True Worship

John 4:1-26 records a conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. This conversation is significant for many reasons. For one, Jesus being a Jew, is conversing openly with a Samaritan and treating her as any other person (John 4:9). Another significant fact about this conversation is that Jesus does not compromise truth (John 4:17-18). But … Continue reading True Worship

What Is Truth?

In 2016, citing a turbulent election cycle and a dramatic exponential increase in usage, the Oxford Dictionary chose "post-truth" as the word of the year. They defined it as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief" (Oxford Dictionary, 2016). … Continue reading What Is Truth?

You Must Be Born Again

In John 3:1-21, we read of a Pharisee named Nicodemus who came to Jesus by night. Unlike some of the other Pharisees and Jews, Nicodemus did not outright reject Jesus. He saw the signs Jesus performed and concluded rightly that Jesus had come from God (John 3:2). However, Nicodemus did not see Jesus as anything … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again

Tangible Benefits to Daily Bible Reading

I read an article from LifeWay Research the other day that spoke of tangible benefits to daily Bible reading. They surveyed 40,000 individuals aging 8 to 80 about their engagement with the word of God. What was interesting about the research was what a difference a day makes when it comes to engaging with the … Continue reading Tangible Benefits to Daily Bible Reading