Category Archives: Christian Living

What Does It Mean to Be a Busybody?

By | July 20, 2023

Three verses in the New Testament refer to a busybody—2 Thessalonians 3:11, 1 Timothy 5:13, and 1 Peter 4:15. The following briefly explores the meaning of busybody in each verse. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. “Busybodies” in this verse… Read More »

Encouragement for the Heart

By | July 13, 2023

Paul prays that Jesus and the Father would “comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word” (2 Thess 2:16–17) and “direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thess 3:5). From these prayers, we see that God desires our hearts to increase in comfort,… Read More »

Can I Get a Witness?

By | April 20, 2023

Does the Bible allow us to appeal to others to affirm the truthfulness of our words? Can we ask for a witness when our reputation is on the line? We know that witnesses can be used to verify sin (Matt 18:16; 2 Cor 13:1; 1 Tim 5:19; cf. Deut 19:15–21), but what about righteousness instead?… Read More »

Moral Purity: God’s Will for Your Life

By | October 13, 2022

God washes, sanctifies, and justifies everyone that trusts in Christ, and they will inherit the kingdom of God. The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals—“such were some of you,” says Paul, but a change came “in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9–11). These titles above… Read More »