Bible Study

The Sting Of Betrayal – John 18

John 18  

“Et tu, Brute?”  Is Probably one of the most recognizable phrases from Literature. Latin for, “Even you Brutus?”, it’s from the play “Julius Caesar” written by William Shakespeare. They are the words Caesar utters while being stabbed to death, seeing his friend Brutus among the murderers. Sadly, no one is immune to the sting of betrayal, not even Jesus who was doubled crossed with a kiss. …

God Has Mercy on Whom He Chooses – Romans 9:14-29

Romans 9:14-29

In the previous section of Romans, Paul wrote of God’s sovereign power to save His people and of the inability of any other power to separate us from His love. But now, Paul is primarily dealing with the issue of election, or God’s choice. The apostle wants to show us that membership in the family of God has always been by God’s choosing based on His own will and purposes, not on man’s ancestry or anything he does. …

A New Heaven and Earth – Revelation 21-22

Revelation 21-22

Do you ever wonder how we as believers will spend eternity? In the last chapters of Revelation, John answers that question when he reveals what is known as the “eternal state”, or the eternal destiny of believers. And the picture he paints is one of such peace, joy, and love, that I too can’t help but cry, “Maranatha!” Come Lord Jesus! …

What A Friend We Have In Jesus – Matthew 26

Matthew 26

“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” This hymn by Joseph M. Scriven, is one of my absolute favorites. It always brings up wonderful memories of my Grandmother and her sisters gathered around the organ singing with glee. And it’s also the first thing that enters my mind when I read Matthew chapter 26. …

Man Plans, God Laughs – Proverbs 16

Proverbs 16 

I’m a list maker. I love to sit down with a cup of hot coffee and make a list of things I need to do for the day. My lists keep me organized, and I get a small feeling of accomplishment as I cross off each task. One Friday night I sat down with my trusted pad of paper and pen, and eagerly wrote down all of the things I planned to get done over the weekend. And as I went to sleep that night with the thoughts of all I wanted to tackle, I awoke to a son with a migraine, a dog having stomach issues, an unexpected early morning visitor, and a complete change in the plans I had so carefully laid out. Hence the quote Man plans, and God laughs. …

A Lesson In Humility – Philippians 2

Philippians 2

When the believers in the Macedonian city of Philippi heard of Paul’s imprisonment in Rome, they sent him financial gifts. And in response, Paul wrote this beautiful letter. Not only to thank them, but to give an update on his circumstances, to encourage them to stand firm in the face of persecution, to commend both Timothy and Epaphroditus, to warn them of the danger of legalism, and in this chapter, to stress the importance of unity and humility. …