Every Christian is a Teacher

What common feature do you find in the following four verses taken at intervals from the book of Acts? And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were…

Counselors in Print

Should a Christian consult commentaries in Bible study? I am convinced that the answer is "yes," but with judicious caution. To begin with, Proverbs 11:4 gives some helpful perspective. Where no counsel is, the people fall, but in the multitude…

A Selective Guide to Biblical Commentaries

Dr. Tim Berrey served me as Old Testament and Biblical Languages professor when I studied undergraduate and seminary classes from the years 2000 through 2005, after which he transitioned to a similar Bible teaching and training ministry in the…

What Good is Temptation?

I am looking forward to the future, are you? I look forward to that day when all temptation will be ended forever. What a joy it will be to begin every day of life knowing that there will be no opportunities to sin, no predicaments of suffering,…

Cultivating Ministry at Home

Home is a shelter from the world. A place for rest and play, friendship, laughter and memories. And home is a place for ministry. God prepares us for ministry at church through the ministry of evangelists, pastors, and teachers. And He provides…

A Single-Parent Success Story

Many Christian mothers find themselves in the position of raising their son(s) without a father, or at least without a Christian father.  They find it difficult to believe that their son can develop into a man of God without a godly father…

Putting Scripture in Their Hands

Ron Meznar was retiring as a veteran missionary. Over many years of service, he had developed a strong testimony as a New Testament scholar and Greek professor. He was also instrumental in planting many churches in South America. The last church…

Searching for the Perfect Sermon

A preacher never should settle intentionally for an imperfect sermon. He is responsible to “rightly divide” – that is, exposit - the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). Yet, what preacher can say that he has ever delivered a perfect sermon? Mistaken…

1 John and Christian Assurance

The Theme of First John “Did I really mean it?” “Did I really understand, or was I just afraid of dying?” It is not uncommon for Christians to encounter these kinds of doubts about their salvation at some point or another. Christian…