Away in a Manger, or Alive in Your Heart?
on December 24th, 2022
Ironically, since December 25 falls on a Sunday this year, several religious groups will be closing their doors for Christmas, a day that was created to honor Jesus. Could it be that in seeking to honor Jesus, some have missed the point? Let's open our Bibles and consider Christmas.   Read More
Christmas Gifts and the Gift of Salvation
on December 16th, 2022
Christmas books and movies commonly suggest that we get gifts when we're good and don't when we're bad. Is that really how gifts work? More importantly, is that how the gift of salvation works?   Read More
The Best Sleep You'll Ever Have
on December 9th, 2022
A Forbes article reported back in March 2022 that Americans purchase $65 billion worth of sleep aids per year. For all of that, some people still can't sleep. How about you? Would you like to know the secret to the best sleep you'll ever had?   Read More
Unequally Yoked: Does 2 Corinthians 6:14 Condemn Christians Who Date and/or Marry Non-Christians?
on December 3rd, 2022
2 Corinthians 6:14 reads in part, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” Is the yoking Paul has in mind in this passage marriage? Let's open up our Bibles and consider these words in their context.   Read More
What John's Baptism Reveals About Denominational Baptism
on November 17th, 2022
John, who prepared the way for the coming of Jesus Christ, baptized people "for the remission of sins" (Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3). So did Peter and the other disciples from the day of Pentecost forward (Acts 2:38). So, why were the disciples in Ephesus who had been baptized according to John's baptism baptized again (Acts 19:1-5)? And, what can we learn from this about Christian baptism?   Read More
The Way of Cain
on November 10th, 2022
Jude 1:11 describes a way of living called the way of Cain. Interestingly, physically killing one's brother doesn't seem to be in the context. What is the way of Cain, and why should it be avoided by those who are followers of the way of Jesus?   Read More
Can Church Funds Be Used for Those Who Aren't Members of the Church?
on November 5th, 2022
For today's Q&A, someone has asked if 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 requires congregations to only use the funds they gather to help those who are already Christians. Let's open our Bibles and study!   Read More
A Sad Story About Someone Who Missed the Point
on October 22nd, 2022
The brief Biblical account of Lamech describes a man who was pridefully murdered another man, following in the footsteps of his ancestor Cain. His recorded words demonstrate that while he was aware of the story of Cain, he missed its point. What can we learn from Lamech and the way he engaged the past?  Read More
Trials in Three Biblical Lights
on October 15th, 2022
James 1:2 commands us to be joyful when facing trials. This difficult command makes more sense when you examine trials in the other lights in which it is portrayed. Let's consider three ways trials are discussed in the Bible.  Read More
How to Make Sure God Will Receive Our Worship
on October 8th, 2022
The first example of worship in the Bible reveals that not everything done in worship is accepted by God. Why was Cain's worship rejected, and how can we make sure ours isn't?   Read More
Scarecrows: When False Fear Becomes Real
on October 1st, 2022
It's autumn again in the northern hemisphere. One of the common features of autumn is the scarecrow. What can Christians learn from these silent sentinels of the harvest?   Read More
Some Things to Remember When You're Sick
on September 24th, 2022
Why do we get sick? I don't claim to know all of the answers to this question, but I do know some things God wants us to know when we are sick. Here are some things I shared with my son Ezekiel when he was sick.   Read More