Yom Kippur and Jonah Point to Jesus

Sermon by Chad A. Damitz Introduction Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is considered the Sabbath of Sabbaths. It represents the atonement of repentance and forgiveness. Once a year, the high priest enters the holy of holies to sprinkle the blood of a bull offered and a goat as atonement... Continue Reading →

Created in the Image of God Sermon

A couple of weeks ago I was picking up my son from daycare. We were waiting at a stoplight on the intersection of 41 and Fowler Street near Page field. There was a gentleman in his mid-30s on a bike getting ready to cross this busy intersection. I was getting nervous for him because you... Continue Reading →

Born Again by the Living Word of God

"Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you." - James 1:21 There is a good friend of mine who made this simple yet profound statement: "Either the Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep... Continue Reading →

4 Apologetic Methods for God’s Existence

The word apologetic doesn't mean what it sounds like. It comes from the Greek word ἀπολογία--to speak in defense of one's worldview. In our case, Christianity. Therefore, when discussing the 4 different types of apologetic systems, I am referring to the various methodologies Christians use to defend their faith. Are you ready to learn? Let's begin. The... Continue Reading →

The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses

Creation "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." - Genesis 1:26 Sin "For the... Continue Reading →

How do we Fish for the Souls of Humankind?

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." -Matthew 4:19 Today, my son and I were playing the Catch and Count Fishing Game by Melissa and Doug company. The fishing rods have a magnet attached at the end of the pole that connects with another magnetic circle on the fish. Each... Continue Reading →

Responding Biblically to Common Atheist Arguments

Here is a conversation between an Atheist and myself. He brought up 9 common arguments against the existence of God. His concerns were legitimate, but I believe the Bible has the answers to these emotional statements. 1. Objective Morality? Please. Rather, please explain the strange sense of whimsical morality and justice within the Christian tradition.... Continue Reading →

Evangelicals, Bring Baptism Back to the Gospel

When I did a grammatical-historical exegesis of Mark 16:16; Jn. 3:3-5, Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Rom. 6:4-6, 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:26-27; Eph. 5:25-27; Col. 2:11-13; Tit. 3:5; and 1 Pet. 3:21, I came to the conclusion, all presuppositions from Southern Seminary aside, that water baptism is indeed part of the gospel. This led me... Continue Reading →

Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?

And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16). -New American Standard Bible  The Scripture plainly states, "He who believes and is baptized shall be saved."... Continue Reading →

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