Six Parables Of Jesus: A Bible Study With Commentary

Here is a look at six of Jesus’ parables with commentary. Luke 10:25-37 In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a priest who when he saw a man lying on the way who had been beaten and robbed, went out of his way to avoid the man. Maybe he didn’t want to get involved, or maybe he was afraid he’d be next. Then came a Levite, sure he would help, wouldn’t he? Nope. He goes the same route the priest did, so neither one wanted to help and even went out of their way to stay out of it. It … [Read more...]

What Will Be In Your Eulogy?

If you were able to attend your own funeral, what would the eulogy say about you? What was most precious to you in your life?The Last Words What will be the one thing that people will say about you or me after you’re gone? Will it be, “Wow, he had a nice car collection,” or “She was really a good businesswoman?” What would be on your gravestone? What would your eulogy read like? What was most precious to you in this life? Whatever it was, was it really that important after the grave? Putting … [Read more...]

Why Was Jesus Baptized Since He Was Sinless?

Why would Jesus, the Son of God, need to be baptized since He was without sin?Baptism Baptism has been debated as being necessary for salvation for a very long time and some even believe you can’t be saved without being baptized, but what does baptism really mean? There is no special property to water because it’s only by the precious blood of the Lamb of God that we’re really saved and our sins are cleansed from us, but a person that’s been saved should be baptized because it is commanded o … [Read more...]

Book of First Peter Bible Study And Commentary

The Apostle Peter's letter has much to say to the church today, so here is a Bible study and commentary on the Book of 1st Peter.First Peter 1:1-12 It is clear that Peter is writing to the Jews who are dispersed (called the Dispersion) throughout the Roman Empire. He calls them the elect, meaning that God has elected to save those who trust in Christ because our election was “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.” The word used for “foreknowledge” is literally “prognosis” which m … [Read more...]

What Was The First Century Church Like?

What was the 1st century church like? Are there churches still like this one?The First Century Church You don’t even have to go to the church historians or the writings of the early church fathers to know what the first century church was like. Of course, you are free to do that, but we can learn much about the church by reading the Book of Acts, more specifically, Acts 2:42-47 in this case. Three, you can see what the primitive church did. To begin with, the early church “devoted the … [Read more...]

Was The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code of Hammurabi?

What is the Cod of Hammurabi? Did Moses copy parts of it in the Mosaic Law?Who Was Hammurabi? Hammurabi was the sixth king in a dynasty of 11 kings of Babylon. At the beginning of the second millennium, a group of Amorites migrated into Mesopotamia integrating into the urban social and political culture of the region. Early in the 19th century BC, Sumu-abum rose to power in Babylon creating a new Babylonian dynasty of Amorite kings. Sumu-abum and his early heirs focused on the immediate … [Read more...]