What is Baptism by Fire?

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 Fire is used to describe some integral elements of Christianity in the Bible: Baptism, God, communion,Continue reading “What is Baptism by Fire?”

The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible

They did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love… Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalms 106:7-8 Do you feel like it’s hard to remember important things? Do you keep getting distracted from positive goals that you have? Can you recall the last sermon youContinue reading “The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible”

Are You Vulnerable to Evil?

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. -Proverbs 25:28 The world is a dangerous place. There are diseases, corrupt politicians, false teachers, murderers, liars, pain, addiction, and fear. How can Jesus expect us to navigate such a broken world? Aren’t we vulnerable to all of these terrible things?Continue reading “Are You Vulnerable to Evil?”

Working Remote in the Bible

Found yourself working remote lately, or alone, or isolated? These aren’t new experiences in humanity. The good news is that this means we have positive examples to look to in scripture, and God has a purpose for our remote work, loneliness, or isolation. When You’re Really Alone Working remote for many people means that they’llContinue reading “Working Remote in the Bible”

The Impartiality of God

Today we turn to how God doesn’t treat his people different from others. This message is simple, but will illustrate how God loves everyone and has his eyes on all nations, wanting everyone to be saved. We’ll use the Jews in the old testament as an example of this, among other powerful scripture. This smallContinue reading “The Impartiality of God”

The bare minimum for Salvation

How do we know we’re saved? What do we have to do? There’s a lot of opinions on what it takes to receive salvation, so today we’re throwing that all out and instead looking at what examples are in the Bible. This will serve as a message to us for encouragement, because people like toContinue reading “The bare minimum for Salvation”