What Does The Bible Say?

One of the darkest times in Israel’s history was when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).  It seems that mindset is growing more prevalent in our society today.  These days, no one is truly wrong about anything…except the one who would dare to say that someone else is wrong.  Our…

The Famine for God’s Word

Almost 800 years before Christ, Amos warned Israel that they would suffer a famine for God’s Word:  “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord God, ‘when I will send a famine on the land – not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord’” (Amos….

To Obey Is Better Than To Sacrifice

“…Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice…” (1 Samuel 15:22) The first king of Israel was getting impatient.  Israel was in a war with the Philistines, and things weren’t going well.  King Saul was at the…

Are You Where You Need To Be?

But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13) Any businessman will tell you that location is extremely important.  If you set up shop in a place where hardly anyone goes, you won’t get that many customers and it won’t be long…

Baptism Vs. Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

Jesus said to His apostles, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I…

The God Of All Comfort

There are two basic human needs we all have: forgiveness and comfort.  Only God can completely meet both needs.  We all sin (Romans 3:23), and so we all need God’s grace.  We all suffer, and so we all need the peace only He can provide (Philippians 4:6-7). We all need encouragement throughout our lives.  We…

The Importance of Humility

“For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.” (Psalm 138:6) In other words, God distances Himself from the proud.  In fact, a proud look not only separates one from God, it also causes one to incur His wrath!  This is undoubtedly why the Bible says, “God…

How Do We Know The Bible Is From God?

How do we know the Bible is truly from God?  It claims to be from God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), but what evidence is there to back up this claim?  This is a great question, and one worthy of thoughtful answer. Consider this.  The Bible is made up of 66 books, written by approximately 40 different…

How Does God Talk To Us?

A question was submitted to me online.  “How does God talk to us?  Is it only through the Bible?”  It’s a very good question.  The Bible reveals many people who came to know God without reading Scripture.  In fact, we have no inspired record of any written communication from God to man until He gave…

Do Consequences Determine Truth?

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) There’s a reason the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to give us this warning (cf. 2 Peter 1:19-21).  It’s the same reason Jesus…