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?
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)
In light of the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, I feel compelled to bring the biblical perspective into the forefront of the dialogue. Obviously, taking the biblical position is not popular in today’s secular society; however, an analysis of the facts can prove that God’s standards are the only standards that make sense. Let’s start our search in the book … Continue reading Mass Shootings and Lawlessness Will End
In Part 1, we discussed the first half of Proverbs 1:7. In this installment, we will discuss the second half. Remember, the road to obtaining knowledge begins with deep respect for the one true God. It is impossible to acquire the necessary knowledge for a happy prosperous life if you do not respect the Lord God and His instructions. (For more on this topic, read … Continue reading Proverbs 1:7 (Part 2): Fools Despise Knowledge
We are not to bare the titles and authority of the Self-Existent God and use it for evil. The authority of God’s position should not be used to deceive and destroy. God will not label any one who takes His name in vain as innocent Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Honoring God’s Name
Thanksgiving, a United States holiday federally established by Abraham Lincoln, is said to be a day of thanking God for His blessings. On this day, many Americans gather together with their families to eat a large meal. During this day, families recall impactful events and share stores of the “good ole’ days.” After the meal, families consume rich desserts while enjoying the company of others … Continue reading Understanding True Thanksgiving
Considering the concepts we have discussed so far, we want to discuss associations. Remember Proverbs was written by Solomon who was gifted wisdom from God. Therefore, Proverbs is wisdom from God. In this installment, we want to explore the guidance Solomon gives regarding who we associate with. Read Prov.1:10-19. Notice these verses are discussing sinners approaching you to violate clear commandments of God for … Continue reading Scrutinize Your Associations: Proverbs 1:10-19
In a world full of deceit and lies, you may find it increasingly difficult not to break the ninth commandment. Political figures, news reporters, financial agents, and many others twist and manipulate words to suit their needs. Consequently, it is common in our society to mislead children and lie to others to “protect” them. The question we should be asking ourselves is: How does God … Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Telling the Truth
In today’s world, we can see many humans living their lives with superficial goals and ideas of life. Many philosophers theorize and contemplate on what life is and what the meaning of life is. What defines living? Many of us have raised this question at one point or another in our lives. Generally speaking, the ideas surrounding this question boils down to two camps: To … Continue reading Are You Living?
We live in a world where many profess to be of God yet they directly ignore His commandment to keep their own traditions. Jesus Christ says, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Mark 7:7 KJV) Mainstream Christianity ignores this verse which directly points at their teachings. Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and all other holidays are the commandments … Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Keeping the Sabbath