Why Did Jesus Have To Cleanse The Temple?

Jesus cleansed the Temple twice, but why did He do it? What was the purpose?Jesus Cleanses the Temple When Jesus saw all of the money changers taking advantage of those coming to exchange their currency to pay their Temple taxes and to buy animals for sacrifice for the Passover, Jesus quoted Jeremiah when He said, “Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the LORD” (Jer 7:11). Jeremiah was saying this in the con … [Read more...]

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...]

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 route the priest did, so neither one wanted to help and even went out of their way to stay out of it. It … [Read more...]

What Type Of Society Did Jesus Live In?

What was the society that Jesus lived in like? What was life like for Jesus and the disciples?Born in a Stable Jesus’ parents were forced to stay in a stable because of the unavailability of housing, but with this, a prophecy was fulfilled by Micah the Prophet, who wrote, “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity” (5:2). Jesus once said … [Read more...]

Who Founded Christianity?

Who founded Christianity?  Some say it was Abraham while others say it was Jesus Christ? The Author and Founder of our Faith The question about Who founded Christianity doesn’t take a Bible scholar to find out. One simple reading of what’s in the Bible allows anyone to see how God was progressively revealing Himself, generation after generation, book by book, until the full spectrum of God was revealed in Jesus Christ in the New Testament. There were many prophecies about Jesus Christ so it was … [Read more...]

5 Ways That Jesus Suffered While On Earth

How did Jesus suffer? In what five ways did He suffer specifically?Crushed for our Iniquities When Isaiah the Prophet wrote about the “Suffering Servant,” in the Person of Jesus Christ, he wrote as if no one would believe (Isaiah 53:1) and today, most still do not believe it. The point is that what a person believes doesn’t mean something is true or is not true. What a person believes cannot change what is true and what is false. The fact that Jesus had more historical evidence written about … [Read more...]