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The Deep Significance of the Birth of Jesus Christ

Have you ever stopped to think about the deeper meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ? Although many people, even unbelievers, have heard the story of Jesus’ birth, its real significance may be missed because of that familiarity with the “story” aspect. The birth of Jesus Christ—a momentous event The birth of Christ was not the ordinary birth of an ordinary man. It was the birth of the most unique...

5 Names of Jesus in the New Testament and What They Mean

In the entire universe, the name Jesus is a special name. How special? Philippians 2:9-11 tells us that God highly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue should openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. In addition to the name Jesus, we can find many other names in the New Testament for our Lord. Each...

9 Ways Jesus Is Our Shepherd

When we think of a shepherd and his sheep, a lovely pastoral scene may come to mind, and we see sheep feeding safely in a green pasture as their shepherd watches over them nearby. We may feel envious of the sheep, peacefully grazing without any worries. But we believers actually do have the most wonderful Shepherd—our Lord Jesus. We’ll see in this post nine ways Jesus has been and continues to be...

8 Verses that Show Jesus Christ Lives in You

In 2 Corinthians 13:5, the apostle Paul asks the Corinthian believers a question: “Or do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?” We might find this phrase, “Jesus Christ is in you” surprising, or perhaps we just read over it without thinking too much about its significance. But what does this phrase mean? And what is its importance for our Christian lives today? In saying...

What Does It Mean to Love God with All Your Heart?

Recently, a blog reader asked us, “What does it mean to love God with all your heart?” Since this is an excellent and important question, one that many of us may have asked ourselves, we’ll respond here with a full post. Mark 12:30 says, “And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.” Briefly speaking...

Three Greek Words for Life in the New Testament and How They Apply to Us

What does the New Testament mean when it says “life”? For instance, when the Lord Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life and may have it abundantly,” what did He mean? Did He mean He would help us to have a better human life, that He would enrich our life, or improve our life? If we want to know what the New Testament means by “life,” we need to look at the word as it...

What Is Transformation in the Bible?

Did you know the Bible speaks of something called transformation? It’s found in these two verses in the New Testament: 2 Corinthians 3:18: But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit. Romans 12:2: And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be...

What Is the Difference between the Soul and the Spirit?

The terms soul and spirit have been discussed at length throughout philosophy, literature, and religion. Even scientists have ventured remarks about the soul. Often, though, soul and spirit are interpreted to mean the same thing and end up being used interchangeably. This can lead to the question, “Is there a difference between the soul and the spirit, and does it really matter if there is?”

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