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 is Satan so Effective? Satan is effective in pulling people into sin and rebellion because he ignores all the rules. Most significantly – he is a liar. Read the Bible account of the first sin (Genesis 3:1-6). Satan will tell you whatever you want to hear. He will contradict God, truth and reality without … Read moreWhy Is Satan So Effective?
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?
Are You Seeking God with URGENCY? Of all our possible areas of procrastination, seeking God and His will cannot be one! The apostle Peter, on the certainty of Jesus’ return, writes: “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the long-suffering of our Lord is … Read moreAre You Urgently Seeking God?
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…?
Quick, single sentence answers to this great question are not sufficient – they do not offer confidence and certainty. You need an honest evaluation of your own life, past and, especially, present, along with an understanding of God’s teaching about salvation. You need to read essential passages in the Bible, not a verse here and … Read moreHow Do I Know I Am Saved?