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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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