Who Was The Angel Gabriel In The Bible?

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Who was the angel Gabriel? Why was he mentioned in Scripture?Gabriel’s Name Gabriel’s name is Hebrew in origin and is “Gavri'el” and means “man of God” or “strong man of God.” Gabriel is also known in the Bible as an angel of revelation because he was always bringing messages from God or bringing revelations from God that were especially important. Even the word “angel” means “messenger of God” and that is what Gabriel’s main purpose was. Gabriel is an archangel and one of the highest rankin … [Read more...]

What Is Advent?


What is Advent? What does it signify? Is it important for us to know?Advent Defined Advent is what is generally thought to be the season leading up to Jesus’ birth. It’s a time of expectant waiting, anticipation, and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and often focuses on the nativity of Jesus at Christmas time. Traditionally, Advent begins on the first Sunday of December but sometimes it falls on the last Sunday of November. It’s whichever Sunday is closest to November 30th. Pe … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Say When Jesus Was Actually Born?


Does the Bible actually say when Jesus was born? Can we use the Bible to help determine when He was?The Fullness of Time I don’t know when Jesus was born. Bible scholars can only surmise from biblical text about what time of year it was when He was born. Some believe it was in the autumn since the shepherds were still abiding in the field (Luke 2:8) and shepherds are not normally “in the fields” and at night on December 25th. Others think it was around the spring Jewish festivals, perhaps ev … [Read more...]

What Is The True Meaning Of Christmas?

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What is the true meaning of Christmas? Is there something significant about this holiday?The Prophesied Messiah Isaiah wrote hundreds of years before the birth of Christ about this coming Messiah, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). In seeming to refer to Isaiah’s saying “For to us a child is born” the Apostle John wrote … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Deliverance?


What does the Bible have to say about deliverance?Psalm 34:17 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” The Bible says a lot about deliverance; deliverance from the wrath of God, deliverance from the penalty of sin, and deliverance from the judgment of God, at least for those who have repented and trusted in Christ. When the righteous cry out for deliverance, God hears them “and delivers them out of all of their troubles.” There is no time … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses For The Young


Here are seven bible verses for the young to study and consider.First Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” Paul wouldn’t have told Timothy to not let anyone despise his youth if someone hadn’t already been doing it. Perhaps there were some of the elders in the church who had a difficult time swallowing their pride and being taught by Timothy but since Timothy was taught by Paul, it was the … [Read more...]