James 4:1-10

James 4:1-10 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask,... Continue Reading →

Isaiah 40:28-31

Recently I have been meditating on one of my favorite Bible verses Isaiah 40:31 and I decided to read it in context along with few more verses preceding it. To fit this passage in an even wider context, these words of hope were spoken at a time when the people of God were experiencing exile.... Continue Reading →

Week 42: Freedom and Victory in Christ

During the few years I lived in the East coast, there were some things I just never could understand. For instance the difference between townships and municipalities and boroughs and cities and towns...and so on. Our house where we lived was part one city while belonging to another township. And some parts of the city... Continue Reading →

Week 37: Jesus is God Among Us

For the longest time it used to bother me to read the phrase "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (John 13:23 and 21:20). I wondered if this meant that this disciple was loved more than the others? I asked myself, did this disciple receive extra favoritism shown by Jesus? But then I realized it is not... Continue Reading →

Week 36: Jesus the Messianic Savior

Hey Bible learners, it is time now for a third viewpoint of the life and works of Jesus. In this installment Luke, who we understand is a doctor, is making a special point to write to his nephew Theophilus and claims the following in  the first few verses of the book. He acknowledges many have... Continue Reading →

Week 34: Jesus the Messianic King

We ended our readings from the Old Testament with a sense of hope as we saw the exiled Israelites return to the land and to the Lord with encouragement from the prophetic voices. But the hope of a restored land and kingdom never did fully materialize. Nearly 400 years passes by without any sign of... Continue Reading →

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