Why Are There So Many Churches?

Contemporary religious scholars and historians estimate that there are approximately 38,000 denominations in the world today. Have you ever wondered if the true church still exists today? Does it really matter to which church I belong? If the true church does exist, how can I find it? Learn about the fascinating history of the first… Read more »

Are the Jews God’s Chosen People Today?

Did you know in the Old Testament the Jews were God’s chosen people, a special nation set apart to follow the Law of Moses? What about today, under the Law of Christ, are the Jews still God’s chosen people? Can anyone become a chosen child of God today? Don Blackwell will look into God’s Word… Read more »

PROVERBS 22:6 RE-EXAMINED: Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

Today’s post is part four of our “Re-Examined Series,” in which we are taking a look at some well-known passages that may not mean what we’ve tried to make the mean over the years. Today we will re-examine Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old… Read more »

Does Baptism Really Save You?

Does baptism really save you? Is it necessary? Can a person become a Christian without being baptized? Is baptism just something you do after you are saved? These are some the questions answered in this video.

Are We Saved by Faith Alone?

As this is a very well-known and oft-used phrase, let’s pretend someone asked me, “Wes, do you believe a person is saved by faith alone?” I actually would not answer with either a “yes” or a “no” answer. Here is how I would answer the question of whether or not we are saved by faith… Read more »

Love Your Neighbor More Than a Monument

Most of you are probably aware of the horrible recent events in Charlottesville, VA. Thirty-seven people were violently injured and one young woman lost her life. It all started with a group protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. There are obviously many racist hate groups who want to see monuments like these… Read more »

The Bible: Written to be Understood

How do you start reading the Bible? Can it be understood? The Bible can be a complex or intimidating book to begin reading. It contains 66 volumes composed of history, prophecy, prose and poetry.  Learn how to read the Bible by understanding how each section is written and you can study through the Bible. Join… Read more »

How to Begin Reading the Bible

Getting started reading the Bible can be intimidating. Where do you begin? How do you start? The Bible contains an amazing variety of historical figures and accounts: kings and queens, angels and demons, the righteous and wicked, great battles, assassination plots, rags to riches stories, and accounts of war and peace. A good way to… Read more »

Why Don’t We All Understand the Bible Alike?

How can everyone read the same Bible and come to different conclusions about what it means? If we’re all reading the same book, why don’t we all believe and practice the same things? Here are some thoughts about why we don’t all understand the Bible alike. Not the Reason First of all, you need to… Read more »

  • Praying is like talking to God

    Praying is really nothing more than talking to God

    3 Ways to Make Your Prayer Life More Biblical Praying is really nothing more than talking to God. Sometimes a prayer, in a moment of desperation, might be as simple as, “Oh God, help me!” Unfortunately, some Christians are so afraid of praying incorrectly, they don’t pray at all; a child need not feel that… Read more »

  • When horrible things happen…

    4 Things Christians Should Do When Tragedies Occur When a crazed gunman shoots children at an elementary school, protestors are rioting in the streets, a hurricane destroys a city, or terrorists detonate bombs and shoot innocent people, people are quick to take to social media. The things they post range from sympathetic to absurdly inappropriate…. Read more »

  • 5 Things I Can’t Find In My Bible

    The Bible is perfect and its Author is perfect. God’s Word is truth (John 17:17) and is our all-sufficient guide (2 Tim. 3:16-17). While there are some things that are difficult to understand (cf. 2 Pet. 3:16), the Bible is clear and understandable. We make a mistake, however, when we believe something the Bible does not teach…. Read more »

  • What does the Bible say about OMG?

    I was sitting at a sporting event, when the lovely, Christian lady beside me shouted, “Oh, my God!” as her child made a mistake. I cringed inside. And then I wondered, “does she know?” Does she know that the Bible tells us not to use God’s name in vain? And honestly, this is not unusual…. Read more »

  • 5 Things You will Do If You Really Want to Grow as a Christian

    I want to be brutally honest about myself. I constantly say I want to be a better disciple, a better husband, a better father, a better preacher, etc. but I don’t always do the things that are necessary to experience the growth I claim I want to see in my life. An athlete can say,… Read more »

  • One Reason You Are Bored with the Bible

    Can I be totally honest with you? There have been times in my adult life when I have found reading the Bible…boring. At times I’ve watched Netflix or scrolled mindlessly through social media because I found these things more enjoyable than Bible study. I probably would have never admitted out loud that I was bored… Read more »

  • How to Read the New Testament Like It’s Meant to be Read

    Before you read a book – or a collection of books like the New Testament – you ought to have a sense of what you’re reading. If you’re reading a novel, you should know that. If you’re reading a historical biography, you should know that. In the case of the New Testament, I’m afraid many… Read more »