Welcome

to the website of John T Polk II

header photo

Search Latest Content

Blog posts : "1 john"

Coexist or Convert? Sermon Slides Now Available

My sermon slides for Coexist or Convert? are now available on Sermon Powerpoints.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my website content.

Read more

The Devil Is... - MEME Now Available

The Devil Is the:

  • "God of this age" influencing us to sin (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
  • "Power of Death" questioning our faith (Hebrews 2:14-15)
  • "Roaring Lion" devouring the faithless (1 Peter 5:8-9)

A Christian may be battered, tattered, scattered, or splattered, but whose faith has mattered! (1 John 5:4)

This mini article is available as a MEME on the Bible Basics page.

Please use t…

Read more

QA: What Can Save the USA?

QUESTION: What can save the USA?

ANSWER: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness is the state or condition of being "right" as defined by God by His commandments and by His example (1 John 3:7; Psalm 119:172; 1 John 2:1). Governments should exist to protect the righteous within their citizenry (Romans 13:3-5). ... Read More of this an…

Read more

Sellers Crain's What Sin Will Do For You - Available Now

Sellers Crain, Jr's article What Sin Will Do For You from June, 2018, is now available on the page dedicated to Publications From Sellers Crain.

Please use the links below as an Index for my website content.

Read more

QA: Why is there so much to fear?

​QUESTION: Why is there so much to fear? - January 12, 2020

ANSWER: Because the wicked are in charge of the media which promotes it. (Proverbs 10:24-25Wicked people have more reason to live in fear because they do not honour God's wisdom in their lives; they naturally assume others also live as they do. Therefore they cannot assume anyone else lives honourably. ... Read More in Questions…

Read more

QA: What Can Christians Do When Storm Destruction Occurs?

QUESTION: What can Christians do when storm destruction occurs? - March 8, 2020

ANSWER: The church of Christ began on the Pentecost after Jesus was raised from the dead (Acts 2:22-47). In a short time, ... (Acts 6 - 8:1) ... Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church (Acts 12:1) ... 1. In the midst of that turbulence of persecution and death, the church gathered toge…

Read more

The Love & Respect from Man that God Deserves

My Sermon Charts for The Love & Respect from Man that God Deserves is now available on my new page On Jesus Christ. It is also available in Sermon Outlines.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

Coexist or Convert? - Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides Coexist or Convert? are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

Sellers Crain Jr's Pharisaic Legalism Now Available

Sellers Crain, Jr.'s article Pharisaic Legalism is now available in my new page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

When Tornadoes [or Hurricanes!] Happen

On God’s earth, things happen to all alike, both good and  evil. There are blessings, as Jesus said: "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven: for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). There will be death: “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). There is destruction:…

Read more

Sellers Crain’s Real Truth Is Always Truth - Now Available

Sellers Crain’s article Real Truth Is Always Truth from June, 2018, is now available in my dedicated page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

Book of Colossians: Sermon Charts Available

My Sermon charts/ slides for The Book of Colossians are now available in Sermon Charts.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

Street Crime Mini Article Available

David prayed, “Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men” (Psalm 140:1).  Solomon gave a reason for that, “A violent man entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good” (Proverbs 16:29).  Destructive violence in a land of laws is not the way of “Justice.”  “The violence of the wicked will destroy them, Because they refuse to do justice” (…

Read more

Gerald Cowan’s Vaya Con Dios Available

Gerald Cowan’s article Vaya Con Dios is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

 

Read more

Edd Sterchi: One Race Leaves No Room for Racism

from Guest author Edd Sterchi:

One Race Leaves No Room for Racism - June, 2020

During a time when our nations should be coming together to battle a common enemy (coronavirus), it seems that we are more divided than ever (politically and socially). Unfortunately a big part of this is racism. This is not God's plan for man.

God designed humanity - all of humanity - to be made in His image  …

Read more

Confining the Righteous

“When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves” (Proverbs 28:12). “The righteous” today are those who obey Christ: “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him” (1 John 2:29). “The wicked” disregard God’s Word: “A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intenti…

Read more

What Love Is

“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16). Love is not flowers, candy, jewelry, or sex. This verse describes “love” as a voluntary choice and commitment. Jesus chose to obey God and die for us. In Wyoming, Illinois, on January 30, 2017, Shelby Ann Carter, forever age 21, strapped her 12 day-old baby in a…

Read more

Hate-filled Strife

There can be no question that in the world, “hatred” is preached and practiced! Christians should leave this behind, for Paul wrote in Titus 3:3: “For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.” There is another, different, word for “hatred” listed as a “work of the flesh” that disq…

Read more

Commentary on Psalm 119:153-160 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:153-160, which relates to the Hebrew letter ReshYour Salvation Is Far From the Wicked, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

Commentary on Psalm 119:97-104 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:97-104, which relates to the Hebrew letter MemI See More Clearly Than the Ancients, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

Please use the tags below as an Index for my content.

Read more

20 Blog Posts