Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
These verses have a simple, yet profound message. First, stay away from ungodliness (vs. 1). Second, delight in God’s Word (vs. 2). Third, enjoy the benefits that right living brings (vs. 3). Continue reading
A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell
Thomas Nelson, 1992
This is a great resource for strengthening and defending your faith. This book begins by upholding the authority of the Bible. It addresses supposed contradictions and criticisms of God’s Word. After laying that groundwork, a section on Jesus Christ shows that He is truly God incarnate and why Jesus must be exactly Who He claimed to be.
There are lengthy sections comparing Christianity with non-Christian religions, cults, and occult phenomena. This is particularly helpful for defending your faith in light of these religious systems.
A section on most asked questions about Christianity covers common objections and inquiries people have when confronted with the person of Jesus Christ. This is valuable information that often comes up when sharing your faith with others.
The final section covers the uniqueness of the Christian faith. The emphasis here is on how lives are changed through Jesus Christ.
The book is formatted so that it can be read from front to back or used as a reference book for specific topics. The subject matter is divided into 45 chapters, so most chapters are relatively small and great for quick reading on a particular issue.
During His earthly ministry, the Bible is clear that Jesus Christ faced temptations as we do. One of those instances is documented in Matthew 4 (a parallel passage is Luke 4) where He is tempted by Satan himself. In accordance with His perfect life, Jesus did not give in, but rather provides us with a primer on how to deal with the temptations we face. Continue reading
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Questions are often asked such as, “Just where did the Bible come from anyway? Isn’t it just a collection of human writings?” Continue reading