5 Great Bible Lessons on Obedience

Bible Lessons on Obedience

One of the hardest things of the Christian life is obedience. By nature, most of us like to rebel; we don’t want to be told what to do, because we always know what is best. Besides, why should anyone else other than me dictate what I should or should not be doing? And, even if you sincerely do want to be obedient, you still find yourself struggling in succeeding at it. To help with obedience, let’s look at 5 great Bible lessons on obedience. Of course, there are many more out there, so do some di … [Read more...]

Parable of the Shrewd Manager: Summary, Meaning and Commentary

Parable of Shrewd Manager

What does the Parable of the Shrewd Manager mean?  What lessons are there in this story for Christians today?What He Shrewd or Dishonest? Some translations have the heading of “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager” while others have it as “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” but whatever you call it, Jesus had a purpose in this parable as He did in every parable.  Jesus used natural things that we are familiar with to teach a biblical principle in ways that made it easier to understand and so … [Read more...]

Who Are The 144,000 In The Book of Revelations?

Who are the 144,000 who are mentioned in chapters 7 and 14 in the Book of Revelation?  Are they the Jews only or are they redeemed of Christ or both?The 144,000 Jews The Book of Revelation twice mentions the 144,000 both in Revelation 7 and 14.  In Revelation 7:1-4 it says “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree.  Then I saw another angel ascending from the r … [Read more...]

Moses And the Burning Bush: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Why was the story of Moses and the burning bush included in the Bible?  What can we learn from this account?The Demotion of Moses After Moses had killed the Egyptian who was beating the Israelite slave he had to run for his life as a fugitive. There he was on the precipice of greatness, the heir to the Pharaoh of Egypt and next in line to rule the greatest nation on the earth yet he had to run into the desert and escape because Pharaoh sought his life after he discovered Moses’ killing of th … [Read more...]

Jesus’ Sermon On The Mount: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Sermon On Mount Bible Story

This may be the greatest sermon ever given.  What might we learn from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?The Greatest Sermon Ever? Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is recorded in Matthew 5.  Here is a verse by verse breakdown of verses 3-13 with commentary on its application.Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”This is not strictly speaking about poor people but I believe it does include them.  Those who are poor in spirit see themselves as being humb … [Read more...]

The Golden Calf: Bible Story Summary and Commentary

Golden Calf Bible Story

What does the Golden Calf have to do with Christians today?  Are there lessons there for us?Delay Brings Idolatry Sometimes God does not answer our prayers immediately and when He is silent, it is tempting to take things into our own hands.  When Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the Law of God, he left Aaron in charge but after a long delay the people grew restless.  John Calvin once wrote that our hearts are like idol factories and the story of the Golden Calf is a supreme example of th … [Read more...]