Introduction-The Word Studied This word study was a very enlightening exercise. There are many occasions in which a word in Hebrew has many different meanings in English. In this regard it is important to understand the context used to help determine its meaning. For this exercise Proverbs 11:1 was used. That passage of scripture states... Continue Reading →
Understanding the Old Testament is essential in understanding the New. Too often the Christians of today neglect the Old Testament. It is seen as a book of laws that do not really apply because Christ established the new covenant. Coogan states “The writings that counted as scripture for the New Testament writers are those they... Continue Reading →
The title of this article is “Did Jesus Claim to be God?” It is a question that is asked very often and it is important to have a proper defense (i.e. apologetic) to respond to this crucial question. It is vital because if Jesus is not God in the flesh then you and I as... Continue Reading →
This is the time of year when most of us read or hear the genealogy of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is full of words that are hard to pronounce, and at its surface seems like a tedious task with little meaning. Today’s verse shows us that is far from the truth.
During the Christmas season the Gospel of Matthew is often read as it is one of the two Gospels that contains an infancy narrative of Christ. Though this holds great significance, there are many other pieces of the Gospel that give us clues on how to live a Christian life.
I was recently honored to once again contribute to The Simple Catholic. Below is the article and here is the link to Matthew's site to read it in its entirety. Check it out and subscribe. He is doing amazing work! When we attend Mass, we are entering a holy place in which a miracle... Continue Reading →
The book of the prophet Amos was written in approximately the 8th century B.C. and is the oldest of what has come to be known as the minor prophets. There is not much that is known about the prophet from a personal standpoint, but we do know that he was a sheepherder from the town... Continue Reading →
The account of the promise of God to Abraham is an extremely important part of the Pentateuch. It is this promise that sees a nation come from him. Abraham, formerly Abram, was told to move from his home and he obeyed without question. It is this faith that causes God to show favor on Abraham.... Continue Reading →
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us. Hebrews 12:1 You’re Not Alone There are times where life seems like a battle. There is a... Continue Reading →