Thematic Bible Verses
Bible verses reflect many bold and distinct themes. The collection of verses here are grouped to give quick reference to passages relating to important themes.
Aliens in the Bible
Are there aliens in the Bible? No matter what you mean by the word, the answer is yes. We’re talking good guys, bad guys, supernatural powers, time, space and eternity. Really.
Angry with God
How could a loving God allow a drunk driver to kill a teenage boy and walk away unharmed from the wreck? Why does He send horrific storms to wipe out tens of thousands of innocent lives? While I don’t pretend to have all the answers, I offer some possible insights into questions of this sort.
Angry, Angry Everywhere
Is it just me, or does it seem like people are really, really angry? If someone asked me that, I’d retort, “Well of course people are angry! Don’t you read the news?” Granted: there’s a lot to be angry about, and how you respond is deeply connected to your sense of right and wrong—-your worldview.
Are you Deceived?
I fear that sometimes the phrase “Pharisees and Sadducees” must go through Jesus’ mind when he sees what we say and do. This would not be a good thing. He told the P's and S's that they were deceived...let’s examine ourselves to be sure we haven’t slipped into one of the errors Jesus describes.
Bible Reading : Make it Too Easy
Establishing new habits is especially challenging for me. When there is something crucial that I want incorporate into my life, I need to make it as easy as possible. Foolproof. Fail-safe. Too easy not to do. Pathetic, I realize. But it’s good to know yourself.
Where did Cain get a wife? Not knowing the answer to this question could be a stumbling block to someone exploring Christianity and the Bible. But it's no big mystery...
Gift of Eternal Life
Christians believe in eternal life because of what is written in the Bible. Read and meditate on the scriptures that clarify and plainly speaks about the gift of eternal life to the true believer.
Halloween - A Christian Strategy
Every October the world gets ugly, loony and dangerous, and Christians wring their hands about how to handle Halloween. It’s a tiresome cycle that can be broken with some clear thinking and firm decisions.
How Many Laws Have You Broken Today?
I tried to find out how many laws there are in the United States. There are thousands upon thousands of laws on the books, and new ones are constantly being made.How about if we tackle the much shorter list of laws in Exodus 20? Wonder how I’ll score today on keeping the Big Ten?
It's a Dirty World
It's a dirty world we live in. Literally, of course, our planet is made of dirt. Spend any time on it, and you're going to get dirty. When Jesus washed the dirt off His disciples’ feet at the last supper, he was teaching them several things, including the necessity of daily confession of sin.
Just One Page
If the world came crashing down, and in the midst of the chaos I could grasp just one page of my Bible as it was torn from my hands, it would be good to have page 1037.
Love One Another
How are we children of God supposed to treat each other? We don't have to make it up as we go along. Jesus has left us specific instructions sprinkled throughout His Word, to guide us in our everyday, trying-to-get-along walk. First thing to learn: love one another.
Make Your Life Stand For Something
The fruit of the spirit should be evident in our lives. We are to be a light to the world. How are we supposed to be that when we continue to do the very things we shouldn’t?
No Greater Love
What is Love? I've read some wacky answers to that question over the years. Sure, it's the tingly heart flutter a new beau produces, your affection for your good old dog, and how much you like chocolate, but love is immensely more amazing than that. It's the most powerful energy in the universe.
Noah's Ark and the Global Flood
What do you picture when you think of Noah's Ark? I hope it's not a cartoon mini-ark with smiling giraffes and elephants sticking out the top...
Not Like a Math Book
I’m happy to say that the Bible is not like a math book. You can certainly start on page one and work your way through to the end, but you’re going to get basic counting, multiplication, addition, algebra and differential equations all intermingled on just about every page. This is a good thing.
Offended by God
Does God wear glasses? Is he forgetful? Arbitrary? Is he tricky with the truth? According to certain Hollywood screenwriters, he has all these idiosyncrasies and worse. The real God is perfect, but we humans desire a manageable god who fits in a box.
Our Fallen Planet - Genesis 3
What is the matter with this world? Why do so many bad things happen all the time? Isn't God in control? Yes! It all hangs together if you start at the beginning and read the first chapters of the story.
Why do I care whether or not anyone finds God, and falls at Jesus’ feet to be rescued and healed and loved? I care because that’s where I am…at Jesus’ feet.
Pride - The Original Sin
Why do we humans do the bad things we do? It mostly boils down to noxious pride.
Rest in God
What does the Bible say about rest? True rest is only found in God and these verses from the Bible will lead you on the path to allowing yourself to be at peace and release the stress that can cause sleepless nights which can lead to major health issues.
Nicodemus asked Jesus the hard questions and Jesus gave him straight answers. Jesus told Nicodemus the truth. Like, Nicodemus, we must all examine Jesus for ourselves. It’s imperative that we go to the source, Jesus Christ, ourselves, and ask the har
The Tower of Babel
Ever wonder why the strange story of the Tower of Babel is included in Scripture? Not just an explanation of how the languages of the world came about, it's a story of the human race once again disobeying their Creator, and what He did to reassert His sovereignty.
The Unforgivable Sin
Don’t you ever wonder? What is that one thing you could do that God will not or cannot forgive? Is there such a sin?
Where is God?
Where is God? Is he sitting on a cloud, peering down at our little planet once in a while, shaking his head in impotent regret? No, it's far worse and far better than that...
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