Browsing Category : Bible

Deuteronomy 8


Deuteronomy 8 Do Not Forget the LORD  1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the LORD promised on oath to your ancestors. 2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to…

Read More »

Don’t Do Church-Be the Church


We are often reminded to not just “Do Church”, but “Be the Church”.  Yesterday at North Point, Andy Stanley did an awesome job putting that into perspective.  Is what we think about Church today what was intended?  What do you think about when you think about church? The original word we often translate as church was the Greek word Ekklesia. …

Read More »

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 4


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 1 Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 2        Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 3 As I said in my first post, this can be a dividing question for Christians.  Some Christians from a more traditional church may say yes to this question.  Other Christians from more Evangelical…

Read More »

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation Part3


Is Baptism Necessary Part 1 Is Baptism Necessary Part 2 Food for thought: The Definition of Baptism:  A Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community Baptism comes from the Greek word  –  Baptizo:   Meaning to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge Rhantizo is the Greek word for Sprinkle Cheo is the…

Read More »

Is Baptism Necessary For Salvation? Part 2


Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? Part 1 Let’s start with a few verses from the Bible Romans 6:3-4 (New International Version, ©2010) 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised…

Read More »

Is baptism necessary for salvation?


This can be a dividing question for Christians; what do you think?  1 Peter 3:21 (New International Version) 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.[a] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Read More »

Warning! Husbands Honor Your Wives


1 Peter 3:7 (New International Version) ……so that nothing will hinder your prayers. Are you a man?  Better question, Do you honor your wife?  For you Christian men, 1 Peter 3:7 gives you reason to do so if you are not. So how would you answer that question?

Read More »

Have you Read the Bible?


I grew up going to a traditional church, but I did not read the Bible.  I heard people read the Bible, I saw the Bible, and people talked about the bible. However, I can’t remember ever being required to read the Bible. I did read a little now and then for our Sunday school class, but not outside of that. …

Read More »

Should We Celebrate Halloween?


I would love to tell you an easy yes or no.  Would you settle for a “that depends” answer. Does Halloween have a pagan beginning? Yes. Does the Bible talk about Halloween? No. Do we have something to go on or refer too?  Kind of. The Bible warns us of witchcraft, mediums, and occultism. Exodus 22:18;  Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27;…

Read More »

Are You A Sheep or A Goat?


Are You A Sheep or A Goat?   Have you ever read something in the bible that stops you in your tracks?  Reading it almost like it was something new, even though it has been there all the time.  It’s familiar because I’ve read it before, but this time I was taking notice.  Why, I don’t know.  Maybe I’ll be nicer…

Read More »
'