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Top 7 Inspirational Bible Verses About Joy with Commentary

Bible Verses About Joy

Is the joy of the Lord your strength?  How can you have joy in your walk with God?  What does the Bible define as joy? What is Joy? The goal of every Christian should not be happiness because the Bible never promises happiness to the believer but joy, that is a totally different story.  While happiness is temporary and is based upon happenings, joy is from the Lord and you can still experience joy during trials, suffering, and testing.  Joy is permanent but happiness is … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses About Fear with Commentary

Bible Verses About Fear

What do you fear the most?  What Bible verse do you think of when you think of fear?  Are there encouraging Scriptures you know about fear? The Fear of the Lord Usually when we think of fear, we think of something that terrifies us and we usually don’t like fear but a healthy fear keeps us alive.  For example, a person will not usually climb a high ladder that is not steady or one that is old and have steps that are cracked or broken.  The fear of God is not a fear of being struck down … [Read more...]

7 Thanksgiving Bible Verses with Commentary

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

What are some of the most powerful Scriptures having to do with thanksgiving?  What are some of your favorite Scriptures about giving thanks to God? The Offering of Thanksgiving For years I taught a children’s Sunday school class and I asked them if Thanksgiving was in the Bible?  Most of the time they said no, but it actually is.  Not the holiday named after it but a gift whereby believers give to God the thanksgiving of praise. This is actually commanded as we will … [Read more...]

Parable of the Prodigal Son: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Luke 15 20

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Prodigal Son?  Who do the characters represent and what is there that we can learn from this parable? The Parable as Told by Jesus The Parable of the Prodigal Son was told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32 and came right after He had told the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin and His audience were the scribes and Pharisees who were complaining to Jesus that He associated with tax collectors and sinners (Luke 15:1-2) and so this … [Read more...]

Parable of the Good Samaritan: Meaning, Summary and Commentary

Parable of the Good Samaritan

What is Jesus trying to tell us in the Parable of the Good Samaritan?  What is He trying to tell us today in the church? A Good Samaritan Today, we call someone who helps another that they are a Good Samaritan.  This is because they are helping someone even at their own expense.  This may be helping someone pay their utility bill, driving a cancer patient to chemotherapy or even calling a friend or sending them a card to encourage them during their trial.  Actually being a Good Samaritan … [Read more...]

Parable Of The Talents: Meaning, Summary and Commentary

Parable Of The Talents

The Parable of the Talents has something very important to teach us. What lesson is Jesus trying to communicate to us through this parable? What is a Parable? A parable is a story that tries to explain a concept or lesson to the listeners using things or actions that the listener can easily identify with.  It is a comparison of two things that is told through a story that sometimes have two meanings.  Jesus frequently used parables and sometimes the parables were given to hide the … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Friendship? A Christian Study

Proverbs 17 17

Friends are so important but godly friends are even more precious to the believer.  What does the Bible say about friendship? David and Jonathan’s Friendship David and Jonathan, King Saul’s son, were about as good and close of a friend to one another that is humanly possible.  First Samuel 18:1-3 put it like this, “the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul [and] Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Abortion? A Christian Study

What Does The Bible Say About Abortion

Is the Bible silent on the issue of abortion?  Does it speak specifically about it or in general terms?  What Scriptures can we find and apply to see why abortion is sin? Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Who made humans?  God has made us all because He says in the Scriptures “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”  We do not make ourselves. That is a ridiculous thought.  God makes us and when the psalmist says … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Suicide? A Christian Study

Is the Bible silent on suicide?  The Bible does speak of suicide and those who wanted to commit this act.  What can we learn about it from the Scriptures? Judas Hanged Himself In Matthew 27:3-5 is says that “when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And … [Read more...]

5 Bible Stories About New Beginnings with Commentary

Many Christians have had to start over or begin again.  Like Job had to start over, many had to have a new beginning. Does the Bible speak about new beginnings? Moses: From Prince to Fugitive to Shepherd to Leader After Moses’ fled Egypt for his life after killing an Egyptian who was beating a fellow Israelite, Moses must have felt that his life was basically over.  From a powerful prince in Egypt and the likely heir to the Pharaoh, he was reduced to a fugitive and now a shepherd.  … [Read more...]