It is a well-known fact that the Bible describes Jesus as “the Son of God.” Aside from the fact the term is applied to Jesus 46 times in the New Testament, we can also read how Jesus praises the apostle Peter for his confession that Jesus is “the Son of the Living God” in Matt. [...]
Book review by Matthew K. Clifton Paul’s letter to the Ephesians has been a special area of interest for me in my studies, so when I got the opportunity to review a new book focusing on the biblical and historical information we have regarding the church at Ephesus, I jumped at the chance. I was [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton Introduction For nearly 400 years, the KJV has been “The Bible” of English-speaking people. In the last 100 years, as a rush of new translations came about, the KJV was still seen by many as the “gold standard” when evaluating new versions. There are even many die-hard “KJV only” believers who [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton In the late 1700’s, a fellow named William Paley gave an illustration about how we look at the world around us. He said that if you were walking through a field and came across a watch on the ground, you would not think that watch came about naturally. Instead, you would [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton Often Christians are painted as people who believe in things for which they have no evidence. It is sometimes suggested by atheists that believers “just go on blind faith.” But is this the kind of faith the Bible encourages in the people of God?
by Matthew K. Clifton Introduction If one were to mention the Greek Septuagint to the average modern Christian, chances are good that most of them would have very little idea what it is. And yet, when reading the New Testament, the average Christian will come across approximately 200 quotations directly from this document. The Septuagint [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton It has never been a big secret that I am not the best yard-keeper in the world. Landscaping 101 was never in my course work, although I do come from a long line of greats in the lawn care industry (a story I will spare you for another day). My grass [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton The Work of the Preacher is Working by Thomas H. Holland (Brentwood, TN: Penmann Books, 2001). 297 pp. Preaching has the same huge temptation as any other independent work: laziness. If you own your own business, you are solely responsible for the output of that business. In a similar way, the [...]
by Matthew K. Clifton Introduction One of the most intriguing passages in the synoptic gospels is found in Mark 5:25-34. In this passage, sometimes called the “healing of the woman with the issue of blood,” a miracle takes place that appears to be unique among the others in the gospel accounts. While on His way [...]
Weylan Deaver has an excellent article on abortion posted on his blog. In this article Weylan details what we can learn from the Bible about the subject of abortion, offering nine solid points that will help you study the subject further, or even form a sermon around.