This is my Father’s world! “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the … Read moreThis is my Father’s world!
What did Jesus mean: “Build your house on a rock?” Jesus said: “…I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock…” (Matthew 7:24). The metaphor is not hard to understand. Build your house on a rock, a solid foundation that cannot move, and your house will stand over time and through … Read moreWhat did Jesus mean: “Build your house on a rock?”
Examine Yourselves! Nobody really likes to be examined – put to the test. It is, however, a necessary part of life. If we want things to be right, they need to be checked, tested and corrected! God says: “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, … Read moreExamine Yourselves!
Why did Adam and Eve sin? Why did Adam and Even sin? This is a good and useful question. You can simply read their story in Genesis chapter 3 and find the answers God gives there. They did not sin because they were inherently evil or because they were created wicked and had to … Read moreWhy did Adam and Eve sin?
How Can I Grow as a Christian? There is no trick, gimmick or special ritual that causes spiritual growth in God’s children. Let’s read: “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and all evil speaking , as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” 1 Peter 2:1-2. … Read moreHow Can I Grow as a Christian?
The words used in scripture to identify Jesus’ miracles include signs, wonders and works. The word miracle refers to an act that supersedes the natural. It is outside the realm and above the laws of nature. It would be a supernatural act. People and other parts of the natural realm cannot violate the laws of … Read moreWhat Do Jesus’ Miracles Do?
Who is Wise and Understanding? I have often thought that you can identify wise people by listening carefully to what they say. Do they sound smart, so smart I can barely understand them? They always have a quick, certain answer. They just sound wise. The Bible says you identify a wise person by what … Read moreWho is Wise and Understanding?
Where does my sin come from? Why do I sin? The answer to this question is bigger than this little article, however, it is helpful to start simply. At least part of God’s answer to the question is stated in James 1:13-15. “Let no man say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by … Read moreWhere does my sin come from? Why do I sin?
Are you having trouble finding God? Are you wondering where you are going? Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Not one person living today knows where he is going, what will happen or what is coming … unless, of … Read moreAre you lost?
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” James raises a question in chapter 4: Where do all of your troubles come from? While my typical response is to blame everything and everybody around me, James offers the real answer: “Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your … Read more“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”