Free Will

About 20 years ago I began keeping a file labeled “Human Free Will” in which I jotted down some of my own thoughts as they occurred to me, some thoughts Holy Spirit gave to me, and some thoughts I gleaned from various books and other literature I read. I failed to write down the namesContinue reading “Free Will”

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”

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”

Restoration

In Romans 8: 18 in the New Testament portion of the Bible, the writer of the letter to the Romans, Paul, made an outrageous statement: He says that all human sufferings are “not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8: 18) The human race has experienced unspeakable amounts ofContinue reading “Restoration”

Repent

Whew, even the sound of that particular word, repent, evokes all sorts of negative images in the minds of many people, doesn’t it? Those negative images are wrong. Honestly! They really are. The concept of repentance has been given some pretty bad and untrue publicity by Hollywood movies, by some fictional novels, by hellfire andContinue reading “Repent”

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”

The Kingdom of God

NOTE:  The Kingdom of God and miracles, signs, and wonders have a “divine connection.”  We can’t understand either of those subjects without understanding that connection.  Along with studying this teaching, please study our other teaching on this website entitled “Miracles, Signs, and Wonders.” Matthew 6: 33: “Seek God’s Kingdom first—aim right at it and focus onContinue reading “The Kingdom of God”

Judgment and Justice

Ask most people what they think about God’s judgments(s), and the response will be something like this: “There is coming a time when God will judge every human, and, as a result, some will go to heaven to live forever with God and some will be cast into hell to burn there forever with Satan.” That’s generallyContinue reading “Judgment and Justice”

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”