Is it wrong to celebrate Christmas?

What does the Bible have to say about Christmas? Should we celebrate the birth of Jesus? What is the origin of Christmas? These are some of the many questions we hope to answer in this study.

Must we give thanks if we are in difficult circumstances?

When the world seems to be closing in on us, or when we feel like we have our backs up against the wall, giving thanks may be the last thing we would ever think...

What does Here I Raise my Ebenezer mean in the familiar hymn?

It is very important that we think about what we sing in our worship to God if we want to be pleasing to Him.

What does it mean for a minister to be ordained?

Most of our religious world puts great stress on the proper ordination of ministers, but when we turn to the Bible, we find that it says very little on the subject.

Pray for Salvation?

Preachers sometimes invite listeners to pray something such as, “God, I am sorry I have sinned. Please forgive me and let Jesus come into my heart. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me...

How Can One Overcome Addiction to Gambling?

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Gambler in 1866. In this autobiographical novel, he offered a personal understanding of the psychology and physiology of the compulsive, addicted gambler. He documented characteristics such as the...

Can we be saved like the thief on the cross?

The thief on the cross didn't get baptized, so how did Jesus say he would be with Him in paradise? First, the thief on the cross was saved because Jesus spoke his sins forgiven (Luke...

Was Jesus born in a house, as Matthew says, or in a stable, as...

Critics of the historical accuracy of the Bible often find what they believe are contradictions among the writers of the gospel accounts because there are differences. Remember however, that a difference is not necessarily...

What does it mean to study to show thyself approved unto God?

Bible study is very important, but 2 Timothy 2:15 is not just a command to study the Bible. Being an approved workman involves much more.

What is the middle verse of the Bible?

The KJV has an even number of verses (31,102) and, thus, does not have a single middle verse. The "middle verses" are Psalm 103:1-2, with 15,550 verses before and after.