Posts by David Barker

Posts by David Barker

Silhouette of tourist on a footbridge.

Identity in Christ

 We’ve heard it said – “We are beggars trying to tell other beggars where to find bread.”  As food and water are essential for the human body, so the Lord Jesus is essential for the soul. Christ says, “I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). In fact, God is the source of all life, physical and spiritual (James 1:17), so our need…

The Bible – From Heaven or Men?

 Is the Bible the true Word of God? Has our confidence in Scripture been misplaced?  The claims of the Bible are unmistakable. The Bible claims to speak the very words of God. David says, “The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; His word is upon my tongue” (2 Sam.23:2). Paul commends the Christians in Thessalonica: “…when you received from us the word of God, you received it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth,…

Added

 Can you imagine someone saying, “I am going to join the Football Hall of Fame?” Or, “I think I will join the President’s cabinet?” The church is not a social or civic club. One must be added to the church by the Lord and only He can do this. Note a few passages.  “And they that gladly received his word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41). “Praising God and…
Round bouquet of small roses in hands of bride

In The Resurrection, Whose Wife Shall She Be?

This question was asked to Jesus by a group of Sadducees. This sect of Jews (along with the Pharisees, Zealots, and Essenes) developed during the 400 years between the Old and the New Testaments. The Sadducees were strict materialists and did not believe in the resurrection or angels (Matt.22:23; Acts 23:7). They were often opposed to the work and teachings of Jesus.  They mentioned a situation with the question. A man (married, no children) died, then his brother married the…