A Student of the Scriptures, a Bible Teacher, a Shepherd of God’s flock, but foremost, a Lover of God and His Word.

Let’s unscroll the shortest verse in the Bible and understand the crucial reason why “Jesus wept.”

Jesus Wept | Painting by James Tissot

The story is recorded in the Gospel of John, chapter 11. All verse references are from the Modern English Version (MEV) Bible.

I shared in my previous article how Jesus marvelously gave sight to the man who was born blind. How the man’s blindness was neither due to his own…

Contrary to popular teachings, the apostle never changed his name after his conversion

The Conversion of St. Paul | Wikimedia Commons

Newly converted from the Roman Catholic religion, a mere few months into my life in Christ, my wife and I attended a church conference. There, the speaker spoke about the apostle Paul’s first encounter with Jesus Christ.

He told the congregation, “First, his name was Saul. …

Why was it so uniquely different from the way He healed the others?

Jesus Healing the Man Blind from Birth | Image from the film The Gospel of John

In one of my previous articles, I touched on how God works according to our faith. How His power to heal depends on how far one believes. You may read it here if you haven’t.

How Jesus healed the sick

Taking excerpts from that article, we find three ways how Jesus healed the sick.

  1. By…

What proceeds out of your lips you shall keep and do, as you have vowed to the LORD your God voluntarily for He will surely require it from you

Moses Anointing Joshua | Painting by Arnold Friberg

“If it is displeasing to you to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve, if it should be the gods your fathers served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites’ land where you are now living. Yet as for me and my house, we will…

There’s only one basis, the Law and the Prophets, and to disregard it would lead to the eternal ruin of the soul

Moses and the Ten Commandments from the film by Cecil B. DeMille

I wrote a two-part study recently on the woman caught in the act of adultery and described what Jesus wrote with His finger on the ground. Here are the links if you haven’t read them yet.

One reader suggested that the story of this woman was not in the original…

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” is a part of a proverb frequently cited only in part, shortchanging the hearers of the truth

Israel and the Golden Calf | painting by Nicolas Poussin 1633–4

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18, KJV)

As the Scriptures clearly show us, we cannot bring anyone spiritually to where we have not been. Christ, the Son of God Himself showed us this way by being our…

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