Tag Archives: easy-believism

What I Said At My Mom’s Memorial

When we are at a funeral or memorial, it causes us to think of our finite life; it causes us to think of Heaven and Hell. Is it real? Why? Why did Mom have to die? Why did she have to go through dementia before she died? The Bible says the wages of sin is […]

What To Say At My Memorial Service

At my funeral or memorial, don’t glorify me; I was not among the wonderful and I was not among the awesome. Remind people what a wretch I was and it was only God’s grace which brought out any good in me and gave me any hope of glory. Rom 7:24-8:2; Isa 2:11; 26:12 Remind the […]

The Violent Take The Gospel By Force

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. [Mat 11:12]. Some take this clause to mean violence against the kingdom of God. They get this from the word “suffered,” which can mean experiencing oppression, but it can also mean to […]

Robbing God Of His Glory In Salvation

But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. [John 1:12-13]. Some common terms we use in the Christian community are […]

John 2:23-3:3 Professing Faith Is Not Being Born Again

Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs that He was doing. But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was […]

Romans 1:8-17 – The Gospel is the Power of God

YOUR FAITH IS PROCLAIMED IN ALL THE WORLD After the Apostle Paul’s introduction, the first thing he wanted to tell them was he was thankful to God for them. “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you.” [v8 ESV]. So there was a purpose in corresponding with the church at Rome. […]

A Sidenote on the Crucifixion of Christ

In the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of John, Pilate asked the Jews whether he should crucify their king. The Jewish leaders, who, in chapter eight (Joh 8:33), denied their enslavement to Rome, now proclaimed, “We have no king but Caesar!” [v15]. In the account of Matthew, Pilate washed his hands of this innocent man’s […]

God is Not Willing any Should Perish

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Recently, a discussion came up among friends whether it is right to claim a deceased mutual friend is in heaven with Christ or not. Actually, I tried to bring up the discussion and my friends became upset or outraged with me. Our mutual friend recently passed away and maybe I brought the subject up too […]