Sabbath

The Sabbath is the Seventh day of Creation, Genesis 2:1-3.  It was a day set aside by the Lord as the Fourth Commandment, Exodus 20:8-11.  It is observed on Saturday.  It was commanded that no work be done on this day, and there were severe punishments for breaking...

Christmas and Peace

“On Earth Peace, Good will towards men”    This is what the angels proclaimed at the birth of Jesus Christ.  Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20 are the well-known events of Jesus’ conception and birth.  Here is the angelic announcement in Luke 2:10-14.  This time of year...

Principles for Studying a Verse in the Bible

1. Read the context before and after the verse.  Keep in mind that there are grammatical aspects, such as paragraph, genre, punctuation; 2.  Pick out what might be key words/phrases. 3.  Ask, “Who is this written to?”;  “What is their situation?” 4.  Ask, “What is...

Word Study: Christian

Word Study: Christian What is a “Christian”?  What does the word mean in Scripture?  It is used quite often in a variety of settings, but does the Word of God use it the way people today do? The word is only used three times in the New Testament:  Acts...
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