The Great Commission: A Bible Study And Commentary

Here is a look at the Great Commission as given in Matthew 28:18-20 and see why we’re also given this imperative command. Matthew 28:16-17 Before Jesus gave the disciples the Great Commission, He told them to go “to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted” (Matt 28:16-17). The first step in being a disciple of Christ is to obey what He tells us and He told the disciples… Read more

The Primitive Church: A Bible Study And Commentary

Does the church today resemble the church in the 1st century? Acts 2:42a In the first century church, they were focused on one thing above others, and that was “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching” (Acts 2:42a), so what was the apostle’s doctrine. I would think it would be the things Jesus commanded them to teach others (Matt 28:19-20), so the apostles’ doctrine comes from Jesus and really isn’t their own. If the church was to grow, in the… Read more

The 23rd Psalm: A Bible Study And Commentary

What can we learn today from the 23rd Psalm which was written thousands of years ago? Psalm 23:1 I want to go through one of the most popular and well known chapters in the entire Bible. It’s the 23rd Psalm, written by Kind David and reflects the experiences of a man who had gone through many valleys and had constant shadows of death enveloping him, yet he knew in the end that he would dwell in the house of the… Read more

Six Parables Of Jesus: A Bible Study With Commentary

Here is a look at six of Jesus’ parables with commentary. Luke 10:25-37 In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a priest who when he saw a man lying on the way who had been beaten and robbed, went out of his way to avoid the man. Maybe he didn’t want to get involved, or maybe he was afraid he’d be next. Then came a Levite, sure he would help, wouldn’t he? Nope. He goes the same… Read more

What Will Be In Your Eulogy?

If you were able to attend your own funeral, what would the eulogy say about you? What was most precious to you in your life? The Last Words What will be the one thing that people will say about you or me after you’re gone? Will it be, “Wow, he had a nice car collection,” or “She was really a good businesswoman?” What would be on your gravestone? What would your eulogy read like? What was most precious to you… Read more

Why Was Jesus Baptized Since He Was Sinless?

Why would Jesus, the Son of God, need to be baptized since He was without sin? Baptism Baptism has been debated as being necessary for salvation for a very long time and some even believe you can’t be saved without being baptized, but what does baptism really mean? There is no special property to water because it’s only by the precious blood of the Lamb of God that we’re really saved and our sins are cleansed from us, but a… Read more

Book of First Peter Bible Study And Commentary

The Apostle Peter’s letter has much to say to the church today, so here is a Bible study and commentary on the Book of 1st Peter. First Peter 1:1-12 It is clear that Peter is writing to the Jews who are dispersed (called the Dispersion) throughout the Roman Empire. He calls them the elect, meaning that God has elected to save those who trust in Christ because our election was “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.” The word used… Read more

What Was The First Century Church Like?

What was the 1st century church like? Are there churches still like this one? The First Century Church You don’t even have to go to the church historians or the writings of the early church fathers to know what the first century church was like. Of course, you are free to do that, but we can learn much about the church by reading the Book of Acts, more specifically, Acts 2:42-47 in this case. Three, you can see what the… Read more

Was The Mosaic Law Copied From The Code of Hammurabi?

What is the Cod of Hammurabi? Did Moses copy parts of it in the Mosaic Law? Who Was Hammurabi? Hammurabi was the sixth king in a dynasty of 11 kings of Babylon. At the beginning of the second millennium, a group of Amorites migrated into Mesopotamia integrating into the urban social and political culture of the region. Early in the 19th century BC, Sumu-abum rose to power in Babylon creating a new Babylonian dynasty of Amorite kings. Sumu-abum and his… Read more

Are There Carnal Christians? What Are Carnal Christians?

Does the Bible say that Christians can be carnal? If so, what does that mean? Carnality The word “carnal” comes from the Greek word “sarkikos” which means “fleshly” or “carnal” and means “having the nature of flesh” or “being under control of the animal appetites.” You can picture a dog snarling while eating his meal. The dog only cares for himself and those who try to get in his way while he’s eating had better watch out! The ESV and… Read more

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