His Strength is Made Perfect
During her last few years, my mother suffered from some very debilitating health issues. After more than six decades of serving God first as a missionary in Africa, then in home-based missions, the day came when she was pretty much confined to a chair or to her bed.Read More
Do We Have Guardian Angels?
Do we have Guardian Angels? Guardian angels are often noted in films, books, and popular culture. What does the Bible teach on this issue? While the Bible never mentions the…Read More
Who Are the Nations in Ezekiel 38?
Who Are the Nations in Ezekiel 38? Ezekiel 38 mentions several nations that will come against Israel in a future battle. Who Are the Nations in Ezekiel 38 The main…Read More
Is It Wrong for Men to Have Long Hair?
Is It Wrong for Men to Have Long Hair? Some have argued the Bible commands that men should not have long hair. Is this true? What does the Bible say…Read More
Is Believing in God Enough?
James’ epistle has always been considered a very practical approach to our faith. He still affirms that we are saved by faith alone, but if works are not coming in response to our faith, it is a dead faith. It is important to understand that James and Paul are not in conflict with each other.Read More
One in Nature and Three in Person
Oh, boy! How many have heard that “explanation” of the trinitarian nature of God? Yes, I see all those hands. Okay, now here’s the real question: How many of you…Read More
How Long Did It Take to Build the Ark?
Noah’s Ark and the Flood during Noah’s time remains one of the most popular stories in the Bible. However, there is much confusion regarding the actual time taken to construct the Ark. How long did Noah take to build the Ark?Read More
The Power of Memorizing Scripture
The Bible is clear regarding spiritual attacks on God’s people. It is also clear regarding the important role of Scripture memory in spiritual warfare.Read More
Why Believers Still Need to Confess Sin
The Bible is clear that confession is a vital part of our spiritual lives. Psalm 139:23-24 teaches, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” How can we include confession in our prayer life?Read More
How Do You Praise God in Your Prayers?
I always start my prayers with praising God! Why do I start this way? Because God is worthy to be praised first and foremost for who He is. He is our Creator, He is love, kindness, and He is salvation for the world! He left His throne in heaven, lived a sinless life, and died a horrific death on the cross for me and for you.Read More
How Can I Pray Without Ceasing?
The Bible says to “pray without ceasing.” How can we pray without stopping? I don’t know about you, but early in my walk with God my question was, “How can I pray for five minutes without stopping?”Read More
Should Christians Fast Today?
The ancient practice of fasting has become popular again among many health and wellness leaders. Does the biblical practice of fasting continue to serve a role for believers today? Should Christians fast?Read More
Has the Destruction of Damascus Been Fulfilled?
Recent prophecy books and speakers have highlighted the Bible’s prediction of the destruction of Damascus mentioned in Isaiah 17. Because Damascus is in Syria and Syria has been undergoing a period of war, certain prophecy experts have made the connection that the war in Syria is the fulfillment of Isaiah 17. However, there is significant evidence to support that the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 has already taken place.Read More
Is It Possible to Take the Mark of the Beast and Be Saved?
Revelation 13:15-18 describes a future time that will take place during the seven-year tribulation that will follow the rapture of believers from the earth. What is the mark of the beast?Read More
Did Jesus and the Apostle Paul Teach the Same Gospel?
Did Jesus and the Apostle Paul teach the same gospel? Some religious scholars have argued the apostle Paul presented a gospel that was different from the message of Jesus. Is…Read More
Is It True That God Will Never Give Us More Than We Can Handle?
Many have claimed God will never give us more than we can handle. Is this true? What does the Bible teach regarding this topic?Read More
What Does the Bible Say about the Identity of the Antichrist?
The Bible mentions a future world leader known as the Antichrist who will foster global unity, yet also oppose God. Many people have sought to discover what the Bible says about this future Antichrist. What information does Scripture share?Read More
Why Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?
Jesus’ first miracle recorded in John’s Gospel involves turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana. What is surprising is that the group had already finished off all the wine allotted for the event. Furthermore, the master of the banquet speaks with the assumption that the people were intoxicated at the point when Jesus provides an abundance of more wine (around 600-1,000 bottles worth). To get a sense for what is happening here, we need to first understand a little about John’s Gospel.Read More
What is God like?
Although we cannot fully understand God, we still can know Him. We know Him through a personal relationship of faith and through a study of what the Bible teaches about His nature.Read More
Does God Experience Feelings?
Persons have mind, will, and feelings. A variety of people believe that if God cannot experience suffering, then He cannot experience feelings like love and joy.Read More
The Apostles’ Creed: Did Jesus Descend into Hell?
The Apostles’ Creed is one of the church’s oldest and most widely affirmed creeds outside of Scripture. That is, with the exception of one line: “He [Jesus] descended into hell.” Below are four reasons why many Evangelicals prefer to omit this phrase.Read More
What is the Apostles’ Creed?
For almost two millennia, the Apostles’ Creed has been the heartfelt declaration of the church. Centered upon God, grounded in history, and filled with hope, the creed succinctly expresses the core beliefs of Christianity. It is one of the church’s oldest and most widely recited creeds.Read More
Why Are There So Many Church Denominations?
Thousands of denominations exist today. Why are there so many?Read More
Did Samson Commit Suicide?
At Samson’s death, his final words were, “Let me die with the Philistines!” (Judges 16:30). He pushed down the pillars of the temple, killing himself and his enemies. Was Samson’s death a suicide?Read More
Does Church Attendance Matter?
According to most surveys, church attendance continues to decline nationwide. Many suggest church attendance is not even important for our spiritual growth. Is this true? What does the Bible say about church attendance?Read More
Is Karma Biblical?
Karma is the belief in eastern religions that what a person does influences our quality of life and future lives. Is this viewpoint of karma biblical? Three biblical passages have sometimes been used to justify this connection…Read More
What does the Bible say about #MeToo?
America’s recent #MeToo movement has forced our culture to directly address how women are treated. As followers of Jesus, our goal is to honor him in every area of life, including how men treat women. What is the Bible’s response to this important topic?Read More
What does the Bible Say about Reincarnation?
Eastern religions and a growing number of people in Western culture accept the belief that people are reincarnated after death. What does the Bible say about this issue?
First, a key verse in this discussion can be found in Hebrews 9:27: “people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” Scripture is clear we only live one time, not many.
How should we fight anxiety?
There are many reasons we can think of that contribute to growing rates of anxiety. The news. Social media. Global economies. The brokenness we see in the world. But none of these things are going to change anytime soon. We do not have the power to solve these issues overnight. What we do have is the ability to change how we react to them.Read More
When Was Jesus Really Born?
When Was Jesus Really Born? Though the resurrection of Jesus was celebrated from the earliest times of church history, the celebration of the birth of Jesus developed relatively later. Still…Read More