Don’t Judge Your Brother

Don’t Judge Your Brother Sometimes differences in moral judgments among believers can be matters of right and wrong, while others are matters of Christian liberty. So let us take the matter of drinking wine. I believe and convinced that drinking wine in moderation can be done with thanks to the Lord. However another believer remains…

Vain Worries

In June 27, 1530 Martin Luther wrote a letter  to challenge his timid comrade Philip Melanchthon, who was tormented by excessive fears about the reformation cause.  Luther was frustrated by Melanchthon as following selection will show. Yet, his counsel served to bolster his friend. Luther’s central insight is on the mark. Melanchthon’s problem, and ours,…

Eating and Fellowship

Fellowshipping together over a meal is an important part of our life together as Christians, one we should not neglect. The Bible frequently promises that heaven will be a rich feast provided by God. Look at the words of Isaiah. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food,…

Become the Lesser

Become the Lesser I remember listening to a lecture by a very gifted and much used preacher. He told a group of ministers-in-training that if God were raising up a younger minister in his congregation, he would step to the side and the let the younger man take the more prominent role. He would become lesser for…

Saved From What?

A lot of unsaved people think that they are saved because at some moment in their past they prayed a sinner’s prayer. Ask them, “Why do you think that you are saved?” The very likely response will not be, “Because I am trusting the finished worked of Christ, in His life death, and resurrection and…

The Gift of Faith

In my study of 1 Corinthians 13, I have become more aware of the gift of faith. When the bible speaks of faith, it often refers to saving faith.  For example Paul say “being justified by faith, we have peace with Christ (Rom 5.1). All Christians have saving faith. But there is also the gift…