The Word of God: Alive and Active

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The Bible: A Book You Can Trust

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The Bible claims to be God’s Word. When we consider the Old and New Testament manuscripts used to form the Bible, consisting of 66 books, there has been a great deal of rigour involved in copying of the texts and of scholarly work to record, document and provide their accuracy. The Bible is extremely close […]

Bible Study: A Quest for Hidden Treasure (Part 2)

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Bible study really is like digging for treasure. Sometimes it is harder to find than other times, but there is almost always something that will feel like a sparkly, colourful jewel. Bible study is basically using the critical thinking skills of observation and evaluation to form a conclusion. Having a method to follow, helps to […]

He shall save his people from their sins

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Although 2020, has been a memorable year for the unexpected uniqueness that has occurred. The aim of this blog post is to give hope not only for this festive period or the year ahead but a much bigger hope that was made possible following the miraculous birth of Jesus. At this time of the year, […]

Evidence that the Bible is Inspired: The Birth of Jesus

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The Bible claims that God is the ultimate author. Although there were forty independent writers who wrote over a 1,600 year time span, God “inspired” the people He chose to write His word. This means there is one consistent message, not forty separate messages. This video considers three examples from within the Bible to show […]

An imperishable seed

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“Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God…” 1 Peter 1:23 This is a powerful quote that appears here in the book of 1 Peter but what message is the author Peter trying to convey here that those he is speaking to […]

Bible Study: A quest for hidden treasure (Part 1)

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It has probably never been easier to study our Bibles. We are living in a time when the Bible is accessible in so many ways: we can read or listen to it in any number of different translations, we can get a list of verses instantly by doing a word or phrase search, we can easily […]

Are you afraid?

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What are you afraid of? A survey completed in 2018 found that at least in the United States, fear is on the rise. The top fear was of corrupt government officials, and other fears were the environment, not having enough money in the future, and those we love becoming ill or dying. It is understandable […]

Understanding the Book of Revelation: Memorization and Application

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The book of Revelation is a difficult book. It is also the last book of the entire Word of God and completes the message of God, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. As I mentioned in an earlier post, many of the symbols and imagery used in Revelation have their foundation in earlier books […]

Understanding the Book of Revelation: Interpretation

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In this post I will consider the “big” question about interpreting the book of Revelation. To do this, I will use a number of examples from Revelation chapter 1. There are some guiding principles to interpretation when it comes to the Bible. The apostle Peter tells us that the Word of God is not to […]

Understanding Revelation: Observation

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In the first post about “Understanding the Book of Revelation”, we considered the context of this last book of the Bible and asked some questions to aid our understanding. We determined that John, the writer of the Gospel of John and the beloved disciple of Jesus, wrote Revelation about A.D. 95-96. It was a time […]