Where Does Our Righteousness Come From?

Where Does Our Righteousness Come From?

The Original Garment By the wedding garment in the parable is represented the pure, spotless character which Christ's true followers will possess. To the church it is given “that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white,” “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.”[1] The fine linen, says the Scripture, “is the righteousness of sa

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

2019 is now upon us. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already a thing of the past. When I was a teenager a much older person once told me, “The older you get, the quicker it seems that time passes.” I can definitely say, without a doubt that is true. So, let me ask you this question: In 2018 what significant things have you done . . . for God?

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

Introduction During my life, my parents would always tell me: “how many times have I told you...?!” These words would always follow me doing or saying something that I already knew I shouldn’t have done or said. My parents had trained and taught me the correct way, but I was a super knucklehead and didn’t pay attention, thinking I knew better—it ne

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

Work of the Spirit on the Heart A person may not be able to tell the exact time or place, or trace all the chain of circumstances in the process of conversion; but this does not prove him to be unconverted. Christ said to Nicodemus, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whit

“God Can’t Do That”

“God Can’t Do That”

It was one of those times when everything seems to go wrong at once. A broken relationship, dwindling bank balance, and dissatisfaction at work, among other things, left me wondering about my future and struggling with discouragement and anxiety. I would try to muster up my soul by reminding myself of encouraging quotes. “We have nothing to fear fo