Late night thoughts

Crave holiness like you crave worldly acceptance. We are called to live in such a way that makes others ponder about the greatness of our Lord. Intentionality is not easy. We tend to shy away from the uncomfortable and fall back into the comfortable. But holiness is radical. In a society where living for yourself… Continue reading Late night thoughts

“The Gospel According To Daniel” Lesson 01 – Faith Despite Your Circumstances

What comes to mind when you think of the book of Daniel? For most people, images of statues, fantastic beasts, and prophecies come to mind. While it is definitely true that the book of Daniel contains prophecies that shed light on end-time events, the book of Daniel also has stories of faith and redemption. If… Continue reading “The Gospel According To Daniel” Lesson 01 – Faith Despite Your Circumstances

Questions for Christians Lesson 07 – How Do I Keep from Stumbling?

“How do I keep from stumbling?”  Perhaps you have been asked this question by a Christian struggling with his faith or a particular sin.  Or perhaps you have even asked this question yourself.  In the final Bible study of this series, we will look at Peter to try to answer this question. Let’s read together… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 07 – How Do I Keep from Stumbling?

Questions for Christians Lesson 06 – What If I Am Not Sorry for My Sins?

Liam was fighting with his younger brother Caden over a toy.  Liam took the toy away from Caden and made him cry.  Their father Mike saw what happened.  Mike made Liam apologize to Caden.  Liam muttered “sorry” then looked away.  Mike chastised Liam for not giving a genuine apology to Caden. The Bible calls upon… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 06 – What If I Am Not Sorry for My Sins?

Questions for Christians Lesson 05 – If Salvation Is Free, Then Why Does It Cost Everything?

The Bible teaches us salvation is a free gift from God (Romans 3:24; 5:18).  However, the Bible also teaches us salvation costs us everything (Matthew 16:24-28; Luke 14:26-33).  Is this a contradiction?  If salvation is free, then why does it cost everything?  We will explore the answer is today’s Bible study. What does free mean?… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 05 – If Salvation Is Free, Then Why Does It Cost Everything?

Questions for Christians Lesson 04 – If God is Good, then Why is there Evil and Suffering in the World?

Why doesn’t God do anything about evil and suffering?  This is a common question asked by Christians and atheists alike.  A philosopher once remarked that if evil and suffering exists in the world, then God is either not good or not all-powerful.  How do we answer this difficult question? Let’s read together Psalm 34:8; Job… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 04 – If God is Good, then Why is there Evil and Suffering in the World?

Questions for Christians Lesson 03 – Why Witness To Others?

Why should Christians witness to others?  Is it really important to be a witness?  Why couldn’t God send angels instead?  We will answer these questions in today’s Bible study. Let’s read together Ezekiel 3:11; Matthew 28:19; and Acts 1:8. Jesus specifically commanded us to witness to others. While this is reason enough, let’s explore what… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 03 – Why Witness To Others?

Questions for Christians Lesson 02 – Why Should We Praise God?

We live in a world where it is common to praise actors, actresses, athletes, and other types of celebrities.  However, why should we praise God?  Does He really need our praise? Let’s read together Psalms 92:1 and 147:1. The Bible says it is good to praise God.  However, that alone may not be a satisfactory… Continue reading Questions for Christians Lesson 02 – Why Should We Praise God?

Questions For Christians Lesson 01 – What Is The Point Of Prayer?

While there are many types of Christians in the world, people generally assume there is one thing all Christians can do: pray. We take it for granted that prayer is an important part of Christian life.  We read in the Gospels that Jesus had an active prayer life.  Jesus even taught His disciples how to… Continue reading Questions For Christians Lesson 01 – What Is The Point Of Prayer?