Bruce Collins. I am an evangelist and teacher of the Bible. I
became a child of God by faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus
Christ on November 24, 1963 and have tried to serve the Lord in various
capacities since then. I am presently an itinerant minister of
the Gospel. I do not work for an organization but I try to
serve the Lord in the best way that I can wherever He leads. That
means that my wife and I have our financial needs met by the Lord as we do
not have a salary from any church or organization. We believe
that the Gospel is free so we have never made a charge for our services.
am available for Bible studies, conferences, Gospel meetings, children's meetings
and camp work. I have traveled throughout much of the United States
and Canada in my service for the Lord. My wife helps me, and
we attend the Bethany Bible Chapel in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They have encouraged us
by commending us for this work.
wife, Geneva and I live in Waterloo, Iowa. We have four children.
One of them is married and has provided us with two grandchildren.
web site has a weekly meditation that I hope will encourage you. It
has links to literature and organizations that I think are helpful.
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1:16 For I am not ashamed of
the gospel of Christ, for it is the power (like dynamite) of God to
salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the
definition of Salvation--Salvation
is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from a
dire situation. In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the
soul from sin and its consequences.
Sometimes salvation is a past deliverance from the consequences
of sin, sometimes it is a present deliverance from the grip of sin,
sometimes it is a future deliverance from a world of sin.
Salvation is not only seen as an event in the Bible that changes
our destinies and our goals in life, but it is often seen as a person.
That person is the Lord Jesus Christ.
is a MUST
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name
under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Salvation is By Grace through Faith
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not
of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Salvation is for Time and for Eternity
5:9 And having been
perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep; for now our salvation (the Lord's coming) is nearer than
when we first believed.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all
men, teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great
God and Savior Jesus Christ (our future).
9:26-28 He then would have
had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at
the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of
Himself. And as it is
appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who
eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for
1 Peter 1:8-10
whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet
believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls.
Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched
carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
Great Provision and the Great Division
3:16-18 For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.
"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does
not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the
name of the only begotten Son of God.
from Death unto Life
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and
believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come
into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin (Satan),
yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were
delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of
1 Timothy 1:15
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
of us who believe the Bible know that we need to be saved.
We need to be sure that we are trusting in the Lord and that we
don't just believe about the Lord. Eternal
destinies are at stake.
for the week of July 16, 2017
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