At first glance, Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18 seem to contradict. After betraying Christ, did Judas Iscariot hang himself, or just swell up and burst open?
Footwashing is the initial part of the Passover ceremony. Why did Christ institute it? What is its purpose?
The story of two demoniacs at Gadara reveals how demons exercise their powers, and shows the difference between demon influence and demon possession.
Conspiracies are characterized by two or more people who fear loss of status or power, believing that they are justified to remove the perceived threat.
The Word of God requires more than most people are willing to give up. It is easier to find a new way of looking at things than to submit to truth.
The apostles' inability to drive out the demon teaches that faith is not a constant factor; it will deteriorate if it not exercised through prayer and fasting.
The sequence of events that took place on Passover, from Jesus' arrest through His death, was orchestrated so we could appreciate what God did for us.
God has a vision for us, a vision He has been planning from the foundation of creation, an awesome plan to bring us into His very family, giving us His mind.
Peter warns that prophecy is not 'of any private interpretation,' yet speculation runs rampant. Misguided speculation even led to Christ's betrayal and death!
We become vulnerable to Satan when we allow pride to consume us, cozy up to false doctrine, toy with the paranormal, or let down in prayer and Bible study
The emotions Jesus felt were real, experiencing every agony, fear, anguish, disappointment, terror and temptation we all experience, yet without sin.
Martin Collins, reiterating that Joseph is a type of Jesus Christ, moves to the climactic point of the narrative in Genesis 45, in which Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. Joseph knew and recognized his brothers before they knew him. God knows our guiltiest secret sins which we think we have effectively hid. All things are …
True repentance involves pain, particularly emotional pain. To repent is wrenching to the psyche. It really hurts because it is difficult to do.
Like the cycles of the seasons, the events of prophecy follow natural progressions. God has given ample warnings to His prophets to prepare His people.
Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.
Nothing happens in our lives (including repentance) until God initiates it. A change of heart, by God's Holy Spirit, results in a total change of direction.
The humble attitude exemplified by Jesus in footwashing shows the mind of God. God expects us to follow Christ's example of loving others, flaws and all.
The key to the real abundant life is to follow Christ's example of forcing His will into submission to the Father's will, even to the point of death.
From the beginning, Satan has attempted to influence heads of nations and religious organizations. We need to be aware that he will attack again and again.