Many think if a person believes in Jesus and lives a righteous life, that is enough. Not so. Jesus said, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34. We deny our own wills, bear opposition, and follow Jesus’s example. The relationship is based on [...]
Sadly, false accusations are part of mankind’s sin-sickness. But take heart, people also falsely accused our Lord. They said Jesus was demon-possessed. Mark 3:22 (NIV), “And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He (Jesus) is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.” Jesus was [...]
When one marries before being born again, and later discovers after being born again that he has married a totally wrong person, what is to be done?
Marriage is a challenge. Two people need to become a united team. They need to learn to love each other when life is happy and difficult. After the first blush of infatuation wears off, we begin to notice our spouses’ weaknesses and faults. This is normal. At this stage of marriage, the couple needs to [...]
Yes, we can, and the Bible tells us how. The word translated “bless” in the Old Testament is from a Hebrew word that means “to kneel”. When used with respect to God’s intelligent creation, it has the thought of giving thanks and praise. Just as God blesses us with His goodness we can bless Him [...]
I want to preach God's words, but I feel I can't. I feel my mouth is sewed shut, and I fear if I try I might mislead or say something wrong. I don't know how to preach, can you help? (United States)
“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) You are wise to proceed with caution when proclaiming the word of God. Many well-intended men and women have thought they were “called” to preach. But they did not know [...]
Explain Romans 15:5-6, "Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (India)
This scripture emphasizes unity among Christians: “like-minded,” “one mind,” and “one mouth”. It also gives the basis for that unity, “according to Christ Jesus.” The Weymouth translation says, “in accordance with the example of Christ Jesus.” The Bible in Basic English says, “in harmony with Christ Jesus.” The foundation of Christian unity is that we are [...]
It would depend on the type of party. For example, if the main activity of the party is drinking and dancing, then no. These behaviors promote our fallen flesh. But a birthday party or a celebration where people can fellowship about God and His word would be fine. Ask yourself, “Would Jesus attend this party?” [...]
The Jews did not practice cremation. Recorded instances of cremation were live, infant sacrifices offered to idols. These practices were abominations. Jeremiah 32:35, "..high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, [...]
Some Christian ministers teach communion should be eaten daily for healing. 1 Corinthians 11:26 does say, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till he come.”
Communion has its origins in the Jewish Passover, which was observed yearly on the fourteenth of Nisan. As a Jew, Jesus celebrated the Passover throughout his life. (Luke 2:41; John 2:23; 6:4) On the last day of Jesus’ life, He and His disciples first ate the Passover supper. Afterward, Jesus took bread and the wine [...]
1 Corinthians 11:23 -26. What exactly does it mean when it says if any one eat and drink unworthily, he brings damnation to himself? Is that pertaining to sins in our life as Christians? Or before we are converted as Sinners? So, why does it say examine ourselves?
I Corinthians 11:27-29 (NIV), “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and [...]