The Protective Purpose Of Pain

There is a protective and productive purpose in pain. Read what the Bible says about pain. Keeps us Alive Not all pain is bad. Pain in exercise can tell us it’s time to quit or time to keep going (for some). At other times, pain tells us somethings wrong. When we begin to feel pain somewhere in the body, our bodies are sending us a signal that there is a problem and we had better get it checked out. Pain… Read more

The Last Days According to Jesus

What are some things that Jesus said would be happening just prior to His return? The End of the Age After Jesus and the disciples walked out of the Temple, they asked Him, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age” (Matt 24:3)? Notice that there are actually three questions: “When we these things be” (the destruction of the Temple), “What will be the sign… Read more

Were Adam and Eve Saved?

Bible scholars believe that Adam and Eve may have been saved, but others argue they were not. Does the Bible give us any indication? The Fall At one time, there was everything Adam and Eve could have wanted. All Adam had to do was to tend the garden, but when Eve was deceived by the Serpent, the innocence of mankind was lost forever, and it would be thousands of years later when the curse would be reversed by Jesus Christ… Read more

What Does It Mean To Fear The Lord?

The Bible teaches that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, so what does it mean to fear the Lord? Why type of fear is it? Beginning of Wisdom Human beings have seemed to always seek out more power, money, and influence, yet the most pressing need, and indeed, the most crucial need isn’t even sought, and that’s the wisdom of God. Humanity has a lot of knowledge, but without wisdom, this knowledge can self-inflict a lot… Read more

Gifts for the Homeless

What can you do to help the homeless or should you do anything at all? Here are some gift ideas for the homeless if you choose to help someone. Growing Homelessness There are probably not very many of us who know someone who is homeless, and most people wouldn’t go out of their way to meet them, but the numbers of homeless people is growing today. Growing numbers of homeless people come from growing rents which are pushing people living… Read more

Dying For Company

James said that pure religion is visiting the orphans and widows in their affliction (James 1:27), so how can you begin a nursing home ministry in order to practice “pure religion?” Reasons for a Ministry Every ministry that Jesus commanded the church to do is laid down in Scripture; from the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) to the admonition to care for the poor and to feed the flock. Jesus said His body will be visiting the sick, those… Read more

What Causes Churches To Die Or Close?

Why do some churches close while others flourish? Why do churches die or close their doors? Church Closings Churches close every single day in this country, and even though some have been around for over a century, like our church has, some end up closing their doors, or they simply fade out of existence due to irrelevance, population shifts, societal changes, corrupt church leadership, and sometimes it’s no one’s fault at all. Churches are like human beings. They are born,… Read more

How Can I Control My Anger?

Are there ways we can control our anger? How can we receive God’s help? Be Angry The Bible actually says that we can be angry, just as long as it doesn’t lead to sin. Some things ought to make us angry. Things like child abuse, terrorism, and political corruption, so anger in itself is not wrong, if it’s for the right reason, however it should never lead to criminal behavior. This is contrary to God’s will (Rom 13:1-5), so when… Read more

How Can Studying Prophecy Be Bad?

Does the Bible tell us to study prophecy? If so, how can that be bad? Studying God admonishes all believers to study the Word, so it’s not just for teachers, pastors, parents, elders, deacons, or Sunday school teachers. The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, telling him, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2nd Tim 2:15). If Timothy didn’t study the… Read more

Why Persecution Is A Good Thing

Why do most people have an aversion to persecution? If they only knew how God uses it, they would more easily accept it. It Spreads the Faith Perhaps the greatest enemy of the church during the first century was the church’s greatest cause for growth. He was Saul, a Pharisee, who was given authority to seek out and destroy the church, but while Saul was trying to destroy the church, he was actually helping to spread it. We read where… Read more

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