bible Essay Topics

Matthew 18 records

Matthew 18 records the fourth major discourse of Jesus. The previous three discourses recorded by Matthew were: the Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7) which deals with true righteousness, Jesus’ sending of the Twelve to the “lost sheep of Israel” (chapter 10) wherein the emphasis is on ministerial work, and chapter 13 which focuses on… View Article

Ghandi’s Economic and Moral Progress Persuasive Approach

Mohandas k Gandhi was a skilled mediator and powerful spokesman for justice whom he effectively used in his “Economic and Moral Progress” speech. Gandhi uses various appeals from religion and scriptural traditions to persuade his audience on the matters that occurred in India. With references to Indi’s history and the Bible, Gandhi uses logos in… View Article

Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies

Introduction                      Understanding the Bible is not that easy to do. Especially when dealing with cross cultural population such as the American society is today. Undeniably, the majority of the population of the American communities today comprises of the strong number of immigrants from all over the world? How are these… View Article

Walking the Bible: A Critical Review

A book that was adventurous, archeological and more importantly spiritually done. Walking the Bible gives us the inspiring journey through the desert of award winning author Bruce Feiler. Retracing the first five books of the Old Testament, Feiler set a ten thousand mile journey through three continents and five countries just to answer the question,… View Article

Bruce Feiler’s Walking the Bible

Bruce Feiler gives his readers new perspectives on the background of the events told in the Five Books of Moses, and on the Bible itself. The book is concerned with how the land itself had a deep influence (and still has a deep influence) on the bible and the spiritual culture of the people, and… View Article

Marks of a Healthy Church

Introduction In the New Testament, the church can be referred to as the “local” church or the “universal” church. The local church is a place where assemblies of believers come together at a particular location and time. The universal church refers to the body of Christ. Many churches believe that they are healthy because they… View Article

Proverb 27:14

In Proverb 27:14, it is stated that he who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him. As I contemplate, I realize that the message of this particular verse is that when a person gives his colleagues a harmful remark, he will be regarded… View Article

Punishment Of Adam And Eve In The Bible

One of the cornerstones of Abrahamic religions including Christianity is thesis about  descendence of humanity from a pair of humans originally created by God himself – Adam and Eve. Under the Bible they have been created innocent, but were seduced by a serpent (usually meant as Satan) to breach God’s counsels and angry God exiled… View Article

Bible Defines Human Nature

             According to the book of Genesis, man was created in the image of God. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27  This means that man’s nature is godly. Because our almighty God is… View Article

Walking the Bible: A Critical Review

A book that was adventurous, archeological and more importantly spiritually done. Walking the Bible gives us the inspiring journey through the desert of award winning author Bruce Feiler. Retracing the first five books of the Old Testament, Feiler set a ten thousand mile journey through three continents and five countries just to answer the question,… View Article

Ellen G. White’s “The Tabernacle and Its Services”

In Ellen G. White’s two writings’, “The Tabernacle and Its Services” and “The Law and the Covenants”, describe the importance of God’s demands from us to follow His will. It explains how God communicated through Moses to His people. Ellen G. White does a descriptive way of breaking down both chapters and letting us read… View Article

The Last Supper: Events According to Luke

The book of Luke is one of the synoptic Gospels which account for the life of Jesus. The ability to refer to the writings of others allows a reader to narrow the range of meaning and establish context of the text. The author of the Gospel was Luke himself, who was recording the life of… View Article

What Is a Worldview?

I. Part One: What is a worldview? Define what the term “worldview” means. The term worldview is defined as the way in which an individual defines and views the world around them, including the way they interact with someone and the decisions that they choose to make in the future. Furthermore, a person’s worldview is… View Article

Book Summary: the Bible Among the Myths by John N. Oswalt

John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity… View Article

Colonial Rule in Africa

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.New Living Translation (©2007) “Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense!English Standard Version (©2001) “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be… View Article

Re-appropriating the Parable of the Sower into the Modern Context

“The Word of God,” the letter to the Hebrews writes, “is living and active” (Heb 4:12). In ways more than one, this passage tells of the eternal character that marks the truths found in the Scriptures; for while the written texts of the Scriptures have long been established – read: definitively canonized – thousands of… View Article

Babylonians vs Hebrews

The Hebrew creation story, found in Genesis from the Hebrew Bible, was based upon the story of one creator, God, the order of how things were created and the lives of the first man and woman. The Babylonian creation story, Enuma Elish, instead of having one god, had two god in the beginning, Tiamat and… View Article

The Pen is Mightier than Sword

Is the sword mightier than the pen or vice-versa? I think the pen is inevitably mightier than the sword. A pen can do a lot more things than a sword. Unlike a sword, it can be both constructive and destructive. And its destructive power is stronger than the sword’s. The power of a pen is… View Article

Inspiration and Inerrancy

Living in a Fallen world, people tend to search for answers to life’s questions in places they should not be looking. This causes them to belittle the actual source of answers God has provided for us, the Bible. I find it hard to explain God’s authority to an unbelieving individual talk less of the Bible’s… View Article

Evidences for the Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Robert G. Witty has written a book on apologetics entitled, The Bible – Fact or Fiction. In this book, like a typical apologist, he attempted to defend the Christian faith and the Bible. His elaborations though are not done with typical approach apologists would have done it. In the first three chapters, he labored to… View Article

How to Develop and Maintain Your Relationship with God

Developing and maintaining your relationship with God requires time, effort and desire for closeness. Just like with the other people, we need to work out and put every effort in maintaining our relation with them. If we really desire to develop and maintain our relation with God, we would definitely acquire the greatest happiness and… View Article

The Gerasene Demoniac

Abstract In the story of the Gerasene Demoniac there are many similarities and differences. Upon reading the story we learn that Jesus has complete control over demons not just when they are in people but also what will happen to them once they leave the individuals. (Boxall, I. I. 2007) This story also has many… View Article

Irony in Good Country People

Many authors use irony in their story for different reasons. In the story “Good Country People,” by Flannery O’Connor irony is shown throughout the story. Irony is shown in the characters names, Hugla thinking that she is going to change Manley Pointer view of life, and the incorrect usage of the bible in the story…. View Article

Spiritual Disciplines

Donald Whitney’s book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life explores eleven different spiritual disciplines that should be active in the believers’ life. The spiritual disciplines bring about spiritual growth that flow from disciplines that are both private and corporate.[1] The ultimate goal of engaging in and practicing spiritual disciplines is to draw the individual closer… View Article

My Philosophy of Ministry

My philosophy of ministry is to teach believers, through teaching the Bible, and training leaders. So, that they may, in turn, teach others to be rooted and built up in Him as seen in Colossians 2:6-7. The first part of my philosophy of ministry is to teach believers in the knowledge and the ways of… View Article

Film Analysis: Decalogue(10 Commandments)

1)The Exodus’ literal meaning is the journey of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses. God wants the Israelites to not have other gods before Him because He, in the ways of the Exodus, has spoken to them. 2) Moses was subjected to death because of the pharaoh’s order to kill the first born son. His… View Article

Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible

The inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible is a critical topic to our Christian faith. If we are to understand the Bible and its commands on how to live and be saved through faith, we need to be sure that we know how the Bible was written and whether or not the Bible is authoritative…. View Article

A Covenant in Biblical and Legal Terms

The goal of this particular essay is to explain the various covenants in which the Bible mentions. This paper shall compare the Biblical covenants with the legal covenants. DEFINITION: Before the author of this paper can move forward one must first define what a covenant is. According to http://www.merriram-webster.com/dictionary/convenant it tells us this is merely… View Article

Encountering the Old Testament

I continued my study in pursuit of the doctoral degree in Biblical Studies by reading the text, Encountering the Old Testament. Little did I know when I began reading this text that it would so completely satisfy two of my greatest pleasures; studying the Word of God and studying people’s history. I am an ardent… View Article