ROMANS 8:18: The Glory that is to be Revealed

When Rome came to think that Christians were traitors of the State, she ruled over them in cruel and unmerciful repression. Says historian J. M. Roberts: “Many Christians in the capital [Rome] certainly perished horribly in the arena or were burned alive.” (Shorter History of the World) Of these Christian victims of Nero’s persecution, another report states: “Some were crucified, some were sewn up in the skins of animals and hunted down by dogs, some were covered with pitch and set alight to serve as living torches when darkness fell.”—New Testament History, by F. F. Bruce.

JOHN 18:38: “What Is Truth?”

John 18:38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth, and less than one percent being by conversion. Moreover, there is a great divide among... Continue Reading →

The Word of God Builds Faith

The very first Christians who were disciples of Christ had a bit of an advantage, as they traveled with Jesus, they heard and saw him. They were assured that he was the Messiah by the things they saw and heard, such as his healing the sick, opening blind eyes, raising the dead, Jesus himself being... Continue Reading →

How We Can Help to Meet the Needs of Others

As God’s servants, we are eager to help people with their spiritual needs. (Matt. 5:3) We seek to help them become aware of their need and then we offer biblical guidance and direction to satisfy it. Jesus commissioned his followers to make disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20) We devote much of our time, energy, and resources to carrying... Continue Reading →

Devote Yourself to the Reading of the Scriptures

1 Timothy 4:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Our taking in and applying accurate knowledge of God’s Word can lead to eternal life. (John 17:3) Therefore, all Christian should realize just how important it is to read, study, and apply... Continue Reading →

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