Beliefs are funny things.
People believe the strangest things, and the really strange thing is that most beliefs are never challenged. What I've discovered is that when people disagree about the meaning of a Bible passage, it nearly always boils down to what they already believe. ...continue reading "Beyond Belief"
In this video we answer the question, "Does the Holy Spirit convict believers of sin?"
Out focus verse is John 16:8
John 16:8 "And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
This Video explores the term "Propitiation," and our focus verse is 1John 2:2.
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
In this video we reveal the complete list of steps for you to become righteous, as we look at 1John 2:1:
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John 1:7 gives us a clue as to how we can be right with God:
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
This video takes a look at the phrase “freely given” in 1Cor 2:12 and Romans 8:32, and may challenge your beliefs about the character of God.
1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Two Grace Aware Bible study techniques are in this video:
- Looking up words that you think you know, and
- Seeing what's not there
The focus is the Christmas account found in Luke chapter 2:
Luke 2:9-11 NKJV - 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
If you've been around Christians long enough, you'll eventually come across this strange teaching: "God requires obedience—even your very thoughts; You need to bring every one of your thoughts into obedience to be truly right with God."
...continue reading "“Bring every thought into obedience”"
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"
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"