Who Was Jim Elliot?

Who was Jim Elliot and why is it important for us to know?Jim Elliot Philip James “Jim” Elliot (Oct. 1927-Jan. 1956) was born in Portland, Oregon from Scottish parents and even though his parents strictly enforced the rules around the house, they encouraged him to live for Christ. That phrase would never really go away. It didn’t take long before he realized that he wanted to be involved in a Christian ministry because his father, Fred Elliot, was a working minister with the Plymouth Breth … [Read more...]

Who Was William Carey?

Who was William Carey and why is it important for us to know who he was? William Carey William Carey was a British missionary who arrived in India in 1793 with precious little training about being a missionary or how to effectually witness for Jesus Christ and the gospel, yet he became known as the “father of modern missionaries.” Carey, the oldest of five children, was born to Edmund and Elizabeth Carey who were weavers by trade and made a decent living at it. During his early years, Carey met … [Read more...]

Who Was Hudson Taylor?

Who was Hudson Taylor? Why should it be important for the Christian today to know who he was?Who was Hudson Taylor? James Hudson Taylor (May 1832-June 1905) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China who founded the China Inland Mission and spent 51 years sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Chinese. He managed to bring over 800 missionaries into the vast expanse of China but also built 125 schools in the nation before Communism swept over the vast expanse of upper Asia. … [Read more...]

Who Was Oswald Chambers?

Who exactly was Oswald Chambers and why should we know? Oswald Chambers Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an evangelist and teacher but closely associated with the holiness movement. This Scottish Baptist wrote the powerfully moving book, “My Utmost for His Highest” which is a powerful devotional that seeks to have the reader focus of the highness and holiness of God and to seek to live a life that is pleasing to Him by living a life that reflects God’s holiness. At the te … [Read more...]

2 Timothy 3: Bible Study, Commentary and Summary

Here is a Bible study, commentary, and summary of Second Timothy chapter three. Second Timothy 3:1-4 “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” Does this des … [Read more...]

2 Timothy 2: Bible Study, Commentary and Summary

Here is a Bible study with commentary and a summary of Second Timothy chapter two. Second Timothy 2:3-5 “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” Just as the Apostle Paul had mentioned in the first chapter of 2nd Timothy, he once again mentions sharing in suffering but this time, “as a good soldier of Christ Jesus … [Read more...]