What Is The Biblical Definition of Joy? How Does The Bible Define Joy?


How does the Bible define joy? What does the Bible say about joy? Do you have joy?  Joy Defined Joy isn’t like happiness which is based upon happenings or whether things are going well or not. No, joy remains even amidst the suffering. Joy is not happiness. Joy is an emotion that’s acquired by the anticipation, acquisition or even the expectation of something great or wonderful. It could be described as exhilaration, delight, sheer gladness, and can result from a great success or a ver … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Salvation

Salvation Bible Verses

What are seven of the most powerful Bible verses about salvation?  What are ones you might include?   Here are some of the best Bible verses about salvation.Saved from What? We are saved or born again but what exactly are we saved from?  The fact is that we are not just saved from going to hell, we are not saved only from our sins, but we are actually saved from the wrath of God.  Paul wrote that "the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, wh … [Read more...]

What Is The Sinner’s Prayer? Is This In The Bible?

What Is The Sinners Prayer

What is the Sinner’s Prayer?  Is it in the Bible?  If not, why is this believed to exist?  If so, where is it in the Scriptures?The Sinner’s Prayer There really isn’t a “sinner’s prayer” per say in the Bible.  Just recognizing that we are all sinners should make us pray and acknowledge that we are.  First John 1:8, 10 says “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”  That is the fir … [Read more...]

Once Saved Always Saved: Does The Bible Teach This?

Once Saved Always Saved

Does the Bible mention “once saved, always saved?”  Does the Bible teach this?  If so, what do the Scriptures say about this?Eternal Security I do not like the term “once saved, always saved” because it may give a false sense of security for the person who is not saved.  It also may make a person who is not soundly saved think that they are saved.  I prefer the term eternal security or the perseverance of the saints.   It is really the perseverance of God of the saints because the saints are … [Read more...]

Working Out Your Salvation With Fear and Trembling: Meaning and Bible Study

Fear and Trembling

What does God mean when the Bible says that we are to work out our own salvation and to do it with fear and trembling?  What is the meaning of the words fear and trembling?Fearing God is True Wisdom For one thing, fear of God is a reverential, holy, deep respect of God and honoring Him and His Word, the Bible.  To fear God is really the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10; Prov 9:10) because those who fear God read and obey His written Word.  Anyone that takes to heart what God says takes to h … [Read more...]

What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of John? A Bible Study


Why did John write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of John?Who was John? John was most certainly a Jew and he identifies himself in this gospel as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (13:23).  John and his elder brother James (Acts 12:2) were known as the sons of Zebedee” (Matt 10:2-4) but were also referred to as the “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) and so there is little doubt that this was the disciple John that is mentioned … [Read more...]