Question: Have you ever wondered why Jesus exclaimed, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” before yielding His spirit to the Father? In order to adequately address this heartfelt query, we need to highlight an important cultural detail concerning how scripture was both memorized and shared around AD 30. Per numerous scholars, if … Continue reading Good Friday: Psalm 22 and Mark 15
Thankful on Thanksgiving 🍁
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 🍁
What is The Gospel?
https://youtu.be/qqHUSwmv3gg 7 minutes with Jeff Durbin 1 Corinthians 15 Now I want to make clear for you,[a] brothers and sisters,[b] the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you—unless you … Continue reading What is The Gospel?
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
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
“He is Risen!”
Matthew 28:1-20 (NET) The following chapter from Matthew was provided by http://www.Biblegateway.com. The New English Translation was chosen as to supply notes from the translators. The Resurrection 28 Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 Suddenly … Continue reading “He is Risen!”
It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection
As Sunday rapidly approaches, please consider examining the claims Jesus made about Himself. Friends, if His resurrection didn’t happen, Christianity isn’t a viable worldview…it would be futile and misleading. Christianity’s existence hinges entirely on Jesus’s resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15) As you research, you will find approximately 130 attestations, both Christian and non-Christian (Greco-Roman, Syrian, and … Continue reading It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection
“What is Maundy Thursday?” by GotQuestions
This entire article was written by GotQuestions via http://www.GotQuestions.org. Maundy Thursday, also known as “Holy Thursday,” is the Thursday of Passion Week, one day before Good Friday (the Friday before Easter). Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper. Two … Continue reading “What is Maundy Thursday?” 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?
“Jesus’s Unique Claims About Himself,” by Greg Koukl
Author: Greg Koukl Published: 3/22/2013 Website: http://www.STR.org A. Jesus either directly or indirectly made many profound claims for Himself: The Son of God (Matt 26:63)The Son of Man (Matt 16:13; Mk 14:62)1Giver of eternal life (Jn 10:28)One with the Father (Jn 10:30)One who forgives sin (Mk 2:10)The bread of life (Jn 6:35)The good shepherd (Jn 10:11)The … Continue reading “Jesus’s Unique Claims About Himself,” by Greg Koukl