, many in the church have no clue of what God’s amazing patience toward them entails. Here is  the truth that many miss, God’s love without failure; compels, pushes, controls, and empowers … Read moreGod’s Patience: Does God Tolerate Sin? Part 1