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Learn how the Bible stands tall in the field of “historic” literature, how it continues to be relevant in an ever-changing world, and why it can be trusted.

An Advent Challenge

By R. L. Wilson / November 24, 2020

Are you ready for an Advent challenge? In Timothy Keller’s book Jesus the King, he explains, “When I went through confirmation classes in my church, I had to memorize Scripture.…

Christmas Through the Eyes of Simeon

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs / November 23, 2020

Simeon is often left out of the Christmas story. He did not visit baby Jesus in the manger. He received no visit from angels. He did not arrive with gifts…

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…

Angels: What Do They Know?

By R. L. Wilson / November 23, 2020

Many years ago, I shared a house for a time with my youngest brother and sister. During that time my brother got a job with a local company that manufactured…

Mary, What Did You Know

By R. L. Wilson / November 20, 2020

We just don’t know a lot about Mary, the young woman who would become the mother of Jesus. We assume from historical records that she was fairly young, perhaps 14 or 15 years old, since that was the age when most young girls became engaged.

Anna: Witness to the Messiah

By R. L. Wilson / November 19, 2020

When Joseph and Mary brought their infant son Jesus to the temple eight days after His birth, they were greeted by two people about whom we know very little—other than the fact that they were at the temple.

Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

By Dr. Dillon Burroughs / November 19, 2020

Imagine the first Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. A young carpenter in small-town Nazareth, his life was turned upside down when he discovered the woman he planned to marry…

The Genealogies of Jesus

By R. L. Wilson / November 10, 2020

What relevance do the genealogies of Jesus have for believers today? We’ve all done it. We open our Bible to Matthew 1 and settle down to begin our reading plan…

For Thine is the Kingdom

By R. L. Wilson / November 9, 2020

Most commentators suggest that these words were not included in the model prayer given by Jesus and recorded in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. Albert Mohler explains, “As a result of studying ancient manuscripts, scholars now believe with some certainty that these words were probably a later addition to the Lord’s Prayer. Since the Lord’s Prayer seems to end rather abruptly, Christians in the early church added a doxology to the end of the prayer so as to give God the final word of praise in corporate worship settings.”[1]

Deliver Us from Evil

By R. L. Wilson / November 2, 2020

What are we really asking for in this final petition in the Lord’s Prayer when we say Deliver Us from Evil? Commentators are divided between those who say this is a request for deliverance from the evils in this world, and those who say this is asking for deliverance or protection from the “Evil One,” that is, Satan. It certainly could be either one or both. The same “remedy” applies either way.

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