Was Jesus A Jew? Did Jesus Follow Jewish Rituals?

Was Jesus A Jew

Was Jesus a Jew?  Did He follow the Jewish customs and ritual?  Did He do away with the Law?Jesus, Son of David There is no doubt that Jesus was 100% Jewish.  When Matthew wrote his gospel he wrote his gospel specifically to the Jews which was why He gave Jesus’ genealogy in chapter one and actually called this gospel “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matt 1:1).  It lists the entire family tree of Jesus from Abraham through all of the other Pa … [Read more...]

6 Great Bible Verses About Rest and Relaxation

Bible Verses About Rest

Are there Bible verses that say anything about rest and relaxation?  If so, what can they say to help us rest and relax?The Sabbath RestExodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the … [Read more...]

Was Jesus Black? What Race Was Jesus Christ?

Was Jesus Black

There has been no small controversy over the idea that Jesus may have been black.  What race was Jesus Christ according to church historians, secular historians, and above all the Bible?Jesus, Hebrew and Jewish Matthew chapter one gives Jesus’ genealogy and it is expressly Jewish.  Jesus is called the Son of David who is the son of Abraham (Matt 1:1).  It goes back from Jesus to David and finally to Abraham (Matt 1:1).  In fact, it goes all the way back to His line in the tribe of Judah.  Ma … [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About the Sins of the Father?

Sins of the Father

When the Bible says that the sins of the father will be visited upon the children, what does this mean?  Is this fair?  What does the bible say about the sins of the father?The Sins of the FatherExodus 20:5 “You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.” Exodus 34:6-7 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a … [Read more...]

5 Important Bible Verses For The Hurting and Sick To Read

Bible Verses For Hurting

The Bible is full of compassionate verses for those who are sick and hurting.  Here are only 5.  What ones would you add?James 5:13-16 “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations?

What Does the Bible Say About Trials and Tribulations

The Bible is clear that everyone, saved or lost, will go through trials and tribulations.  What can we learn from them?Trials and Suffering There is nothing strange about suffering for the Christian because “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12) so “do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also … [Read more...]