Rev. Sam Harris

Will Pets Go To Heaven?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 7, 2018

Will our pets join us in heaven with the Lord? Can you provide a Scripture reference? I believe the answer is they will join us. But I am unable to find the answer in my reading of the Bible. If I am correct, this will provide much comfort to me. I am looking forward to your reply…

Does God Care When We Are Going Through Hard Times?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 6, 2018

I have been reading through the Gospel of Mark and came to the passage in Mark 4:35-39 where Jesus calms the sea. The last part of verse 38 really “jumped” out at me. It was a terrible storm with the wind and waves threatening the disciples while Jesus was asleep….

What Does it Mean to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 6, 2018

First of all, the word “blasphemy” comes from the Greek word “blasphemia” which means speaking evil against God. According to Acts 5:3-4, Peter tells Ananias that he has “lied to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied to men, but to God.” The Holy Spirit is one of the Persons of the Trinity along with the Father and the Son…

What Does it Mean to “Take Up Your Cross”?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 6, 2018

As teenagers, several of my friends in our youth group and I have committed to daily Bible reading and prayer for each other and our school. We are accountable to each other and often share what we have learned and any questions we might have…

What’s the Difference Between a Disciple and Apostle?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 6, 2018

In general terms, a disciple is a follower of a teacher. Most of us can look back over our school years and point to one or two teachers who had an impact on our lives and educa­tion. We attempted to absorb all that they had to teach us…

Why Would God Say: “I Have Hated Esau…”?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 5, 2018

Several months ago, you answered a question on things that God “hates” based on Proverbs 6:16. That was most enlightening to me and helped me understand this passage more fully. Recently, I was reading in Malachi 1:2-3, and it has, in part, these words of God: “I have loved Jacob; but I have hated Esau….”

Is the Church Sexist Towards Women?

By Rev. Sam Harris / June 5, 2018

These two passages deal with women in the church. In Corinthians 14, women are to keep silent in church, and if they want to learn anything, they ask their husbands at home. In 1Timothy, it says much the same thing and includes women not teaching or exercising any authority over men…

Are the Generations Listed in Matthew Wrong?

By Rev. Sam Harris / May 21, 2018

In Matthew 1:1-16, it mentions 14 generations 3 times, then in verse 17 it says again 14 generations 3 times for a total of 42. But when you count there are only 41 generations. Could you please explain this to me?…

What Does it Mean to Have a “Spirit Filled Life”?

By Rev. Sam Harris / May 15, 2018

I hear so many Christians talking about “living” for God and “the Spirit leading me,” who are self-oriented in their lives. They seem to glory in their “spirit-filled lives.”…

How Should I Pray?

By Rev. Sam Harris / March 6, 2018

I have used the concordance in my Bible to look up passages on prayer, and have learned the Lord’s Prayer, which I pray every night before going to bed. I want to learn more of how to prayer, and would like to know what a prayer should include?…