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What Does the Bible Say About Women Pastors?

  What does the Bible say about women pastors? It may come as a surprise to some, but the Bible says nothing about women pastors.  The word pastor means shepherd.  It is used in the Bible, in the normal sense, to refer to those who tend sheep (Luke 2:8).   The word is often used, metaphorically, of someone … Read moreWhat Does the Bible Say About Women Pastors?

Who Do You Think About in Bible Study?

  Who Do You Think About in Bible Study? As a teacher I have noticed so very often that people studying the Bible want to talk about others who are failing to do what is right.  It is embarrassing to admit that, after some years of noticing people apply scripture to others, it occurred to me that … Read moreWho Do You Think About in Bible Study?

Which part of the Bible should you read?  All of it!  But what about today?

  Which part of the Bible should you read?  All of it!  But what about today? We should all read the whole Bible because it is the word of God.  Every word of God is vital and useful.  However, each part is not equally urgent.  Faith in God and confidence in His word is a good … Read moreWhich part of the Bible should you read?  All of it!  But what about today?

How Old is the Old Testament?

How Old is the Old Testament? Let me answer this way:  The New Testament is as old or older now than the Old Testament was when the New came along.  The Old Testament did not need to be replaced because it got too old.  It got old because God had a replacement!  “In that He says, ‘A new … Read moreHow Old is the Old Testament?

Does God Believe in You?

God believes in You! We read the Bible and think:  How can I learn all this?  How can I do all this?  How can I live this way?  Too often we conclude:  “I can’t.”  But God believes in you.  He believes in you so much that He was willing to sacrifice His Son for you, present the entire Bible … Read moreDoes God Believe in You?

God Has a Plan for You, But it May Not Be What You Think.

God Has A Plan For You, But It May Not Be What You Think. When people talk about God’s plan for their life, they are almost always talking about whether or not to marry a particular person, pursue an education, live in one city or another, become a musician or join a non-profit charitable organization. … Read moreGod Has a Plan for You, But it May Not Be What You Think.

Tired of Organized Religion?

  Tired of Organized Religion? If  you read Matthew 15 you will find that Jesus was frustrated with the religion of His day … not only pagan idolatry but also what was being practiced by God’s own people!  What was the problem?  Jesus asked, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your … Read moreTired of Organized Religion?

Is the Bible Relevant in the 21st Century?

Is the Bible relevant in the 21st century? Critics of the Bible question the relevance of a book as old as the Bible.   “How can it offer real solutions in our complicated time?”   I like to keep things simple. Consider one short, simple book in the New Testament: The Epistle (Letter) of James. For people … Read moreIs the Bible Relevant in the 21st Century?

What if an Apostle or an Angel Told Me…?

  What if an apostle or an angel told me to…? “But even if we (apostles), or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you … let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9).  The authority of God does not reside in any human being – or angel!  The rule of God is expressed in His word.  … Read moreWhat if an Apostle or an Angel Told Me…?

Have you been Praying Regularly?

Have you been praying regularly?  Paul wrote:  “Pray without ceasing …”  (1 Thessalonians 5:17).   Not that we are to pray continuously without stopping, but rather  that we are constant in prayer.  The idea is regularly and frequently.  In moments of thought about God … Thank Him … Honor Him … Confess to Him, asking forgiveness.  Pray without ceasing.  Do … Read moreHave you been Praying Regularly?