David Hall
This just in: the Bible answers the question about how converts in hostile countries are to bear witness to Christ: Publicly. That, at least, is what Jesus said in the first Gospel.Continue reading.
David Hall
While only the written Word of God is perfect and free from errors, still God has ordained the preaching of his Word, i. e., the careful explanation of its meaning with application to your lives, as one of the central activities for Christians in all ages and in all countries.Continue reading.
David Hall
Let's conclude our study of temptation by observing how Jesus teaches us to repel temptation. Already we have seen that God's Spirit allows temptation to occur; we have also seen Satan's appeal: to use physical power to meet our needs. However, as Jesus' temptation shows us in...Continue reading.
David Hall
God is gracious in providing a practical manual for dealing with temptation early in the first Gospel. Every believer can benefit from seeing how our Lord dealt with temptation.Continue reading.
David Hall
Here's the situation. You are away on a business trip; you are lonely and want some company. And, it is far too easy to locate such company just down the corner. So you go to your room, thinking yourself noble to have resisted temptation. Then you turn on the TV, and the movies on only serve...Continue reading.
David Hall
Read Mt 3:11-17 Baptism can be a confusing topic. This symbol, however, is so important that God the Father had God the Son baptized. Thankfully, he also provides clear information on baptism's import...Continue reading.
David Hall
As we continue to explore the vital importance of repentance in the Christian life, we should observe that the word is a command. It is not up for debate. John did not even know these people well; nor had he earned the 'right to be heard,' yet he issues a command nonetheless. He did not...Continue reading.
David Hall
Repentance is a medicine that we need in regular dosage. That sounds rather bracing, I know. But think about it. Most of us view repentance as something which is unusual or over-and-done-with at conversion. Repentance is viewed as uncommon and not the norm for most Christians. In fact for many, we...Continue reading.
David Hall
Sometimes in conversation, we find ourselves talking about a great person, and after extolling his/her virtue, it is pointed out that this great person has remarkable humility or compassion to supplement his greatness. The compliment will then be added: "That's just the kind of person he...Continue reading.
David Hall
If you were God and you were sending your Son into the world to save the world . . . into what kind of family would you send your chosen Son? Some might expect God to have selected a dazzling father, perhaps a noteworthy religious or civic leader. You might expect the Messiah to be sent to a family...Continue reading.

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