The Father’s Mandate: 8 Things to Consider from the Bible

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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We live in a time when having a father in the home is not valued as it used to be. However, it is very clear that despite arguments to the contrary, all children that do not have the influence of a father in their life will suffer some sort of adverse effects. We will look […]

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Why is Hebrews Chapter 11 Called the Hall of Faith?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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There are no shortages of sermons, songs, and sonnets about faith. In fact, if you were to ask people what the word faith means you might get a variety of answers that describe a trusting or belief in something. However, to fully understand faith, a good place to study is Hebrews 11, which has been […]

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Romans 8:28 Commentary

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Often when believers are going through tough times they will hear someone say, “You know, all things work together for good for them that love God.” While their encouragement is good, often we tend to use this verse as a way of saying hang in there, things will get better. However, when looking at these […]

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What Does Passover Mean To Christians?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Every year in the spring people of the Jewish faith celebrate the Feast of Passover. Their celebration brings to remembrance the deliverance of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt. It also brings a tradition of family closeness as they participate in this feast day. In similar manner, some Christians celebrate Passover for many of […]

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End Times Bible Chronology

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Over the years I have noticed that most people are drawn to preaching on end times events. They may want to know if it is the time of Jesus’ return or have a desire to know the future. Some simply are just curious about what the Bible says about this topic. At the same time, […]

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What Does It Mean to Grieve the Holy Spirit?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Everyone experiences some level of grief in their life. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or simply a matter of graduating from high school and moving on from the life that you have come to know. But, one of the wonderful things about God is that He is also a person and […]

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What is a Deacon? A Bible Study

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Many churches have deacons that serve faithfully as a part of the ministry. In some churches they assist the pastor or elders in a variety of ways. In others, nothing happens in the church unless the deacons have met about it, discussed it, voted on it, approved it, then told everyone, including the Pastor or […]

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What Does It Mean to Work Out Your Own Salvation?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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When considering God’s gift of salvation, He made it clear in Scripture that salvation is not something that you can earn or work to attain (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Yet, many people will point to certain verses in the Bible and use them to suggest that works are part of salvation. One such verse is […]

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Ephesians 2:8-9 Commentary

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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When you look at two very popular verses in the Bible through the lens of history, understanding their meaning has had great impact on modern Christianity. The verses, Ephesian 2:8-9, are a simple, but profound statement about the gift of God that He has given to humanity. However, there are some that suggest that what […]

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God Opens and Closes Doors: What Does That Mean?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Many times people will tell me that they do not know what God’s will is for their life. After discussing this with them I find that what they really are asking is what is God’s plan for their life. As far as what is God’s will for our life, that is easy. But, what takes […]

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