'Jesus' Tagged Posts

'Jesus' Tagged Posts

The Necessity of Repentance

Is repentance necessary? It is strange and sad to think that many Christians do not view the doctrine of repentance as a necessary doctrine. They will be quick to say that it is ideal and even important, but it is not necessary. Others might say it is necessary, but they deny this by not teaching it or applying it. Why is it strange and sad? Regardless of what certain…

The Conduct of the Kingdom’s Citizens

After being introduced to the character of the Kingdom’s citizens in Matthew 5:1-12, we now are shown the conduct of the Kingdom’s citizens. The beatitudes are not intended to be lovely qualities privately held or discussed among believers – they are to be lived out in a corrupt and dark society. Matthew 5:17-7:12 contains the body of the Sermon on the…

Implications of the Deity of Christ

When it comes to the identity of Jesus there have been much debate and controversy throughout history. Even at the time of His earthly ministry there were many views and suggestions concerning who He was (Matt. 16:14). Debates have raged throughout the centuries and even today people continue to hold to various understandings and views. Who is Jesus Christ? The Scriptures…

Religion does not Save

Man-made religion is powerless to save sinners. It cannot provide forgiveness of sin, peace with God and eternal life. Yet so many people are enslaved to external religion. This is very sad! External religion strives to achieve spirituality by means of human effort. Whether it is church attendance, good works, spiritual disciplines – these are all works performed by…

The gospel in 1 Timothy 1:15

Photo credit: © genotar1 – Fotolia.com With this post we welcome our new pastor, Andrew Courtis, to the Hills Bible Church Blog. 1 Timothy 1:15 is right up there with John 3:16 as a great mini gospel text. It summarizes the grand truths of the gospel in a short memorable statement. Consider these simple (yet profound) words: “the saying is trustworthy and deserving…