Conviction vs. Preference in Church Matters

Way of Life Literature Another key to fruitful church membership is to understand the difference between conviction and preference. Conviction is based upon a clear teaching of God’s Word. Preference is not. Preference is a personal opinion. A Christian can have preferences on all sorts of church matters, but he is not at liberty to … More Conviction vs. Preference in Church Matters

In God We Trust?

There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of their back porch. He then went down, stood on the lawn, and encouraged the child to jump into his arms. “I’ll catch you,” the father said confidently. After a lot of coaxing, the little … More In God We Trust?

Faith and Discernment

Here is a 13 part series “Faith and Discernment” from GTY Blog Faith Minus Reason Equals Irrational Unbelief A Conscience Captive to God’s Word Divisiveness vs. Discernment (especially appropriate in today’s world) Discerning Leaders Discerning Judgment Discerning Correction Discerning Self-Evaluation Discernment and the Sufficiency of Scripture Discernment and Loving the Truth Discernment and Opposing Evil … More Faith and Discernment

Keeping the Faith

Here is a 13 part series, first published in June 2018, from John MacArthur’s Grace to You Ministries entitled Keeping the Faith. Note some of the words used in the titles Judge, Discrimination, Humility, Discern are those likely on the hit list of “bad” words for the woke culture of today. Yet the bible says … More Keeping the Faith

Devotional Thought for Today- 06/09/2021

Philippians 1 CONTEXT: Chapter 1 includes a brief introduction (Philippians 1:1–2) followed by three key sections. First, Paul gives thanks and prayer on behalf of the Philippian Christians (Philippians 1:3–11). Second, he focuses on the expansion of the gospel (Philippians 1:12–18). Third, he emphasizes that, for the believer, to live is Christ and to die … More Devotional Thought for Today- 06/09/2021