Triumphing over Depression

One of the most famous works of art The Scream was created by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. In 2012, it was sold for $119.9 million, becoming the world’s most expensive work of art ever sold at an auction. Why is this piece such an influential item? I believe most people can relate to the character’s... Continue Reading →

The Idolatry of Micah in the book of Judges

Last summer I had the opportunity to visit my wife’s native land, the beautiful Ukraine in eastern Europe. During our stay with her family, we visited the capital city Kiev, journeyed through the evergreen trees and natural springs of the Carpathean Mountains, and went to a historical Church. It was coated with blue walls and... Continue Reading →

The Temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11: The Temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness  Read the Story multiple times.  Identify the Setting and Characters: After Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, the Spirit led him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Next, Jesus was transported by the devil to the pinnacle of the temple... Continue Reading →

What are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 lists the spiritual gifts. “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another the gifts... Continue Reading →

Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?

I heard a story about a Buddhist and a Hindu discussing religious topics. They both agreed they were on different paths but would end up at the same destination on top of the mountain—the place they allegorized as god. All they had to do was be faithful to their own religion and do enough good deeds to earn his... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Say About the Trinity?

  The Triune God eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s important to emphasize that Christians do not believe in tri-theism or three Gods that are of equal power. As Deuteronomy 6:4 states, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” Other heresies that must be avoided are modalism... Continue Reading →

Paul in Athens: Proclaiming Christ to a Christless Culture

It’s midday in the year AD 50. Mr. Artist just graduated from Apollos University with skills in painting and sculpting. He is now prepared to go to the marketplace and make a living selling his work to the Athenian people. As Artist walks from his house to the urban center of commerce, He bypasses the... Continue Reading →

Having a Thankful Heart in Difficult Circumstances

Imagine that you had just built a playground for your grandson. You spent thousands of dollars on it, invested countless hours sweating over the correct dimensions, architectural design, and hammering all the pieces together. Upon completion, you eagerly take your grandson into the back yard to show him his new surprise. He screams with excitement,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Waste Your Life

"Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate upon the present day; the actual hour of our life. We live in the past or future, we are continually expecting the coming of some special hour when our life shall unfold itself in its significance. And we do not observe that life is flowing like... Continue Reading →

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