Hope In Our Father

As of this writing I’ve known Gerry Beauchemin, author of two popular books, Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All, for about a decade.  However, I don’t know much about Gerry’s early life or any of his biographical, family history; those facts about his personal history have just never come up in our many discussions. Continue reading “Hope In Our Father”

Rewards

I became a believer in Jesus many years ago. Details of that awesome experience are written in my autobiography,  Him ‘n me (available on amazon.com). Immediately after I became a believer in Jesus, I began voraciously reading the Bible—and haven’t stopped since, reading it completely through a minimum of once a year—sometimes more. In additionContinue reading “Rewards”

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”

Husbands and Wives

Does the Bible really teach that a Jesus-believer husband is ruler over his wife? The head of the household? The Lord of the manor? Must a Jesus-believer wife really be wholly, docilely, meekly subservient to her husband? This teaching will very briefly summarize some interesting biblical scholarship about the subject of the roles of Jesus-believerContinue reading “Husbands and Wives”

Divorce and Remarriage

Down through almost 24 centuries of time echoes this exclamation by God:  I hate divorce!” That statement (found in Malachi 2: 16) troubled me for many years.  Why would God make such a statement?  First, you need to read the statement in its context; God made the statement remonstrating Israelite men who had literally divorcedContinue reading “Divorce and Remarriage”

Change Your Mind

change:  to cause to become different; alter; transform; a radical transmutation of one’s character or core  nature.  “You better change your mind, young man, or you’re going to be in serious trouble!” The “serious trouble” my mother was referring to was a spanking I would receive when  Dad came home from work.  That’s an expressionContinue reading “Change Your Mind”

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”

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”