Monthly Archives: November 2020

God and Time

This entry is part 382 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

If a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day for the Lord, why did he create time in the first place? This idea and phrase comes from 2 Peter 3:8. Before I talk … Continue reading

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Noah and Wine

This entry is part 381 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

Was Noah the inventor of wine? Does that help explain Genesis? In Genesis 9:20-21, the Bible tells us that Noah became a man of the earth, a farmer of sorts, planted a vineyard, made wine, and became drunk. It further … Continue reading

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Our New Identity in Christ Part 1

This entry is part 70 of 70 in the series Holiness Matters

Everyone needs to know who they are. Without knowing who you are, you will not be successful. You’ll spend most of your life still trying to find your identity. More than that, if you don’t know your identity, you won’t … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Kingdom

This entry is part 380 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

John 18:36 what’s your application and reflection? This is one of my favorite conversations between Pilate and Jesus. It is the ultimate testimony of a pragmatist (Pilate) who cannot deny Jesus’ message. He’s not even trying to trap Jesus like … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 4

This entry is part 69 of 70 in the series Holiness Matters

None of the characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit happen in the world around us regularly. We would be more surprised to see any of these nine virtues are characteristics of the Spirit in our world. Even if we … Continue reading

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Old Testament Saints

This entry is part 379 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

Were the Old Testament saints limited only to the Israelites according to the Bible or were any gentile nations included in the contract with God? When you say contract, you are probably referring to the covenant. The covenant itself was … Continue reading

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Apocrypha and the Bible

This entry is part 378 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why are the Apocrypha not part of the Bible? Who decided they shouldn’t count? The Apocrypha was never actually part of the Bible. Let me explain a little bit further. Even the Jewish people did not consider the Apocrypha to … Continue reading

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God’s Rest

This entry is part 376 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

What does Matthew 11:28 mean in terms of “I will give you rest”? “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit Part 3

This entry is part 68 of 70 in the series Holiness Matters

How many situations have each of us been in that require God’s grace and power? It’s not easy to have patience with difficult people. Even more, how can we be kind to those who persecute us or treat us rudely? … Continue reading

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Reading Revelation

This entry is part 375 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds

Why should I even bother to read Revelations? It’s not like I can do anything about it anyways. There are several reasons why it’s important to read the book of Revelation. Revelation is a prophecy about Jesus’ supremacy even in … Continue reading

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