Sin

The Power of Sight

“Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 17:6 If you look back on your life, odds are you will see some themes and patterns that repeat. The key to being a growing and maturing person is to be mindful of and repeat the good themes and patterns and turn away from … Read more

How Jesus’ Resurrection Changed the World

This is an excerpt from Pastor Mark’s book “Alive: 21 Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ ” as we countdown to Easter.  To get your physical copy, CLICK HERE to give a gift of any amount in the month of March to RealFaith to help us get more Bible teaching out. For … Read more

Jesus’ Resurrection Is Unique in History

This is an excerpt from Pastor Mark’s book “Alive: 21 Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ ” as we countdown to Easter.  To get your physical copy, CLICK HERE to give a gift of any amount in the month of March to RealFaith to help us get more Bible teaching out. For … Read more

Why You Should Believe in the Resurrection

This is an excerpt from Pastor Mark’s book “Alive: 21 Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ ” as we countdown to Easter.  To get your physical copy, CLICK HERE to give a gift of any amount in the month of March to RealFaith to help us get more Bible teaching out. For … Read more

The Cross of Jesus Christ 

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” – Romans 3:23 Yesterday, we discussed the fact that Christ died. Today we will discuss how he died – through crucifixion. The Bible gives us only a few details about crucifixion. The reason for this could be because, in the ancient world, it … Read more

Why We Need to Cry Out to the Lord

The Purge is a series of horror movies based on the premise that, for one 12-hour period each year, there are no laws, people are free to commit any crime, and there are no emergency services (e.g., police, fire fighters, and medical care). During this time, people go into hiding to survive, and the evilest … Read more

What is Judges All About?

Paying attention to the following themes in Judges can be helpful in using it as a story to better understand your own heart, life, and culture. Covenant. God is faithful to His covenant people even when they are unfaithful to Him. God’s promise to Abraham, that He would raise up and provide for His people, … Read more

A Vicious Cycle

Judges is closely related to the book of Deuteronomy which prophesies the future events reported in Judges. A Bible commentary says: “…Deuteronomy most clearly expresses [God’s] covenant. Judges is then a sermon on Deuteronomy [with] lessons drawn from history illustrating Deuteronomic principles. This characteristic unites the parts of Judges into a whole. Deuteronomy 7:2 commands … Read more

What Hope Does God Have for Assault Victims? Part 3

Genesis 34:30-31 – Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household.” But they said, “Should he treat … Read more

What Hope Does God Have for Assault Victims? Part 2

Genesis 34:13 – The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah. After Dinah was defiled, her brothers told the unsuspecting men of Shechem a strategic lie, that they would happily intermarry with them and share all of their great wealth. However, the Shechemites would first … Read more