Why did God choose Mary to be the mother of Jesus?

The privilege of giving birth to the Savior of the world couldn’t be given to just anyone. Only a woman with outstanding faith, an extraordinary character, and pure heart would be appropriate for such an honor.   We find information about Mary’s beautiful [...]

Will sin and death ever end?

Yes! Romans 6:6 teaches us that sin is going to be destroyed, AND we are promised in 1 Corinthians (15:26 NIV) that “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” When we pass a building under construction, do we criticize the builder? Do [...]

Where did Jesus live and work?

To help us feel closer to Jesus and his life, it’s important to be familiar with his surroundings. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He and his parents fled to Egypt for a time to escape King Herod’s wicked decree that all baby [...]

What does it mean to covet?

The word “covet” is used in the 10th commandment of the Law that God gave to Moses: it says we should not covet various things that belong to our neighbor.    To covet means to want something very strongly that someone else has. [...]

What happened on the road to Damascus?

Something so incredible that it changed the course of the Apostle Paul’s life, shaping the history of Christianity. By this time, the crucified and risen Jesus had appeared to several disciples.  Saul, later called Paul, was a Pharisee - a Jewish leader, religious [...]

What is wisdom?

James 3:17 (NLT translation) “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is [...]

What made David and Jonathan`s friendship so strong?

The Bible tells us about the unbreakable bond between David and Jonathan. We can apply these lessons to our own friendships today! Friends usually share common interests, and for David and Jonathan, that was serving the Lord. When friends make God the number [...]

What will God`s kingdom be like?

Jesus spoke often about God’s kingdom. He described it as coming in stages, ending with a future time when the earth will be restored and all those who died will be resurrected to learn how to live righteously.    Revelation  gives us a [...]

Who was King Saul? (Part 2)

Saul was the first king of Israel. He was often disobedient and followed his own ways instead of God’s ways.  Obedience is loyally following God’s wishes and instructions rather than our own. After yet another one of Saul’s willful sins, the prophet Samuel [...]

Who was King Saul? (Part 1)

The Israelites were complaining that they wanted to be like other nations with fancy kings who sat on thrones and led them into battles. But by demanding a king, they were actually rejecting God, who was already their invisible king, more powerful than [...]

What is evil speaking?

Evil speaking is similar to slander or gossip, which is saying something about someone that hurts their good name or reputation. The Bible says the tongue is like a fire -  and a fire can be destructive. (see James 3:6) If we hear [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]