King Jehoshaphat was the fourth king of Judah under the divided monarchy, the son of Asa. We are first introduced to him in 1 Kings 15:24 but are told nothing more than that he succeeded Asa. Later, 1 Kings 22:42 tells us that he was 35 years old when he began his reign and that… Read More BIBLE STUDY: Who was King Jehoshaphat in the Bible?
Jesus used the concepts of salt and light a number of different times to refer to the role of His followers in the world. One example is found in Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no… Read More BIBLE STUDY: What does it mean that believers are to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16)?
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)
– An illustration photo of Adam and Eve leaving Garden of Eden In Genesis 3:22 God says, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” Knowledge in itself is not wrong (see Luke 2:52), so what was so bad about man “knowing good and evil”? It is vital to know… Read More Why was it wrong for Adam and Eve to know good and evil (Genesis 3:22)?
– Adam and Eve by Antonio Molinari The story of “Adam’s rib” is found in Genesis. Genesis 2:18–24 tells the well-known account of how God created the first woman, Eve, by removing a “rib” from Adam’s body and fashioning it into the woman. The creation account clearly indicates that God used Adam’s rib to create… Read More Why did God use Adam’s rib to create Eve?
– An illustration photo of Adam and Eve Were Adam and Eve saved? The Bible does not specifically tell us whether Adam and Eve were saved. Adam and Eve were the only two human beings who knew about God before they became tainted with sin. As a result, they likely still knew God better after… Read More Were Adam and Eve saved? How many children did Adam and Eve have? When were Adam and Eve created?