Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

10 Things You Obtain Immediately upon Believing in Jesus

10 Things You Obtain Immediately upon Believing in Jesus

Whether you’ve received the Lord Jesus five days ago or fifty years ago there is still much more for you to experience and enjoy! By believing in Jesus Christ you’ve obtained an inexhaustible treasure that awaits your discovery and experience. It’s somewhat like buying a new electronic device. It’s rightfully yours. But, you might not yet know even half of […]

How Spacious is Your Christ?

How spacious is your Christ?

“How spacious is your Christ?” Does this sound like a strange question? It shouldn’t…if we’re enlightened to see God’s desire from His word. God wants Christ to be everything to us. But unfortunately, many believers today have only a limited appreciation for Christ’s vast dimensions. That’s why the apostle Paul prayed for our strengthening. In Ephesians 3:18-19 he prayed that we, “May be […]

Have You Seen the Central Vision in the Bible?

Have You Seen the Central Vision in the Bible?

Reading and studying the Bible can render you tremendous benefits. It can surely change your life. But it depends on your focus. In fact, it can be difficult to sustain a Bible reading habit if you don’t know and appreciate God’s hidden purpose within it. It is true that what you’ll get from your Bible reading can vary greatly depending on how you come […]

Are You a Normal Believer, Coming and Going?

Are You a Normal Believer, Coming and Going?

I can still remember sitting behind the backstop on the athletic field at my  junior high school.  It was an ordinary lunch time and I was there talking with my friend Scott. I had just gotten up the courage to share the gospel with him for the first time using a gospel booklet. I don’t think […]

Why You Need to Know the Fifth Gospel, Paul’s Gospel

Have you heard of the fifth gospel, Paul's gospel?

If you’re a believer in Christ, you’ve probably read or heard of the four gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are the first four books of the New Testament. But have you ever heard that there is a fifth gospel–Paul’s gospel? It’s not something new. It is already in your Bible. It is especially found in the book […]

What is the kingdom of God?

What is the kingdom of God?

If you’ve ever read the New Testament, you might have come across the expression—”the kingdom of God.” God’s kingdom is hard to overlook because the gospels begin with it. For example, Mark 1:14-15 says, And after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn […]

Why You Should Sing the Word of God Daily

Sing the Word of God

Would you like to upgrade the joy in your Christian life?  One simple way is to sing the word of God. That’s what the psalmists did. They sang the Word of God…with incredible benefits. Read Psalm 119. By their singing the Word, the psalmists’ testified how God’s word enlivened them (vv. 25, 50). It strengthened them (v. 28). It […]

What is Redemption? How is Salvation Different?

What is redemption and how is salvation different?

Redemption refers to the price that you have to pay to get back what is yours, but has been lost. Years ago you could take soda bottles back to the grocery store and they’d give you the “redemption value” right on the spot. If your car ever got impounded for being left in the wrong […]

The Principle of Life or the Principle of Right and Wrong—Which Do You Live By?

Which Principle Do You Live By— The Principle of Life or the Principle of Right and Wrong?

Have you discovered the two principles to live by–the principle of life or the principle of right and wrong? Here is my personal story… When I was a child, I was always taught to be good, to do the right thing–never to lie or  steal and to always clear up my wrong doings. I do thank […]

12 Great Matters We’d Miss If There Were No Resurrection

12 great matters we'd miss if there were no resurrection

  “No resurrection of the dead?!”   This was one of the most damaging and destructive heretical sayings circulating among the Corinthian believers at the time the apostle Paul wrote his first epistle to them (around A.D. 59). In confronting the saying of no resurrection, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-14, 12 But if Christ is […]