A Firm Foundation: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 "I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into
(Continued from June 27, 2014) Paul once persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it (Gal. 1:13). He made havoc of the church, entering every homeland dragging off men and women and committing them to prison (Acts 8:3). Breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, he went to the high priest asking letters of him to the synagogue of Damascus so that if he found any who were of “The Way,” whether men or women, he may bring them bound to Jerusalem (Ac
(Continued from June 20, 2014) Millions of professing Christian men and women consume, and are addicted to, pornography. Many are, or have previously been, involved in sexual immorality - fornication, premarital sex and cohabitation, extramarital sex and adulteries, and various forms of sexual deviancy and lust. This is not new. In addition to the endemic sexual immorality in the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesian church about those who had once been "d
Founder's Note: Men and women convicted of sexual crimes constitute a significant and quickly growing percentage of the prison population. The church as a whole has not yet responded by learning how to minister the love and grace of Christ to these most despised members of our society, and this issue is close to our hearts at The Cell Church. The following exhortation (presented here in three parts) is much needed, and we are grateful to God and to Mr. Hardy for providing it.