What makes a good Christian leader?

Sometimes at school or church, we might be asked to lead others, maybe on a team or for a group activity. As Christians, we must watch our behavior extra carefully to be sure we are copying the life of Jesus in everything we [...]

What was the purpose of the law?

The Law was a list of rules God gave to Moses for the Israelites to follow. It said — among other things — to honor your father and mother and to not steal or kill. And there weren’t just 10 commandments - there [...]

Who was David? (Part 2)

Be sure to watch Who was David? (Part 1) found here: https://youtu.be/BDVRsUxuCxU David was a shepherd, prophet, musician, songwriter, army commander, and finally, king of Israel.  When David was young, he served King Saul first by playing music for him and then by [...]

Who was David? (Part 1)

David was a shepherd, prophet, musician, songwriter, army commander, and finally, king of Israel. He was the youngest son in his family from Bethlehem. The Scriptures say he was a man after God’s own heart, meaning he was loyal to God and wanted [...]

What is the soul?

The Bible says the soul is made up of two parts. To create the first man Adam, Genesis 2:7 tells us God took dust from the ground to make a body and breathed into man what is called the breath of life. [...]

What is Mercy?

The Bible represents mercy as “active compassion.” Compassion is sympathetic concern for those who are suffering. Our two best examples of showing mercy come from God and His son Jesus.   Jesus’ life was filled with active compassion - teaching, healing the sick, [...]

Did Jesus ever get tired?

Yes, he did, just as we all do. Even though he was perfect, his body still needed rest. The attention from the crowds kept him busy.  Mark (6:31) records: “Then Jesus said, ‘Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest [...]

What happened after Jesus was arrested?

First, he was taken to Annas, (see John 18:19) the former high priest of Israel. Jesus was mistreated during the questioning, and this was only the beginning of his horrible, unfair trials. Next, he was brought to Annas’ son-in-law, Caiaphas, the current high [...]

Did Jesus ever get angry?

Actually, he did! And he was completely right in feeling that way. Every year, Jewish people were required by the Law to come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, a special Jewish festival. It was the custom to offer an animal for sacrifice, [...]

Who were Naomi and Ruth?

Naomi was a Jewish woman living in the land of Moab. She had a husband and two sons.  One of her sons was married to Ruth. When both her husband and two sons died, Naomi and her two daughters-in-law left Moab to return [...]

Who was the Good Samaritan?

Jesus told us about the person we call the Good Samaritan in a parable. A parable is a fictional story meant to teach a lesson.    In the 10th chapter of Luke, an expert in the Jewish Law wanted to test Jesus’ knowledge [...]

Who was Joshua?

Joshua was Moses’ trusted assistant and then took over to lead the people when Moses died. In Exodus (17:8), Moses chose him to lead the battle to fight the Amelekites. Later, he traveled with Moses on the journey toward Mt. Sinai where God [...]

What is the fruit of the spirit?

When we think about the fruit we eat, we know that sweet, ripe fruit is the ending part of a journey of growing that starts with a tiny seed. Did you know Christians are supposed to produce “spiritual fruit”? Galatians (5:22 NASB) says, [...]

How can we be more like Jesus (Part 2)

Jesus’ character and the way he lived his life is filled with good examples of ways we can copy him!  He had a peaceful nature. John (14:27 NIV) records him saying, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...Do not let [...]

How can we be more like Jesus? (Part 1)

Jesus’ character and the way he lived his life is filled with good examples of ways we can copy him!  He loved his enemies. Luke (22:50-51) records that when the Apostle Peter cut off the ear of the soldier who came to arrest [...]

Who were the Magi?

To learn about the Magi, we have to go back to the time of Daniel when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon made him chief over a group of wise men - called Magi - who studied the stars. Many years later, descendants of this [...]

How can we be of service to others?

Being of service means having a heart that is ready and willing to help those in need. It’s especially nice if we can help even before being asked. 2 Corinthians tells us (9:7 NIV) “...God loves a cheerful giver.”  Here are some practical [...]

Did Jesus ever cry?

Yes, he did. We probably think of him as always being joyful as he went about his ministry, but actually, sometimes he felt sad and cried just like we do. Speaking about Jesus, Isaiah says, (53:3) “He was hated and rejected; his life [...]

How did Gideon defeat his enemies?

With God’s help, of course!  For worshipping fake gods and other evil acts, God had allowed the Midianites to overpower the Israelites for seven years. Things were so terrible that the people cried out to God for help. An angel of the Lord [...]

Is Halloween a Christian holiday?

Not really. It is believed that Halloween came from an ancient Pagan festival called “Samhain.” Paganism is a type of religion that worships nature. However, the Bible says we should worship God, the Creator, and not the things He created. Paganism turned several [...]