Does The Prodigal Son Parable Mean Christians Can Be Prodigals?

What was the parable of the Prodigal Son about? Can Christians become prodigals?A Prodigal Who or what is a prodigal? A prodigal is often characterized by someone who lives in an extravagant and wasteful lifestyle and lives with no responsibility. It can also be considered someone who loves lavish living but not actually having the right to that living. In the case of the Prodigal Son, the son had nothing to leave home with, so he desired to have his inheritance ahead of time, before his … [Read more...]

How Did Jesus Fulfill The Law?

What did Jesus mean when He said He came to fulfill the law?Fulfill Which Law? What law was Jesus’ speaking about when He said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matt 5:17)? In fact, He went on to say, “until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished” (Matt 5:18). Was it the Mosaic Law or the Ten Commandments or some other Old Testament … [Read more...]

How Do I Get Joy In My Life And Keep It?

Most of us experience joy, but how can we keep joy in our life? Is it possible?Happiness Regardless of what people might believe, the Bible never promises Christ followers happiness. God’s Word never declares, “I want you to be happy” or “I promise you happiness,” so happiness is not a promise of God, though it can be a product of a promise of God. For example, believers have been spared from the wrath of God, however “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unri … [Read more...]

How Do I Know Which Bible Promises Are For Me?

The Bible holds hundreds of promises, but which ones are promises only for believers?Promises to Abraham When God called Abram (later changed to Abraham), “the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” (Gen 12:1-2). With this promise, God adds, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors y … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Teach God Will Not Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

Is it true that God will never give us more than we can handle? What verse is that?Tests, Trials and Temptations The Bible uses the word tests, temptations, and trials almost interchangeable because the same word used for tests, temptations, and trials comes in the Greek word “peirasmos” and means “an experiment, a trial,” or “proving” so God doesn’t send tests or trials to break us but to strengthen our faith but to also show us how weak or strong it is. God isn’t trying to find out somethi … [Read more...]

How Can I Know God’s Will For My Life?

How can you find God’s will for your life? His Revealed Will We don’t have to see God’s will for your life as a mystery to be solved because the Scriptures clearly teach that God’s will is knowable and is doable. The Apostle Paul identifies several things that are God’s will, for example, we are to “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1st Thess 5:18), and “this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality” ( … [Read more...]