The Bible

11 Oct

Hannah: An Awesome Work of Grace

I want to introduce you to an unbelievable work of God’s grace. Her name is Hannah. I met her at our orientation to Action Missions International this fall. She was a candidate to join ACTION and plans to go to Brazil as a missionary. She has already spent several months there. When you see Hannah you are tempted to think there is no way this precious life can make it on the mission field. Her jaw is squared and locked. She...

28 Nov

The Reliable Bible

“The spades of a thousand over the centuries have not discredited the truth of Scripture nor has the turned-over earth proven the Bible to be untrue.” Harold Lindsell There is a distinguished professor of religious studies who is given much space in the local paper to express his “enlightened” beliefs. He considers the Bible to be the product of men who...

06 Apr

The Rock Solid Book

This morning we continue to pursue our joy by opening up God’s Book. I have formulated a statement as to the reason I believe the Bible is so important to our finding the joy and satisfaction God intended for us to find I Jesus. Here is my take on this priority:  We are a people of the Book. We know God through the Book. We meet Christ in the Book. We see the cross in the Book. Our faith and love...

09 Mar

Cross-Cultural Transformational Truth

Cross-Cultural-Transformational Truth Isa 55:10-11As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. The trip to Malawi was a pleasant and awesome surprise....

09 Mar

Being Berean While Reading Rick Warren

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.”   Romans 1:18 Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven philosophy has had an unbelievable influence upon the American church. His book, “The Purpose Driven Church” has sold over 1 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. That book has been noted as one of the “100 Books that changed the 20th Century.” However, even that book has been...

09 Mar

Bible Saturated Thinkiing

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Acts 17:10-11 We at GMTB believe that the Bible is God’s Word spoken to men; all of it. It is not just the “basis” of all we do, it is the “dynamic” of all we do. When we approach the Bible in faith, it comes alive by the...

09 Mar

Hungry For The Word

Hungry For The Word! “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land — not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. Amos 8:11-12 “Preaching is hazy; heads are muddled; hearts fret; doubts drain strength; uncertainty...

09 Mar

It Is Written

It Is Written  “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”  Matt 4:4 “Here I stand. I can do no other. May God help me. Amen.” Martin Luther There is something so permanently powerful about the written word. It lays there unchanged by rumor or deceit or popular opinions or cultural fads. You can question it, deny it, interpret it, or even ignore it, but you cannot change it. It...

09 Mar

The Incredible Cost of Freedom

I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. Ps 119:32 “If God spare my life ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scriptures than thou dost.” [William Tyndale, responding to a clergyman who claimed that the Bible was to be read and interpreted only by the Church clergy.]   ...

09 Mar

Biblical Boldness

We at GMTB love the clear bold witness of John Wesley. He confidently and joyfully declared the sufficiency of God’s Word. Tragically, today many church leaders have lost that confidence. Many doubt whether the Bible is really a sufficient resource for the growing and healing of the church in such a hostile and sick environment. Many in the church have lost their confidence in the power of God’s Word and have been intimidated into silence. ...