For most of my life, I thought “Word of God” was synonymous with “scripture” or “Bible”. One day I felt compelled to study the use of Word of God within the text, and slowly but surely my mind was changed. There were clear examples where something else seemed to be happening, right from the beginning: Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not […]
Growing up I was taught that once you were saved, you were saved forever and could not lose your salvation, but over the years I’ve found too many verses that don’t seem to support this view. I agree a lot of verses do talk about pretenders, but there are a few more that seem to talk about people rejecting the Spirit after having received it. Here is an example from […]
A lot of people understandably think the Bible and prophecy in particular is linear. In other words, they think once a prophecy is fulfilled, that scripture only has historical value after that and it is replaced by the events that fulfilled it. This is simply a misunderstanding, and is easily shown to be so. If you have a Bible that points out quotes (the NASB does a nice job of […]
Some of the best Biblical messages I’ve heard about prayer. These are by Adrian Rogers, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Principles of Prayer How to Get on Praying Ground Six Keys to Answered Prayer The Prayer Life of the Lord Jesus The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed Mighty Prayer Questions & Answers About Prayer 35 minutes (16MB) 34 minutes (16MB) 38 minutes (18MB) 32 minutes (15MB) 39 minutes […]
Teaching about Biblical allusions by Ray Vander Laan. There are times when Jesus quotes a verse that it carries more meaning because his intended audience knows the scriptures so well they know what comes before and after the quoted verse. Many more teachings by RVL can be found here: Jewish Thought Archaeology Visit Ray Vander Laan’s website for more information.
“…for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” -told to Moses a long time ago, New International Version of the Holy Bible, Exodus 20:5-6 “Love the Lord your God with all your […]
Exegesis of Colossians-ii-13-17 And although you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he quickened [you] together with himself, forgiving us all the trespasses, blotting out the handwriting with the decrees which was against us, which was an adversary to us, and he removed it from the midst, nailing it to the cross. Having spoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them […]