Why Philemon is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

ne of the essential elements of Christianity is forgiveness. In order to be saved, we need forgiveness from God for our sin. In order to have fellowship with others, we need to give and receive forgiveness when transgression has taken place. However, for so many Christians, this is difficult, as we wrestle with this humbling practice. The letter to Philemon, the most personal of all of Paul’s letters, deals with Christian forgiveness, and just might be the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Christian forgiveness Favorite verses: “I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 2)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity4 Comments

n the previous post of this series, I pointed you to John 10 where Jesus identifies Himself as the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. But John 10 begs the question, “am I one of Christ’s sheep”? The news of Jesus being the good shepherd is only good news if you are in His fold, and thus it is of utmost importance to know if you are one of His sheep. I argued that Jesus tells us 5 things about His sheep in John 10:3-9. If you are one of His sheep, these five marks will be true of you—not just one of them, but all five of them. Let me remind of you of those five: Jesus’ sheep enter … Read More

Why Joel is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

atural disasters are always a stark reminder that there are greater powers at work than we can comprehend. And when it comes to facing the coming judgment of God on a sinful world, we must not think too lightly of it. In the end, God is coming to judge righteously. For those who long for His coming, Joel might be the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Zealous for the Worship of the Lord; The Day of the Lord Favorite verses: “’Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding … Read More

An Open Letter to My Theologically Inclined Friends

Kofi Adu-BoahenChristianity3 Comments

ey guys and gals, hope this finds you doing well. I want to chop it up with you guys for a minute about an attitude I have found incredibly disturbing in the last few months, especially since I’ve seen it in myself. The attitude is this: I have a view, I don’t much care for yours so I will treat it (and you) however I please. Now no one will put it that bluntly, that’s just plain mean, dude. No, we won’t say that but oh my, we behave like it. Like I said, that was something I saw in myself and it was an unlikely turn of events that exposed that rot. A few years ago, I left my church … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 1)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity1 Comment

ohn 10 is one of the most endearing chapters in the Bible. In John 10 Jesus identifies Himself as the good Shepherd and His people as His sheep. In these verses we learn that Jesus is not a self-serving shepherd like the false shepherds of the Old Testament (see Ezekiel 34). Rather, Jesus lays His life down for His sheep (John 10:11).  Jesus is the ideal Shepherd, the greatest Shepherd of all. Allow me to ask a daring question: Is this Good News? The answer we must give is, “Maybe.” I understand that you may be thinking that my answer is a bit provocative, but it isn’t. It is an honest answer. You may be wondering why I wouldn’t answer … Read More

Why Hosea is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

ne of the most amazing truths in Scripture is the profound expression of the love of God. It’s impossible to fathom, really. How much does God love? Further, how much does God forgive? The story of Hosea and his wife serves as an illustration of the love and forgiveness of God toward wayward people. For those who desire to learn of God’s grace and forgiveness, Hosea is the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: God’s Love for Israel Favorite verses: “Yet the number of the sons of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it will come about that, in the place where it is said to them, ‘You are … Read More

Why Galatians is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

he gospel is always the central focus when we talk about Christianity. And on the horns of any discussion is the question: How can a just God save sinful people? How religious do we have to be to enter heaven? In the face of overwhelming opposition, the apostle Paul answers. This is the most crucial question one can address. In dealing with matters of the gospel, Galatians is the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Justification by Faith Favorite verses: “But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8) “Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by … Read More

Profiting from the Prophets

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

very Christian knows the importance of reading their Bible, but many are overwhelmed with the task of devouring such a monstrous book! Often times, when Christians lose steam in their yearly reading plans, they can become frustrated and feel defeated. It is for this reason that individual book studies can be a lifesaver. The Best Book in the Bible series will provide entry points into faithful study and encourage you to should fall in love with various books of the Bible. There may not be many people who think of the various biblical Prophets as being among their favorites. Very few people would say that Nahum or Obadiah were tops on their list. In fact, many believers struggle to see … Read More

Why 2 Kings is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

here are always consequences for sin, but God offers blessings for obedience. The continuing story of the Kings showcases a powerful, blessed empire that should have been a light to the nations. However, in their disobedience, they suffered a curse due to their own apostasy. The wise believer would take note and learn lessons from Israel, in order that they should not also walk away from the Lord in disobedience. For those who are captivated by the story of Israel, 2 Kings is no doubt the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: The Blessings of Obedience & The Curses of Apostasy Favorite verses: “Then it came about as they were going along and talking, that behold, there appeared a … Read More

Infants Shall Rule Over Them

Landon ChapmanChristianity1 Comment

“Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” bought the lie. Not long ago I was perusing my typical internet news sites when I came across an article on the Millennial generation.  In the very first paragraph, I discovered a sickening truth; I am a Millennial.  Gasp!  It nearly took my breath away.  For the past year, I have been on a tireless crusade to point out the foolishness of the Millennial generation.  I’ve specifically focused on how their God-hating ways have infected the American Church as those of that same generation who identify as Christians incessantly attempt to drag the … Read More