Sparkling Gems from the Greek

This time, the emphasis is on a very important verse that is found in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Hebrews 11:6 — “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” From Crosswalk.com……………….

WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL TEACHES US ABOUT SUFFERING

Although the Apostle Paul had a special, unique assignment of suffering for the Gospel from Jesus, yet all believers can learn from Paul’s sufferings when we face our own set of sufferings and trials. This article discusses this is some depth. Here is a tidbit: “Paul proclaimed a message of hope in the midst of hopelessness. He knew that God never loses his bearings, no matter how bad things may seem, and that God would not promise what he could not do. And God did as he said, for God sovereignly controls all of life’s storms. He can–and ultimately will–see his people safely through even the worst storms.” From Core Christianity………………

What the Apostle Paul Teaches Us About Suffering

What Does It Mean That God Chose Us before the Foundation of the World? (Ephesians 1)

This article does a really good job of providing an overview of Ephesians 1, and especially digging into the important topic of the election — or choosing — of God of those who He will redeem. This is one of the possible ways to read this passage, but I feel there is a lot of merit to it. From Crossway.org………………..

What Is God’s Promise to Abraham and Why Is It So Significant?

This article takes a thorough look at a very important topic in both the Old and New Testaments — God’s promise to Abraham (and by extention, to his spiritual seed). Here is a tidbit: “The Abrahamic Covenant is remarkable in its disclosure of how God will move from an otherwise insignificant band of Semitic peoples, to a land in turmoil, to a nation, to a spiritual realization of the covenant that will bring forth the Messiah, and descendants of Abraham that include the entire world.” From Crosswalk.com…………………….

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/why-is-gods-promise-to-abraham-so-significant.html

The Signs of John

John wrote his Gospel with a specific plan in mind to illustrate how Jesus was and is the Son of God. And one of those plans wass to focus on seven “sign” miracles that Jesus performed to show His deity. Some good insights from Place for Truth…………

What Does the Phrase ‘Casting Down Imaginations’ Mean in the Bible?

If you think the people in Paul’s day believed all kinds of strange things unlike us educated and cultured people in the 21st century…..well, look again. That is why Paul’s instructions to the Corinthians then may even may be more important now! From Crosswalk.com…….