When I sit down with someone to have a Bible study, most of the time, I will either draw or bring with me a printout of a box. Above the box, I have the Scripture 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Which reads, "All Scriptures is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for … Continue reading Establishing Biblical Authority
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?
One good thing that came out of 2020 was that I read through the whole Bible, chronologically, for the first time. I had tried in previous years to stick to a reading plan but like many I ended up dropping off sometime in February. About the when most plans start hitting Numbers. So, what made … Continue reading Daily Bible Reading 2021
Paul said in Philippians 2:3, “do nothing from selfish or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” While love is not specifically mentioned here, it is easy to see that this is what Paul is talking about. Love is the very essence of the Christian life and … Continue reading More Important Than Yourself