Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Although this teaching will, in general, examine all the supernatural gifts of Holy Spirit mentioned in the New Testament, specifically, I will address the matter of speaking in tongues in more detail—because that is what I have been asked by some of my readers to do: focus some teaching about the supernatural gift of speakingContinue reading “Gifts of the Holy Spirit”

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

In the mid-twentieth century, a worldwide phenomenon called “The Charismatic Renewal” began almost simultaneously in three locations: Seattle, Washington, New York City, and at Notre Dame University in Indiana in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s—and continues to this day. That event was preceded by a similar event a generation or so earlier that began inContinue reading “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”

Whole in One

At age 18, shortly after I became a follower of Jesus God called me and began to equip me to be a teacher of the Bible and related subjects. In fact, He “spoke” to me these words: “Bill, I have called you and will equip you to be a teacher of the Bible and relatedContinue reading “Whole in One”

Salvation

Salvation is a concept many people don’t understand. It’s a word that remains a mystery to many. For many people, it’s an old-fashioned term—this thing known as “salvation” or being “saved.” Why salvation at all? What do people need saved from? Obviously no one needs saved unless they’re in some kind of peril. Many wouldContinue reading “Salvation”

The Image of God

The Bible makes the startling claim in Genesis 1: 26 and 27 (and Genesis 9: 6) that human beings were created in the “image of God.” That’s what the reference says, but what does it mean to be created in God’s image? By basic definition “image” means a “representation of something.” We know from manyContinue reading “The Image of God”

Water

Water. What a mysterious substance! On one occasion Jesus said: “Those who believe in Me will have rivers of living water flowing out of their innermost being.” He was speaking about Holy Spirit Who would later come to reside permanently in his followers. (John 7: 37 – 39) There’s an interesting principle found throughout theContinue reading “Water”

The Unpardonable Sin

There are 5 major religions in the world: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. Christianity is the only major religion that offers humanity full and complete pardon from sin based upon the substitutionary death of a sinless, divine savior.  Therein lies a unique paradox. The paradox is this. On one hand Christianity offers full pardon forContinue reading “The Unpardonable Sin”

O Christmas Tree

I suggest you first sing the song, “Oh, Christmas Tree,” and then read this teaching aloud during your Christmas season. You might even want to consider reading a portion of it serially each day for a few days every year as part of your annual Christmas celebrations at home or church. Make it a tradition—muchContinue reading “O Christmas Tree”

My Visit To Heaven

This is not one of my teachings.  Its an advertisement for one of my books. On March 6, 2018, I was invited to visit Heaven.  I wrote about that in a book titled Heaven:  Our Home Sweet Homeland. You can purchase my book at billsbooks.org or at amazon.com as an e-book, or in softcover, or hardcover. Here’s what God askedContinue reading “My Visit To Heaven”

Speak the Word

An old song contains these insightful words which still ring very true more than 200 years since they were written: “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life!Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life!” A reference in the biblical Book of Proverbs proclaims: “Death and life are in theContinue reading “Speak the Word”