“Do You Want to be Made Well?”

“Do You Want to be Made Well?”

In John 5:1-8, John records that Jesus did not go to the temple; He went to the pool of Bethesda — a pool of healing. He encountered a man who had an infirmity 38 years. This man would have been at the pool a lot over his lifetime to get some sort of relief for his...
Baptism in Fire

Baptism in Fire

“Then went out unto him Jerusalem and all Judaea, and all the regions round about the Jordan; and they were baptized of him in the river Jordon, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Ye offspring of...
Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

Although this argument is not necessarily flawed, it is oversimplified. God, as a loving Father, wants His children to be happy, but He first wants them to be obedient. When one is obedient, then one will be happy. Several examples prove this assertion. Abraham...
Dealing With Difficult People

Dealing With Difficult People

We’ve all had difficult people in our lives. These are the ones who are impatient, complainers, angry, or prideful. They can make life unbelievably difficult and discouraging. You likely can’t just banish them from your life (they may be family or close friends), so...
How Jesus Viewed the Scriptures

How Jesus Viewed the Scriptures

For many years it has been the contention of religious liberals that the Bible is not the very word of God, but that the existential moment that one has with that word can sometimes make it God’s word to him for that time. They have historically viewed the scriptures...

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