How Can I Find Out What My Spiritual Gifts Are?

How can we find out what our spiritual gifts are?Spiritual Gifts For one thing, none of us can boast or brag about our spiritual gifts. That’s what the Corinthian church did and they were chastised for it by the Apostle Paul. There is no room for pride in the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostle Paul sums this thought up nicely, by asking, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it” (1st Cor 4:7)? The answer is obviously not … [Read more...]

Do Churches Discriminate Based On Race?

Do churches discriminate based upon race? What does the Bible say about this?Salvation through the Jews When Jesus encountered the woman at the well and she told Him, “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship” (John 4:20), Jesus tells her “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salva … [Read more...]

Should Churches Endorse Political Candidates?

Should Churches endorse political candidates? The Salt of the Earth Jesus told His disciples that they were to go into all the world to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19-20), but He didn’t say, “You will remake the nations.” That’s not our job. God is sovereign even over those who don’t know Him (Prov 21:1). Never are we to force people to be His disciples. Jesus never forced Himself on anyone. That’s not the way salt and light work. Jesus told His disciples (and us), “You are the salt … [Read more...]

What Is A Bridegroom? A Bible Study

Why does the Bible mention a Bridegroom? What’s the significance to believers?Jewish Weddings Today’s Jewish weddings still retain some of the traditions of old like having two witnesses sign the ketubah, and the groom giving the bride her ring under a wedding canopy, and like many marriages today, the Jews also considered the marriage ceremony as a sacred event as this act is done before God and many witnesses. One thing that differs between a non-Jewish wedding and a Jewish one is that the … [Read more...]

How Has The Christian Church Changed Over Time?

Has the Christian church changed over time? If so, in what ways?The Primitive Church The early church, formed in the first century, was that “they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). The apostle’s doctrine of course are the things that Jesus taught His own disciples and instructed them to make disciples of others (Matt 28:19-20) so the primitive church was bound to the Word of God but they also had fello … [Read more...]

How To Pray For A Church

How can a believer pray for their church? What are some biblical examples?The Command to Pray To begin with, we’re command to pray. Jesus, in speaking with His disciples, “told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) and the Apostle Paul adds, “that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling” (1st Tim 2:8). Do you seek the will of God? I hope so, but it’s plainly revealed in Scripture like in 1st Thes … [Read more...]