What Is The Role Of The Holy Spirit?

by Jack Wellman
Thumbnail image for What Is The Role Of The Holy Spirit?

What role does the Holy Spirit lead in the life of the believer? The Quickening Spirit Before we were saved, we were the walking dead; dead in our sins. We needed the Spirit’s quickening. The Apostle Paul wrote that I was dead and “you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once […]

Read the full article →

Practice Patience and Bypass Impatience

by Pamela Rose Williams
Thumbnail image for Practice Patience and Bypass Impatience

It is sort of a joke – you hear it often: “Never pray for patience”. Why? Because when you pray for patience the dear Lord will give you plenty of opportunity to practice that patience. So, how is it that we practice patience and bypass impatience? Let’s take a look at what the Bible has […]

Read the full article →

Is Our Gender Biological Or A Choice?

by Jack Wellman
Thumbnail image for Is Our Gender Biological Or A Choice?

IIs it natural to be able to choose your gender? Is our gender biologically determined or is it a social construct? Boys and Girls I remember years ago a guest speaker coming to a church I used to attend and telling us about an interesting study a psychologist did. He wanted to prove that boys […]

Read the full article →

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jordy Mercer on Amazing Walk (with the Lord)

by Bruce Darnall
Thumbnail image for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jordy Mercer on Amazing Walk (with the Lord)

Jordy Mercer, shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, experienced “encounters” with the Lord growing up. He was always active and involved in Sunday School classes, worship services, and vacation Bible school, each helping him experience the Lord in His Word and understanding what it means to be a Christian. Mercer remembers being baptized at age 12. […]

Read the full article →

The Bible is Full of Jewels

by Pamela Rose Williams
Thumbnail image for The Bible is Full of Jewels

The Bible says that the queen of Sheba went to Jerusalem to test Solomon. When she arrived, she had many things including precious stones (1 Kings 10:1-2). It also says that precious stones are used as a gift (Proverbs 17:8). It even talks of precious stones at the judgment seat of Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). […]

Read the full article →

Is The Church The New Israel?

by Jack Wellman
Thumbnail image for Is The Church The New Israel?

Some believe that the church has replaced Israel or is the “New Israel,” so is the church the New Israel? Israelite Feast Days I know of several churches that claim we are still supposed to keep the feast days of the Old Testament as well as observe the Sabbath as Saturday, however there is no […]

Read the full article →

Six Things the Bible Says About the Spiritual Kingdom

by Pamela Rose Williams
Thumbnail image for Six Things the Bible Says About the Spiritual Kingdom

As you study the Scriptures and become familiar with certain words, you realize that several meanings might be taken from those words. Once such word is “kingdom”. We see the Bible talk about the Kingdom of Heaven, God’s Kingdom and even the Kingdom of Christ. Whether or not you study to see if there are […]

Read the full article →

Are There Some People God Will Not Save?

by Jack Wellman
Thumbnail image for Are There Some People God Will Not Save?

Does God predestine some to be saved and some to be lost? Are there some people God will not save? Predestination The Bible clearly teaches that believers have been called from before the foundation of the earth, so it’s not shocking to us that God has elected those whom He will save. The Apostle Paul […]

Read the full article →

What If Someone Doesn’t Forgive Me?

by Jack Wellman
Thumbnail image for What If Someone Doesn’t Forgive Me?

God commands us to forgive others as we have been forgiven, but what about those who refuse to forgive us? Forgiveness I believe it’s more important for us to forgive others than for them to forgive us. That’s because we cannot change people, we can only control how we react to other people, but we […]

Read the full article →

Hills and Mountains Named in the Bible

by Pamela Rose Williams
Thumbnail image for Hills and Mountains Named in the Bible

I love the mountains and am so blessed to live near some beautiful ones. Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, located southeast of the valley are the Manzanos (Manzano is the Spanish word for “apple tree”. There are many apple orchards up there). You can find the Manzanita Mountains just to the north of the Manzanos […]

Read the full article →