5 Great Bible Lessons on Obedience

One of the hardest things of the Christian life is obedience. By nature, most of us like to rebel; we don’t want to be told what to do, because we always know what is best. Besides, why should anyone else other than me dictate what I should or should not be doing? And, even if you sincerely do want to be obedient, you still find yourself struggling in succeeding at it. To help with obedience, let’s look at 5 great Bible lessons on obedience. Of course, there are many more out there, so do some di … [Read more...]

5 Great Lessons From the Book of Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs contains many valuable lessons for the believer.  What are 5 of the greatest lessons we can glean from the wisdom literature.The Beginning of WisdomProverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”The very beginning of wisdom is not necessarily Bible study, hearing sermons, or attending Sunday school but fearing the Lord.  This fear is not the kind of fear of being struck dead but one of reverential fear, … [Read more...]

Philippians 4: Bible Study, Commentary and Life Application

What can we learn from Philippians chapter 4?  Here is a personal Bible commentary and life application to what is called “The Joy Letter.”Philippians Chapter FourPhilippians 4:1 “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.”Paul calls these brothers and sisters in Christ his “joy and crown” meaning that he must have planted this church and brought them into the faith and considers himself as their spiritual father like h … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About The Power of Prayer? A Christian Study

The Bible speaks a lot about prayer?  Is there real power behind prayer?  If so, how can we tap that power from God?The Power of Prayer There are thousands and thousands of actual accounts of prayer being answered and in powerful ways, however the real power behind prayer is the One to whom we pray.  God has the power to answer prayers in ways that are supernatural and defy natural laws.  Prayer does more to change the person who is praying than to change God’s mind because God does not chan … [Read more...]

Parable of the Good Samaritan: Meaning, Summary and Commentary

What is Jesus trying to tell us in the Parable of the Good Samaritan?  What is He trying to tell us today in the church?A Good Samaritan Today, we call someone who helps another that they are a Good Samaritan.  This is because they are helping someone even at their own expense.  This may be helping someone pay their utility bill, driving a cancer patient to chemotherapy or even calling a friend or sending them a card to encourage them during their trial.  Actually being a Good Samaritan is h … [Read more...]

Parable Of The Talents: Meaning, Summary and Commentary

The Parable of the Talents has something very important to teach us. What lesson is Jesus trying to communicate to us through this parable?What is a Parable? A parable is a story that tries to explain a concept or lesson to the listeners using things or actions that the listener can easily identify with.  It is a comparison of two things that is told through a story that sometimes have two meanings.  Jesus frequently used parables and sometimes the parables were given to hide the meaning f … [Read more...]