The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not? 1

The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not?

Do you celebrate the traditional Christmas or the birth of the Messiah? I ask this question because there is a difference between the two. One is steeped in tradition and paganism while the other focuses on celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Many people celebrate Christmas in the same way their parents have celebrated Christmas, with family gatherings, lots of presents and lots of food and Christmas treats with no thought of the origins of Christmas.

So, I’m asking three questions, well, make that four questions:

  1. Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
  2. Do believers know why they are celebrating Christmas?
  3. Do you celebrate Christmas focused on the birth of Jesus?
  4. Would Paul celebrate Christmas? Would Jesus?
Read More

Will God Forgive the Sin of Suicide? 2

Will God Forgive the Sin of Suicide?

Will God forgive those who commit suicide? This hot topic stems from a previous post about the Unforgivable Sin. Several readers have written to me with their points of view on my statement that God will forgive those who commit suicide. So, I thought it would be good to study the Bible with you about this so we can learn together what the Word of God says about forgiving those who commit the sin of suicide.

Read More

What is the Unforgivable Sin? 3

What is the Unforgivable Sin?

The unforgivable sin, what is it and why do you need to know about it? Have you ever asked yourself the question, “have I committed the unforgivable sin?” Or maybe this question, “can the unpardonable sin be committed today, in this era? These are fair questions and today, I am going to help you understand what it is and what it isn’t.

Read More




photo of a sad woman resting her head on her arms

5 Things that Grieve the Holy Spirit

You may not have thought of this but did you know that we can grieve the Holy Spirit? What does that mean and how do we do that? Is there a difference between quenching the Spirit of God and grieving Him? If you don’t know the answers, then let’s study the Word together to see what it tells us so we don’t grieve the Spirit of God.

Read More