What is Forgiveness?

It has to be the most God like thing we can do! Forgive someone who has wronged us. But for some of us, it can be the most difficult thing we do! The bible gives us clear guidance on forgiveness. But it’s still very hard to do for some of us. Forgive (af’-es-is) (aphesis) means …

What is Peace?

It depends on what kind of peace you’re talking about, world peace, inner peace or peace with man. Then you have the Old Testament peace shalom. How about. “if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility,” kind of peace? What peace are we talking about here? I would like to talk …

What is Gossip?

We can probably all confess that we have done this. You know, in the break room at work, or on the phone about a mutual friend. If you haven’t ever gossiped, will you be my friend? Gossip (psith-oo-ris-tace’) (psithuristes) is a whisperer, secret slanderer, detractor. One writer says…“Psithuristes describes the man who whispers his malicious …

What is Bible Teaching?

I remember going to a bible study a long time ago, I was a very young Christian then. There was probably 15 people in that study group. I can still hear those words from that teachers mouth as he held up empty pages of his study book…“I got nothing he proclaimed,” He prepared absolutely nothing …

What is Doctrine?

I once heard someone say…I’m not into doctrine! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! But I did hear it loud and clear “I’m not into doctrine, I just want to love Jesus and share His love with everyone I can.” Really? Tell me about Him, tell me about Jesus? Tell me about His love …

What is Jealousy?

I recently read something that left me feeling sad… “Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.” But at it’s core, it’s jealousy! To have such envy and jealousy that it tears him up inside, that even something dies in him when a friend succeeds. What is jealousy? Jealousy (dzay’-los) zelos from zeo …

Telling the Truth in a Post-Truth World

“I live for the truth. Every day of my life is to proclaim the truth, to make the truth known, to make the truth clear, to fight for the truth, to propagate the truth; that’s my life in just summary fashion. So if you ask me, “Does truth matter?” obviously it does. It matters to …

What is True Friendship?

It was that great theologian Winnie The Pooh who said… “A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down,and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen.” A lot of truth to that! I never had a lot of friends, that’s partly my fault. I’m kind of a loner an a …

What is Truth?

Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37 Pilate asked another question in …

What is Mercy?

I continue to think things through this week. What is mercy? In these verses in Ephesians 2 we find not only God’s mercy, but His grace and love too! Love, Mercy and Grace! Three beautiful words! Just Thinking! But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 …