The Book Of Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet

The Book of Jonah shows us how we can’t run from the will of God any more than we can run from God Himself.Jonah’s Calling Jonah, whose very name means called, was called by God to witness to the great city-state of Nineveh, but that’s the last thing Jonah wanted to do because Nineveh was a longtime enemy of the Jews, so it’s not surprising that when God called Jonah to witness to Nineveh, he tried to escape on a ship headed for Tarshish, which was the opposite direction of where God wanted … [Read more...]

God’s Creatures; Great And Small

What does God think of His creatures, including those who are separated from Him right now?Thy Kingdom Come When Jesus was asked by His disciples how to pray, He gave them the perfect template in what is commonly called The Lord's Prayer (Matt 6:9-13). Part of this prayer was to pray for the kingdom to come. I believe it is right to pray for His kingdom to come. Recently, I viewed something that created in me an even more urgent feeling to pray for the kingdom to come. It had to do with … [Read more...]

3 Examples Of Conflict Resolution In The Bible

Here are three great examples of conflict resolution in the Bible. Jew and Gentile Christians There was a great divide within the church between the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians. This was perfect timing for such men as Paul and Barnabas, who often played the role of peacemaker. After the church had grown, “some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved” (Acts 15:1), so there were alr … [Read more...]

5 Examples Of Healing In The Bible

Here are five great examples of healing in the Bible. Lazarus I believe the two greatest miracles were the incarnation of God, where the Word became flesh (John 1:1-14), and the miracle of human conversion, where a stony heart is regenerated into a heart of flesh so that they might be saved. Next to these two, I can’t think of a greater miracle of healing than the time when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. There are some interesting lessons in this chapter because Jesus doesn’t appear to be … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About The Prodigal Son

Here are seven top Bible verses about the Prodigal Son Luke 15:13-14 “Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.  And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.” If this parable tells us anything, it tells us that there is no true joy found in the riches of this world. They pass away and more quickly when there is “reckless living” i … [Read more...]

How To Make The Bible More Interesting To You

Here are a few ways that I believe will make the Bible more interesting to you.Buy a Study Bible I love my study Bible because it has a lot of commentary about the historical background, the audience to whom the book or letter (epistle) is being written to, and the purpose of the verses you’re reading. It can illuminate the meaning in some cases to know what happened before this and if it is meant for us or if it’s simply historical. The author’s notes are not inspired but they might be insp … [Read more...]