Posts by Matthew Blake (Page 3)


As the month of December comes around each year, the story of birth of Jesus is retold with much excitement and enthusiasm. While much of the spiritual value of the period is lost in the commercial hustle and unscriptural activities, the essence of the value of the birth of Jesus Christ our savior, is borne […]

The Value of the Doctrine

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10) Paul begins his letter to the brethren […]

Does it matter what the church teach?

Biblically, yes, what the church teaches does matter. Doctrine is indispensable to Christianity. Christianity does not exist without it. The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the value and importance of sound doctrine, (2 Tim 1:13, 4:3; 1 Tim 1:10, 4:6, 6:3; Titus 1:9, 2:1; 2 John 1:9), and a pattern of sound teaching (2 Tim 1:13-14). […]

Jesus, Can Give YOU Freedom!

As we read Acts Chapter 16 and in particular the account of the Philippian Jailer in verses 25-40, we can’t help but marvel at the impact of Christianity on the attitude and actions of believers. Despite being beaten by their oppressors, imprisoned in the inner prison and having their feet secured to further restrict their […]

We can beat the scammers

Paul in writing to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 14: 36-38 said “If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant”. Paul was writhing about order in the […]

Let us Fight for the Faith

We have come to believe, to have faith, that our world is sustained by powers outside of ourselves, defined by rules created and maintained by the great God. Our understanding of these truths has caused us to enter into a process of conformation which will cause us to be at peace with our maker. Continuing […]

The world desperately needs Gospel

In Mark 16:15-16 Jesus instructs his disciples to, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned…” Imagine that, purpose and peace in this life and eternity with God our creator depends on the […]