Tag: Repentance

July 15, 2023 /
COC Radio Broadcast
Jesus Returns Home

Jesus returns home with His disciples and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath. Astonished,…

March 17, 2023 / / Baptism
March 12, 2023 /
Justified by works
COC Radio Broadcast
Justified by Works

“Justified by Works” studies James 2:18-26. James, the brother of Jesus and one of the…

February 24, 2023 /
What must I do to be saved? Believe in Jesus, confess, repent, be baptized, and obey the commands of God.
The Gospel Saves Podcast
What Must I Do to be Saved?

. On his second missionary journey, Paul was asked by a desperate man, “what must…

May 23, 2021 / / Repent

We are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus, but the first word Jesus preached was repent. We repent when we turn away from sin. We have no assurance that we are saved unless we repent.

March 13, 2012 / / Society

Sigmund Freud theorized that human beings are internally comprised of three parts:  the Id, Ego, and Superego.  He depicted the Id as humanity’s primitive impulses or drives that seek expression.  The Superego is humanity’s conscience and is socialized by external influences such as parents, religions, teachers, etc.  In between the two stands the conscious self, the Ego, who serves as an arbiter between the Id and Superego.   Internal conflict arises when the Id seeks expression in the conscious self, but is suppressed by the Superego.  The Superego is seen as the source of conflict since it hinders the counselee from following their Id’s desires.  Therefore the counselor sides with the counselee’s Id and attacks the various influences which bolster the Superego’s stand against the Id’s desires.

October 4, 2010 / / Society

With faith comes a degree of moral certainty. This is as it should be. However, a cause for deception arises when we confuse our moral certainties with political order. The temptation is to use the gospel as a vehicle for making laws to suit ourselves. We need to be clear; moral certainty must contain the good news of salvation for all of humanity. Political order has its own set of morals because it is for the governance of a broad mix of convictions and absences of convictions. The contrast between the two moral standards is found when we compare baptism with lethal injection. 

June 9, 2010 / / Salvation

We have all sinned. Paul rightly illuminates that everyone in the world has sinned. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23 KJV) We have all sinned. We all need the forgiveness of the Lord. This is undeniable.

April 13, 2009 / / Salvation

One of the most beautiful and encouraging passages in the Bible is Luke 23:39-43.  In spite of the suffering and humiliation we see faith and humility from a repenting thief and mind-blowing love, mercy and grace from our blessed Savior.  It strengthens us because if a thief may enter into paradise with our Lord there must be hope for us!  It is saddening that it is misunderstood and misapplied to say baptism is a useless work and unnecessary for salvation.

February 10, 2009 / / Salvation

In Exodus 13:17 we are told that God led the Children of Israel in such a direction, as they were leaving Egyptian bondage, so as to avoid the Philistine army. God tells us why in the same verse, “Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war.” The word “repent,” as we see here in Exodus, carries with it a three part meaning. Firstly, the Children of Israel would recognize a problem or danger.