What is Holy Saturday?

What is Holy Saturday

Have you heard of Holy Saturday?  What is this day all about and what meaning does it have for Christians?Holy, Holy, Holy God alone is holy and no day in and of itself is holy.  Only God can make something or someone holy and so did God declare a particular Saturday as holy?  Why would a day be holy and why a Saturday?  I can understand Resurrection Day being considered by Christians as a holy day or a holy convocation or gathering but what is Holy Saturday and why is it called tha … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

Abiding In Christ

Jesus tells us to abide in Him.  What does He mean by this?  How do we abide in Christ?Abiding Is Jesus speaks about abiding in Him in John 15:4 where He says "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."  The Greek word for abide is "menō" and means "to remain in, to tarry, to not depart from" so when Jesus tells us to abide in Him we are to remain in Him and not to depart from Him.  The word "abi … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Seated With Christ in the Heavenly Places?

Paul says that we are already seated with Christ in the heavenly places.  What does he mean by this since we are still on earth?Ephesians Two - the Grace through Faith Chapter The Book of Ephesians is one of the most joyous books ever written by Paul.   Why do I say that?  It's because this shows that God's saving grace and His infinite love was displayed before we even existed.  Let me show you why I can say that with authority not my authority but the authority of the written Word of God. … [Read more...]

Parable Of The Lost Coin: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Parable Of The Lost Coin

What was Jesus trying to tell His disciples and us when He gave the Parable of the Lost Coin?Once Lost, Now Found The old hymn Amazing Grace makes me think of the Parable of the Lost Coin because I was once hopelessly lost and it would take the supernatural work of God to find me because I was so blind and groping in the dark at one time.  It took the Holy Spirit to awaken me to the grace of God and so I never found God…He found me.  The old hymn didn’t say that God was found but “I was … [Read more...]

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Parables of Workers In Vineyard

Jesus’ Parable of the Workers or Laborers in the Vineyard has meaning that some may miss.  What is Jesus trying to teach us in this parable?Jesus’ Use of Parables Jesus often uses parables to reveal what the kingdom of heaven is like. He portrays how one enters the kingdom and who the different characters are.  In this Parable of the Laborers or Workers in the Vineyard, there are things that He tells the disciples and us about the grace of God and that God is always more than fair.  Here is … [Read more...]

Parable of the 10 Virgins: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

  The Parable of the 10 Virgins has been a mystery for some but it is clear to others so what does this parable mean and what can we learn from it?Parables Purpose Jesus said that He spoke in parables to hide the meaning from the self-righteous but to make known the mystery of the kingdom to His own.  There is something special about the Parable of the Ten Virgins that many might.  He wanted to hide its meaning to those who thought they had a special relationship with God because of t … [Read more...]