Born Again: What Does It Mean?

In the Bible, one evening Jesus spoke with a man about his need to be born again.  A few years later,Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, wrote about being born again.  We’ll get to those in a few moments.         Yes, the term “born again” is a biblical term.  For those of you who might beContinue reading “Born Again: What Does It Mean?”

God: Relationship or Religion?

I became a follower of Jesus many years ago by inviting Him to take up permanent residence in my life in his “unbodied form” of Holy Spirit.  I knew at the time that I was establishing a vital relationship with the Living God, not “getting religion.”  It might be more properly stated  that God hadContinue reading “God: Relationship or Religion?”

Apokatastasis Reference Materials

Among hundreds of thousands of people around the world the past few years there is a growing interest in the biblical concept of apokatastasis.  That’s a Greek word found only once in the entire Bible in Acts 3: 21.  It is broadly defined as God’s ultimate purposes to redeem, restore, and reconcile all creation—including allContinue reading “Apokatastasis Reference Materials”

Bible Mysteries Revealed!

No, this will not be like some supermarket tabloid newspaper or magazine displayed near the checkout counter.  It is simply an explanation of how the Bible defines “mystery” and then examines some of the Bible’s main mysteries.  We’re not going to look at mysteries like a detective attempts to solve mysteries.  If you want theContinue reading “Bible Mysteries Revealed!”

Church: Who’s In Charge?

Who is in charge of Jesus’ Church?  That simple question evokes just about as many answers as there are churchgoing people in multitudes of local churches and church denominations around the world.  Is there an answer?  Is there one simple answer?  I believe there is—and I’ll be responding to that question in this teaching. DefinitionsContinue reading “Church: Who’s In Charge?”