Online Christian Articles by Anusha

Different Ways Mentioned in the BIBLE - Bible Study

We make decisions every day in our lives — like minor ones, such as what to eat for breakfast, what dress to wear etc., and major ones, such as whom to marry, which career I need to choose and so on. But we never thought how important it is to take decision on which way we should walk through or which path we should choose, to have eternal life? We have come across narrow way and broad way in the Bible many times and we understand that Narrow way is troublesome and Broad way is so much flexible. Also, we see there are other ways mentioned in the Bible, the ways which we need to follow and the ways which we need to avoid , to enter to the eternal life & to follow Jesus.    The ways which we need to AVOID 1. The way of Lazy (Proverbs 15:19)     The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway. 2. T he way of Wicked (Proverbs 4:19)      The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble 3. 

What is the Covenant of Salt in the Bible ?

Salt is understood to be the most preservative mineral which is know for its endurance symbolically. When God makes use of this metaphor, He is urging us to be faithful despite however circumstances appear on the earth because of his word which is absolutely sure like himself. The meaning of a salt covenant is an agreement that is meant to endure regardless of the circumstances. This type of covenant was an ancient symbol of unbreakable friendships and alliances that were to be preserved. Such agreements are solid, unbreakable and everlasting. We see this phrase "covenant of salt" mentioned only three times in the Bible i.e., (Numbers 18:19, 2 Chronicles 13:5 and Leviticus 2 :13 in ESV ).  In some translations it is mentioned as an “ unbreakable covenant ”.  Even though we read about it very few times, This covenant teaches us a lot about how we need to stand firm in every circumstance with faith.  As we know the story of Israllites, Grumbling was a common occurrence during

The Mysterious Childhood of King David - Unknown Facts

  KING DAVID'S CHILDHOOD We see in the book of psalms by David, few chapters were written with lot of depression & calling for help.   Have we ever thought about it what could be the situation behind it? Why it is always King David feel so alone, so disgraced, and so undeserving of love and friendship? We don’t have a proper scriptures on David’s childhood in the Bible but history has it, that he was born under controversial circumstances. From historical source, we now know that he was born to Jesse by his wife Nitzevet , a name which is not mentioned in the Bible but which nevertheless was real. Jesse (Yishai) who has served as the head of the Sanhedrin (supreme court of Torah law), and one of the most notable leaders of his generation. At a stage in his life, he came to realize that, he was not qualified to marry Nitzevet since she was not from the same tradition. As a member of the judiciary, he believed that he had the moral duty to redress the situation even though sh

JESUS AS A TEACHER - Teacher's Day Article

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” (John 13:13). When we think about Jesus, We get quickly to mind as —The Lord, Saviour, Master, and Redeemer. These were the words the multitudes used and this was how the disciples referred to Jesus as. Jesus was known for his ability to teach and also He was called “Rabbi” (Aramaic title) which means Teacher and which is used several times in the Bible. Even though he was not formally trained as a Rabbi, the people, however, recognized that Jesus was indeed a teacher sent from God. Jesus’s teachings were striking and memorable, not only because he used a variety of teachings methods but because of what he taught, and how he taught to the people around him. Like other teachers, Jesus had disciples, announced divine commands, supported his teaching with Scripture, debated with others, was questioned about legal disputes, and employed various techniques to make his teaching more memorable. Throughout his teaching

Peter's Life (Part-2) - Disciple Simon Became the Apostle Peter !!

  Continued from the previous article ......... Jesus had seen Simon (Peter) as the “rock” from their first meeting and also Peter’s importance comes from his close association with Jesus during his mortal ministry and his prominence among the Twelve as the chief Apostle.  After Jesus’ ascension into heaven, having been restored and forgiven by the Lord, Peter becomes the spokesman for the apostles. Being an unschooled man spoke with boldness to crowds of thousands, bringing them the Good News and converting them to Christianity. While Peter was travelling & ministering for God’s Kingdom, he performed many miracles including bringing the dead back to life . He travelled all over sharing Jesus’ message , enduring persecution, imprisonment, and ultimately death, showing his maturity by living a Spirit-led life.  THE MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF PETER Jerusalem to City in Samaria & Returns back to Jerusalem: Peter goes to a city in samaria from Jerusalem.  There we see that Peter exper

Peter's Life - Before CHRIST and With CHRIST

  The Apostle Peter is one of the greatest redemption stories mentioned in the Bible which shows the transformation of LIFE BEFORE CHRIST, WITH CHRIST and Transition from Being the Disciple to The Apostle .  Peter’s Life Before Christ:  Peter was born about 1 B.C and died sometime around A.D 67. He was the son of Jonah and was the brother of Andrew, who was a Galilean fisherman. Peter comes  from the village of Bethsaida ( John 1:44) . He was a Married ( Mark 1:30 ), Uneducated and Untrained man ( Acts 4:13 ). He was originally named Simon ( Jesus had changed name as Peter ). Simon is a common name, from Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן Šimʻôn , meaning " listen " or " hearing ".   The fishermen of those days were usually considered mainly full of vigour and had boisterous tempers. They must have been somewhat fearless too because of the storms that come upon the Sea of Galilee were fierce and furious. There was a rough life, since fishing was a very physically demanding job.