What To Do When You Are Afraid

Psalm 34:4  I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Fear is a part of life.  Some fears are minimal, but others can be debilitating.  Regardless, when fear comes upon us, we should seek the Lord.  The Hebrew word translated “sought” has a range of meanings including “resort to”, “enquire of”, “consult with”, and “seek with care”.  These meanings convey dependence upon God rather than ourselves.  It is saying, “I need help.” Continue reading

What Is the Work of God?

Christians often talk about “doing the Lord’s work” or “serving God”, but what is the ultimate work of God?  Jesus provides us with a definition that may surprise you.

John 6:28-29 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Continue reading

Do Only Christians Go To Heaven?

This is a loaded question.  The answer can start a firestorm of outrage over one’s intolerance and close-mindedness.  Let me say that I am not intolerant or close-minded, at least not in the traditional sense.  However, I do believe in absolute truth.  Also, I do believe in logic.  Finally, I believe that the Bible is true and, as a result, that Jesus Christ is the perfect incarnation of God.  That said, let’s answer the question, “Do only Christians go to heaven?”. Continue reading

The Purpose of the Law

A large portion of the Old Testament is devoted to the Law of Moses and its practice.  However, we are told that the Law cannot make anyone righteous (justified) before God (Galatians 2:16).  So, what was the purpose of giving the Law and practicing the aspects of it if that did not gain favor with God? Let’s look at what the Apostle Paul wrote on this subject. Continue reading