Author: Rev. Edward J. Worley

“Thou shalt sanctify the holy day.” (In the Old Testament it was: “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” — Exodus 20:8) The word “Sabbath” in Hebrew means “rest.”  The Lord initially instituted the Sabbath Day, the seventh day …

The Third Commandment Read More »

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” —Colossians 3:17 Dating: A Modern Practice Although opinions vary greatly among social historians, most …

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“There is none other God but one.” —I Corinthians 8:4 Holy Scripture teaches us that man is completely dependent upon God’s own self-revelation as the only source of man’s knowledge of God. God “dwelleth in the light which no man …

Why the Doctrine of the Trinity is fundamental to Salvation Read More »

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain” — I Corinthians 15:14 The fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is fundamental to our Christian faith because it deals with the …

The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection is Essential to Our Christian Faith Read More »

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16 “Privilege” may be defined as a special right or advantage granted or available only to …

Our Great Privilege to be Lights in the World Read More »

“Ye are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.” — …

Our Responsibility as the Salt of the Earth Read More »

Sermon preached by President Edward J. Worley at the Service of Convocation Sixty-fourth Annual Convention June 26, 2015 Text: Ephesians 2:20 My dearly beloved, grace, mercy and peace from God our heavenly Father, Jesus Christ our Redeemer and the Holy …

The Only and All-Sufficient Foundation Read More »

And, being assembled together with them, [He] commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promise of the Father, “which,” saith He, “ye have heard of me.” — Acts 1:4 On Ascension Day the risen …

The Ascended Savior’s Promise Was Fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost Read More »

“Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45 Our Savior’s official name is the title of His three-fold office, that of our Divine Prophet, our Divine Priest, and our Divine King:  “[The] Christ” (from the …

Christ’s Prophetic Office Manifested in the Scripture Read More »