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”

Bill Boylan’s Books

As of now, Bill has written and had published 5 books; they are: Network Marketing For Christians (An explanation of why Christians should be involved in various businesses for the right reasons) LIFEgiving (About giving money to God for the right reasons) Friends Forever (About Holy Spirit, Bill’s best Friend for all time and eternity)Continue reading “Bill Boylan’s Books”

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?”

Life Lessons Learned Part Two

As of this year (2021), I’ve been a follower of Jesus for 65 years; I hope I’ve learned—really learned!—some basic Life Lessons to live by during those years.  When a person is first presented with a lesson, teaching, or new information of any sort, if that lesson or information doesn’t filter through one’s thought processesContinue reading “Life Lessons Learned Part Two”

Life Lessons Learned Part One

As of this year (2021), I’ve been a follower of Jesus for 65 years; I hope I’ve learned—really learned!—some basic Life Lessons to live by during those years.  When a person is first presented with a lesson, teaching, or new information of any sort, if that lesson or information doesn’t filter through one’s thought processesContinue reading “Life Lessons Learned Part One”

Joy Unspeakable!

Some people just never seem to have any authentic joy in their lives.  Oh, they might experience happiness, but joy and happiness aren’t the same.  Some people just seem to fret all the time about the negative, “dark” aspects of life, and never seem to find God’s true joy for their lives.  Are YOU oneContinue reading “Joy Unspeakable!”

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”

Prayer

God Says: “We Need to Talk.” Before I invited Jesus into my life at age eighteen, I had very little understanding of church, religion, the Bible, God . . . .   But somehow I knew that since I had  recently invited Jesus to come into and take up permanent residence in my life, I should attendContinue reading “Prayer”

Miracles, Signs, and Wonders

NOTE: This teaching was originally a lengthy thesis for one of my master’s degrees I earned at Oral Roberts University graduate school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This teaching is a shortened, simplified, more readable version of that thesis. The thesis had numerous footnotes, endnotes, and other scholarly types of information, but we deleted all of those fromContinue reading “Miracles, Signs, and Wonders”