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

1 Peter 4

4 So, since Christ suffered[a] in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin,[b] 2 in that he spends the rest of his time[c] on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires. 3 For the time that has passed was sufficient for you … Continue reading 1 Peter 4

Immutability of God

It’s my prayer that learning about God’s immutability (unchanging nature) will encourage you immensely! Friend, while you and I change throughout our lifetime here, God (God, the Father; God, the Son; and God the Holy Spirit) does not! Both His character and His promises hold true and are faithful! Come near to me and hear … Continue reading Immutability of God

Know Thyself: A Biblical Perspective

“Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test!”2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭ Friends, sin makes everything about us. Not only is “i” central to this tiny, English word, but … Continue reading Know Thyself: A Biblical Perspective

“A Different Jesus?” Studying 2 Corinthians 11 and Matthew 24

Voddie Baucham Who is Jesus? Is Jesus merely a highly evolved man who achieved enlightenment and therefore showed us the way to Christ (as the New Age Movement purports)? Or, is He who He claimed to be…the Messiah and the only Son of God? “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish … Continue reading “A Different Jesus?” Studying 2 Corinthians 11 and Matthew 24

Psalm 40, Jonah 2, and 2 Corinthians 1

Not the other way around. Friends, we might feel alone at times or possibly beyond repair in difficult seasons, but is that true? What does God say in the scriptures? We might also feel as though God doesn’t see us some days (Jonah 2), or that the pits we dig are way too deep for … Continue reading Psalm 40, Jonah 2, and 2 Corinthians 1

Scripture and Father’s Day

Verses supplied by OpenBible Psalm 103:13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. Ephesians 6:4Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Colossians 3:21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. … Continue reading Scripture and Father’s Day

Job 38 and 1 Corinthians 2

“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”Charles Spurgeon Thank you BibleGateway for providing a digital format as to read God’s Word! The following two chapters are from the New English Translation as to provide ample footnotes for reference. Job 38 Then the Lord answered[b] Job out of the whirlwind:[c] 2 “Who is this[d] who darkens … Continue reading Job 38 and 1 Corinthians 2

Psalm 46 and 2 Corinthians 12

Psalm 46 God is our strong refuge;[c]he is truly our helper in times of trouble.[d]2 For this reason we do not fear[e] when the earth shakes,[f]and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea,[g]3 when its waves[h] crash[i] and foam,and the mountains shake[j] before the surging sea.[k] (Selah)4 The river’s channels bring joy to … Continue reading Psalm 46 and 2 Corinthians 12

Psalm 34

ESV Study Bible notes The following chapter from God’s Word (the Bible) was found on BibleGateway. Translation: NET. I will praise[c] the Lord at all times;my mouth will continually praise him.[d]2 I will boast[e] in the Lord;let the oppressed hear and rejoice.[f]3 Magnify the Lord with me.Let us praise[g] his name together.4 I sought the … Continue reading Psalm 34