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Can You Be Cleansed Of Sin?

Vernon Price tells the story about a young lady who lived a sordid, and sinful life. Drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality characterized her lifestyle.

However, one night in a church service, she was convicted of her sins and responded to the Lord’s invitation. As she grew as a Christian she became involved in ministry and teaching children’s Bible classes.

At some point, she caught the eye and the heart of the preacher’s son. As the relationship grew, they made plans to be married. That’s when some problems from her past surfaced. Continue reading

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Are We Saved By Faith Only?

“Faith in Christ is all that is needed for salvation,” wrote one of our readers in response to a recent post.

The doctrine of “faith only” is not a new theological idea. Issues surrounding faith and works have been debated for centuries.  And various religious groups give differering answers to the question, “What must I do to be saved?”

It is important, however,  for us to ask, “What does the Bible say?” Continue reading

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Great Bible Verses: Romans 6:3-4

Jack Cottrell was a professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian University from 1967 to 2015 and the author of numerous books. He often wrote regarding faith, grace and baptism.

Regarding salvation, Cottrell wrote, “Both faith and baptism are conditions for salvation, but faith is the means and baptism is the time.”

He then shared this illustration to make his point. Continue reading

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The Redemption Triangle

Last night Norma Jean and I attended a meeting at the Eastside Church of Christ in Denton, Texas, and heard a wonderful lesson from Tim Jennings, who reguarly preaches for the Spring Creek Church in Plano.

Tim’s message was from Acts 8-10, entitled “The Redemption Triangle.” Our readers will profit from his insightful thoughts from these chapters. Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

We are currently reading through the New Testament at the West Main church where I am presently preaching. Today’s reading is from Acts 2. It is a pivotal chapter in the Bible. If you haven’t read it lately, do so now.

In Acts 2 is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies from Isaiah 2 and a similar one in Micah 4. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Salvation

David Huss, an Ohio preacher, tells about the time he had a hospice chaplain call and ask, “Are you still looking for a car?

I said “Yes.” I asked him, “How much does the car cost?”

He said, “It’s free.”

I said, “Where are you? I”m coming as fast as I can!” Continue reading

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The Gospel in a Nutshell

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The Protestant reformer Martin Luther called it “the gospel in miniature.”

Biblical Commentator William Barclay wrote that it is “the very essence of the Gospel.”

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy stated, “This is the promise that bears hope for the hopeless.”

Gospel preacher, Robert Jackson, entitled it “The greatest sentence ever written.”  Continue reading

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