Gratitude

  • Context is Everything: James 2:26

    The relationship between faith and works has always been tenuous. People have discussed and debated the merits of both for centuries. In James 2:26, we read […]
  • Context is Everything: Romans 8:28

    Romans 8:28 is often called “The American Christian passage of comfort.” Why? Because many people pull this verse out of its context to try and encourage […]
  • Context is Everything: Ecclesiastes 1:2

    Ecclesiastes is one of those books of the Bible that is often not read and skipped over because of its seeming discouraging and confusing content. Right […]
  • Context is Everything: 1 John 4:8

    “God is love” is a Bible verse that has been misused, misunderstood and misapplied by religions, philosophies and metaphysical movements all over the world. In today’s […]
  • Context is Everything: Matthew 16:18

    Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” What rock? The context seems to clearly indicate that Jesus is talking about Peter whom he […]
  • Context is Everything: 1 Corinthians 10:13

    Today we looked at the very interesting phrase “God will never give you more than you can handle.” Is that true? No. It is similar to […]
  • Context is Everything: Matthew 18:20

    Many have heard that when two or three are gathered together in the name of Jesus, he is right there with them. That’s true, but it’s […]
  • Context is Everything: Psalm 37:4

    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” It is easy to take this verse and conclude that God […]
  • Context is Everything: Jeremiah 29:11

    It’s always encouraging to read that God knows the plans He has for us and how those plans are for our best, but this week we […]
  • Context is Everything: Matthew 7:1

    “Judge not lest ye be judged.” One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible. Does judging mean that we can’t express our preferences, have courtrooms […]
  • Context is Everything: Introduction

    A seminary professor once taught our class the most important rules of biblical interpretation: “When interpreting the Bible, remember that it was written a long time […]
  • Micah 6:8 | Walk Humbly

    In the final installment of our short series, we looked at what it means to walk humbly with God. First, we discussed men from Scripture who […]
  • Micah 6:8 | Love Mercy

    Today we talked about what it means to “love mercy.” To be merciful means to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and try to see things […]