Bible Studies

Have you ever wondered how far Apostle Paul traveled on his missionary journeys?

Pauls Missionary Journeys


Paul used the amazing Roman Road network (and sometimes by sea) to travel across Israel, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. A lot of the details are included in the book of Acts in strong details. Most biblical scholars agree that Paul would have traveled over 10,000 miles – BY FOOT!

That would be equal to walking between New York and Los Angeles nearly 4x!

When you read the book of Acts you begin to realize that Pauls missionary journeys were not an easy walk. Paul gives us a small insight into his journeys in 2 Corinthians 11:25-27

25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;


26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;


27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.


The more one looks into the life of Paul and his complete dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ the more the words of Isaiah 52:7 apply.

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

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Matthew 4:13 says,

“And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:”

One of the most beautiful areas in Israel is the village of Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Located along the ancient Via Maris (The Way of the Sea), Capernaum was at the crossroads of the northern border. Millions of people a year would have passed through this bustling sea side community.

Why Capernaum?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus chose Capernaum as the base of this ministry? Continue reading Capernaum – The Hometown of Jesus Christ

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Feast of SukkotThere is no other holiday on the Christian calendar that creates such a season of joy more than the Christmas season. A celebration of the birthday of Jesus.

Early signs of the festive occasion are seen when “nations from all over the world seek out a tree from the forest and cut it down with an axe and decorate it with silver and gold.” (Jeremiah 10)

Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars are spent seeking out the perfect gifts to be able to celebrate this day called Christmas.

But is the day we know as Christmas really the day of Jesus’ birth? Do we know?

It must be acknowledged that the writers of the Gospels did not provide us with an exact date of the event. However, are there biblical clues that give us insight and understanding when this would have occurred.

We will look at 5 key areas that help us pinpoint the time of Jesus’ birth. Continue reading So this is Christmas

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Ezekiel 12:2 says, “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.”

Living in todays world has created a lifestyle where the worlds information is at your fingertips. It has been found that the average American consumes 12 hours of information per day – OUTSIDE of work.

“Between the dawn of civilization through 2003 about 5 exabytes of information was created. Now, that much information is created every 2 days.” (Eric Schmidt – Former Google CEO)

We are connected now more than we have ever been, with communication happening every moment of the day. However, people today are more blind and unable to hear real truth.

Have you ever stopped and asked the question;

“Why do people not SEE the truth?” Or with truth so readily available, “Why do people not HEAR truth.”

In the English language we have two words – To Hear, and To Obey. In english these two concepts are separate words. To hear means to hear words. To obey means to do action.

In Hebrew, there is only one word for both concepts of hearing and doing, “Shema.”
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Shema is the foundation to an obedient and faithful life in Christ. Continue reading Samuel – “Can You Hear Me Now?”

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