Ocean City Bible Conference Apr19

Ocean City Bible Con...

The Ocean City Bible Conference is Moe’s favorite annual family conference. It takes place each September in Ocean City, New Jersey. It is a ministry of Ocean City Baptist Church and takes place at its facilities in downtown Ocean City. It’s one great conference that suits the family well.

Proverbs 17:19-21 Aug29

Proverbs 17:19-21

Remember, the fool is the one who has said in his heart “there is no God.” The one who thinks and lives like this, is the most dangerous man in the world. Let history testify to the wicked debacles of religious men gone mad and perverting Christ to seek earthly riches. It is a grotesque picture.

Gadsby’s Questions for Law Men Aug28

Gadsby’s Questions f...

John Calvin set out three uses for the law of Moses. In particular, in his third use, Calvin alleged that the law is the believer’s perfect rule of life, a whip to beat him into sanctification. According to the Reformer, the believer needs this whip because he is a lazy ass.

Galatians 1:6-10 Aug28

Galatians 1:6-10

The message is not, “Do your best.” It is “He, by one offering, has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14) The gospel of “DO” may be pleasing to the ego of prideful, self-righteous men, but it can never save.

The Bible: God’s Power Aug27

The Bible: God’s Pow...

Joshua had a heart for God. He was a man of faith, who lived according to God’s word. It was important that he was, because he not only had to lead a people group of wilderness nomads to conquer the land God promised, but he also had to follow a great leader.

The Doctrine of Adoption (1) Aug26

The Doctrine of Adop...

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

The Dog that Yelped Aug25

The Dog that Yelped

We have all been in the hot seat when a faithful preacher exposes our sins. We have all squirmed inwardly as the Spirit of God takes His preached Word and puts his finger on something in our life. It is at that point we are about to show ourselves. We can say, like David when Nathan exposed his sin, “O Lord, I have sinned! Forgive me! ” Or, like Saul when Samuel exposed his sin, we can just yelp.

Proverbs 17:8 Aug24

Proverbs 17:8

We never need to coax blessing from a freely blessing God. That doesn’t mean we do not make our desires and petitions known – but rather that in making them known, we come with hearts fully assured of His love toward us, and His delight in us, and His willingness to bless us above all that we ask or think – because we are already in Christ!

Stephanus: Devoted to Ministry Aug23

Stephanus: Devoted t...

It should not be surprising to us that God has ordered teaching via singing in the church. Good lyrics can often have a punch that is able in few words to capture volumes of thought. And as a memory device, poetry is nearly unsurpassed.

Galatians 1:1-5 Aug22

Galatians 1:1-5

Think about it, all you into whose minds God has shone the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. Gaze upon the beauty of Him, all you whose eyes have been opened to behold the one and only Savior. Rejoice in the wonder of this salvation, all you whose heart of stone has been plucked from your breast and replaced with a heart of flesh that is alive to God.

The Bible: God’s Holy Presence Aug21

The Bible: God’s Hol...

The word “holy” can have different meanings to different people. For example, here is my journey in regard to this word. When I was young, though I went to church constantly, I had little idea of what holy meant. Perhaps if you had asked me, I would have said “scary”, because I had the wrong kind of fear of God.