Posts from 2020 (Page 2)

Soft Rebellion

There are no new arguments in the effort to expand women’s role in the church to include those tasks that have traditionally been given to men. Some women want to lead prayer as well as teach and preach in public assemblies, and find support for their aspirations by disregarding Paul’s instructions on these matters as first century cultural bias against women. Others argue that Jesus did not specifically forbid women from doing this, so it must be acceptable. They point…

Peak of the Week: Life Is A Growth Adventure – Part 2 of 4

7 Exciting Discoveries of Spiritual Growth To underscore the never-ending aspect of spiritual growth, let’s look at 7 Exciting Discoveries of Spiritual Growth: Fact 1: There is a __________________________________________________ in that all of us are to grow and continue in growth. Paul said he put all his energy into presenting “everyone perfect in Christ”. In 2 Peter 1:5-7 take note of all the “adds” connecting the spiritual qualities, indicating the forward progress of life in Christ. Fact 2: There is…

FAQs on Prayer

Here are a few commonly asked questions regarding the act of praying. 1. Do only Christians have access to God in prayer? “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.” John 9:31 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 God created all things, knows and…

Hebrews: The Glorious Jesus – The Glory of the Church of Christ, The Church of Christ is Holy, Part 2

The writer completes this great homage to Christ with some final thoughts on holy living and a final word of encouragement and greeting. After showing how the Lord Jesus glorified His church through His ministry, death, resurrection and ascension to the right hand of God, the author goes on to encourage his readers to respond in kind by glorifying Jesus as His church. He tells them that they can do this by living holy lives and remaining faithful to Him,…

Do People Become More Religious With Age?

It seems that older people are the ones who are interested in religion and younger ones have little time for spiritual things. Two doctors at Duke University studied this phenomenon by surveying a group of older people over a twenty year period to see if they had become more religious with time. What they found out was that for these older people, their faith remained the same as they grew older. Some activities dropped off because of illness, etc., but…

Peak of the Week: Don’t Just Go Thru, But Grow Thru Life – Part 1 of 4

Life Is A Growth Adventure  This “adventure” called life begins with the very first words in the Bible. Genesis 1:1 In the Creation, as God created the different elements of our world, there’s a recurring statement in Genesis chapter 1: “And God saw that it was A_____________________…” Genesis 1:4, 9, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31 The beginning of each plant and animal was done by a miracle as God designed and spoke the world into existence. But after the days…

Why are there so many churches?

Contemporary religious scholars and historians estimate that there are approximately 38,000 denominations in the world today. Have you ever wondered if the true church still exists today? Does it really matter to which church I belong? If the true church does exist, how can I find it? Learn about the fascinating history of the first century church of the Bible and how it still exists today! Learn about God’s true church, the origins of denominationalism and God’s scheme of redemption…

Too busy?

In our fast paced society it is often difficult to determine the difference between busy and too busy. The following 7 statements should help busy people (especially Christians) draw the line between busy and too busy. Statement #1 – If you are too busy to pray each day, you are too busy. Statement #2 – If you are too busy to help someone with a personal problem, you are too busy. Statement #3 – If you are too busy to…

Hebrews: The Glorious Jesus – The Glory of the Church of Christ, The Church of Christ is Holy, Part 1

The author continues his description of the type of people who belong in Christ’s Church as those who have a holy lifestyle. I have shown that the author’s purpose in this letter has been to persuade his readers not to abandon Christianity for Judaism. He does this by demonstrating how Jesus is more glorious than any part or personality within the Jewish religion. He then goes on to say that God’s people, in every age, glorify Him by being faithful.…

Peak of the Week: Peter The Butterfly, Part 4 of 4

Peter’s Metamorphosis It is now time for Peter to stand on his own instead of in the shadows. Now is the moment Christ had envisioned for him when he gave him the name “Rock” & underscoring that in his reinstatement after the resurrection that he would follow Christ, fish for souls, feed the sheep, & die for the name of Christ. From Passover to Pentecost, a period of 50 days, Peter has now processed the teachings of the Lord that…