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
In this third 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 Part 1 & 2 of this Bible study for more context and understanding. The Children of God “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matt. 5:9) Jesus tells us … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 3)
If you have not read Part 1 of this Bible study, we recommend that you do so. Reading Part 1 will provide context for the following text: Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6) The first half of Luke 6:21 contains Luke’s account of this saying. Luke adds the word … Continue reading The Gospel Message in the Beatitudes (Part 2)
In Part 1, we explored what the Bible teaches about coming to Jesus Christ. If you have not read Part 1, I recommend that you do so before reading this installment. Obviously, Part 1 provides context for this Bible study. In this installment, we will go over what it looks like when God is calling. The Meaning of Church Every student of the Bible should … Continue reading Is God Calling You? (Part 2)
Many believe that God wants us all to go out and try to convert people to the Christian faith. Is it true that this is what God asks us to do? Let’s explore this using our bibles. First, the claim that we all should go out into the world trying to win souls makes a great assumption. It makes the assumption that God wants everyone … Continue reading Does God Want You to Be an Evangelist?
Many Christians take the position that God will forgive them for everything they do. It is true that God is a very loving God. Scripture tells us this specifically. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV) Many take this verse, ignoring many other verses, … Continue reading Will God Forgive Every Sin?