Our Need for Redemption Is Ancient

In Egypt, the Israelites were immigrants. They came to Egypt as refugees. Things started out favorably, but as the text says, the new ruler in Egypt “had not known Joseph” (1:8). Now the Israelites lived in fear because they were discriminated against. Pharaoh said, “Let us deal shrewdly with them” (v. 10). As a resultContinue reading “Our Need for Redemption Is Ancient”

How Do I Humble Myself Before the Lord?

The Bible says a lot about humility. God calls all people to humble themselves (Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:12; Romans 12:16; Philippians 2:3–4; 1 Peter 5:6). The prophet Zephaniah sums it up well: “Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility” (Zephaniah 2:3). Believers especiallyContinue reading “How Do I Humble Myself Before the Lord?”

Bad News Before the Good

Not too long ago, a pharmacist in Nashville was arrested for diluting cancer drugs while still charging full price for the prescription. Local doctors would phone in their patient’s prescriptions and this pharmacy would mix the required drugs. Patients would drop by the pharmacy, pick up their drugs and take them as prescribed. If theContinue reading “Bad News Before the Good”

Did Jesus Go to Hell?

There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. The concept that Jesus went to hell after His death on the cross comes primarily from the Apostles’ Creed, which states, “He descended into hell.” There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to “hell.”Continue reading “Did Jesus Go to Hell?”

What’s All This About Being Saved?

    It’s possible that you have been asked—or maybe you were the one doing the asking—Are you saved? What was the intended meaning of that question? Quite likely the one asking the question had in mind an individual’s ultimate destiny. Is it heaven or hell? When these questions are asked it is usually presumedContinue reading “What’s All This About Being Saved?”

Will God Forgive Me for a Sin that Continues to Plague Me?

To best answer this question, we’re going to look at two powerful passages of Scripture. The first is found in the book of Psalms: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). One of the most effective tricks Satan plays on Christians isContinue reading “Will God Forgive Me for a Sin that Continues to Plague Me?”