In Acts 1:3, Luke writes that Jesus appeared to many people over a period of forty days, after His crucifixion. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of... read more
The last book of the Bible is Revelation. It can be challenging to read, understand and apply. I have been studying it and have found a lot to ponder in just the title and the first three verses. Let’s take a look at them together, shall we? The... read more
Do you believe in God? Do you believe that God created and sustains the Universe? Do you believe that God created mankind? Do you consider yourself a good person? Are you pretty sure you will go to Heaven when you die? Consider the following Bible... read more
The New Testament teaches that people of wealth will have difficulty getting to Heaven. Consider the following verses: “Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of... read more
After the Last Supper, Peter says, unlike the other Disciples, he will never forsake Jesus. Peter, however, didn’t live up to his words. That night during Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied even knowing Him three times. After Peter denied knowing... read more
The Bible tells us of two occasions when Jesus went to the Temple in Jerusalem and drove out all those people buying, selling, and profiting from the worshipers. Upon leaving the Temple after His second time “cleansing the Temple”, Jesus... read more
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (NIV) The above verse is Psalm 119:105. The authorship of Psalm 119 is unknown, but many biblical scholars believe it could have been written by King David. The New Testament refers to... read more
The children of God are commanded to honor their Heavenly Father. "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Rev. 4:11 (NIV,... read more
A student of the Bible knows the teachings within it can be either literal or symbolic. For example, when Matthew 26:1416 says Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot for thirty pieces of silver, it is a literal fact. It really happened just that way.... read more
“I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously... read more
After Jesus had risen, He approached two men who were walking to a village named Emmaus. They were kept from recognizing Him. The men were amazed at all the recent events concerning Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus told them that all the... read more
Recently, my wife and I have been studying Ephesians Chapter 2 in a Bible class at our church. Below is Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should... read more
There have been over 56,000,000 abortions in the United States since the Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. So far this year, there have been about 887, 600 abortions performed in America. About 25 of the abortions are done for unmarried... read more
Many people use the name Jehovah when speaking of the Lord God of the Old Testament. Where did that name come from? Did God refer to Himself as Jehovah in the Old Testament? Actually, this is a complicated subject. Let's begin by... read more
Chapter 22 in Genesis is about God telling Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, by placing him on a fire and burning him. This story is, no doubt, very disturbing to many people who read it. I also was very confused after reading about this event. I... read more
The theme of this blog is the same as almost all of my blogs: the Bible is an inerrant, intricate, interwoven, multilayered, precise, symbolic, factually flawless, deeply spiritual, and historically perfect book. No man could have written it. It is... read more
Steven's Vision of Jesus Standing In Acts 6 and 7, we read about a disciple named Stephen who was falsely accused of blasphemy. Men from a group called the Synagogue of the Freedmen dragged him before the Sanhedrin, who were the Jewish religious... read more
After He was crucified and resurrected, Jesus returned and walked several miles with two of His disciples who were traveling to the village of Emmaus, which was near Jerusalem. During this time, He explained all the ways the Scriptures (our Old... read more
Punishment is referred to many times in the New Testament. There are over twenty original Greek words, all with somewhat different meanings that are used to describe this important concept to the reader of the Bible. In Part one and two of this... read more
I published this blog a couple of years ago, and thought that it might be worthwhile to revisit it. Jesus Christ was sinless. He taught and lived a life of peace and love for mankind. He could have come to this Earth and destroyed all evildoers, but... read more
Punishment is referred to many times in the New Testament. There are over twenty original Greek words, all with somewhat different meanings that are used to describe this important concept to the reader. InPart One of this series, I discussed three... read more
Needless to say, the idea of punishment is an important concept in the Bible. In this blog, I want to look at the various original Greek words for punishment in the New Testament. Punishment is spoken of approximately 300 times in the New Testament.... read more
The theme of this blog is the same as almost all my blogs: the Bible isthe inerrant, intricate, interwoven, multilayered, precise, symbolic, factually flawless, deeply spiritual, and historically perfect book. No man could have written it. It is the... read more
Luke 16 contains the Parable of the Unrighteous Steward, which is considered by many to be quite challenging to understand, particularly the 8th and 9th verses. There were large crowds with Jesus when He told this parable. He was speaking to a group... read more
Part one and two of this series discussed the tense and mood of Biblical Greek verbs, in general, and the present tense and the imperfect tense of these verbs in more detail. To review, a Greek verb in the present tense can show action happening in... read more
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A retired school principal living happily in Southwest Florida.
I have published 176 blogs and shared 1,609 comments.
I published my first blog on Tuesday the 13th of September 2011.
My most recent blog was published on Monday the 22nd of January 2018.