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.
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.
Have you ever had to drive on a familiar route, like on a road that you commute on, but you needed to make a different turn than you're used to doing? If you've ever driven to work when you meant to make a turn and go somewhere else, you've been conditioned! Conditioning can affect a great portion of your life - including your understanding of the Bible. ...continue reading "Conditioning – friend or foe?"
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?"