At Caesarea Philippi, also known as the “Gates of Hell”, Jesus is gathered alone with the Twelve in Matthew 16. Jesus is asking these chosen Apostles, “Who are people saying that I am?” Peter, with revelation knowledge, answers Jesus, saying, “Master, You are the Christ, the Son of Yahweh.” And as anyone with a basic … Continue reading The Keys to the Kingdom
Proverbs 1:7 declares the key to the Biblical understanding. The passage says..... Proverbs 1:7“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” The phrase is repeated many times in Proverbs, stating the same concept using different terms, such as.... “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”, … Continue reading The Fear of the Lord
Numbers 21:6-9So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD that he would take away the snakes from us.” So … Continue reading The Copper Serpent: Idolatry in the Temple
Hello readers! I hope this finds you all well. I wanted to take a moment, not to write any kind of teaching article, but rather offer you a truly beneficial, and free resource for your spiritual growth, and learning. The Well Church in Stigler, Oklahoma, pastored by my dear friend Daniel Smith, is a non-denominational, … Continue reading The Well Church
What is FAITH? “Preachers” talk about “Faith” in Jesus? Does the Bible teach it is some cognitive recognition of the fact that Jesus is the Son of God? Does it teach, as many heretics and false teachers are heralding, that Faith in Jesus means that you profess Him, and that what He did on the … Continue reading Faith? What is it?
1 Peter 2:19 “For this is grace (charis), when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.“ There are a lot of voices telling people what Grace is. Some says it is some “covering for sin”. Some say it is where God excuses our humanity and sin issues, because of Jesus. Others say this … Continue reading This is Grace
When your hear or see the word, “apocalypse”, what comes to mind? Growing up in American movie entertainment, the term presents an entire genre of films based around the end of the world. A mega-hit that immediately arises, with a term often synonymous in our culture, is “Armageddon.” In that Bruce Willis classic, a meteor … Continue reading Apocalypse?
Should new converts and unprepared believers be allowed to “open air” teach God’s Word? 1 Timothy 3:6“He (leadership) must not be a novice or recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact.” A constant problem in today’s western church idea is the use of almost anyone … Continue reading Novice Teachers in the Church?