“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

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

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

Biblical Sexuality

The following 2-hour video entitled, “There’s No Such Thing as a Gay Person,” features an in-depth discussion of Biblical Sexuality by Rosaria Butterfield, Christopher Yuan, and Becket Cook. Friends, the good news of belonging to Jesus is not a popular one. It is in complete opposition to the predominantly self-focused message of our culture at-large. … Continue reading Biblical Sexuality

Revisiting Hermeneutics

What is Hermeneutics, and why is it important? It’s my prayer that the article by GotQuestions and the teaching by Dr Walt Russell reinforce how fundamental these study guidelines truly are! Let’s open-up our Bibles and allow God’s Word to both renew our minds and guide our hearts…each and every day. His, Meridith The following … Continue reading Revisiting Hermeneutics

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

“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!”

Why Christianity?

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?

Bucket Lists

Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists