The purpose of this Blog – The Apostle Paul was sent by the Holy Spirit to minister in Macedonia (Northern Greece). He established churches at Philippi and Thessalonica and we are aware of these churches because of letters that he wrote to them later in his ministry. But a lesser known church in the same area that he also established was in the city of Berea. The Bible tells us that the new Believers in Berea were “more fair-minded (noble) than those in Thessalonica” because they willingly “searched the Scriptures” to learn whether the preaching of Paul and Silas was accurate (Acts 17:11).
It should come as no surprise that many in Berea came to saving faith in Christ. The church today is plagued by a lack of diligence in the study of God’s Word. By and large, God’s people are ignorant of the Truth and this failure is due to the fact that we are so unlike the Bereans. The purpose of this blog is to encourage the searching of the Scriptures, to find out what the Lord says and what it means to us as we live out our faith in the world. I trust that it will be a blessing to those who are calling out to God for a move of His Spirit and crying out to Him for mercy to come in the form of revival (cf. Psalm 85).
Truthfully, there are only two concepts in the Bible! First, the Bible tells us how to be saved. Second, the Bible teaches us how to live once we are saved. The second of those things receives the greatest emphasis in Scripture and that will be the emphasis of this blog site. We believe that the Word of God is infallible and inerrant, that it is the only rule and guide for a Christian’s faith and conduct. As such, we seek to search the scriptures to know what God has said and then to attempt, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to communicate what He means by what He says. We are both grateful for God’s call to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ and look forward to sharing the timeless truths of God’s Word through occasional blog posts on this site.
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Personal Notes about the Authors –
Dr. Tom Rush (Bro. Tom) – is an itinerant Evangelist with Tom Rush Evangelism & Discipleship Ministries (TREAD). He is available for Bible Conferences, Revivals, Seminars, Interim pastorates and supply preaching. He is also available for Evangelism Training for the Church utilizing a door-to-door survey method that will generate prospects for the church and encourage God’s people to develop a lifestyle of evangelistic outreach. He is the author of “Your Reasonable Service,” (WestBow Press, 2017). The subtitle of the book is “Understanding your Motivation for Ministry,” and details what the Bible teaches about spiritual gifts. Spiritual Gifts seminars led by Dr. Rush could impact your church and get more members involved in serving the Lord. To schedule a meeting contact Bro. Tom by email: email@example.com
Dr. Rush’s book, “Your Reasonable Service, Understanding Your Motivation for Ministry,” is available now. Go to the NEW BOOK! Your Reasonable Service page to purchase.