Anybody who grew up in any kind of church setting has probably heard hundreds of testimonies. A testimony is the account a person relates of how he or she became a believer. Recently, I was with a group of missionaries, and we were all asked to give our own personal testimony. If you are like me, you have experienced that these times of sharing follow a
Question What is the law of liberty? Answer Thanks so much for your question. As you know, the phrase “law of liberty” is found in James 1:25 and 2:12. The key to understanding what it means is found in the context immediately before its first occurrence (1:25). James has just spoken of the new birth (1:18) and then
I have a confession to make. Sometimes it is difficult for me to determine how to apply a passage in the OT to my life. I know that all Scriptures are profitable (2 Tim 3:16), but when I try to ask what certain passages addressed to the nation of Israel have to do with the
By Ken Yates In Romans 6–8, Paul has a lengthy discussion on the Christian life. The believer can walk by the flesh (in his own power) or by the Spirit. The former results in the wrath of God and the deadly consequences of sin. The latter results in life and peace. Paul compares the way
By Ken Yates Recently, my daughter Kathryn and I traveled to Zambia to teach at a Bible college. We taught two classes: one on the Book of Romans, and one on the doctrine of salvation. We had a total of 45 students who all spoke and understood English. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and
We are all familiar with Paul’s warning to Timothy that the time would come when the believers Timothy is serving will want their ears tickled (2 Tim 4:3). In other words, they will want to be told what they want to hear. We are all prone to that problem. We don’t like it when the Word of God
From July 11-25 my daughter Kathryn and I were in Zambia to teach the doctrine of Salvation and the book of Romans to two classes at a Bible college. We had a total of 45 students in the two classes. At the same time, at the school medical clinic, two visiting doctors from the US were performing cataract
In Romans 6–8, Paul has a lengthy discussion on the Christian life. The believer can walk by the flesh (in his own power) or by the Spirit. The former results in the wrath of God and the deadly consequences of sin. The latter results in life and peace. Paul compares the way a believer lives to slavery.
I attended a military college after high school. The freshman year introduced us to military life and placed upon us many rules that a civilian would consider strange. For example, if an upperclassman asked you “why” you were doing something, the answer was always, “no excuse, sir!” It didn’t matter if you had a valid excuse.
When I was an army chaplain, there were many who pushed for ecumenical understanding. This meant that doctrinal differences should not keep us from working and ministering together. We should not let denominational differences keep us from doing the work of the Lord. Sometimes Mark 9:40 was used to support this notion. Jesus is talking