There is an interesting teaching out there that uses John 12:32 to teach that ALL people will be saved. And that makes sense because God loves everyone, so it stands to reason that God would want them all in Heaven. The question is: is it true? ...continue reading "Will ALL people be saved?"
I had lost my car keys... again. I had help looking for them this time, and when we finally found them, my helper jokingly asked the rhetorical question, "Why are they always in the last place you look?" I stopped for a moment, and thought to myself, "Yeah, why is that?" ...continue reading "The Bible, and Looking for Car Keys"
The Bible was not originally written in English. Because of that, there is no "inspired" English translation. If there was, you'd immediately stop seeing new English translations hit the market. So how can we tell which translators "got it right?" Fortunately, with today's modern tools it's easier than you might think. Download your FREE Greek Verb Quick Reference Guide at the bottom of this post. ...continue reading "Understanding Greek Verbs"
What if you believe. You believe strongly. You think your belief is Biblical, and you’re sincere, but you're wrong? I meet Christians like that every day. I'm even one of them. ...continue reading "Enemy of Learning – Presuppositions and Pre-Conceived Notions"
You may have seen Bibles for sale with things like "NKJV" or "NIV" or even "HCSB" written somewhere on or inside of them. These are the indicators of what translation that particular Bible is using. Since the Bible was originally written in Hebrew (with some Aramaic thrown into the book of Daniel) in the Old Testament and then Greek in the New Testament, both of which are languages that nobody uses in their ancient forms anymore, we have relied on Biblical scholars and theologians to translate these sacred words for us into something that we can understand. ...continue reading "The Importance of Digging Deeper"
I've taught the Bible since 1988. I was a home fellowship leader, and I even taught studies at my church on Wednesday evenings. Occasionally I am asked to teach on special topics. I thought that I knew the Bible pretty well, until... ...continue reading "Our Mission: Not what to think, but how to think"
Sometimes what we've been taught for years and understood to be true isn't actually what the Bible says! Take this quiz to find out how well you really know what the Bible says and how it plainly reveals God's love and grace for us. ...continue reading "QUIZ: How Grace Aware Are You?"
The church service had just ended, and I was watching all the families and friends interacting and enjoying each other. It was a very pleasant moment, which was about to be harshly interrupted. ...continue reading "I met an Angry Christian, and I liked it"
Allow me to be the first to say "Welcome to Grace Aware!"
We're thrilled to have you here, and we hope that you find our resources and courses helpful on your journey to learn how to dig deeper into the Bible and find the peace that God provides through His grace and His gift of Jesus Christ. ...continue reading "Welcome!"