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Feb 2023 17 Feb 17, 2023

February 14th, 2023 Dr. Timothy Tennent Something special happened last Wednesday in the chapel of Asbury University chapel. The Lord began to move in the lives of a group of students. These embers have now been fanned into flame and there is clearly a definite move of God in our midst. We should not spend too much time looking for human causality, though there have been many praying earnestly for years for this. It is first, last and foremost a tribute to the grace of...Read More

Feb 2023 13 Feb 13, 2023

Much is being said these days about being baptized, not so much for the first time, but for the second, perhaps even the third. This isn’t an issue that should cause division among Christians, but I must say that I don’t see anything in Scripture that refers to more than one baptism in water. Perhaps what we all need isn’t so much to be baptized a second time but rather to renew the commitment that we made the first time we were immersed in water. Here...Read More

Feb 2023 9 Feb 9, 2023

I’m happy to announce that my entire verse-by-verse exposition of Romans is now available on the website. There are 65 sermon manuscripts for you to use. Click on Resources at the top of the home page, then click on Articles. Scroll down on the left side of the page until you see Romans (65). As is always the case with my material, you are free to copy and make use of these sermons in any way that you deem helpful to the body of Christ. Blessings! Sam...Read More

Feb 2023 7 Feb 7, 2023

Here is the link to my interview with Dennis Metzler on spiritual gifts. Enjoy!...Read More

Feb 2023 6 Feb 6, 2023

We need to give serious thought to our confession of God as Triune. You may not be aware of this, but there are some who profess to be orthodox evangelicals who deny the Trinity. They don’t simply lack knowledge of orthodox Trinitarianism. This isn’t a case of someone who simply confesses that they do not understand how there can be only one God who exists eternally as three co-equal persons. They hold to what has been called “Oneness” doctrine. T...Read More

Feb 2023 1 Feb 1, 2023

This is a question I’m often asked, and the simple answer is Yes! But here is a more in-depth response from Richard Baxter in his book, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest. “Some people ask if we will know each other in heaven. Surely no knowledge will cease except that which implies our imperfection, and what imperfection can this imply? No, our present knowledge will be increased beyond belief. It will indeed be put away but only as the light of the candle ...Read More

Jan 2023 30 Jan 30, 2023

Oh, to be free from all sin! Will it ever happen? Yes, in heaven. Take in the words of Richard Baxter: “Therefore, Christian, never fear this: once you are in heaven, you will sin no more. Is this not glad news to you who have prayed, watched, and labored against sin for so long? I know if you had the choice, you would choose to be freed from sin rather than be made heir of all the world. Well, wait until then, and you will have your desire. That hard heart, those...Read More

Jan 2023 25 Jan 25, 2023

In a previous article I spoke about what it means to live “under grace” in the sense in which Paul used the phrase in Romans 6:14. But what does it mean to live “under law”? Perhaps a story from church history will provide an answer to our question. This is a story about an exceedingly odd Christian man. He is known to history as St. Simeon the Stylite. Simeon was born in 390 a.d. and died in 459. At the age of 13 he heard a sermon on the Beatitu...Read More

Jan 2023 23 Jan 23, 2023

One of the more encouraging statements in Paul’s letter to the Romans is found in chapter six. There the apostle says this of born-again believers in Jesus: “For sin shall have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace” (Rom. 6:14). There is much to ponder in this verse, but I want to focus on the final phrase: “under grace.” What does it mean to live “under grace”? I suspect that more than a few of you, ...Read More

Jan 2023 16 Jan 16, 2023

MICHAEL MCCLYMOND [I am hearing more and more these days of professing Christians embracing the notion of universal salvation, the belief that ultimately all mankind, both believers and unbelievers, will be reconciled to God. Michael McClymond, who wrote the superb two-volume refutation of universalism, The Devil’s Redemption, poses a dozen questions for anyone who is tempted by this false doctrine.] No compassionate person delights in seeing other people suffer....Read More