Category: Religious

Be Deliberate

In our society we are always in a hurry. Yet, for the most part, we still appreciate good craftsmanship. For instance a good carpenter teaches his students to be deliberate, slow down, quality is more important than quantity… “measure twice, cut once.” James 1:19 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to… Read more »

Forgiveness

Mercy must be shown to others … even those who are obviously undeserving: James 2;12-13: “So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been… Read more »

Give Thanks

Scripture lists some foundational Truths about the TRINITY for which we must give thanks. Here are two: Hebrews 13:8-9 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which… Read more »

Faith

What is our part in salvation? Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him. “ Belief… Faith… in order to please God we must believe in Him and that His Word and… Read more »

Prerequisite for Salvation

It is perplexing to His contemporaries that Jesus did not come to call the righteous as did all other religious leaders to date…. Matthew 9:12-13 “But when He heard it, He said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: I desire… Read more »

Resurrection

Why is it that God tells us not to mourn for believers who have died? 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NLT) “And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that… Read more »

Animal Sacrifice

Can Animal Sacrifice permanently remove sin? Hebrews 10… “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” … “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Conclusion: “Animal sacrifices could only cover sins; they could not remove them. The passage from Hebrews 10 draws a contrast… Read more »

Judge Not…

Here is a verse that almost every non-Christian knows and throws at every Christian hypocrite… Luke 6:37-38 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; … For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Even the pagans understand this precept…. ‘with the measure you forgive it will be the standard… Read more »

Charity is Loving

There is but one way to love and that is to sacrifice for others: 1 John 3:16-18 “By this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for others. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes… Read more »

New Covenant in a Few Verses

Is there a summary of salvation? Sort of a Readers Digest version in a verse or two? In my studies yesterday I came across these verses: 2 Timothy 2:11-13 … “If we have died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him;; if we deny Him;… Read more »