How to be Saved from Deception

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. (1 Tim. 4:16) Why would the apostle Paul, who plainly taught that salvation is not by works (Eph. 2:8-9), tell Timothy that he...

Buy the Truth, and Sell it Not

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding; (Prov. 23:23)   The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise sayings that are inspired of God. The word “proverb” comes from two Latin words: pro (instead of) and verba (words). A...

Romans 6

This is a chapter from my upcoming book, Study Notes on Romans, which should be available this April.   This chapter begins the next main section of the epistle in which the apostle Paul teaches us about sanctification based on our identification with Christ....

The Local Church

  A church is an assembly of people called out for a specific purpose, the nature and purpose of which must be determined by the context. The words “church” and “churches” are found 114 times in the King James Bible. It always refers to a called-out assembly of...

Meditation

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. (Ps. 119:97)We often hear about the need to read and study the word of God, but rarely do we hear about the need to meditate upon it. If we read the word but fail to meditate upon it, we will not receive the...