“What does it mean to be a living sacrifice?”……Answer: In Romans 12:1, Paul says, "I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service." Paul's admonition to the believers in Rome was to sacrifice themselves to God, not as […]

“What does it mean to honor my father and mother?”……Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position. The Greek word for honor means "to revere, prize, and value." Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For […]

“Since God does not forgive until a person confesses/repents, does that mean we can withhold forgiveness from those who sin against us until they confess/repent?”……The Bible speaks of two kinds of forgiveness-human forgiveness, that of people extending forgiveness towards others, and divine forgiveness, God's forgiving human beings. Is there a difference? God's forgiveness is conditional […]

“How can I forgive those who sin against me?”……Everyone has been wronged, offended, and sinned against at some point. How are Christians to respond when such offenses occur? According to the Bible, we are to forgive. Ephesians 4:32…Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. […]

“What does the Bible say about forgiving yourself?”……Never does the Bible talk about the idea of "forgiving yourself." We are told to forgive others when they trespass against us and seek forgiveness. When we ask for God's forgiveness based upon Christ having already paid for our sins and our having trusted in Him as Savior […]

“Does the Bible instruct us to forgive and forget?”…The phrase “forgive and forget” is not found in the Bible. However, there are numerous scriptures commanding us to "forgive one another" Matthew 6:14 "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. Ephesians 4:32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, […]

Taking the Long Way(Deuteronomy 2:1-25) Deuteronomy 2:14-15 “Thirty-eight years passed from the time we first left Kadesh-barnea until we finally crossed the Zered Brook! By then, all the men old enough to fight in battle had died in the wilderness, as the LORD had vowed would happen. The LORD struck them down until they had […]