Fruit is often used as a metaphor for a "good." In the New Testament, and specifically in this passage, fruit is associated with a good outcome (Matt. 3:8; 7:16; John 4:36; 15:8; Rom. 1:13; 6:21).
The Teen Study Bible NKJV, Hardback edition, Zondervan. 2015, (1626 pages). Book Review I do not own a single Teen Study Bible. Usually I find them simplistic and the market is filled with NIV translations. This one caught my eye as it is a New King James Version of the bestselling teen study Bible published … Continue reading Book Review: The Teen Study Bible NKJV
For the past two years, the leadership has held an "apologetics" forum. We place a box in a conspicuous place in the main cabin area along with a pen and paper and label it “Questions for Apologetics Forum.” We then tell the youth that we will answer every question placed into the box before we leave from camp. The response has been overwhelming. The following questions were collected at the 2016 Falls Creek Youth Camp.
NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Live in His Steps, eBook version. Thomas-Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2016, (1632 pages). Book Review I currently own over thirty study Bibles. I have stopped purchasing them because most just regurgitate the same commentaries from the same group of commentators with the same set of references. It … Continue reading Book Review: the NKJV “Apply the Word Study Bible (eBook version)
My wife Linda and I drove three hours to have dinner with some very dear friends. It was like many of our long drives, we were silent at times and other times we had light or serious discussions. On this particular trip, my wife asked me the most interesting question. "Looking back through our lives … Continue reading The DVR of Life
For those of the Christian faith, Easter is the most important event each year. It is on Easter, that we focus on what Jesus the Christ accomplished.
Who is this Jesus Christ and what was his mission? Is he God? What was the purpose of His life on earth? I will try to answer these questions today. Christ is the preexistent, eternal Son of God. He took upon Himself our humanity, and ministered on the earth in His incarnate body.
After His resurrection, Jesus met two discouraged and forlorn men on the road to from Jerusalem to Emmaus . In their minds, a great teacher and rabbi had been killed and lost. And like sheep that are lost without their shepherd, they needed to be tended. Jesus took the opportunity to teach them that Christ could be found in all the scriptures.
Before Jesus was crucified, He was put under trial several times in front of several different groups. There were religious and civic charges brought against him. The following is a sketch of the different trials.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you do not get a “free pass” of bad things happening to you in this life on earth.