For what and for whom are you thankful, today? The following Bible verses are focused upon the importance of “thankfulness.” Friend, there is so much God has given us. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him (James 1:17). The air we breathe, the food we eat, the people we meet… (you!) ♥️ We are … Continue reading Thankful on Thanksgiving 🍁
1 Thessalonians 5
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Inspired by God, the first letter to the Thessalonians was written by Paul (possibly alongside Timothy and Silas) on or around A.D. 50. Per Dr. Gary Habermas, New Testament scholars are now attesting that 1 Thessalonians could be the earliest New Testament Epistle. The video below shows Dr. Gary Habermas explaining the … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 5
Contemplative Prayer: Is It Biblical?
The following post consists of 2 videos (at the end), along with 2 articles. The first piece was written by GotQuestions.org and the second, much larger exposition, was authored by Marcia Montenegro on behalf of Midwest Christian Outreach. Both provide a Biblical perspective regarding the growing popularity of Contemplative Prayer within numerous churches. Friends, please … Continue reading Contemplative Prayer: Is It Biblical?
“Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger
March 28, 2022 Author: Michael Kruger Website: http://www.michaeljkruger.com Whenever I speak on the origins of the New Testament canon, I am regularly asked about whether there are brief, accessible books on the subject—the kind that could be given to lay folks in the church. Unfortunately, my books on canon usually don’t qualify (e.g., Canon Revisited … Continue reading “Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger
2 Corinthians 4
Inspired by God, Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian Church around AD 55 or 56…only 20-26 years after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. ✏️ Matthew Henry’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4 The Light of the Gospel 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4
Question: “What is Hellenism, and how did it influence the early church?” by GotQuestions
Hellenism had incredible influence upon the Jewish worldview after Alexander the Great began his reign in 333 BC. Why and how? Please keeping reading! The article below, written by Got Questions, displays how crucial it is to be living in God’s Word daily as to avoid the trappings of self-reliance (i.e. legalism and pragmatism). Friends, … Continue reading Question: “What is Hellenism, and how did it influence the early church?” by GotQuestions
Why should you consider Christianity first and foremost? Well, if you dialogue with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University, he will enthusiastically provide you with 4 or 5 reasons why someone on a "religious quest" should consider Christianity at the start. And in a moment, I will share 4 of those factors in the paragraphs … Continue reading Why Christianity?
“Seeing God’s Love Is Central to Living the Christian Life” by Amy Hall
AUTHOR Amy K. Hall WEBSITE http://www.str.org 2/15/2022 In last week’s post, I encouraged you to simply read the Bible repeatedly (as you’ve done with other lengthy book series you’ve enjoyed) in order to know it deeply and allow it to change you, so now I want to give you a more specific example of the benefits … Continue reading “Seeing God’s Love Is Central to Living the Christian Life” by Amy Hall
Truth in Love
“We often sacrifice others when we give them what they want, but we sacrifice ourselves when we give them what he or she needs.” - Frank Turek This statement by Christian Apologist, Frank Turek, during a Q&A at Grace Community Church in Sarasota, genuinely gave me reason to pause and pray… This hits home. How … Continue reading Truth in Love
God’s Purposes: Peter, James, and Paul
Sis, do you need encouragement, today? Gary Habermas has some for you! In a recent message delivered by Dr. Gary Habermas to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he provided 3 examples of how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes: Peter, James, … Continue reading God’s Purposes: Peter, James, and Paul