Posts tagged with ‘gospel’

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What’s Your Method?

by Jim Wallace

What’s Your Method?  Did Jesus really command us to preach the Gospel to all creation?  Well, there it is, in Mark 16:15:  “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” At first glance, it seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?  What difference is the Gospel going to […]

Springing a Leak

by Jim Wallace

Spring has sprung! That means most of the grass in my lawn has turned green. But there are always significant patches of yellow and brown, either because my automatic sprinklers aren’t reaching all the areas they’re supposed to, or it’s been a really hard winter. So, every year about this time, I pull the old […]

Why We Need to Fear the Lord

by Jim Wallace

Jesus’ brief rebuke of two of his closest disciples, James and John, ought to make us pause and consider our own spiritual lives and ambitions.  “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them” (Luke 9:55-56a). The […]

Fear—Not Always a Bad Thing

by Jim Wallace

The unthinkable has happened. One hundred million Americans are on lockdown—ordered to stay home.  Fifty-five million American school children are at home—as states have cancelled classes for who knows how long.  Non-essential businesses are shuttered everywhere.  All mass gatherings have been cancelled or postponed—even, God forbid, sporting spectaculars such as March Madness and the 2020 […]

Not a New Thing . . .

by Jim Wallace

It was what has now become another typical Sunday night on American Idol. What had once been a night when American families would gather to enjoy good, wholesome TV, where right was right and wrong was wrong and there was rarely any confusion between the two, has now become an insult to and an assault […]

Redeeming the Time . . .

by Jim Wallace

Suddenly, we Americans, in an unprecedented fashion, have been given an unexpected treasure that we have often complained we rarely have enough of—free time. How often have we complained that we simply don’t have enough time?  How often do we excuse ourselves from things we would otherwise like to do because of a lack of […]

No Greater Love . . .

by Jim Wallace

I watched Sunday night as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, was interviewed by CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell.  The White House had just issued a Coronavirus Advisory urging Americans not to attend group meetings consisting of more than 50 people—a number that was lowered to 10 by Monday afternoon. O’Donnell asked Dr. […]

Which Church Should I Choose?

by Jim Taylor

Maybe for one reason or another you’re interested in going to a church for the first time, or returning to church and seeking a relationship with God after perhaps having been away from church for a long time. You’re wondering, “What the difference between the different kinds of churches?  Should I attend a Roman Catholic […]

Does “Asking Jesus Into Your Heart” Save? Part 4

by Jim Wallace

So, given that there are many who claim to believe in Christ and yet demonstrate no evidence or fruit that they are saved, just exactly what is the Bible talking about when it talks about believing in Jesus in such a way that it saves? Perhaps the clue is found in the book of James.  […]

Does Inviting Jesus Into Your Heart Save? Part 3

by Jim Wallace

If inviting Jesus into your heart is not the phraseology or formula which Jesus, the Apostles, or the Bible used as the means to getting a person saved, then what is?  This is the question that is at the heart of the issue. Exactly what must a person do to be saved? There is at […]