Jesus’ Seven I Am Statements

What were the implications of Jesus using the “I Am” statements about Himself in the New Testament?Bread from Heaven When the Jews were wandering in the wilderness due to their disobedience of not crossing over into the Promised Land, God provided for “manna,” or as it were, “manna from heaven,” so the Jews knew exactly what Jesus was talking about when He said “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). God provi … [Read more...]

How God Grants The Desires Of Our Heart: A Bible Study On Psalm 37

How does God grant the desires of our hearts? Psalm 37 tells us how.Trust in God If we truly trust God, we won’t be seeking to find our own solutions to things because God’s Word has answers for our everyday life. David writes, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3) and your anxieties will disappear. If you trust God, then nothing should trouble your heart, so we begin with trust. If you do not trust God, you cannot please God because you d … [Read more...]

Are There Sins That God Will Not Forgive?

Are there any sins that God will not forgive for those who trust in Christ?No Excuse When someone asks if they can be forgiven of a sin they think is unforgiveable, they might not understand the depths and riches of God’s mercy, because the Apostle John wrote, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1st John 1:9). When Jesus mentioned the unforgivable sin, He was speaking to the Jewish religious leaders (Matt 12:31 … [Read more...]

Paul’s Warning About The Last Days: A Bible Study

What are some of the signs leading up to Jesus’ return? Many are already occurring.Terrible Times Are Coming The Apostle Paul, in writing about the last days to Timothy, wrote “that in the last days there will come times of difficulty” (2nd Tim 3:1). Does anyone doubt that today we are living in difficult times? Violence is escalating, terrorism is increasing, and the world’s economy is on shaky ground. Earlier, Paul had said “the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart fr … [Read more...]

In What Ways Does God Chastise His Children?

God says that He chastises every child of His but why and in what ways does God discipline His children?Discipline and Love You cannot separate discipline from love because a lack of discipline in one’s own children or one’s own life shows a lack of love for their children or for the Lord. Jesus said, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him” (John 14:21). I love my wife … [Read more...]

How Should Believers Respond To Non-Believers?

How should Christians react to those who reject Christ? What does the Bible tell us?What Not to Do I have had a few experiences where Christians not only lashed out at one another, but they’ve even resorted to derogatory remarks or comments, and more often than not, it’s over a non-essential area. Surely this must grieve the Holy Spirit and quench His work in us, but it also ruins our witness for Christ. How can we expect to be filled with the Spirit when we’re filled with consternation towa … [Read more...]