Author: James Callen

Accuracy of Bible, Bible lessons, Evangelism

Seeking after the lost: A study on Jesus’ reaching out to the Samaritan woman at the well (Part 1)

Prejudices and biases are common among men. These evils can creep into individuals or even congregations. But followers of Jesus should seek a pure heart with a genuine burden for the lost. For that, we need the Holy Spirit to work in us, revealing to us our ungodly attitudes and rooting out impure motions and motives.

Bible lessons

Why was Jesus baptized?

Jesus was (is) the Son of God who lived a holy, perfect life. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:22). So, why was Jesus baptized, since water baptism is foremost meant as an act signifying a person is repenting from his sins and turning back to follow God’s will and ways.

Spiritual encouragement, Spiritual motivation

Christ, our provision: Jesus feeds 5,000 by miraculously multiplying five loaves and two fish (part 1)

In a display of His supernatural provision, Jesus feeds 5,000 men by breaking “only” five loaves and two fishes. It’s easy to look at the “only” in what we see or have, and miss what is available to us through Jesus. It’s not about what we can do with what we have—but Who we know and what He can do through us.

Accuracy of Bible, Apologetics, Bible lessons

Is the trinity of God in the Bible?

The Bible, God’s Holy Word, makes it absolutely clear that Jesus is One persona of the One triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Regrettably, however, because the word “Trinity” isn’t in the Bible, there are those resist and reject God’s revelation of His One triune being. Rather than forming a doctrine over what isn’t in the Bible, shouldn’t we rather form our foundational beliefs on what IS in the Bible?

Bible lessons, Spiritual growth

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind and with all your strength” So, what does it mean to love God? God has given us observable indicators that show demonstrated evidence of our love for Him or lack of love for Him.