Category Archives: Grace

No, We Don’t Preach “Easy Believism”

Baptists frequently get labeled with the accusation that we preach “easy believism.”  People say, “C’mon, there must be more to getting saved than praying a simple prayer in which you ask Jesus to be your Savior.” My response to that … Continue reading

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The Desires of Your Heart

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, N.K.J.V.) One popular interpretation of this verse contends that we shouldn’t take David’s words so simply and so literally. According to this … Continue reading

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Your Prayers Don’t Have to Be Perfect

Acts 12:1-19 records the story of Peter’s prison break. The story begins with Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great, having Peter arrested and incarcerated in a Roman prison in Jerusalem. Herod is feeling his oats because he … Continue reading

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The Lord Our Provider

Series: “The Names of God” (post #2) Most Bible readers know the story of God testing Abraham by asking him to offer up his son Isaac as a burnt offering (Genesis 22:1-19). What isn’t so well known is that the … Continue reading

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A Weekly Reminder

The April 16, 1990 edition of People magazine featured the story of a young man who was in the midst of paying off an interesting sentence for drunk driving. Eight years earlier his drinking and driving had resulted in the death of … Continue reading

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Holiness, Mercy, Grace, & Wrath

God is a God of perfect holiness. Each human being is a sinner. Herein lies the problem. Fortunately for us, God is also a God of love. And it is out of this love that He extends mercy to each … Continue reading

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“This Is Good!”

A king in Africa had a close friend who had a habit of looking at any situation and proclaiming, “This is good!” One day, as the two were hunting, the friend had the job of loading the king’s gun. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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