Exploring the Bible

When You Fail, Remember This (1 John)

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.”  (I John 2:1-2).            …

Why We Fight (James)

            This morning, in our study through the New Testament, we come to the book of James, and James is filled with so much good stuff that I found it difficult to narrow my lesson down to just one topic.  I could easily preach 20 different sermons from the book of James because James is…

Reviving a Tired Church (Hebrews)

            About thirty years ago, Sueanne and I spent a couple of weeks in Scotland.  On that trip, we saw a lot of huge cathedrals.  Those cathedrals are among the most beautiful buildings in the world.  If you were to build one today, it would cost millions and millions of dollars.              But, to me,…

Shame on You! (2 Timothy)

You’ve probably noticed that things have changed a lot in this country over the past couple hundred years.  One of the things that has changed is how we punish people when they commit a crime.  My guess is that it’s probably been quite a while since you’ve seen someone punished in stocks or pillories like…

A Word to the Rich (1 Timothy)

            One of the things that Sueanne and I tried to teach our children as they were growing up was the value of money.  I’m not sure at what age it happens, but somewhere along the line, children begin to take on the consumer mentality of our culture.  I’m sure all of you parents have…