The Sabbath is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity. It provides us with an opportunity to recharge and reconnect with those who matter most to us. Find out more about how to make the most of the Sabbath in the July issue of Bible Optics.
You can’t understand the Bible until you know what it says. That’s why thorough Bible knowledge is important.
Articles in this category unpack key Biblical concepts and teachings so that you can grow in your understanding of God’s Word.
We look at fulfilled Bible prophecies as well as ones that we being fulfilled. We explore key Biblical doctrines and their relevance to our lives.
All of Scripture centers around Jesus Christ. So we also take time to examine the life and teachings of Christ and learn from them.
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Jesus parable of the talents in Matthew 25 is full of lessons for us, especially today in our consumerist culture. How are we using are talents? Jesus’ story shows us practical ways to become a producer instead of a consumer.
Why are so many young people leaving the Seventh-day Adventist Church? The parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25 explains why and tells us Christ’s remedy.
Many say that you aren’t filled with the Holy Spirit unless you speak in tongues. Is this true? Discover the true Biblical gift of tongues and why God gives it.
The ancient Hebrew temple teaches us about the mission of Jesus and God’s love for humanity. Christ’s work in the heavenly Holy Place teach us valuable lessons.
Humans are prone to place their hope in political leaders. God invites us to learn the politics of Jesus and place our trust in His leadership. He will never fail us.
Adam and Eve lost their rightful kingdom when they sinned, but Jesus bought it back. Someday soon, the God of Heaven will set up an everlasting kingdom that will never be destroyed.
The kingdom of grace begins in our hearts the moment we accept Christ as our Savior and Lord. We will experience the very real kingdom of glory when Jesus takes us to our heavenly home.
God’s kingdom is open to all of us. The Bible tells us how we can become a part of it today.
The French Revolution illustrates the lengths to which Satan and his followers are willing to go in their rebellion against God. The French needed a revelation of God’s character. It is what we need today too.
The “two witnesses” of Revelation 11 represent the Old and New Testament of the Bible. Here’s why…
Is the French Revolution repeating itself today? Learn how the forces that led up to the French Revolution are gaining momentum again and how Christians should respond.
What will the Second Coming of Christ be like? The Bible tells us it will be visible, audible, glorious and unmistakable. Jesus’ soon return to earth is the blessed hope of the redeemed.
What was the difference between Mary and Zacharias? Why did they receive such different responses from the angel Gabriel?
Jesus’ questions provide direction for our lives as much as His answers because they invite us to examine our motives. This is especially true of the questions Jesus asked His parents on His first trip to Jerusalem for the Passover services. His questions apply especially at this Christmas season.
The Jews had been blessed by God for centuries, but they let it make them proud instead of making them grateful. The nine lepers’ pride kept them from expressing gratitude to Jesus. Do we ever let spiritual pride keep us from being thankful?
Leprosy took everything of value from the Samaritan man. Jesus healed him and gave it all back. The man’s gratitude overflowed in worship.
Jesus warned His followers not to lose their saltiness. What was He warning against? And how can we make sure to stay salty? Explore the Biblical answers to these important questions in Unsalty Salt? Part 2.
What did Jesus mean when He called His followers the “salt of the earth”? It’s a metaphor full of meaning for our modern lives. Salty Christians trust God and live out their trust in their daily lives. It is living like Jesus did – wholly dedicated to God. Salty Christians create spiritual thirst and promote growth.
The Gospels record over 300 questions that Jesus asked during His ministry. Yet He directly answered only three of the 183 questions that people asked Him. Why? Because questions invite us to think deeply and be changed. Jesus’ question to His first disciples has profound implications for our spiritual lives today.
Jesus is the greatest treasure that we can have! How do we make sure not to miss Him in our Bible study? Jesus tells us how in the parable of Matthew 13:44. Also discover practical ways to make sure you see Jesus in every part of the Bible.
How do you stay joyful when life is crumbling around you? Jesus told His disciples the secret the night before His crucifixion. Discover His secret and five simple ways to live it out in this article.
Many question the validity of the Old Testament Scriptures. Jesus didn’t! In fact, His life shows us four important ways that He upheld Scripture. He endorsed it as authoritative, embodied it in His life, exalted it as the supreme guide for life, and enlarged upon its meanings and applications to life.
The odds of one man fulfilling just eight of the prophecies of the Messiah are staggeringly small. Yet Jesus fulfilled hundreds. Here are 16 of the major prophecies of His birth, ministry, death and resurrection. They reassure our faith and give us assurance that the prophecies of the Second Coming are true too.
An Amazing Archaeological Find The Bedouin shepherds had no idea they would find one of the most important archeological discoveries of the 20th century that day in 1946. Their search for pasturage led them into a sandy canyon between sheer cliffs on the north shore of the Dead Sea. They noticed an opening in the cl…
Jesus promised His followers the Holy Spirit to be their Helper and to guide them into all truth. Giving us understanding of God’s Word is still one of the Holy Spirit’s most important jobs. Learn five ways the Holy Spirit helps us comprehend the Bible and why it matters so much in today’s world.
How was God’s Word inspired? Learn the difference between verbal, encounter and thought inspiration and discover which one most accurately portrays how the Bible was written. This fascinating study will strengthen your faith in God’s Word and give you a glimpse into the life of William Miller of the Advent Movement.
The Bible was given by inspiration of God yet is expressed in human words. In this article we learn how the Bible was written by humans, yet is fully trustworthy because God is its author. We also study the meaning of two key verses in the Bible on inspiration: 2 Peter 1:21 and 2 Timothy 3:16.
God gave us the clearest revelation of His character through Jesus’s incarnation into human flesh. Discover the seven unique facets of God’s character that are most clearly revealed through the incarnation. Learn how to get to know Jesus for yourself through the Scriptures.
Lino Chaiña, a Peruvian witch doctor, is transformed through Bible study and leaves a legacy of faith. We too can be transformed through the study, and application, of God’s Word because it is His specific revelation to us. Learn why the Bible transforms and the four foundational quality of Scripture.
Calamity struck suddenly, unexpectedly. In just hours everything Job valued was swept away. His children, his wealth, even the support of his wife. All was gone.
Satan had accused God of unfairly protecting Job to win his allegiance. “But now,”Satan predicted, “stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and …
Moses loved this place at the foot of Mount Horeb. He came here often with his father-in-law’s flocks to be talk with God amid the desolate grandeur of the desert. The majesty of the rocks, the life-saving oases, the desert creatures – all revealed his Creator’s power.
God’s interactions with King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2 illustrate how He uses general and specific revelation to communicate with humanity. God used general revelation to catch the king’s attention, then clarified His message through the prophet Daniel. God speaks to us in similar ways as He draws us to Himself.
God reveals Himself in many ways because He wants you to know Him personally. He reveals Himself to us each day through nature, people and history. But His clearest revelations are through His Words as recorded in the Bible and through Jesus, the Living Word.