3 Examples Of Answered Prayers In The Bible

Examples of Answered Prayers In the Bible

When I first started thinking about the subject for this article, I wondered how I could keep my examples of answered prayer to only three. The entire Bible is one long story of the prayers of God’s people and how He answered them – and is still answering them today. So after much thought, I picked three instances – one from the Old Testament, two from the New Testament – of specific times when someone prayed and their prayers were answered. First of all, let’s define “prayer.” According to Merr … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses For Teens To Study

Bible Verses For Teens To Study

It is very challenging being a teenager in this day and age, as they face so many temptations and struggles. One of the main issues is the general hopelessness that so many feel about the future. The world is constantly telling them that they can never measure up or that the end is near, so why even try to be the best you can be? Fortunately, God does not want us to feel that way, and he especially wants our youth to be strong, hope-filled, purposeful, and optimistic about the future. God’s word … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God?

Jesus says that we must seek the Kingdom of God first?  What does He mean?  What is this Kingdom of God and how do we seek it first?The Kingdom of God The gospel of Mark says that the first thing that Jesus said was “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). What was this kingdom all about?  For one thing, Jesus is the King of this kingdom.  Jesus spoke a lot about the kingdom of God in parables in Mark chapter 3.  Jesus said tha … [Read more...]

What Does the Term Epistle Mean?

Bible Definition of Epistle

Have you heard of the word epistle used in the Bible? What does this word mean exactly?An Epistle is... Some Christians, in a recent poll, thought that an epistle was the wife of an apostle.  Seriously!  I am not making that up.  An epistle is not a person but a thing.  Not every book in the New Testament is an epistle but every letter written is an epistle.  The word used for “epistle” comes from the Greek word “epistole” and essentially means “a letter” so an epistle is a letter and most o … [Read more...]

What Does Redemption Mean In The Bible? Christian Definition of Redemption

What does the word redemption mean?  Redeemed from what?  Here is a biblical definition of redemption.A Secular Definition of Redemption If you went up someone on the street and ask them what the word redemption meant, they might give you a different definition than someone who is a believer in Christ.  The secular definition of redemption is the act of redeeming or atoning for a fault or mistake.  Other definitions include repurchasing something or making a deliverance or rescue.  Some incl … [Read more...]

What Does Pauline Christianity Mean?

What is Pauline Christianity

In Christian circles, many of us have a habit of labeling people or groups of people with terms that help us identify who they are. Sometimes these labels are used as a theological descriptor and sometimes they are used as a way to label others. In the case of Pauline Christianity the same is true. This conflict in terms makes it necessary to understand what does Pauline Christianity mean?Where did Pauline Christianity originate?  Pauline Christianity was first referred to in the 20th … [Read more...]