My favorite way to study the Bible is to search out the answers to seemingly contradictory subjects and during the Christmas season there is one that always comes to mind, the genealogy of Jesus. There are two genealogies of Jesus listed in the Gospels. One is in Matthew and the other in Luke. If you place them … More Searching For Answers
The Pastor spoke about the day Mary took an expensive bottle of perfume and anointed the feet of Jesus. While he read from the Bible these verses really caught my attention, “But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred … More THE THIEF AND THE MONEY
You might have noticed this contradiction before, James 1:13, states, “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” and Genesis 22:1, which states, “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham…” … More DOES GOD TEMPT US?
Psalm 145:9 states, “The lord is good to all.” But, Jeremiah 18:8, “If that nation against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I have thought to do unto them.” One might argue that a God who says He is full of goodness would not display evil … More CAN A GOOD GOD CAUSE EVIL?
We all have wondered when reading Luke 22:3, “And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.” Is it possible for me to possessed by Satan? It is quite a scary thought that this man spent three plus years walking side by side with Jesus, hearing countless … More Satan Possessed
Statistics show 80% of Americans believe in God. Why then are we not turning the world upside down as the disciples did in the book of Acts? Because there is a vast difference between belief and faith, and that difference is trust. To simply believe is to do no more than the demons. In Matthew … More Eighty Percent
It is amazing how God can teach you a spiritual truth in an instant. This morning while listening to a sermon, He showed me the answer to the frequently asked question, how do we know that infants, young children and the mentally disabled go to heaven? In John 9, Jesus had just healed a man … More Time of Understanding
Have you ever viewed the Garden Tomb from Google earth? When I viewed it, I noticed a small window to the right of the entrance, and of course my question was, “Why would a tomb need a window?” As I searched for the answer, I ran across a website that explains a tradition which had … More The Death of Lazarus
Isn’t it amazing how we feel different each day. Every day we wake up and we notice how we feel, sometimes we feel good sometimes we feel bad, sometimes we even have a certain thought or fear that comes to our mind. This morning when I woke up I immediately had a thought that was … More Perfect peace
A question people frequently ask, “If Jesus was sinless why did He need to be baptized by John the Baptist?”