Entries by Jim Butler


You Must Be Born Again – What must you do to be born again? In North America, many people make the unbiblical distinction between “Christian” and a “born-again Christian.” The Bible teaches that if a man is not born again, he is not a Christian at all. In John 3, a man named Nicodemus questioned […]

The Resurrection of Christ – Are you ready?

At the heart of the Christian gospel are the truths of Christ crucified and Christ resurrected. Jesus came into the world to save sinners – to reconcile God and man through His atoning sacrifice. Christ was the sinner’s substitute on Calvary to suffer the wrath and punishment of God in the place of

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 […]