Bible Reflection

Bible Reflection

Passing Greatness or Permanent Glory?

In preparation of the construction of the Tower of Babel, the people declared, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth” (Gen. 11:4). This people had departed from God’s original command for humanity. God commanded Adam to be…

Love Recovered

© Thomas Kinkade ~ Streams of Living Water Out of His great love for this church that abandoned their first love, the Lord Jesus offers the solution to their problem. This is a great act of grace and reveals to us His great care and concern for His bride (cf. Eph. 5:25-27). This provides us with a good lesson on how to graciously confront sin.  Consider His counsel to the…

Love Abandoned

  © pixel974 – Fotolia.com Love is a very important truth taught in the Scriptures. John wrote the profound words “God is love” (1 John 4:8) and this great love of God was put on most beautiful display when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitute for His people. The Scripture says, “but God shows his love for us in that while we…

What Will Heaven Be Like?

Over the years there have many ideas and beliefs concerning what heaven will be like. Sadly, many of these are based on someone’s experience, desire or some TV commercial. As a result of this, some of the descriptions have been bizarre and frankly unbiblical. Well, can we answer the question, what is heaven like? In order to answer this question our attention must…

Gratitude for the Gospel (1 Timothy 1:12-17)

READ 12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,  13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,  14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.…

Guarding Sound Doctrine (1 Timothy 1:1-11)

READ 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote…

Bible Devotion Series: Read, Study and Apply

Reading and studying the Bible is a rewarding experience. The Psalmist declared, “I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes” (Psalm 119:48). By means of this consistent activity, we come face to face with what God has spoken. This is a true delight! On the HBC blog, in addition to the various topics…