Posts by jimk

Posts by jimk

How Could a Loving God…?By Ken Ham

Because of the entrance of sin into the world, this life is filled with times of great sorrow, sadness, and suffering. Trials come in a variety of forms – physical, relational, financial, and spiritual. If you have not already experienced one or more of these expressions of hardship, it will only be a matter of time until you do. And when those times come, we often…

Respectable SinsBy Jerry Bridges

We all know “major sins” like adultery, murder, and stealing are clearly prohibited in the Bible and most Christians steer clear of these kinds of offenses. Yet, while avoiding these “major sins”, we often lose sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins. In fact, we often tolerate these more “acceptable sins” in ourselves thinking them to be more minor…

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series

Every student of the Bible needs a good commentary series to help them understand the flow of the text, tackle problem passages, and gain practical insights for life application. While some commentary series are overly technical and others emphasize application over interpretation, the MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series offers a good balance between the two.…

The PeacemakerBy Ken Sande

Being a believer does not exempt us from having conflict with others; it simply means that we have the obligation to and means by which we can resolve that conflict. At the heart of being a follower of Christ is being a peacemaker, one who seeks to make things right with those they have offended and to be at peace with all men. While this may not always be possible, the…

The Knowledge of the HolyBy A.W. Tozer

Someone has said that nothing changes a human being faster than a deeper understanding of who God is. It’s true! Our lives are simply the outworking of what we conceive God to be like. Thus, to live rightly, we must think about who God is rightly. A.W. Tozer captured the essence of this thought when he famously wrote in The Knowledge of the Holy, “What comes into…

If God is GoodBy Randy Alcorn

Atheists frequently deny the existence of God citing the world’s injustice, pain and suffering. They use standards of good and evil – justice – that can only come from God to argue that there is no God. One of the great paradoxes of suffering is that those who haven’t suffered much allow the suffering of others to turn them away from God; while…

Already Gone [DVD]By Ken Ham

A frightening trend has reached the church in America – nearly 2/3 of those 20-somethings who were raised in the church are already gone. The same spiritual epidemic which decimated the church in Europe has now reached America and is spreading rapidly. Many young people have little or no interest in spiritual things and, consequently, have abandoned the church. Such…

Adopted for LifeBy Russell Moore

The church must be leading the way in adopting children! God tells us that pure and undefiled religion is to visit orphans in their distress (James 1:27). For this reason, the church must not relegate adopting children to state agencies or hope that “others” will do it, but must practice this very tangible expression of the Gospel. At MBC, we want to encourage the…