Memorization

John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8-9 are two of the most commonly memorized passages of the Bible. They are short and to the point and summarize in a few words the entire Christian faith: John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish…

The Gospel of John Bible Study, Part Eleven

The eighth chapter of the Gospel of John starts with a very compelling story, but was this story really part of the original Scripture? In this video we look at how scholars deal with passages of Scripture where there are questions about their authenticity. We also look at what Jesus says a true disciple is.…

Forgiveness: Are You Joseph or Peter?

In Genesis 50 and Matthew 18 we have two dramatically different approaches to forgiveness. In Genesis 50:15-20 Joseph assures his brothers that he had forgiven them for all the evil they had done against him. Joseph did not hesitate. He assured them he had forgiven them and spoke kindly to them. But he did not…

Different Aspects of the Power of God’s Word

Genesis 3:1-21, Romans 5:12-19 and Matthew 4:1-11 are the appointed Scripture readings for the First Sunday in Lent this year. These readings show the power of God’s Word but in different ways. Genesis 3:1-21 is the story of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin. This fascinating story shows the power of God’s Word in a…