Inspiration

by admin

Inspiration, in short, is the motivation of a person’s heart and desires and is usually the catalyst for or the fuel behind the accomplishment of a goal, task, or other endeavor. In the case of the Bible, though written by human authors over multiple generations, the inspiration came from God. God had a goal, and […]

Thanking God

by admin

Being thankful is an action and an attitude and it pleases God. In the Bible, we read a great deal about “thanksgiving”, “being thankful”, and “giving thanks”. In the Old Testament, we learn that “thanksgiving” was a “sacrifice” that could be made, as it was part of the peace offering (Leviticus 7:11-18). We may not […]

I Believe the Bible is the Word of God

by admin

The Bible is God’s inspired Word given by the power of His Holy Spirit as we read in the 2 Peter 1:19-21 – We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day […]

8 Ways to find happiness

by admin

Jesus told his followers how to find happiness. It was not through having every wish, every need and want fulfilled. It was instead a state of mind brought about by experience and wisdom. Become Poor in Spirit! Those who are poor in spirit are happy. This is not a weak, unattractive, poorness of character. It […]

Does water save? Why Baptism is essential

by admin

Baptism is a physical happening with symbolic meaning. Perhaps the clearest place in which Scripture explains this is Romans 6. Here we find – “All of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death. We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was […]

What is the gospel?

by admin

The English word “gospel” comes from two words in Old English: “good” and “spel” (which means story or message), hence “good story”. The Greek word it is translated from in the New Testament is euangelion, which means good tidings. In the New Testament (Luke 4:18) it is used in a quotation from the Old Testament, […]

I believe in angels

by admin

Firstly, what does the Bible say about the word ‘angel’ and their purpose? The Bible word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger’. The angels are God’s messengers. They were present at creation and are at work for God in the world. They are immortal beings and cannot sin. We are not told how many angels there are, but […]

I believe Jesus will return

by admin

There are many reasons I believe that Jesus will be on earth again. He will come in the future to the earth, and reign over the whole world as king. It is my personal faith that this will occur sooner rather than later. Jesus himself said – Revelation 22:12 – “Behold, I am coming soon! […]

The Lord’s Prayer and the Spiritual Mind

by admin

Our heavenly Father wants us to develop a spiritual mind to replace our “fleshly-thinking” mind (Romans 8:5-8). This is doable through dedication to reading God’s Word, thinking about it regularly and acting upon it (Psalms 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:14-17). Jesus knew the Old Testament Scriptures extremely well. In fact, the contents of prayer he taught […]

Slow to Anger

by admin

“Respond in haste, regret at leisure.” So goes an old adage. There have been many more of these wise sayings recorded, down through human history with a similar message. A quick temper is not generally considered to be one of them ore desirable traits of the human character. It has also been said that when […]