Do You Know the Lord? A commonly used phrase in the religious world is, “Do you know the Lord as your personal Savior?” The concept of knowing the Lord is certainly Biblical, but phrases and concepts are sometimes redefined to … Read More
Do You Know the Lord? A commonly used phrase in the religious world is, “Do you know the Lord as your personal Savior?” The concept of knowing the Lord is certainly Biblical, but phrases and concepts are sometimes redefined to … Read More →
Lifeless Idols or a Living God? The psalmist said of idols, “They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do … Read More →
Common People, Common Sense The most profound truths can so often be evaluated and understood by just using common sense. The reality is that God did not write the Bible in such a way that only the most scholarly could … Read More →
One of the most popular entertainers of the Vaudeville era was W.C. Fields (1880-1946). While Fields could make audiences roar with laughter, he was certainly not a Christian and made no pretense of his disdain for the Bible. Thus, it came as a great shock when one of Fields’ friends, visiting him in the hospital near the end of his life, found him reading the Bible one day. When asked what he was doing, Fields, ever the comedian, replied, “Just looking for loopholes.”
¿PERTENECE MARCOS 16:16 AL CANON DEL N.T.? ¿Pertenece Marcos 16:16 al canon del N.T.? Bastante controversia ha existido a causa de esta pregunta. Peculiarmente nuestros amigos bautistas han estado sustentando esto, para desestimar la legítima apelación a la necesidad del … Read More →
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place” My dad grew up in Northeast Texas picking cotton in Honey Grove. There’s nothing there now, but it must have been a colorful place since most of the colloquialisms I know came from … Read More →
2 Timothy 4:1-2: I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Paul’s second letter to Timothy is interesting, partly because it was a letter from a Jew - to a Jew - and written in Greek. But we’re lucky that it was written in Greek, because the language has such a depth of meaning in its words.
We see that depth of…
Judas Iscariot is a name that lives in infamy to all Christians and to many who know very little about the Bible. Although his name is readily recognized, what do we really know about Judas? His surname, Iscariot, means “a man of Kerioth” (All the Apostles of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer). Kerioth was a town located in the southeastern part of Judah. Based on this surname, Judas was likely a native of this town. His hometown made him a bit different from the other named apostles who were from Galilee, an area located in the northern…
Does Not Wisdom Cry Out?
Kenneth D. Sils
“Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.” (Proverbs 8:10-11)
If you were among our Bible study last Wednesday evening, you recall that we studied the first section of Proverbs which encourages us to seek wisdom! The first 9 chapters contrasts two “women” who are diametrically opposed to one…
The Last Enemy Destroyed is Death Consider these words of Paul describing the one enemy we all face and who seemingly is winning the battle in which we are engaged. “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” (1 … Read More →
He Hears Our Prayers and Our Groaning Hear these words of David from the depths of despair: “My soul also is greatly troubled…return O Lord, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake! I am weary with my groaning; … Read More →