Are we compelled to contend for the faith?

Jude, Contend earnestly! Leaving 2021, Jude prepares us for 2022 as we walk through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He was eager to write to his fellow believers but now he says I am “compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to […]

“Is There Life After Death?”

Job 14-16 Job asks the age-old question: “man dies and is powerless, he expires – and where is he?” and “if a man dies, will he live again?”  Job struggled, but Jesus gave the answer: I am the way to the afterlife; believe in me. It seems that all religions/faiths believe in some form of […]

“From Blindness to Sight”

John 9 Sometimes we wish we could have been an observer of some incident told by the biblical authors. In John 9 we meet several people who are spiritually blind as well as the man who is physically blind. Forgetting that blind people really have extraordinary hearing, the disciples ask incredibly insensitive questions: “who sinned, […]

“The Sin of Unbelief and the Rewards of Belief”

2Kings 7 to 10 There are two kinds of people in this world; they either believe the Bible, or they don’t believe it. You can’t mix in those people who say they believe some of it. Those are still unbelievers. They have one thing in common; they see the evidence but cling to their unbelief. […]

From Unbelief to Belief

1Kings 8-10 There was no social distancing the day Solomon dedicated the Temple. The dedication lasted for seven more days. Also, three times a year, Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he built for the Lord.  God was at work there in Jerusalem. The news of the dedication spread from Jerusalem […]