Caring For The Environment Honors God And Is Our Christian Duty

"The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." - Genesis 2:15 Introduction A couple of months ago, our family decided to get some fish as pets. We went to Petco and my two sons wanted a red guppy and Dalmatian molly.... Continue Reading →

Psalm 81: Praying Through The Psalms

"Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob. Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the... Continue Reading →

Does God Have A Myriad Of Angels Who Protect Us?

Introduction In the winter of 1995, I vividly recall the time I was riding in the car with my Dad and teammates to baseball practice. All of a sudden, my Dad yelled out: "Hold on tight!" Our joyful singing of Bob Marley quickly turned to dread as the Jeep Grand Cherokee we were riding in... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Being Plugged Into God’s Energy Makes Us Fully Charged Christians

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." -Philippians 4:8 Last week, I was picking up my two sons from the bus stop. As I was waiting in the car, one of my neighborhood friends... Continue Reading →

The 4 Major Themes of Atonement: Reconciling, Pardoning, Appeasing, and Purging

This article will discuss the four major themes of atonement: reconciling, pardoning, appeasing, and purging. To reconcile is to be brought back into fellowship from a previously fractured relationship. To pardon is the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense by a higher authority. To appease is to pacify the anger... Continue Reading →

Prayer, Planted, and Prepared Leads To Victory In The Christian Life

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). The Apostle Paul makes it clear in his epistle to the Church at Ephesus that our struggle is not against flesh and... Continue Reading →

Is It too Good To Be True? Laughing At The Promises Of God

Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child when I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah will have a son (Gen. 18:13-14). You have heard the saying, "If it sounds too... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Command In Scripture Is Simple: To Love God and Love Others

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 14

Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions. 2 One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 3 Don’t let him who eats despise him who doesn’t eat. Don’t let him who doesn’t eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Remember Those Who Are In Prison

"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering (Hebrews 13:3)." When I was in seminary, once a month my professor would visit the state penitentiary to preach the gospel. He would invite his students to join him... Continue Reading →

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