Understanding the Bible

Only His Armor Will Do

 Bert Lewis, faithful and gifted writer for Live and Proclaim Ministries sent this article in late June.  It was to be the ministry website article for July.  A  long list of unexpected responsibilities, commitments, travel, and other issues developed  in July so I suspended posting on Live and Proclaim until August.  God knew the perfect timing for this article.  During the last … Read More

Are You in the Faith?

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless you fail to meet the test” (2 Corinthians 13:5) The Corinthian church was a challenging one for the apostle Paul. Some in the Corinthian church mistook his teaching … Read More

Nothing But The Blood

As Easter approaches, I am reminded that there are people and even some churches that deny or downplay the necessity of a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin. There seems to be an increasing tendency to deny the necessity of the cross for salvation. I suppose if we could, we might choose another way; … Read More

Running From and Running To

“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace…” (2 Timothy 2:22)   When Timothy read the letters Paul wrote to him, do you think ever asked himself, “Doesn’t he think I know that”? After almost twenty years of ministering together, one would think Paul wouldn’t need to repeat to Timothy instruction that should … Read More

Holiness Pursued

“Train yourself for godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7) “No one can attain any degree of holiness without God working in his life, but just as surely no one will attain it without effort on his own part.” In his book, The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges uses an illustration of a farmer to support this quote. … Read More

Before The Day

“In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3 NIV) Psalm 5 is considered a lament. The primary function of a lament is to ask the Lord for help in a troubling situation. King David had many situations that troubled … Read More