Born in the House of Bread

Christ was born in Bethlehem. The literal meaning for the name Bethlehem is "The House of Bread." Jesus was not born in the house of royalty, or the house of riches, or the house of...

In Pursuit of Faith

Faith is the foundation upon which all the virtues are laid. It is the center from which the diameter of the Christian life is measured. It is the buoy from which the depths of...

Come Let Us Reason Together

What could be worse than a dictator who imposes thought control on his people? Here is a possibility. What about a society that imposes limitations on itself, a sort of ignorance by peer pressure?

The Only Book God Ever Wrote

Most popular authors are prolific. They write and write. Many had several books on the market before they became well known. God didn't do that. If you go in a Books-A-Million and search a database for "books that God wrote," you'll only find one listing.

The Bible Is . . .

The greatest text in the Bible on the Bible is 2 Timothy 3:15–17. It shows the characteristics of the Bible. The Bible is Simple—from a child Knowable (John 8:32) Holy (1 Peter 1:13–16) Written...

When David Really Messed Up

David is one of the most popular characters in the Bible. He triumphed over a lion, a bear, and a giant. He maintained integrity while hunted like a wild animal by King Saul. He even...

Thoughts from the Heart

Good thoughts.

27 Things We Are Saved By…

Things to Which Salvation Is Ascribed Christ’s words (John 6:63). The Holy Spirit (John 16:8; Titus 3:5). Faith (Romans 10:10). Repentance (Luke 13:3; 2 Peter 3:9). Baptism (Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Titus 3:5). ...

Why did the Jews and Samaritans hate one another so much?

Let's study the Old Testament...

What did Jacob take when he took Esau’s birthright?

The birthright was the natural privilege of the firstborn son. Receiving the birthright, the firstborn would become the head of the family, and would have charge of the family, including the family property.