A Journal for Bible Teachers

Principles of Faith

Principles of Faith

Faith is a basic foundation of the Christian life, without which it is impossible to please God or to receive anything from Him (Hebrews 11:6). A life of faith is needed because everything in our spiritual life comes from faith. Paul emphasized this truth in Galatians 2:20 where he testified, “I live by the faith of the Son of God.” Faith Defined Let us...

True Liberty, True Grace

True Liberty, True Grace

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. (Galatians 5:13) Liberty is dangerous. In fact, it can even destroy us! The human race is simply unable to handle unlimited freedom. When our first parents transgressed in Eden, God had no option but to quickly impose limits upon them because of a fallen nature....

Return to Your First Love

Return to Your First Love

The Church at Ephesus. One of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor during biblical times was the church at Ephesus. Ephesus was a port city situated at the mouth of the Cayster River, a very important city full of life and activity. At one time, its population was estimated at 250,000 people. It was a very busy area, and the church there was a very busy church. ...

Fruit Not Leaves

Fruit Not Leaves

In the gospel of John, Jesus teaches about “fruitbearing”. John 15:14: “I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me and I in...

Are You a Spectator or Participator?

Are You a Spectator or Participator?

As the television announcer welcomed the millions of people tuning into a crucial cricket match between England and India, a thought provoking question came to mind. Am I a spectator or a participator? Think about this! An audience of millions of people was preparing to be spectators to a game about to be played out by a mere twenty-two men. The Lord then...

The Restoration of the Backslider

The Restoration of the Backslider

Terrible consequences result when a Christian chooses to wander away from Jesus Christ and the pathway of life. In 1 Corinthians 10:11, Paul admonishes us to consider the history of Israel and the mistakes they made when they turned away from the Lord. “And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because...

Vessels of Honor

Vessels of Honor

“Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore, if a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:20-21 In these verses the Apostle Paul...

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