Articles in the Bible Study category

Racism in the Early Church – Part 2


In the first century, there was a big distinction based on race in the Jewish religion. Peter writes that it was common knowledge that "it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation" (Acts 10:28). There …

Racism in the Early Church – Part 1


I was recently on a young adult Bible study where we were discussing racism in the church, and several texts from the New Testament came to mind. I wanted to put them together in a spot for my future reference.

Many of our modern churches tend to be pretty homogeneous …

Man's Unique Ability to Resist God's Word


The Bible tells us clearly that God created the world simply by speaking. And when God spoke, the universe sprang from nothing into something. Consider the following.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made …

How Big is God?


A friend of mine called me up and said that he was looking for some illustrations for an upcoming sermon to talk about how big God was. I spent some time doing some rough back-of-the-envelop calculations to come up with some rough estimates of just how small humans are, and …

Reverence


I recently started reading this an audiobook recommended by a friend. The audiobook, entitled Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is written by a devout formerly Muslim man named Nabeel Qureshi. As I was listening yesterday, I was deeply impressed by the surpassing reverence that Nabeel, and many other Muslims, exhibit during …

If I Died Tomorrow


I'm getting around to blogging some topics that have been in my to-do list for sometime. I left a note back in September of 2017 to blog about "If I Died Tomorrow," but I didn't leave any description of what I had in mind back then. But, nonetheless, here are …

Fantasy, Games, and Productivity


In the process of compiling my list of Ellen White superlatives, I came across the following quote.

Novel and storybook reading are the greatest evils in which youth can indulge.
Testimonies for the Church vol. 3, p. 151

When I read this, I thought "Whoah! Calm down, Ellen." I could …

God's To-do List


I struggle to get everything on my todo list done everyday. Lately I've been very interested in learning biblical principles for productivity, and I wanted to share some things that popped out of my devotions this morning.

I stumbled onto Proverbs 10:27, which reads

The fear of the LORD …

Always Ready


This weekend, I had a chance to listen to several sermons1,2,3 by Pavel Goia for the Central California Conference's Weekend of Prayer. I was impressed by this segment of his Saturday afternoon service where he discussed that the nursing home that his wife ran consistently received awards …

Negative Oil Prices in Scripture


Oil prices went negative for the first time in US history this week…. Or so the secular media says. The Bible indicates that oil prices have been down for thousands of years.

Oil prices go negative when there is a huge supply, and very low demand. This week, as there …

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