What I did for my involuntary vacation

What It’s Like for a Technology Guy to Have to Do Without a Computer for an Agonizing 19 Days, or: The Lessons On Patience That God Just Took the Time to Teach Me by Web Minister Paul J. Bern By now most of my regular readers have seen the automated postings coming from myself, sent […]

This week’s ongoing Biblical study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 20

Paul’s Final, and Emotional, Farewell to the Elders [Acts chapter 20, verses 25-38] by Minister Paul J. Bern Last week when we left off at verse 24, the apostle Paul was addressing the elders he had summoned from Ephesus. This was the same group of men who had spirited Paul out of that city, and […]

This week’s guest post is from Neil Vermillion

My Guest Post for This Week by pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here 🙂 During this Christmas holiday, I will be spending some time with friends and giving myself a chance to take time for some R&R. While I’m away, I would like to introduce you to a colleague […]

Giving thanks for a fresh start in 2017

Go Ahead! Hug That Tree and Give Thanks This Holiday by Pastor Paul J. Bern It’s true. I hug people, pets, and trees. I have no children of my own, but I dote on everybody else’s. I go out of my way to treat them all well. I make no bones about it. Call me […]

This week’s Bible study will be the Book of Philemon

Teaching Others About Jesus Refreshes People’s Hearts (the book of Philemon) For this week’s in-depth study of the writings of the apostle Paul, we will take a good look at the book of Philemon (which is between Titus and the book of Hebrews). Philemon was the head of a small home-based church. This was common […]

Bible study this week will be the first half of Galatians chapter 3

Which Is Better, Being Lawful Or Being Faithful? [Galatians chapter 3, verses 1-14] As we begin this week’s study we’ll be looking at the first half of Galatians chapter three. In it the apostle Paul continues to take the church at Galatia to task because of certain heretical teachings that were going on at the […]

This week’s Bible study will cover the first half of Ephesians chapter 4

Unity and Salvation in the Body of Christ [Ephesians chapter 4, verses 1-16] When we left off last week at the end of Ephesians chapter three, the apostle Paul had just finished composing his prayer for the saints at Ephesus. Based on the way in which Paul wrote this, there may have been a pause […]

For this week’s Bible study we’ll start the Book of Ephesians

Having the Mark of the Spirit [Ephesians chapter 1, verses 1-14] This week we begin our study of the next consecutive book in the New Testament, the book of Ephesians. This book, like the book of Colossians we just finished, was written by the apostle Paul, the twelfth apostle. Among the highlights in this book […]

This week’s Bible study is 2nd Timothy chapter 4

The Apostle Paul’s Final Instructions to Timothy [ 2nd Timothy chapter 4] Today we will be finishing the rest of 2nd Timothy by exploring chapter four. This letter to Timothy and the greater Church at that time is the last known epistle of the apostle Paul. As you will see, he was awaiting his execution […]

For this week’s Bible study of the Book of Romans, we’ll be moving on to chapter 12

Contributing To One Another [Romans chapter 12] Today in our continuing series of studies of the book of Romans, we move on to chapter 12. In this chapter, Paul talks about how we can initiate fundamental change for the better from within ourselves. He then explains how this renewal of self can affect our place […]