Tag: Word of God

Lessons from the Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 different books composed by 40 different writers over 1,500 years with a total of over 700,000 words.  It takes an average reader about 70 hours to read the Bible from cover-to-cover.  Much of the Bible is easy…

Weeds

Even the best garden needs to have the weeds pulled to remain healthy.  Even the best grass seed may contain a few weeds.  Jesus taught that the Word of God is a seed that will grow the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  He went…

Germination

The Word of God is the seed that grows the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  Evangelists, preachers, and mature Christians use this seed that God has provided to grow new believers that will make up the kingdom of God.  In the book of Mark,…

Bible Study

Jesus often taught using parables.  This simply means he would use examples to paint a picture of the topic at hand.  When the disciples asked Jesus why he taught using parables, He told them it was because He only wanted His true followers to…

Temptation

Before Jesus began His ministry here in this world, He spent time in the desert fasting and praying.  During this time, Satan came to tempt Jesus with three weaknesses of mankind. “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

Church

In chapter ten of the Book of Acts, the apostle Peter discovered that God wanted all people to hear the Gospel and receive salvation through Jesus Christ – not just the Jews as Peter believed.  At this point, the church began to expand in…

Search the Word of God

I’m not pointing fingers at anyone.  It often seems to me if any finger pointed started, it would just go in a circle until it came right back to the first finger pointer.  I’ll simply make a general statement that I think is hard…

Victory in Jesus

Beginning in chapter 14 of the Book of John, after Judas, who is about to betray Jesus, has left the room, Jesus spends a good deal of time giving His disciples their final teaching.  This is really a restatement of many of the things…

Living Life

It doesn’t take much to impress God.  You don’t need a big house, fancy car, or an enormous bank account.  In fact, you’re far more likely to impress God without those things.  Those who get by with very little have a special place in…