Reading Time: 10 minutes By: Brad Moore
The ordinance of Baptism

What Does it Mean to Be Saved?

There are people to whom the idea of salvation in Christianity seems like a puzzling or even daunting concept. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in religious circles, but what does it actually mean? When someone says they’re “saved,” what exactly are they saved from? And more importantly, how does one get saved?

These are questions that countless individuals have grappled with, and the answers aren’t always clear. Some might think that being saved is about living a good life and doing enough positive things to outweigh the bad.

Reading Time: 16 minutes By: Brad Moore
The Presence of God seen in the clouds

Introduction

How many times have I heard it.  Someone commenting on an event or tragedy saying it “must have been God’s plan.”  Can we say that the loving God of the universe, sovereign in justice and judgement plans for individuals to experience misfortune and tragedy?  Does that make Him capricious?  If you are a Christian, you might find thinking or talking like this is a near heresy.  If you are nonreligious, you may find these situations as justification that God is not worthy of your love and devotion. 

Reading Time: 16 minutes By: Brad Moore
Bible authority

Understanding the Divine Inspiration of Scripture

The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years and has approximately 40 authors. It is comprised of two primary segments – the Old Testament, a collection of 39 books of varied genres from historical accounts to poetry, and the New Testament, an assemblage of 27 books primarily documenting the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It has influenced countless cultures, societies, and individuals, and stands unique among religious texts with its broad reach and continued relevance.

Reading Time: 15 minutes By: Brad Moore
David and Goliath

No Armor Required

What lessons can the story of David and Goliath tell us? Sure – this is a commonly known Bible story. I first learned it when in grade school as my Sunday school teacher put pictures of David and Goliath up on a flannel board (do you remember those). Of course this is a classic underdog story where David, scrawny kid comes to battle a huge mountain of a man and through God’s grace and power beats him. It seems like a simple enough story on the surface, but deep within comes real truth.