Romans 13/1 Peter 2
by Steven Flippin on April 23rd, 2021
Below is a question from a member of our church (a good question) regarding the difficulties of application of Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 and the believer’s submission to the governing authorities.Good Morning Pastor Steve,Thanks for sharing this message (James White podcast on Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2). We watched James White’s sermon “Unlimited Obedience” a few days ago. I see the same general thing...
Imagine Closing the Church!
by Steven Flippin on January 24th, 2021
Imagine, if you will, the threat of a flood. In a situation like that, a boat to weather the storm would be needed most. Yet at the time when boats are most needed, their owner’s have been ordered to cease operations. What would we think of those who gave such an order? Or maybe the question we should ask is “would the operators of such needed vessels follow such orders given the life and death co...
Does God Love Everyone?
by Steven Flippin on September 20th, 2019
Does God love all people? This is a great question, and one which we automatically snap out an answer to without even giving it much thought. “Yes, of course he does. He created us therefore He loves us!” Before we allow our own emotions to answer this question however, maybe we should allow our God, through His word, answer for Himself.As a missionary sent to preach the gospel, I was recently ask...
Temptations of a Minister of the Gospel
by Steven Flippin on July 5th, 2018
The following is from Spurgeon’s devotional “Morning and Evening” for July 5th.“We are quite apt to regard the apostolic saints of the first century as though they were “saints” in a more special way than other children of God … In thinking this way, however, we forget the truth that the closer a man lives to God, the more intensely he will mourn over his own evil heart; and the more his Master ho...
Judging False Teachers
by Steven Flippin on January 4th, 2017
“Judge not, that you be not judged!” Matthew 7:1O how this verse gets misused, and sadly it is equally distorted within the church as it is by those outside the church. If only we would read the rest of the passage before trying to apply it to each and every situation where judgement is called for. Today we are in such trouble in the area of discernment within the church, and a large reason for it...
John 3:16 Theology Lesson
by Steven Flippin on September 27th, 2016
John 3:16 is one sentence in the middle of a conversation. It is not a book unto itself, as it would seem when considering how it is usually interpreted. It is one of the most cherry picked verses of all scripture, and its context is usually completely ignored. Because our goal in bible study is to expose what the word of God says, rather than imposing on it what we want it to say, we must revisit...
People Aren't Bad!
by Steven Flippin on August 27th, 2015
Popular “Christian” Theology Today: People are not bad, they are human, we just makes mistakes.This popular theology is unbelievably harmful to the church and flat out wrong. The idea is that man is inherently good but does have a few small blemishes. The bible teaches something very different: man is not only bad, He is wick, evil, enemies of God, hostile to God, rebellious, idolaters who would r...
by Steven Flippin on January 16th, 2015
May 20th, 2013 an F5 tornado with winds peaking at more than 200 Miles per hour hits Moore, Oklahoma. Neighborhoods, stores, and schools are indiscriminately flattened by this monster storm which appeared out of nowhere. When warning sirens started blaring, thousands of people headed for shelter where ever is could be found. Sadly, many did not have time to make it to shelter, some were forced to ...