James takes up the topic of work in detail in the second part of chapter 2. When discussing work, he invariably uses the plural “works” (Greek erga) rather than the singular “work” (Greek ergon). This leads some to suppose that James uses “works” to mean something different from “work.” However, erga and ergon are simply… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What Do We Learn about Faith and Works in James 2?
Scripture Passage: Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow Is Better than Laughter – Ecclesiastes 7:3 INTRODUCTION If the average person were asked whether they would rather laugh or cry, the answer would be obvious. Yet, our thoughts are not always in line with God’s thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). According to the Bible, “Sorrow is better than laughter: for by… Read More BIBLE STUDY: Sorrow Is Better than Laughter (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
The miracle of Jesus walking on the water, recorded in three of the Gospels ( Matthew 14:22–36; Mark 6:45–56; John 6:16–21), came on the heels of His miraculous feeding of the 5,000 with only five loaves of bread and two fish ( Matthew 14:17). But it was the miracle of Jesus walking on the water… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What was the meaning of Jesus walking on water? (Matthew 14:22–36)
BY: —Michael Uzoma Michael— Jesus said, “have faith in God.” The scene was Jerusalem and the time a few days before His death. In the immediate context, He had (the day before) used a fig tree with “nothing but leaves” to illustrate the barren state of Israel due to unbelief. He cursed that tree, and… Read More BIBLE STUDY: The Power Of “Having Faith In God” (Mark 11:22-24)
BY: Michael Uzoma Michael In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus opens with a series of statements known as the Beatitudes. The third Beatitude is “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). Jesus’ words echo Psalm 37:11, which says, “The meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.”… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What Does “Blessed Are the Meek” Mean? (Matthew 5:5)
A pilgrimage is a journey made to a place considered sacred as an act of religious devotion. Muslims are required, if at all possible, to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, Muhammed’s birthplace. This pilgrimage is part of their religious duty as Muslims and a way of helping insure paradise for themselves. Christianity makes no such… Read More SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE: Should Christians go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem?
Pastor Lazarus Muoka John 1:47-48 states, “Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.”… Read More SUNDAY MOTIVATION: What do men say you are?
In a few Bible verses, such as 2 Corinthians 5:15 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (depending on the translation), and many of the popular and ancient creeds, such as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, the phrase rose again is used in reference to Jesus’ resurrection. As a result, rose again has become commonly used… Read More What does it mean that Jesus rose “again”?
Do you sometimes judge others? Maybe for one reason or the other, do you sometimes condemn people (for not being beautiful, handsome, intelligent, truthful and many other reason(s))?. Then, you must read what the Bible have to say about that. Grab your Bible and open the Book of “Matthew 7:1–5”. Let’s read below… From the… Read More Matthew 7:1–5: This Is Why You Must Stop Judging People
What does the Bible really mean by we (me & you) loving our ‘enemies’? Well, the passage Luke 6:27 – 36 captioned all we MUST do to reamain faithful with God. Jesus in His word says; From the Bible 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those… Read More Luke 6:27-36 – This Is Why You Must Love Your Enemies