Salvation in Jesus

When most of us in church talk about salvation, our discussion begins with a test…a test of morality. We ask certain questions of ourselves and sooner or later, even the most upright citizen answers incorrectly. Miss just one question and we fail. The penalty for failure is, of course, hell. Our ticket has been punched. […]

The Reality and Utter Awfulness of Hell (Rev 14:10-11)

Whenever I hear someone speak of hell casually, it grieves me. The horrors of that place are beyond comprehension. The word ought to be so bitter on our tongues that we’d never let it pass through our mouths flippantly.

Taming the Tongue

“Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his […]

On History and Memorials

Jesus was a master teacher, using stories, illustrations, and object lessons to make his spiritual points. When he said that memorable line: “I am the vine and you are the branches,” he and his disciples were walking through a vineyard one evening on the way to the Garden of Gethsemane. What a memorable way to […]