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Bible 2021: 10 Minutes of Truth
11 minutes | 6 hours ago
What Are the Signs of the End of the Age and the Return of Jesus? #128 Reading Matthew 24
Today we look at nine signs of the end times, according to Jesus - and discuss WHEN He might be coming, and why it is very tricky - impossible, actually - to nail down the when. (It's quite easy to know what we should be doing between now and then, however.
13 minutes | a day ago
Why Was Jesus So Opposed to the Pharisees - and Why Did They Hate Him? + The Dangers of Titles in Christian Leaders. Reading Matthew 23 #127
The Pharisees are widely known as the enemies of Jesus. What caused such trouble between Jesus and the Pharisees? Why did they hate Him, and why did Jesus teach strongly against them? Also: The dangers of Christian titles.
14 minutes | 2 days ago
Why Did Jesus Die A Violent Death? #126 Reading Isaiah 53 + Penal Substitutionary Atonement: Is it Divine Child Abuse?
Why did Jesus have to die a violent death? Was this some kind of cosmic child abuse? Today we delve into the deep and most important truth of substitutionary atonement - the death of Jesus in our place. The most beautiful truth ever.
12 minutes | 3 days ago
The Ultimate Good Fate of Israel and the Terrifying Fate of Satan #125 Reading Isaiah 14.
In today's passage, we see a hopeful prophecy about the future peace and prosperity of Israel. Plus: Does Isaiah 14 gives us a veiled set of clues about the origin and ultimate fate of Satan/Lucifer?
11 minutes | 4 days ago
Is There Marriage in Heaven and What is the Most Important Command In the Bible?
Will married people on earth be also married in Heaven? Will single people on earth be able to find a spouse in Heaven? Will marriage persist eternally? Also: What Jesus said was the most important and greatest command in the Bible.
12 minutes | 6 days ago
The Gentleness of Jesus and the Fierceness of Jesus. Reading Matthew 21 #123
Was Jesus gentle, as in when He rode on a donkey and blessed the little children, or was He fierce, as when He made a whip and drove people out of the temple? It turns out that Jesus was and is...BOTH!
12 minutes | 7 days ago
How is Jesus the Son of David? (I Thought His Father's Name Was Joseph!) Reading Matthew 20 #122 +The True Meaning of Greatness in Heaven
Jesus is called "Son of David," by blind men and a foreign woman in the Bible. What does this title mean - given that Jesus' human father was named Joseph, how can He be the son of David?
12 minutes | 7 days ago
Why Did Jesus Tell the Rich Young Ruler to Give Away His Possessions? Reading Matthew 19 #121
Today we discuss wealth and riches. Why is it harder for rich people to be saved, according to Jesus? Was there really a needle gate in Jerusalem where the camels had to stoop down to get in?
11 minutes | 8 days ago
The Upside Down Kingdom of Jesus and the Way of Greatness #120 Reading Matthew 18.
Surprisingly, Jesus wants His followers to be great, but the way of greatness is does NOT at all line up with the Western view of greatness. Instead, humility and servanthood, says Jesus, is the ONLY way to be eternally great in the Kingdom of Heaven!
12 minutes | 10 days ago
The dangers of horoscopes, psychics, mediums and spiritists.
Today we discuss the dangers in spiritual practices like horoscopes, mediums and psychics, as well as the importance of turning away from the wrong things, and turning to the right things.
10 minutes | 10 days ago
Standing Firm in Faith #118 Reading Isaiah 7
As most famous verse: The Virgin will conceive and bring forth a child. Did you know that this verse was originally spoken of in a military context? The importance of standing firm in the faith.
12 minutes | 11 days ago
What Casts Out Demons and Unclean Spirits: Prayer or Faith? Reading Matthew 17 #117
We face a seeming Bible contradiction today: Jesus tells the disciples they failed to cast an unclean spirit out because of a lack of faith in Matthew 17, but in Mark 9, He says they failed because of a lack of prayer. Does Matthew or Mark have it wrong? Actually, when we dig deeper, we see an amazing truth here, not a contradiction or error.
10 minutes | 12 days ago
What Does it Mean to Take Up Our Cross? What is a Messiah? Reading Matthew 16 #116
Two topics today. First: What does Christ mean? Was this the last name of Jesus? Second: What does it mean that we must take up our cross and lose our life to find it?
11 minutes | 14 days ago
The First Person To Understand a Parable of Jesus - A Foreign Woman! #115 Reading Matthew 15.
The disciples often had difficulty grasping what Jesus was saying to them - and particularly struggled with His parables, frequently asking Him for explanations. One woman, however - a pagan and foreign woman - actually immediately understood one of the most complex parables of Jesus, and gives us all a lesson in persistent and bold faith in the process.
11 minutes | 14 days ago
Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus. Reading Matthew 14 + How Jesus Handled Grief. + (Are Ghosts real, according to the Bible?!) #114
3 topics today: #1 How did Jesus grieve when faced with His own death and the death of His relative John the Baptist? #2 Why did Jesus' disciples believe in ghosts - are ghosts real, according to the Bible? #3 The danger of staring at our trials and troubles and not staring at Jesus.
11 minutes | 15 days ago
The Most Important Parable in the Bible. #113 Reading Matthew 13
The Parable of the Sower is probably the most important parable in the Bible - mainly because Jesus seems to imply that this parable is the key to understanding the other parables. What does this parable - seemingly about gardening or farming - have to teach us about eternal life and following Jesus?
11 minutes | 16 days ago
The Power of Intercession: Reading Job 42 Quotes on Intercession #112
Our focus today is on prayer and intercession. Going on the example of Job interceding successfully for his sinful friends, we talk about how important intercession is, and read through some encouragements to prayer from spiritual giants.
11 minutes | 17 days ago
How Can We Worship When Tragedy Hits? + Where Does Satan Live? #111 Reading Job 1
In Job 1, a great man suffers a series of terrible tragedies, one after another. His response is incredible: He worships God wholeheartedly, even though his heart is broken. How can we go through tragedies and trials like this?
16 minutes | 18 days ago
What is the Unforgivable Sin? #110 What is The Unpardonable Sin? Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit. Reading Matthew 12
The Unforgivable sin: that there could be a sin that God will NOT forgive is quite shocking to us, and genuinely scary. There is great confusion about what the unpardonable/unforgivable sin is, but fortunately, Jesus explains it quite clearly and simply in Matthew 12, which we discuss today.
12 minutes | 19 days ago
What Causes Doubts + The Gentleness of Jesus
Doubt is not a topic that Christians talk about very much, but the Bible addresses it frequently, and probably in a more nuanced way than you might expect. Doubt is very common, and even some of the greatest saints in the Bible wrestled with doubts. How can we overcome doubt?
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