The Lord’s Prayer…So-Called

The Lord’s Prayer—so-called—is not exclusively Jesus’ prayer; rather it is a means of prayer, a prayer outline that Jesus taught his disciples upon their request.  In fact, it seems that the only time the disciples may have asked Jesus to specifically teach them anything was when they asked Him to teach them how to pray Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer…So-Called”

Science(s) And The Bible

The following is a brief alphabetical listing I have compiled about various fields of studies, endeavors, pursuits, and strategies used in determining the Bible’s origins, authenticity, trustworthiness, reliability, veracity, translations, interpretations, and understanding.  This is not a teaching, per se, as are most of the other 100 + entries on this website. The listing givesContinue reading “Science(s) And The Bible”

Baptism(s)

When most people familiar with the Bible or Christianity hear or read the words “baptize” or “baptism,” they automatically think of being baptized in water as some sort of initiation rite into the Christian faith.  Many people might be surprised to learn that there is more than one type or mode of baptism besides waterContinue reading “Baptism(s)”

Love

This is my 100th teaching I’m placing on this website.  It may or may not be the last teaching I’ll place on the website. Let me explain…  A couple of years ago, I had already placed about 60 teachings of my teachings on this website.  At that time, God spoke to me and said somethingContinue reading “Love”

Success and Prosperity

These days, ask almost anyone to define “success,” and they will answer something like this:  “Success is getting rich, success is achieving a good position in business, success is to gain popularity or fame, success is to be the best you can be in your chosen field, success is to raise my children properly, successContinue reading “Success and Prosperity”

Get Wisdom!

About 1,000 years before the time of Jesus, the writer of the Old Testament Book of Proverbs in the Bible wrote:  “Get Wisdom!” (Proverb 4: 5)  In fact, the Book of Proverbs is nicknamed  by many people “The Book of Wisdom.”  The word ”wisdom” and its derivatives (such as wise, wisely, etc.) occurs over 500Continue reading “Get Wisdom!”

Afraid of God?

May 19, 2021: This teaching has been temporarily removed and is being completely revised; it will be posted back to this website as soon as the revision is complete. Bill BoylanLife Enrichment Services, Inc.leservices38@yahoo.com

Did God forsake Jesus?

Here’s something most of my my readers and students have never known about me until now…  For many years I harbored a secret fear that if God forsook or abandoned Jesus while He was dying on the cross, would God also abandon me some time…for some reason?  I’ve suffered three episodes of depression during myContinue reading “Did God forsake Jesus?”

The Wilderness

Wilderness:  n.  A dry, hot place;   a wild, isolated, barren, place;  an obscure or unknown place; a deserted, desolate place. The word, “wilderness,” appears over 300 times in the Bible, making it an important subject therein simply by sheer volume of references.  Bible scholars and students have often focused on the “Wilderness experience” of JesusContinue reading “The Wilderness”

Who Are You Fighting?

Among most evangelical believers in Jesus in the western world’s church of Jesus (as contrasted with the Eastern Orthodox churches) there is a common misunderstanding about a phenomenon labeled “spiritual warfare.”  I’m going to come right out and say something first…and then try to support my statement in the remainder of this teaching;  here’s myContinue reading “Who Are You Fighting?”