Category Archives: Salvation

A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Gospel in Galatians 1.11-24

Introduction to the Reading This message was preached at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Matthews, North Carolina in July 2008. For an audio version of this sermon click on this link supplied by Christ Covenant or look for this message and … Continue reading

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The Common People Heard Him Gladly

Isaiah 52.6-7; Mark 12.37 One of the reasons I seek to represent you and the Lord is by being involved in the life of the community. In this way, I get the opportunity to bring the Good News of Jesus … Continue reading

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Cramming

“But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30.6b ESV).   I met a doctor recently. I told him that we have so many fine physicians in our flock that if I ever had to call, “Is … Continue reading

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Praying at the Baptismal Font

This appeared originally as “Reflections on a Tuesday Meeting” in First Thoughts May 25, 2007, an email devotional that goes out to members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga. You, too, may sign up for these weekly devotionals by … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … Continue reading

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