So why did Jesus speak in parables, and what is a parable anyway? The word parable consists of two words in the Greek, para, alongside of, and bola, to throw. A parable literally means to bring alongside of something that is thrown down. It can be said that alongside an earthly story, Jesus threw down…… Continue reading Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?
Simile, Analogy, Hyperbole, and Parables In John 7, an insight is given as to the way Jesus communicated as a teacher. “Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. 41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of…… Continue reading Literature in the Bible
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 CORINTHIANS 7:1-2 There is almost no modern-day local church problem that is not covered in 1 Corinthians. The church was filled with theological and personal problems, one of which concerned marriage. Someone had written the apostle Paul seeking his counsel about marriage. This is the first of six questions he…… Continue reading Keeping Commitments
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Heb. 9:27) Legendary theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, Stephen Hawking is dead. He stepped from time into eternity at his home in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, March 14, at the age of 76, “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father…… Continue reading Stephen Hawking Has Finally Talked to God
In the opening verse of the Revelation, John was told he was to see things which must shortly come to pass. John was writing to seven churches of that desperately needed a message from the Lord. The apostle begins to address the church in Revelation 1:1 and in 1:11 and concludes his address to the…… Continue reading Promises to Keep