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 […]

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 […]

I want a change too

America is becoming exponentially anti-Biblical. By that, I mean to say that America has decreasing value for the wisdom and admonition of the Lord. The gospel is talked about a lot but rejected by so many. I want a change too. Every American holds the office of citizen. We are responsible for electing officials who make […]

Election – Is God Fair?

Romans 9:13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” I used to struggle with this passage. God chose Jacob before birth to be one of the forefathers of the Israelites. Before Jacob wrestled with God and became Israel, God said that he was the one. In spite of the deception earlier […]

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 […]

Am I Called to This Church?

Should we stay? Should we go? What does the Bible have to say? Am I called to this church? I’ve heard a person suggest that he and his family were called from one church to another church in the same area. We hear this kind of language all the time. So, what does the Bible have to […]