June 25, 2020

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the...

March 16, 2020

In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your...

July 29, 2019

“The truth is that there’s a lot in the Bible that isn’t about Jesus.”

So goes the thesis of an article recently published by Logos, authored by theologian Michael S. Heiser. Logos hosts his article here.

I have my own thesis: the entirety of the Bible concerns Jesus in...

April 2, 2019

Recently, I have spent time listening through the Old Testament historical books using my audio Bible. In January, I had the blessing of attending a teaching workshop covering 1 Samuel. Every time I go through these books, I enjoy them more than I have previously. Yet,...

March 19, 2019

     This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow       to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

     James 1:19–20...

January 29, 2019

If God Is For Us, by Trillia Newbell, is an excellently-written and well-organized Bible study of Romans 8.  Different from other studies which utilize recorded teaching sessions and require group discussion, If God Is For Us stands alone and allows for more flexibilit...

December 15, 2018

If the greatest commandment filter serves as a guide to someone’s dating practice and philosophy, what would the second greatest commandment filter be?

First, recall what Jesus explained serves as the second greatest commandment. Mark 12:28– 31 states:

One of the scribes...

December 12, 2018

While the culture has its ups and downs and continues to change its fashions and values like the average person changes socks, some matters remain perennially pertinent. When we approach those in their teenage years, the subjects of romance, dating, and relationships r...

October 15, 2018

I plugged the word “God” into the search bar of a free stock image site. I came up with many offerings like these. 

Apparently, for a lot of folks, 1990s-era Christian book covers come to mind when we think of God. We usually have no problem understanding God as infinit...

October 8, 2018

In Hebrews 2, we come across the first of several passages which offer a warning or an admonition to the reader. Specifically, verse 3 warns against neglecting the salvation found in Jesus Christ alone. The position of angels still makes itself known in the text. The w...

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