Category Archives: Obedience

Show Me Your Faith

by William J. Stewart | James 2:18 The doctrine of salvation by faith alone is exceptionally common in today’s religious world. One modern day proponent of the doctrine has admitted James 2:14-26 “…definitely seems to cause serious problems for the … Continue reading

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The Process Of Revival

by William J. Stewart Last week, looking at the words of Isaiah the prophet as recorded in Isaiah 1:10-15, we saw through the example of Israel that wickedness among God’s people will: Remind the Lord of Sodom and Gomorrah (v … Continue reading

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The Need For Revival

by William J. Stewart The apostle Paul, after using Israel as an example, wrote to the Corinthians, “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Cor 10:12). Sadly, sometimes we get too comfortable with the idea … Continue reading

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“Shine before men,” but “not to be seen by them”

by William J. Stewart In His teaching from the sermon on the mount, among other things, Jesus addressed our conduct before men. At first glance, the two statements which are in our article title today might appear to be opposed … Continue reading

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What About the Thief on the Cross?

by Keith Sharp When faced with a Bible passage that plainly teaches the necessity of water baptism for salvation, many of our friends protest, “But what about the thief on the cross? He was saved forty feet above the high … Continue reading

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Keeping the Christ in Christianity

by William J. Stewart A common maxim postulated by some this time of year is the need to keep the Christ in Christmas. Such vehemently affirm Jesus was born on December 25; and He is the reason for the season. … Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

by William J. Stewart Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. … he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers… (Malachi 3:1; 4:6) Approximately 400 years before … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Not Sin?

by William J. Stewart In 2 Corinthians 5:21, the apostle Paul refers to Jesus as “Him who knew no sin.” The apostle John concurs, saying “in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5). Jesus lived thirty-some years on this … Continue reading

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Temptation (2 of 2)

William J. Stewart It is a fairly common thing for professional sports teams to carefully watch video of their opponents. They watch to learn patterns, to decipher the other team’s playbook or game plan. If you know what your opponent is … Continue reading

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Temptation (1 of 2)

William J. Stewart At the end of Genesis 25, Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob. He had come from the field weary and hungry, and set a greater value on a bowl of stew than on the privilege that … Continue reading

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