Tag Archives: fear

Current Questions — Is There a Hell?

This is the fourth of a series of blog postings on modern controversial subjects. The first one one was on the subject of the authority of Scriptures. I did this one first, because I wanted to establish the foundation of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What If?

A couple of Sunday evenings ago our Bible class began a new study on 1 Peter. As we were discussing the general circumstances and purpose of this letter, we naturally started talking about the terrible persecution of Peter’s day under … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, Church Growth, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overcoming Tough Sins, Part 5; Pray and Fight For It

Over the past several weeks I’ve been writing occasionally about overcoming tough sins. We started right after New Year’s Day, because that is the traditional time for making resolutions about improvements for our lives. We have talked about how some … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You An Alien?

Did you know that the Bible teaches about aliens? No, we’re talking about men from Mars, nor about immigrating from another country, nor about Lady Gaga. Instead I’m talking about what Peter said, “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are You a Gambler?

OK, on the surface of it, it may sound like I’m asking for a confession of sin or something, But in this post I’m actually encouraging you to gamble—just, not the way that you may think. I’m encouraging you to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jeroboam Consulted

Jeroboam was a rising star in Solomon’s kingdom. He was an Ephraimite who had been a valiant warrior in Solomon’s army, and his hard work had won him a position as overseer over the forced labor in Ephraim. Moreover, God … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, Church Growth, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being Ananias

Ananias doesn’t get a lot of sermons done about him. I’ve never read a bulletin article about him. I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard of a church named “St. Ananias”. But he played a key role in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible commentary, Christianity, Church Growth, New Testament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment