Scripture memory should be a part of every Christian’s regular disciplines, but it seems to have fallen out of practice with far too many believers. There are many good reasons to memorize verses from the Bible. Here are a few.
It makes you less likely to sin. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psalm 119:11) See also the example of Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11. Continue reading →
Often it seems as though few in our culture know right from wrong anymore. I’m not speaking of knowing what is legal, but rather abiding by an absolute moral code, specifically the Bible.
When the United States was founded, the Bible was revered, church-going was normative, and nearly all of the people (including the vast majority of the founders) were Christian. It is no wonder that many of our founding documents contain principles from the Scriptures. Even those who would debate these facts would have to admit that the founding generation would be shocked at some of the behavior that is tolerated today. To them, most of us would be rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. We’re not totally devoid of our morals, but we are far from where we should be. Without a moral code, a people will drift aimlessly as the Jews did in the book of Judges.
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Continue reading →
In our world, there is a broad spectrum of religious systems. Without being unkind, it is safe to say that they all cannot be right since they often have beliefs that contradict each other. How do we know which is right and which is wrong? The Bible provides us guidance in this area. Continue reading →
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 →