God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

The Bible gives God’s judgement on laziness and slothfulness. It’s not a coincidence that the first chapter of the Bible begins with the creative work of God. Then after 6 days, he rested because the work was complete. That is not laziness, it is well-deserved rest. It’s not a coincidence that the last chapter of the Bible promises a reward Continue reading God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

Can I choose the meaning of the Bible?

I know a very nice family who have such a strong opinion on the meaning of one specific doctrinal point in the Bible they cannot have anything to do with any church that doesn’t agree with their position. As they have gotten more convinced of their position, they have eliminated almost all churches, and sadly they are down to just Continue reading Can I choose the meaning of the Bible?

7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

Christlike people follow Jesus’s example. Here are 7 things Jesus did for us that we need to do for others: love, live, die, intercede, forgive, restore, and encourage. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ and let him transform you into a Christlike person. God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given Continue reading 7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example

The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

God told Habakkuk the just shall live by faith, which answered a lament to God about evil and injustice in the land. It seems the whole world is going through the same kind of lament today. It seems like there are more wars, genocides, persecutions, murders, robberies, hacking, and crime every day. Where is God? In his complaint Habakkuk wrestles Continue reading The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)

What is Godly Christian Fasting?

The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?

Are there apostles and prophets in the church today?

This is a very important question, it goes right to the heart of the trustworthiness of the Bible. If there are apostles and prophets in the church today, then we really need a loose-leaf Bible because there may be new revelation from God that supersedes the old Bible. The Bible clearly says there were apostles and prophets in the foundation Continue reading Are there apostles and prophets in the church today?

Is the Church an organization or an organism?

Is the Church which is Christ’s Body (Ephesians 1:22) an organization or an organism? The difference may sound trite and overly persnickety but let’s look at the ramifications. The fact that the Church is a “Body” made up of “living members” shows that it is not an “Organization,” but an “ORGANISM.” An “Organization” is made up of distinct units like Continue reading Is the Church an organization or an organism?

The secret to real joy

put Jesus first, others second, and yourself last

Many people have searched for the fountain of youth to find happiness and joy, but it never works. There is only one way that does work. Jesus described it 2000 years ago and it never gets old. It was so controversial that it changed history and cost him his life. It’s just as real now as it was then. One Continue reading The secret to real joy

Matthew 7:3 the mote in your friend’s eye

Jesus Christ taught shocking doctrines that destroyed the self-righteous pride and hypocritical judgment of the scribes and Pharisees. Here is one of those doctrines that made them hate him and plot to kill him. Before Christians try to judge the tiny mote of sin and failure in their friend’s eye, they must judge their own sins first. I am ashamed Continue reading Matthew 7:3 the mote in your friend’s eye

Romans 12:1-2 From conformed to transformed by presenting yourself to God

Romans 12:1-2 contains the fourth “therefore” in this letter (cf. Romans 3:20; 5:1; 8:1; 12:1). It is one of the many conditional promises in the Bible. If you obey this conditional promise, you will be transformed by the gospel. The Apostle Paul uses the word metamorphosis to describe this change. Almost every part of the Christian life depends on this Continue reading Romans 12:1-2 From conformed to transformed by presenting yourself to God