Jesus spoke in parables to illustrate deep spiritual truths in human ways. “At its simplest a parable is a metaphor or simile drawn from nature or common life” (Perrin, Brown, & Green, 2013, p. 652). “Parables were a common tradition of the Jewish people that revealed the meaning of the OT Mosaic law” (Sproul, n.d.). … Continue reading The Lost Sheep
Presently and always, I see God as my loving Father, who created me in his image to live a life pleasing to him. I believe this is the perfect view of God because it puts me in position to receive every good thing from him and fulfill my purpose on the earth. In the past, … Continue reading My Revelation of God
Our answer to this question defines what we think of God and salvation. If not answered correctly, it can leave us with a highly distorted view of God. When I first came to the Lord and started my journey through the Bible, I used to take scripture out of context and wrongly divide the truth. … Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved?
I have been wanting to share my season of grief as an encouragement for others, but I didn't think that there was ever going to be a right time. However, after this morning's prayer, I thought that today was the right time. This morning, as confirmation, my classmate just shared the loss of her Dad … Continue reading Evil into Good
If you were to ever visit my home, don't be surprised to see Bible verses randomly posted on the walls, mirrors, and refrigerator. I post scripture around my house as a reminder of the truth. I am who God says I am, and I have what God says I have according to His Word! I … Continue reading Scripture Declarations
Did you know that the Bible doesn’t mention the word “Christian” or “Christianity?” Why? Because God never told us to be Christian. A Christian as we know it is someone who says they believe in Jesus as God. This is not what it means to be right with God. Why? Because even demons believe in … Continue reading The Christian Life
The Book of Psalms is not just a collection of poetic songs about King David and other wise kings and figures. The Psalms are written for us to apply! "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God … Continue reading Pray the Psalms