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  • How to have hope when everything is going wrong. Hopeless and Depressed? Here is the Story of Bartimaeus

    This is a true story.  Turn to Mark 10:46-52. If you look at the Bible,  some people didn't seem likely to receive salvation, but they received it. On the other hand, the people who seemed likely to be the first to receive salvation, did not. The teachers, scribes, and ...

  • 7 Greek Words Christians Should Know

    As a Christian, you will come across many Greek words at church, during Bible study, sermons or in conversation. Here are some common Koine (Biblical) Greek words worth knowing. Kerygma (Proclamation of God’s Word)Kerygma (from the Greek word κήρυγμα ...

  • The Woman Who Broke the Alabaster Jar

    Luke 7:36-50 This scene of the woman pouring out the alabaster jar of perfume on Jesus’ feet is slightly different from other Gospel records. Jesus was in the home of a leper named Simon. While here, Jesus is invited by Simon a Pharisee to his home. Others focus on the emotion of the ...

  • How to memorize Bible verses

    There is an easy way to memorize bible verses and there is a hard way, according to Ron White, the National Memory Champion."You could post up sticky notes all over your home with bible verses and try to memorize one verse a week. Sure that is possible but is that really a good way to memorize ...

  • Learning to Trust God

    This summer I gave myself the goal of learning to swim. Traumatized by a childhood experience of almost drowning to death, I never imagined I would swim one day. I eventually motivated myself to sign up for swim classes since I really want to be able to enjoy in water with my little ones.The very ...

  • How Can I Please God?

     God was pleased with the male and female He created. He said, “it was very good.” The first image of man created by God was pleasing to Him. However, we see many times that human beings are far from the image that God made them in. The sinfulness of mankind gives Him ...

  • 5 Prayers You Will Love

    "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests." –Ephesians 6:18. Here are five encouraging prayers you can save for the moments when you will need them: Prayer for Strength, Prayer for Help, Prayer for Healing, Prayer for Protection, Prayer for ...

  • Comfort in Loss

    When we lose someoneNear and dear to our heart;A person we loved all our life;One who played a big part.We can't stop crying.Our grief is so great.We'll never see them again-A lonely, unbearable fate.If we don't have Jesus with us,Nothing on earth gives relief,From our sadness and longing,From deep ...

  • Using Time Wisely

    You might wonder why we are given this life on earth and why it matters when the Bible clearly says, “Meaningless, meaningless. Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” (Ecc1:1)  King Solomon’s shocking statement is a reminder that just as we entered this world naked, ...

  • False Love

    One early morning, I saw two dead bees inside of a pumpkin flower in my backyard. Pumpkin flowers are very large, and contain large amounts of nectar to attract bees. Curiously, these flowers do not remain open all day. They only open at the crack of dawn, but close at around 10 a.m. ...

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