Jeff Pallansch

A Nation in Need of Prayer

By Jeff Pallansch / January 12, 2021

This has been a dark week in American history: an insurrection violently infiltrated our capital while the pandemic has spread at record levels; thousands of families are now struggling to…

“Amazing Grace” – Celebrating the New Year with Newton

By Jeff Pallansch / December 28, 2020

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.…” I imagine we are all familiar with this beloved song, but do you know that John Newton wrote it to strengthen his congregation as they entered the New Year?

Christmas Through the Eyes of the Shepherds

By Jeff Pallansch / December 15, 2020

Imagine what it must have been like that night when the shepherds first heard of their Savior. When the darkness that surrounded them was overtaken by the radiance of God’s…

Matthew, the Magi, and the Majesty of Jesus

By Jeff Pallansch / November 23, 2020

The magi (sometimes referred to as the “wise men” or the “three kings”) are a mysterious bunch. Although we are not given many details about them, Matthew (the only biblical…

Why Did Jesus Turn Water into Wine?

By Jeff Pallansch / February 4, 2019

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.

The Apostles’ Creed: Did Jesus Descend into Hell?

By Jeff Pallansch / January 2, 2019

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.

What is the Apostles’ Creed?

By Jeff Pallansch / December 31, 2018

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.

Was Judas Saved?

By Jeff Pallansch / November 15, 2018

Matthew 27:3-4 records, “Judas … was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’” This verse has caused many to wonder: Does Judas’ remorse and confession of sin indicate that he was saved?

Who Was Melchizedek?

By Jeff Pallansch / November 2, 2018

In the Bible, Melchizedek is a mysterious figure. He is only mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Genesis 14:18-20 and Psalm 110:4) and in one section of the New Testament (Hebrews 5-7).

What Is Zion in the Bible?

By Jeff Pallansch / October 26, 2018

With the term “Zion” being popularized today in songs and movies, many wonder what it means. What is the significance of Zion in Scripture?