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Many people want to know what to look for in a church. Often, well-intentioned pastors or Christian leaders have offered their own list of requirements, or those seeking a church may have devised their own criteria in their minds. Yet such lists or criteria are often filled with somewhat trivial or “surface” litmus tests that in no way speak to the root of what a church truly is or should be. Unfortunately, many people believe…

Learning to Speak Right God has much to say about the importance of our words—what we say and how we communicate with others. In Matthew 12:34, Jesus Christ warns that in the day of judgment, men will give an account of every idle word. A time is coming when man will understand God’s view of the wrong speech. Christ explained that words are the product of the heart. In this connection, note Proverbs 4:23: “Keep…

Is there a life after death? Did anyone ever come back from the dead to tell us? Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ, who arose from the dead, is the One who came back and who knows. The best proven fact in history is the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some years ago, two eminent legal authorities of England, Lord Lyttleton and Gilbert West, were unbelievers. They held that the truthfulness of Christianity rested upon…

How to Know if a Person is a True ProphetI do not believe we should be looking for prophets today. However, for the sake of discussion, I will give three biblical tests of a true prophet. They are a good way to test prophets for any age or time.A true prophet never turns people away from the true God, even if their signs and wonders come true. This kind of prophet is sent to see…

Prophecy or PredictionWhat is the main difference between “Prophecy” and “Prediction”?The general purpose of prophecy and prediction is the same: to tell what will happen in the future. However, their source of authority for this information is very different. Prophecy relies on the authority of God-given information. True prophecy is therefore never wrong because it always carries the authority of God’s truth and character. On the other hand, the prediction is based on man’s ability…

I will start from the general definition of the terms and then get to your particular situation.The four terms you mention–vow, oath, swear, and pledge–are referring to three very different situations. Only three, because swear and oath go together. In the Bible, to swear is to make an oath and an oath is what someone swears. Consider these meanings:Oath, Swear: an oath is a solemn declaration, usually based on an appeal to God or to…

I have seen many people asking this question over and over again about going to Heaven with tattoos. Many people are asking to find out that if having tattoos can hinder them from coming to Christ. My answer is NO. Having tattoo does not hinder anyone from coming to Christ, because Christ did not give us restriction to those who can come to Him. Rev 22:17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let…

Would Jesus Oppose the Death Penalty? Reagan, David Scripture Passage: Matthew 5:17 While campaigning for the presidency, George W. Bush was interviewed by Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly pointed out that Bush had named Jesus Christ as his model political philosopher and suggested that this might be a contradiction with Bush’s own support of the death penalty. Bush replied, “I can’t justify the death penalty in terms of the New Testament. I’m going to justify it in…

Established On The Rock Pastor David Johnston Psalm 127:1-5 Read: Mt. 7:24-27 In Wisconsin there is a very unique house. It is called the “House on the Rock”. It was literally built upon a rock and the mountainside is incorporated into the design of the house. It is quite a thing to see. This morning I want to talk about building your house upon the Rock. Not just any rock, but upon the Rock of…

Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord?Pastor Tommy WensilGen. 18:14 The eighteenth chapter of Genesis is power packed. It begins with an angelic visit to the home of Abraham. Two of Abrahams visitors were obviously angels and the third was none other than the Lord Jesus himself– before Bethlehem (Gen. 18:33; 19:1). The visit was a confirmation and reassurance that Abraham was going to be a father (Gen. 17:15-19; 18:10-14). Isaac was to be the…