Please help us to understand vividly I Corinthians 13:11,12.

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 (NIV), “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now […]

How does one find your purpose God intended for you life, on this earth? We are to love Jesus, love others like Jesus loves them and then also help grow the Kingdom of God. Is that pretty much it?

That’s part of the picture. Micah 6:8 (NKJV), “ what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” You recognized Jesus’ summary of God’s requirements: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all […]

Is it ok for a Christian to go to a bar, not to drink but hang out with people?

Can you imagine Jesus hanging out in a bar? No. Sinners would search for Jesus and find Him in healthy places. Jesus did not seek out people having a good time in unhealthy places. ​

One problem with going to bars is that it encourages fallen fleshly appetites. Paul wrote,  “Since we have these promises, beloved, let […]

If a pastor baptizes a person but not all his practices line up with the word of God is that person's baptism invalid? Can the baptizer be a godly woman pastor?

Much later after Jesus' water baptism, Jesus said, "But I have a baptism to undergo, and how it consumes me until it is finished!" Luke 12:50 (CSB). What baptism was this? It was a baptism of Jesus' will and life to obey God's will unto death. All who want to follow Jesus are baptized into […]

May 15th, 2018|Baptism, Christian Character and Conduct|

What is the meaning of Psalm 1:1-6 and Psalm 19:14? How can we make our words and our hearts' meditations acceptable to God?

The first Psalm compares Jesus and His followers, those who walk in purity of heart, with those who walk in sinful paths. Christians produce the good fruits of the spirit as they drink on the pure doctrines of truth. Whereas sinful man perishes. It's important to remember that friends impact our hearts and lives. “Do […]

Please Explain when the Door will shut for the Unwise Virgins.

The following is a brief interpretation of the parable of the Wise and Foolish (Unwise) Virgins, Matthew 25:1-10.

25:1  “…like 10 virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom”  

these are pure, holy people – not lovers of sin
lamps represent the Word of God – the virgins are illuminated by its light
they […]

How does one deal with people within your immediate circle of influence that are not following Jesus? Our points of view obviously differ and we clash, but we can’t create an unpleasant atmosphere at work.

People were drawn to Jesus because of His compassion, love, purity, wisdom, etc. He did not act like a moral policeman, pointing out sins and errors. Instead, he would talk about the uplifting and beautiful. People were encouraged, blessed by His words. 

In work situations, we do not need to join every conversation. We can be […]

How is a cheerful heart like good medicine?

Proverbs 17:22, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength." There is a connection between our thoughts and our physical health. Doctors have determined that when a person smiles, his body produces up-lifting hormones (endorphins). A simple smile will immediately improve your feelings. Try it right now. Do you […]

Why are most Christians, today, Powerless? Why isn't the Holy Spirit helping them?

Most Christians are Christians in name only, i.e., nominal. They recognize Jesus as their Savior, practice righteous living, attend church, read the Bible, etc. This is a very good first step. However, they have not given their hearts and lives over to God to do His will. To receive the holy spirit, they need to […]

Where in the Bible does it explain marriage and how to treat each other sexually?

Jesus taught there are two foundational commandments for all people in every relationship. Mark 12:30,31: “‘And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. “And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love […]

May 3rd, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Marriage|