Reading Isaiah: Chapters 1-2

As the book of Isaiah begins, it is clear that the people of Judah are under the condemnation of God. They had been rebellious against God, rejecting His instructions for them. They were continuing to offer some sacrifice to Him, but they were not truly serving Him. Consider the description given through Isaiah of these […]

“But My Church Teaches…”

Many Bible studies end in disagreement, with one participant declaring: “I see what you are saying, but my church teaches…” I have heard such declarations when it comes to obedience, roles in the church, work of the church, and many other topics. In such cases, the church is set forth as a source of authority. […]

Jesus Is My Lord!

In today’s world of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), it is easy to have a shallow faith. Every day we read posts from various people declaring their faith in Christ through attractive slogans, pictures with catchy captions, and quoted verses often without any context. Unfortunately, for many people this type of superficial faith is […]

Being Dedicated…

We often talk about being dedicated to God. But when it comes down to application, how often are we truly dedicated to Him?  Far too often, our dedication is limited by our own weaknesses. We allow the world to dictate what is classified as “dedication” and then only hold ourselves accountable to that standard. For […]

One Church Is As Good As Another

A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to visit a gospel meeting and hear Paul Casebolt present a lesson on the church.  He made a point in the sermon in a way I had never really thought of before.  It made me think about how many people approach the task of “picking a […]

It’s Easter! Let’s All Go To Church…

Tomorrow is a day in which millions of Americans will go to houses of worship.  Many of those same people will not set foot in an assembly hall for the rest of the year.  But, because it is Easter Sunday, they will dress in their best clothes and head out to fulfill their yearly obligation […]