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What about the Heathen?

Romans 1:17-21

Out of all the questions that the preacher is asked, which do you think are the most persistent questions over the years? There are two that probably are asked more than any others. The first has to do with the question of suffering and evil. Why do people suffer? Especially innocent people, so far as we know. 

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The Gospel Has the Power: Maya Missions

Romans 1:14-16

A lot of our people have been involved in missions work this week and last. It was my joy to be involved in missions work in Belize this past week as well. When the apostle Paul went out to do missions activities, he always came back to the churches and reviewed with them the things that God had done, so I thought it might be...

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Today's Devotional

On Faith and Works

One of the common denominators of all world religions except Christianity is that they do not correlate faith and works. In Christianity there is the closest correlation between them. In fact the Bible says, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26).

The Bible is clear: a workless faith is worthless faith. 

Faith and works must be balanced in true religion. Faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ are foundational. No man becomes a Christian merely by being good. Faith is the soil from which good works must grow. Real Christian faith always brings forth the fruit of good works. The true follower of Christ first believes, then he serves. As Dr. Perry Webb, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio, once said, “A religion that does not look out and reach out and help out is washed out.”

Let us then put our faith into action and thus prove to all the world that it is not dead. 

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