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What Does the “Fear of the Lord” Really Mean?

The fear of the Lord includes a spectrum of attitudes… In one sense, it does indeed mean a terror of God; for we are unclean people who will one day appear before the Almighty, who is holy and morally pure. Such fear shrinks back from God. But for people whose eyes have been opened to Continue Reading

Leading PowerPoint® Bible Studies Over Zoom (Step-by-Step Guide!)

With all of the uncertainty of the pandemic and economic climate struggles, it’s hard to feel any sense of security. You may have good prayer habits and a strong walk with the Lord, but it’s also important to find strength in the community God gave us. While we may not be able to meet in-person, Continue Reading

Are Online Dating and Matchmaking Biblical?

QUESTION: “Is it scriptural to participate in matchmaking services?” ANSWER: Since the 1990s, online dating and face-to-face subscription dating services have mushroomed in popularity among non-Christians and Christians alike. As with any major decision that relies on judgment and integrity, a decision to use dating services should be approached with great caution and care—and great Continue Reading

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What It is and How to Overcome It

Maybe the pumpkins have come out or the Christmas lights are going up. Cheery music plays in all the shopping centers and on your car radio. Children giggle while waiting in line for a chuckling Santa in the mall. But the fun festivities on the outside don’t match the sad–or sometimes depressed–feelings you’re feeling on Continue Reading

Should Christians Watch “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”?

Q: This trend of tidying up and minimizing our possessions is really great, but while watching “Tidying Up” on Netflix, I got worried when Marie Kondo started telling the homeowners to greet their house, thank their objects, and tap their books to wake them up. I want to be careful that I’m not participating in Continue Reading

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Q: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? A: Yes, but not like an unbeliever with dark and demonic symbols. Christians can truly celebrate believers who have died, for we know that “death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor. 15:54). And, though our bodies die, our spirits dwell with Christ (Phil. 1:23) until he returns to Continue Reading

Do I Need to Go to Church (If I’m a Christian)?

“Do I really need to go to church?” Whether you’re wondering this question or it’s your kids asking if God “makes us go to church,” you probably already know your salvation isn’t hinged on being inside First [your denomination] Church of [your town here] at 9AM on the dot every Sunday. What does the Bible Continue Reading

Who Were the Magi or the Three Wise Men?

Sometime later—how much later is unknown, but certainly not the night of Jesus’ birth or else Mary could have afforded to give a lamb as the offering for her purification—“Magi from the east” made their way to Bethlehem to offer due homage to Jesus (Mt 2:1–12). Herodotus, always content to codify a fantastic rumor, thought Continue Reading

The Forgiveness of Jesus DVD Bible Study: by Dr. Matt Williams

Dr. Matt Williams: Forgiveness of Jesus DVD Bible Study

Whom do you think would be the best fit for creating a Bible study curriculum? A pastor? A Sunday school teacher? A theologian? While any of these individuals could do an excellent job providing valuable lessons on the Scriptures, what if you could get your Bible study straight from the top New Testament professors in Continue Reading

“Should We Expect God to Heal?” & Other Common Questions on Prayers for Healing

Jesus’ miracles, including healing, didn’t guarantee the end of any of sin’s results for those who follow him. And so, in this age, we still must put up with storms, abuse from wicked people, death, and yes, disease: whether spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, autism, or Alzheimers. So does God want us to pray Continue Reading

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