In the first week of my daily Bible reading plan for 2021, I read through Genesis 1-15. Something that grabbed my attention in the reading was how quickly the world falls apart once sin enters the picture. The rapid succession of bad to worse in Genesis 1-11 has led many Bible students to call this … Continue reading The Avalanche of Sin
In Galatians 5:22-23, we read of the fruit of the Spirit. Those qualities and character traits that every Christian should be seeking to grow in. While not all-encompassing, this section of Scripture presents a good portrait of what godliness looks like. While we could and should spend a lot of time on each of … Continue reading What Is Faithfulness?
One of the many descriptors that God uses for His people is strangers and pilgrims. We read in Hebrews 11:13 about Noah, Abraham, and Sarah, that "[They] confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth" (KJV). The word stranger in the text carries the idea of someone who lives in a place without … Continue reading Strangers and Pilgrims
One of the most fundamental teachings of the Bible is the bodily resurrection from the dead at the return of Christ. It seemed fitting since we have recently discussed Christ's second coming that we should turn now turn to the resurrection of the dead. So, what does the Bible teach concerning this topic? Christ Is … Continue reading Raised Imperishable
I recently received the question: What does it mean to “shake the dust off your fee”? And how does this relate to dealing with fierce rejecting after sharing the Gospel? Let's start with the phrase “shake the dust off your feet.” It comes from Matthew 10:14 where Jesus is giving instruction to His disciples. This … Continue reading Shake the Dust Off Your Feet
The Lord’s second coming is a prominent theme throughout the New Testament. It was and should still be the hope that all Christians looked to for strength and encouragement. However, today it is either largely not talked about or individuals are so confused on the matter they cannot speak or teach truthfully on it (e.g., … Continue reading The Second Coming of Jesus
A good friend of mine has said many times that when it comes to reading the Bible, we need not to check our common sense at the door. Yes, there are some things that might take a little more effort than others to understand but the Bible, fundamentally, is an understandable book. Paul wrote to … Continue reading What is the 1000 Year Reign of Revelation 20?