The Completeness of Grace

The gospel tells us good news that is truly good. It’s something that is both morally good but also a “joyful to hear and know” kind of good. Christ paid the penalty for every believer, every where, every age. And one of the most amazing aspects of God’s grace is its completeness. I want to […]

Creeds of the Church

Below are texts of three creeds that are particularly useful for the church today. The American church would do well to return to the truths found in these creeds written by the early church. Such Biblical truth is a rarity today. THE APOSTLES’ CREED Contemporary Version I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of […]

1Timothy – The Gospel Effect

What do you think of when you think about 1Timothy? Maybe the description of elders and deacons comes to mind. Maybe you run to the passage about women’s role in the church. Maybe something else catches your eye. Most people tend to look at it as a letter of church order. But that is only […]

Family Worship – What and How?

I was asked about family worship and felt like the answer(s) would be beneficial for others as well. The general lack of understanding about family worship is connected with the church not teaching and encouraging families and fathers to make it a priority in family life. And the busyness of life makes it incredibly hard. […]

Social Media and the Church

“With great power comes great responsibility.”   — Uncle Ben Parker to Peter Parker (Spiderman) “The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.”   — Proverbs 12:6 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for […]

The Great Need for Elders in the Church

I’ve seen it over and over again. I’ve even done it myself. A pastor makes a decision without counsel leaving the need for massive clean up or damage control. Some of the greatest heart-aches and moments of repentance that I’ve had have been around issues where I failed to make a Biblically sound decision in […]

The Bible and Alcoholic Beverages

The Bible And Alcoholic Beverages originally found here   I. IntroductionII. EthicsIII. The Different Positions On The Use Of Alcoholic BeveragesIV. Biblical Teaching On The Use Of Alcoholic BeveragesV. The Five Scenarios RevisitedBibliography      © 1995 Greg L. Price I. Introduction   The church of Jesus Christ is greatly divided over the use of alcoholic […]

Halloween and the Church

October 31st is coming swiftly. The homemade costumes are being finished, and shelves are emptying fast. But did you know that Halloween, an $8 billion holiday second only to Christmas, was a pagan holiday that is still holding onto its roots today? Celtics sacrificed and practiced occult rituals, more than likely including sexual rituals, for […]