Bible Proofs Part 2– Food Laws

In my previous post, we covered the ancient world’s view of medical science, and compared that to the Bible. What we discovered is that the Bible avoids the gross errors that are contained in every other culture at the time. Not only that, but the Bible also contains correct information regarding things like quarantine, soap, […]

Bible Proofs Part 1 – Medical Science

Recently I taught a class on one of the most convincing ways to prove that the Bible is from God. Basically, we look at several areas of study, such as medicine, astronomy, or geology and we compare contemporary secular and religious writings. We look at the common errors that are in each of these types […]

Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities

Physical Blessings, Spiritual Responsibilities Luke Griffin We are surrounded by talk of double dip recession, unemployment, and world-wide economic difficulties. Sometimes it is easy to forget just how blessed we really are. America is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. We should stop and think about the things we often take for […]

My Dad

I want to be a little more personal than usual with this post. Today, 11 years ago, my dad passed away. It doesn’t seem that long, but there it is. My feelings are like those described in Two Years Before the Mast when they lost a sailor: “It is like losing a limb…You miss his […]

The Gospel in Two Cities – Same Name, Different Reactions

Antioch, Two Cities – Two Reactions to the Gospel During Paul’s missionary journeys, the people in two cities with the same name, Antioch, had very different reactions to the Gospel. Antioch of Pisidia, the smaller city, was located northeast of Ephesus in what is now modern day Turkey. In the first century, it was part […]

7 Best Selling Books of All Time – Carrying the Message

I love books. I like their feel, their smell, their history…everything about them. They seem new and nostalgic all at once. They carry on ideas long after each of us is gone, and it is this method that my Lord used to carry His message of salvation to the world; through the book. Let’s take […]

Mental Anguish of Jesus – More Meditations on the Lord’s Supper

A few years ago I was studying the crucifixion. I went through, in detail, and tried to reconstruct the full timeline so I could more fully appreciate all that Jesus suffered for my sin. At the same time, I was working on the coin lessons for PTP, and was digging into Herod the Great’s family […]

The Truth About – Worship and Attendance

Don Blackwell, my good friend and fellow worker for the Lord, has given me permission to post the following video from his “Truth About” series. The text below may differ slightly from the video, but the main points and text are there. I encourage you to watch this video, and adapt the transcript for teaching […]

3 Areas Where Leaders Should Be Enthusiastic

Wendell Winkler preached this sermon several years ago, and I think it is just excellent. At the end the recording trails off, but the portion that is here is valuable advice, not just for elders, but any leaders who are also members of the Lord’s church. I will embed the audio below, and then paste […]

ABCs of the Lord’s Supper

Recently I was listening to an old Wendell Winkler CD from PTP 2004. In the lesson, he gave several ideas for meditations on the Lord’s supper. One of his ideas was to take the ABCs and come up with a list of things that applied to the crucifixion from each letter. I remembered that I […]