God Trusts Us

We have come to the time of the church year when especially focus on living as Christians in this world. Christians face many challenges in this world. Sometimes those who are close to us, maybe even members of our own families, think we are out of our minds to follow Jesus. Jesus had the same…

Those Other Prophets, Part One

There are sixteen prophets in the Old Testament who have books of the Bible named after them. This Bible study is not about any of them. This Bible study is about the dozens of other prophets who prophesied but who did not end up with books of the Bible named after them. Click here to…

Homesick for heaven

In 2 Corinthians 5 the Apostle Paul talks about being at home: [1] For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. [2] For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our…

Clapping Resumes

When was the last time you clapped your hands? In the days before the COVID-19 pandemic we thought nothing of clapping our hands at concerts, sporting events and other gatherings. There’s nothing like showing your appreciation to a talented performer by clapping enthusiastically. Then the pandemic hit. Large gatherings came to a halt and so…

Battling Bigness

It was announced this week that Amazon would be buying MGM Studios, the second-largest acquisition in Amazon’s history. The deal once again raised antitrust concerns related to Amazon as the company continues to gobble up companies in a wide variety of industries. Back in March, the AP’s Marcy Gordon had a very interesting article about the…

Pentecost

In John 16:7-8 Jesus talks about the two mains jobs of the Holy Spirit: [Jesus said] “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.…

The Other Lord’s Prayer

John 17 is sometimes referred to as the other Lord’s Prayer. Instead of teaching us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven…” as with the traditional Lord’s Prayer, John 17 is an entire chapter where Jesus prays to his Father in heaven for his disciples. He prayed this prayer right before he went to…