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 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
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
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
Many professing Christians say that baptism has nothing to do with your salvation. They will argue that it is a work and works do not save. If we are talking about meritorious works (things we do to earn something) then I agree, we are not saved by those kinds of works. However, baptism is … Continue reading What God Does in Baptism
It has been said that our thoughts produce actions, actions produce habits, habits produce character, and character determines your destiny. The way we think and what we think can have profound ripple effects in our lives. Jesus said as much in Mark 7:21-23. He said that it is out of the hearts of men … Continue reading Capturing Our Thoughts
Do you act your age? That is do you act your spiritual age? Paul in 1 Corinthians 16:13 said, “be on alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” This indicates to me that even adult believers can fail to act with the maturity they ought to. There are many other … Continue reading The Mature Believer
A hot cup of coffee in the morning can wake us up and get us going. An ice-cold glass of water after working out in the yard refreshes us and gives relief. But lukewarm coffee does not warm, and lukewarm water does not refresh. Lukewarmness is abhorrent to Jesus. He says in Revelation 3:16 of … Continue reading Am I Lukewarm?