Introduction In the movie, "The Matrix," Morpheus, the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, speaks to the concept of the metaverse when he says: "What is the Matrix? Control. The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world, built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this." While the Matrix in the movie... Continue Reading →
What Does The Bible Teach About Tattoos?
Tattoos are more popular than ever before. Did you know that as many as 145 million Americans (44%) have a tattoo? According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of people getting tattoos are increasing 7.7% annually. Since this practice affects most of the culture, it's important to ask: What does the Bible say about... Continue Reading →
Does Hebrews 7 Teach Melchizedek Was A Type Of Christ?
In Hebrews 7, let's discuss Melchizedek and how the superior priesthood in Christ fulfills the old covenant. Next, I will talk about how Christ is the new covenant and what that means for us as believers. The first thing we notice is that Melchizedek was a type of Christ. When scholars refer to a type,... Continue Reading →
Dear Husband, Are You Loving Your Wife Like Christ Loves The Church?
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." -Ephesians 5:25 In June, my wife and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary! It has been a joy, privilege, and honor to be her husband. I am beyond blessed to have her companionship as we navigate through... Continue Reading →
Verse of The Day: James 1:12 Teaches Believers To Remain Steadfast Under Trial
"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." -James 1:12 James---the brother of Jesus, was one of the chief leaders in the church at Jerusalem. James, along with Peter and Paul,... Continue Reading →
13 Metaphors That Teach Spiritual Truths In The Gospel of John
In the gospel of John, Jesus taught 13 physical realities that illustrated spiritual truths: light, the Jerusalem temple, physical birth, wind, water, food, bread, flesh and blood, door, shepherd, vine, cup, and breath. These tangible metaphors helped enlighten believers with the spiritual realities of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Thus, the goal of this article is to... Continue Reading →
Daily Devotional: Be Prepared To Share Your Faith
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15). Several years ago, I had the unique privilege of preaching a sermon to a large... Continue Reading →
Is Christianity More About A Relationship Than A Religion?
"Christianity is not about a religion. It's about a relationship." Have you heard this statement before? It's partially true. The Judeo-Christian worldview is indeed about a relationship with God. However, it's technically still a religion. Let me explain. Religion Defined A religion is defined as, "the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power,... Continue Reading →
What Does The Bible Really Teach About Free Will?
There are many views concerning the idea of free will. Some philosophers believe humans are determined by events outside of their control. There are theologians who think God is in complete control of man's freedom of choice and that free will is illusory. Other experts disagree and believe man has the freedom to truly choose... Continue Reading →
Reading The Bible Using The SOAP Method
Have you ever heard of the SOAP method for reading the Bible? It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. This method is easy to remember and it helps you organize your thoughts during personal devotions. I think the best way to learn how to read the Bible using the SOAP method is to give... Continue Reading →