The Christianís Motivation for Serving God
– GraceLife, May 2010
Why do Christians serve God? Why should Christians live a godly life? At one time or another most believers have probably questioned their motives for service and godly living. The purpose of this study is to explore motivations for Christian service and godly living by looking at biblical data.
Is There Hellfire in Hebrews?
– GraceLife, 2010
Though it seems nothing is simple about the Epistle to the Hebrews, this study seeks to make a simple point about the nature of the fire imagery used in three of the warnings sections.
Are Disciples Born or Made?
– GraceLife, November 2007
Charlie presented this paper at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meeting in San Diego November 16, 2007. It clarifies the crucial distinctions between how one becomes a Christian and how one becomes a disciple.
Are Disciples Born or Made?*
– Grace in Focus, May 2005
Is every Christian a disciple or are the conditions for discipleship different from the condition for eternal salvation? It makes a difference if you want to keep the gospel clear!
Interpreting Hebrews: Beginning with the Readers
– Grace in Focus, July 2002
This will help you get off on the right track in interpreting this sometimes difficult book. It shows that the readers were believers and that makes a difference in how the warnings are interpreted.
Why Lordship Faith Misses The Mark For Salvation
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Spring 1999
Lordship Salvation has a very confused view of the gospel that results in very confused Christians who hold to it. A detailed case is made against the Lordship view of the condition for eternal salvation.
Why Lordship Faith Misses the Mark for Discipleship
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Autumn 1999
Lordship Salvation's unclear gospel leads to an unclear view of discipleship and the Christian life. Here is a detailed look at that view and the correct view of discipleship.
The Condition for Salvation in John's Gospel
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Spring 1996
John is the only book in the Bible written with the explicitly stated purpose of bringing people to faith in Jesus Christ for eternal life. It is crucial that we know what it says about the condition for eternal salvation.
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
– Grace in Focus, Mar. 1996
A simple question in Acts 16 receives a simple answer that we have been arguing about ever since! Here is a clear and simple explanation of the condition for eternal salvation.
Grace in the final Hour
– Grace in Focus, July 1996
Can the worst criminal be saved--even at the last minute. Here's what we can learn from the story of the theif on the cross.
Keep It Clear And Simple*
– Grace in Focus, Feb. 1995
Good communication is an art--especially appreciated when it comes to sharing the gospel. Here's how to keep the content and condition clear.
How To Share the Gospel Clearly
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Spring 1994
This is a practical guide to clear communication of the gospel. It covers motives for sharing the gospel, its content, and its condition, but most importantly, how to share those clearly.
The Cost of Discipleship
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Spring 1993
Eternal salvation is free, but discipleship is costly. The conditions for discipleship are explained.
Coming to Terms With Discipleship
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Spring 1992
This is a study of the terms used for disciples and discipleship. That is the first step in having a biblical understanding of what it means to be a disciple.
Disciples Are Made Not Born!*
– Grace in Focus, May 1992
A summary of a longer journal article of the same title. It shows that not all believers are disciples and that the conditions for eternal salvation and discipleship are different.
Lordship Salvation: A Horse With Wheels
– Grace in Focus, May 1992
This controversial view of the gospel confuses the condition of eternal salvation with the consequences of salvation. We must keep the requirement of belief distinct from the result of obeience.
The Making of a Disciple
– Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Autumn 1992
Discipleship is a process, or a lifetime journey. We see that in biblical teaching and in the stories about the Apostle Peter.
Does Philippians 1:6 Teach Perseverance?
– Grace in Focus, Feb. 1991
This verse may not mean what most people think it means. A closer look at the language helps with a biblilcally and theologically consistent interpretation.
The Voice Still Lives
– Grace in Focus, Apr. 1989
A tribute to Bible teacher John Vernon Mcgee and his passion for a clear gospel.
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