In the first installment, we discussed the maintenance of the gospel message. A Christian is someone who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ and promotes those teachings in word and deed. This means a Christian’s heart should be set on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The central message of Jesus’ teachings was “repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” This message should fill … Continue reading Guidance for the End Times: A Study of the Book of Acts (Part 2)
Welcome to our new series. Jesus Christ said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” (Matt 24:32-33) He said this in reference to the signs of the end times. This was (and is) a … Continue reading Guidance for the End Times: A Study of the Book of Acts (Part 1)
Have you ever searched the for the word Christian in the Bible? If you have, then you know that this word only appears three times. Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and I Peter 4:16 are the only verses where the word Christian appears. In two of these three verses, the noun Christian is shown as a label given by those who did not consider themselves as … Continue reading Are You Really a Christian?
The following was written in January 2020: Did you know that the Lord Jesus Christ had more than 12 disciples? It is important to read your Bible and pause to identify pieces of information you may have overlooked. Common depictions of the life and work of Jesus Christ are often misleading or flat out wrong. It’s your duty as a believer to search the scriptures … Continue reading What Should You Be Doing and Why? (Part 1)
In this fourth and final installment of this Bible study, we will continue to read through the Beatitudes looking for the unfiltered gospel message contained within the verses. Be sure to read Parts 1 through 3 of this Bible study series for more context and understanding. Be sure to read these verses in your own Bibles!! Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake “Blessed are they which are … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 4)
Many fail to recognize all of what Jesus came to do when He was born of a virgin. Jesus had several things to accomplish while He was here on earth. Some readers of the Bible ignore the fact that Jesus came to make the law plain. The evidence for this is found in the book of Isaiah. “The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ … Continue reading Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: How to Handle Your Enemies
Recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, the BLM movement, and the destruction of statues, has encouraged me to make sure my position on these events are aligned with the word of God. This article contains my conclusion and political position on the destruction and defacing of statues and memorials across America. Definitions It is important that terms are defined before we can analyze … Continue reading Statues, Monuments, and Memorials
The parables of the Lord Jesus Christ are essential to understand for those who claim to be His followers. These words are preserved so that the mystery of the kingdom can be revealed unto His disciples (Matt. 13:11). Despite popular teaching, the true knowledge of God has been kept secret since the foundation of the world (Matt. 13:34-35). God chooses whomever He will to understand … Continue reading The Parables of Jesus: The Two Sons
Should you be a servant or a master? This is a question many of us must wrestle with. Many have great intentions to do good for others, but the end result is self-exaltation. It is common for those who have great ambition to exalt themselves above others, but is this what Jesus Christ teaches? The Disciples’ Dispute The teaching we are about to explore is … Continue reading Stop Ignoring What Jesus Said: Should You Be a Servant or a Master?