The First Christian in Europe

Jesus forever changed such hateful culture. Whenever His gospel is preached, women are equally invited to receive it (Matthew 11:28–30); everywhere Christianity goes, it elevates women to heights rarely seen in human history (Galatians 3:28); wherever the church is established, women have as important roles to fill as men do (although they differ) (1 Timothy 2:1–15). Of the thousands converted in that first generation, what made Lydia one of eight included in Acts? What does she teach us?

Saved from Hell in a Philippian Jail

Salvation has been found in many unlikely places. Men’s hearts have been warmed by God’s love in Antarctica and their bodies baptized in deserts. Christ has been confessed in Muslim countries, risking persecution, and in...

What Jesus Told Me to Tell You

Just before returning to heaven, Jesus pointed a nail-scarred hand at a world for which He had just died and told His followers to “go.” The message they were to take was the simple gospel....

Thoughts from the Heart

He Has Not Left that Open to Us A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a...

Neglected Opportunities

Felix’s problem was sin; thus, his greatest need was the forgiveness of sin. Yet he neglected the remedy. Notice the many opportunities Felix was given to be saved, yet he neglected them all. Felix had...

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

One preacher went so far as to say, “Everything I ever needed to know about religion I learned from Jesus loves me, this I know.” He may not have exaggerated much, for the entire scheme of redemption is found within its lyrics.

Dying as a Fool

We all have an appointment with death that shall be kept (Hebrews 9:27). “What man can live and not see death?” (Psalm 89:48).  In what state will we die? Most will die in sin, but...

What About Death Bed Salvation?

The emphasis of the Bible concerning salvation is always on “today.”  Quoting Isaiah, Paul said, “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now...

Three Things You Will Not Hear on the Day of Judgment

The concept of a coming Day of Judgment is not a fantasy or fable. It is a fact. Some things will be missing on that great day, so do not expect to see or hear them.

5 Views of Mark 16:16

Jesus pointed a nail-pierced hand at a world for which He had just died and commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized...