What is the relationship between sin and sickness? (Matthew 9?)

Generally, all sickness is a result of Adam’s disobedience. “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned,” Romans 5:12.  Sickness is part of the dying process.

However, we can contribute to and stimulate our physical weaknesses, or we can have healthy habits which […]

Where was Jesus Christ and what was He doing between the ages of 12 and 30?

The Bible is silent about what Jesus was doing between 12-30 years of age. However, he probably learned the trade of carpentry from his stepfather, Joseph, as was the custom in those days. 

He also did not permit himself to stand out and perform miracles.  If he had, he would have become famous and attracted a […]

February 22nd, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

What did Jesus Christ mean went he said, “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in three days”??

John 2:19-22 (NASB), “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?’ But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from […]

How will people sit with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom (Matthew 8:11)?

What is the Kingdom in this verse? Jesus referenced the kingdom earlier in Matthew 6:10, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven.” Jesus was teaching an earthly salvation (for mankind) as well as a heavenly salvation (for His followers who make a covenant by sacrifice).​

Two salvations were […]

February 7th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Kingdom and the Millennium|

Please explain Jesus's words in Matthew 10:34-39, "I came not to send peace, but a sword…a man who loses his life shall save it."

If these verses were taken literally and in isolation, it would seem to promote violence. However, Jesus never contradicts Himself. Compare the Matthew passage with His words in John 18:16, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight….” Also Matthew 26:52 (NLT), “ ‘Put away […]

February 5th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

Who was Mary Magdalena to Jesus?

Mary Magdalene was a Jewish woman who suffered from demon possession. There are only twelve verses in the Bible, specifically in the Gospels, where Mary Magdalene is mentioned by name. Mark 16:9 (KJV,) "Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils." After His resurrection, the Lord […]

February 1st, 2019|Bible and Bible Characters, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

Why did Jesus choose to speak in parables and riddles?

Matthew 13:10-11, 15 (NIV), “The disciples came to him and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’ He replied, ‘Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them…For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and […]

January 25th, 2019|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Parables|

What is Jesus’ baptism and how does it relate to salvation?

After Jesus received water baptism and after He received the Holy Spirit, He said, "But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" Luke 12:50 (NKJV). What baptism was this? It was the complete death of His will and His body. Hebrews 10:7, "Then I said, […]

Where did Jesus go when he died?

Jesus didn’t go anywhere when he died. He was dead in the tomb.​

We read in Isaiah’s prophecy that Jesus “poured out His soul unto death,” that His soul was made “an offering for sin.” (Isaiah 53:12, 10.) Then again we read, “Thou wilt not leave my soul in Sheol ; […]

December 20th, 2018|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

What is Christmas?

Christmas is celebrated as the anniversary of baby Jesus’s birth. The word “Christmas” is formed from “Christ mass”- meaning a Catholic mass. However, today, most people do not associate a mass with Christmas. ​

We believe that Jesus was born about October 1st. Since Jesus never suggested we commemorate His birthday, it’s not important which day we […]