June 3, 2020 Bible Questions & Answers

What’s the difference between the spirit and the soul? In Exodus Pharaoh hardens his heart during the first five plagues.  God hardens his heart during the second five plagues.  Is this an example of God taking away free will? If the devil had the ability to choose sin, do angels still have the ability to…

We Have A Great High Priest!

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without…

The Word of God

For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of…

The Sabbath Rest of Heaven

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.  Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. Hebrews 4:9-11 The Hebrew writer had…

Take Care That You Do Not Fall Away

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. Hebrews 3:12 Pleading with the Hebrew Christians of the early church to not abandon Christianity due to pressure from Jewish persecution, the Hebrew writer reminds them that they are the house of…

Jesus’ Superiority Over Moses

For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses – as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. Hebrews 3:3 The Hebrew Christians to whom the book of Hebrews was initially addressed were being tempted to abandon Christianity and go back to Judaism to…

Christians Need Encouragement Just As Much As Correction

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession… Hebrews 3:1  Persecution was the reason behind the writing of the book of Hebrews.  During the early years of the church, Christians of Hebrew nationality were severely persecuted by their fellow Israelites.  They endured public…

Older Brethren, You Are Valued!

Psalm 92 speaks of bearing fruit in old age. In this time when those of us who are older are more at risk to this pandemic, it would be good for us to be reminded of the value God has for those of us who are aged and the benefit they bring to his kingdom. …

Why Did Jesus Have To Suffer?

Many wonder why Jesus had to suffer and die on that cross to save us.  The writer of Hebrews answers this question (Hebrews 2:10-18).  Jesus is the reason we all exist (“for whom and by whom all things exist” – Hebrews 2:10; cf. John 1:1-3).  Christians are God’s adopted children (Romans 8:15; Galatians 3:26; 4:5),…