What is Holy Saturday?

What is Holy Saturday

Have you heard of Holy Saturday?  What is this day all about and what meaning does it have for Christians?Holy, Holy, Holy God alone is holy and no day in and of itself is holy.  Only God can make something or someone holy and so did God declare a particular Saturday as holy?  Why would a day be holy and why a Saturday?  I can understand Resurrection Day being considered by Christians as a holy day or a holy convocation or gathering but what is Holy Saturday and why is it called tha … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

Abiding In Christ

Jesus tells us to abide in Him.  What does He mean by this?  How do we abide in Christ?Abiding Is Jesus speaks about abiding in Him in John 15:4 where He says "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."  The Greek word for abide is "menō" and means "to remain in, to tarry, to not depart from" so when Jesus tells us to abide in Him we are to remain in Him and not to depart from Him.  The word "abi … [Read more...]

Introduction to the Book of Titus From the Bible

Book of Titus

What is the purpose behind the Book of Titus?  Here is a brief introduction to this book.The Authorship and Date There is little doubt that the Apostle Paul was the author of the Book of Titus (1:1).  This “book” is actually a letter, sometimes called an epistle, which Paul wrote to Titus who was the pastor of the church at Crete and whom he had left in charge.  This letter, one of three written called the “pastoral epistles” (including 1 and 2 Timothy) was written toward the end of Paul’s l … [Read more...]

What Does Unequally Yoked Mean in the Bible?

What does the term “unequally yoked” mean?  What does this have to do with believers in the church?Ancient Yokes Yokes were used to fasten two animals together, often Oxen, to pull carts, wagons, plows, or used to even pull tree stumps out.  Not surprisingly, the word yoke is associated with “servitude” but it could also mean indentured or enslaved too because God told Jeremiah that “any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Thirteen (13) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 13 in the Bible

Is there something symbolic or meaningful about the number 13?   If so, what is it?Not an Unlucky Number God is sovereign over all that happens and there are no accidents in the reign of God so 13 is not a lucky or unlucky number.  In fact, luck is like chance…it is nothing.  Some hotels and airlines have no 13th floor or 13th aisles in them because of superstition.  Friday the 13th also carries that stigma with it. When we attribute certain power or luck to a number we are revealing our ign … [Read more...]

What is the Bible Definition of a Saint?

Bible Definition of Saint

How does the Bible define a saint?  Are Christians saints after they die or while they are still living?The Word "Saint" The Greek word for saints is an interesting one.  It is the word "hagios" and means "most holy thing" so a saint is a holy person but wait, aren't all men sinners, even after they are saved?  Yes, that's true but God sees us as having Jesus own righteousness because Christ became sin for us so that when the Father now sees us, He sees us as having the righteousness of Je … [Read more...]