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What does it mean to "keep your eyes fixed on Jesus"?

Hebrews 12 opens “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses; let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter (OR Author and Finisher) of faith. […]

March 5th, 2016|Christian Character and Conduct|

What is the different between paradise and heaven?

The promise of a future paradise applies not just to heaven but also to Earth.  Christ’s kingdom will be a kingdom in heaven and on Earth.  That is why Jesus taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in Earth, as it is in heaven.” (Matt 6:10).  This future kingdom will be […]

February 29th, 2016|Heaven and Earth|

What blessings come from giving? When a Christian gives, what are the benefits?

"Giving" can mean many things.  And God gives many kinds of blessings.

In the Old Testament, God instructed the Israelites to give a tenth of their produce and livestock to the Lord (Leviticus 27:30-33).  There were also admonitions to be generous (such as Proverbs 11:24, 25), and promises that "he who is generous will be blessed, […]

February 28th, 2016|Christian Character and Conduct|

Does the law of sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7) include money? If I sow money, will I receive it?

Galatians 6:7-8 read, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life."

The Apostle Paul is giving […]

February 27th, 2016|Christian Character and Conduct|

How can I pick up my cross daily to follow Jesus?

The bearing of the cross is the way of growth in character and experience for the consecrated child of God. When we have trials that interfere with our human desires and appetites, then we know we are His disciples. We are to consider trials “light affliction, … working for us a far more exceeding and […]

February 27th, 2016|Christian Character and Conduct|

How can a Christian be in the world but not of the world?

"Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world.  […]

February 27th, 2016|Christian Character and Conduct|

Who are the five virgins, who had no oil in their lamps, in Matthew 25:3?

In the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins there are ten virgins. Five were wise and Five were foolish. To identify the two classes of virgins, you have to go to the book of Revelation.

Revelation 7:4,9,14-15,  “…I heard the number…sealed…144,000…and I saw a great multitude which no man could number…These are they which came […]

February 27th, 2016|Parables|

Are we destined by God to be what He wanted us to be in this world?

What God wants us to be in this world is loving, merciful, compassionate, obedient, and righteous people (Micah 6:8). He has given us free will to make our choices and that is His design.

Genesis 1 & 2 record how God created mankind as well as all life on earth. God told Adam to name all […]

February 24th, 2016|Life Decisions and Doing the will of God|

Purgatory proper is not in the Bible, but is the concept?

Since Purgatory is only taught in Roman Catholic doctrine, that will be the source to define the concept. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches “All who die in God's grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary […]

February 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What did Jesus mean when He said that He came to fullfill the law?

“Fulfill” is Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance word G4137 and is translated fill, be full, complete, end, accomplish. As it states in Matthew 5:18, not a jot or tittle of the Law could pass until all be fulfilled. What is the Law and how would Jesus be able to fulfill it? There seem to be two parts […]