In life, we are faced with many choices. Though we could rely on emotion or what looks the best “on paper”, it proves more useful to seek Godly wisdom and truth before moving forward. Many times, we pray for open doors, but there are also times when the Lord closes doors. Whether the door is shut for a short time or indefinitely, we should intentionally listen for the Lord’s voice on these matters. It is in recognizing that He has a plan for us and purposefully allowing Him to lead that...

by School Of Life on 15 April 2019

The promise of heaven is sometimes the only thing that gets me through the day. Knowing that wrongs will be made right and that peace and love will surround me like a warm blanket for all of eternity brings comfort to my heart. There will be no more sin, no sadness, no tears, no fear, no loss, and no darkness. God will be the center of all, and His presence will be light. Our lives here on Earth can be filled with joy as we walk with the Holy Spirit. Still, there is an ache in all of us believers...

by School Of Life on 15 April 2019

Palm Sunday is that Sunday before Easter that marks the beginning of Holy Week. It’s the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem, a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” As they...

by School Of Life on 15 April 2019

The long-awaited Messiah had come, the king of Israel, and not just of Israel but of all the earth. Jerusalem would be his capital city. But if Jesus had taken his throne on that first day of palms, none of us would ever be waving palms of praise in the age to come. Luke describes the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem at the beginning of that last week of his earthly life: As he was drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise...

by School Of Life on 14 April 2019

All Christians believe the doctrine of the Trinity. If you do not believe this—that is, if you have come to a settled conclusion that the doctrine of the Trinity is not true—you are not a Christian at all. You are in fact a heretic. Those words may sound harsh, but they represent the judgment of the Christian church across the centuries. What is the Trinity? Christians in every land unite in proclaiming that our God eternally exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Those who deny that truth...

by School Of Life on 14 April 2019

Why is it Called the Lord’s Supper or Communion? The Lord’s Supper is also called “the Lord’s table” (1 Corinthians 10:21), “communion,” “cup of blessing” (1 Corinthians 10:16), and “breaking of bread” ( Acts 2:42 ). In the early Church it was called also “eucharist,” or giving of thanks (Matthew 26:27), and generally by the Latin Church “mass,” a name derived from the formula of dismission, Ite, missa est,...

by School Of Life on 14 April 2019

When I found out I wasn’t following the real Jesus, I was totally undone. The hard work of making Jesus fit my brain, answer when I called, and label me righteous was a full-time job that robbed me of peace. When I finally fell into the loving arms of the real Jesus, I began a genuine relationship with the Savior of the world—the One who died for me. He is everything He promised and so much more. Our culture presents us with so many versions of Jesus, letting us make Him in our own image....

by School Of Life on 13 April 2019

What does Blasphemy Mean? Many of us are familiar with the term “blasphemy” mostly with its stern associations with “blaspheming the Holy Spirit—the one “unforgivable” sin in all of Scripture. But what is blasphemy? And can you commit it unknowingly? According to Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, the biblical concept of “blasphemy” is different from the common definition today: Today’s Concept of Blasphemy: “Blasphemy”...

by School Of Life on 13 April 2019

There are so many questions surrounding the Christian term baptism. It seems as if every church has a different method or idea of what baptism means and how the step is taken. We hope to answer all of your questions about being baptized so that you can confidently take this step of identification with Christ Jesus! What is Baptism Do You Need to be Baptized to Be Saved? Infant Baptism vs Adult Baptism Baptism of Jesus Scriptures on Baptism What is Baptism? Baptism is an outward act that symbolizes...

by School Of Life on 13 April 2019

cancer had invaded her brain, radiation was stealing her energy, and her rapidly approaching death was shattering her hope. She needed to hear about heaven—not just that she was going there, but what it would be like. As her mental faculties and thus her world shrunk, she needed to build her anticipation for what lay ahead. When life’s problems feel more than we can bear, our hope of paradise can give us strength. Here are 10 truths about heaven that we can hold on to. 1. Heaven is a physical...

by School Of Life on 13 April 2019