An exposition of Benjamin Ramsey’s hymn, “Teach Me Thy Way”.
Benjamin M. Ramsey wrote this hymn after his retirement in 1916, however, what prompted him to do so we cannot now know. It is reasonable to assume, the seven years spanning his retirement and his eventual death brought him to reflect upon the will of God for his life. In this study, we provide and overview for all four stanzas, with special emphasis on the first.
An exposition of Romans 10:9,10.
If it were possible to break open the surface of a Christian’s testimony, it may be an interesting discovery to find out whether that person’s idea about salvation agrees with the Scripture’s explanation thereof. The Apostle Paul makes a statement in Romans 10 which helpfully centralizes the main elements of a true profession of faith. This study is designed to provide a challenge to all who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
An exposition of Psalm 2:12.
The term “kiss” is first used in Genesis 27:26,27 when Isaac said, “Come near now, and kiss me, my son.” It is an ancient custom exemplifying one’s honour for an elder, submission to authority and obedience to a ruler. The term is used by David in this Psalm to identify the nature of a Christian’s relationship with the Son of God. The question explored in this study: How does a Christian honour the Lord Jesus Christ?
A lecture on the Order of the Church: Its Statement and Significance.
The New Testament describes the church as an organism and an organization. As an organism, she is a living entity for which God is largely responsible for her existence and growth; as an organization, she is a well ordered mechanism for which man is largely responsible for her discipline and oversight. A healthy church is one which maintains discipline as an organization, as well as one which grows in the Lord as a living body. These lectures on the Order of the Church are looking at the assembly of Christ from the standpoint of her organizational components.
The questions answered in this study: Has Christ given to His church a statement of purpose; and, what role should the church have in the life of a Christian?
An exposition of Psalm 2:6-9.
These verses highlight the rule of authority retained by the Son of God. He is presented as the King of kings and Lord of lords, owning all people regardless of their attitude towards Him. His dominion is exercised either by redeeming those whom the Father has given to the Son, or else executing judgment upon those who remain in sin. The great question pursued in this study: In what way does the Son of God own you?
A lecture on the ordinance of the Lord’s Table.
There are two ordinances Christ has established for His church: Baptism and the Lord’s Table. Baptism qualifies a Christian to become a member of the church; the Lord’s Table enables a Christian to maintain his membership with the church. Baptism symbolizes a believer’s submission to the will of God; the Lord’s Table demonstrates a believer’s discipline to the Word of God. This study seeks to provide an overview for the ordinance of the Lord’s Table.
An exposition of Psalm 2:11.
King David vividly described the non-christian as one who “rages” against God and entertains a “vain imagination.” (verses 1-3) In contrast, he depicts the Christian as one who “serves the LORD with fear” and who “rejoices with trembling.” (verse 11) Far from rising up against the Lord in rebellion, the child of God humbly submits to Him in service. Thus, David provides us with a pocket-book picture of an authentic Christian.
A lecture on the ordinance of baptism.
There are two ordinances Christ has established for His church: Baptism and the Lord’s Table. Baptism qualifies a Christian to become a member of the church; the Lord’s Table enables a Christian to maintain his membership with the church. Baptism symbolizes a believer’s submission to the will of God; the Lord’s Table demonstrates a believer’s discipline to the Word of God. This study seeks to provide an overview for the ordinance of Baptism.
An exposition of Psalm 2:4,5.
The kings of the earth had conspired against the Lord. They said, “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” It was their strategy to break away from the restraints of God. They did not want to be bound to His authority or accountable to His headship. They ultimately desired to reverse the order of creation, by bringing the Creator under the restraints of the creature. Verses 4 and 5 describes the response of the Sovereign Lord to those who rise up against Him. The lesson is clear: what goes around, comes around!
A lecture on the origin of the church.
When the New Testament uses the term “ecclesia” with reference to a community of God’s people, it always and only refers to one of three things: (1) A particular assembly of Jesus Christ on earth, such as, “the church of God which is at Corinth”; (2) Particular assemblies of Jesus Christ addressed collectively, such as, “the churches of Galatia”; (3) The one assembly of Jesus Christ that will be gathered in glory, such as that “glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” The question answered in this study: When did Jesus establish His church?