Does The Bible Use Symbolism?


Is there symbolism in the Bible? If so, how do we try and decide what the message and the meaning is behind these symbols?Human use of Symbolic Language It’s not a question of whether the Bible uses symbolism or not but how does the Bible use it. The fact is we all use symbolism every single day. When someone is angry they might say “I’m so mad I could knock his block off” or in sports, “That guy’s red hot” but we all realize that no one has a block to knock off or the guy is not really “red … [Read more...]

4 Good Bible Studies For Pastors


Here are 4 good Bible study subjects for pastors. Which ones would you suggest? A Study on God’s Mercy I believe that a good definition of mercy is where we don’t get what we truly deserve. In other words, God placed His wrath on His Son instead of on us. If someone’s never repented and trusted in Christ, then they will have to have that wrath placed upon them. Jesus gave all of us only two choices in John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall n … [Read more...]

5 Things The Bible Teaches About Grace


Grace is the greatest gift ever given to believers and so here are 5 things that the Bible teaches about grace.A Definition of Grace Grace was the most extravagant gift ever given to the believer and it was the most expensive one too, yet it is given completely free; without regards to merit or works or status. That’s why grace is so very amazing. I like an acronym for grace; God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense and that’s a very accurate definition of grace. Grace is God’s unmerited favor on un … [Read more...]

What Is The Biblical Difference Between Meekness and Humility?


Are meekness and humility different? Are they the same? What’s the difference between the two? What is Meekness? One of the best definitions of meekness that I have ever read is that it is strength under control. Meekness does not mean weakness and being a doormat so that everyone can walk all over you. The definition of meekness is someone who is humble, teachable, and patient under suffering. The person who has meekness means that they have the absence of any feelings of being better than o … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Mean When It Uses The Term “Fruit”?


What does fruit represent in the Bible? What significance does this have for the Christian? Knowing Christians by their Fruit Jesus once said that “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles” (Matt 7:16)? This is because “every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown … [Read more...]

What Does The Eagle Represent In The Bible? A Christian Study


Does the eagle have special meaning in the Bible and if so, what does it represent? The Eagle Bears us Up The image of God as an eagle is found throughout the Bible but primarily in the Old Testament. It is a sign of strength and able to bear much weight, as Moses wrote, “You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself” (Ex 19:4). This is further symbolized when Moses said of God “Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flut … [Read more...]