Spurgeon: "Why Christ Offends People"

...Christ lays the axe at the root of the tree; he tells them that these things must be given up... “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33) …Among the present assembly there are some who…

Prayer: A Brand Mark of the Early Church

Prayer was a distinguishing brand mark of the early church... The early church bore three distinguishing brand marks: Prayer Public evangelism Strong doctrine It seems many churches today have one of these three, but rarely all three. The first distinguishing mark is prayer. “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the…

10 New Testament Protests Against Art & Drama Depicting Christ’ Passion

Every year during Spring, the world is flooded with art and drama depicting Christ’ passion. Everyone from Roman Catholics to some Baptists jump on the bandwagon. Here’s why it's wrong, according to the New Testament… 1. Faith comes by hearing the preached Word of God, not by art or drama. “So then faith cometh…

Rolfe Barnard: "Christ Desires to be Recognized as Lord"

You will never know Jesus Christ as Saviour to keep you out of Hell and take you to Heaven, apart from absolute surrender and submission to Him as the absolute Lord of your life… The following is part 3 from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, “The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again.” For to…

Rolfe Barnard: "Christ Deserves to be Lord Over All"

It is not a question of whether you will bow to Christ — it is a question of when. The following is part 2 from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, “The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again.” For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of…