Entries by Jim Butler

Following Jesus Christ – Do you follow Christ?

Many people in North America profess to be Christians. There is, however, a great difference between the number of professors and the number of followers of Christ. Christians are not saved because of their works – that is impossible (Rom. 3:20). But those who come to Christ, by the grace of God, in faith and […]

Prepared to Preach

In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul writes, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” There are several things the church needs to hear about this text. In the first place, the Christian ministry must be populated by men who work […]

Christ the Saviour

Some people feel as if there is no hope for their lives.  The Bible holds out hope for eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ. Only Jesus Christ can give the forgiveness of sins that men and women desperately need.  Christ alone can reconcile God and sinners

Born to Reign

Prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, Pilate asked Jesus about His kingdom. The Lord Christ answered, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). Christ’s kingdom certainly includes the world as He has all authority in heaven and on earth (Mt. 28:18), but Christ’s kingdom did not originate from the world. In other words, Jesus Christ […]

A Heart Problem

The Bible reveals that man’s greatest problem is a problem of the heart. Unfortunately, there are people who believe that if they just fix their environment, social status, or economic standing, then all their problems will be solved.