46 episodes

Welcome to “Thoughts from the Bible!”

I am Adam Zander and have been serving as a missionary in Romania for over a decade.

Join me every week as we look at simple thoughts from the Bible, to help us in our daily walk with Christ, and our relationships with our fellow man.

Thoughts From The Bible Adam Zander

    • Religion & Spirituality

Welcome to “Thoughts from the Bible!”

I am Adam Zander and have been serving as a missionary in Romania for over a decade.

Join me every week as we look at simple thoughts from the Bible, to help us in our daily walk with Christ, and our relationships with our fellow man.

    #22 Faith, Fact Feeling

    #22 Faith, Fact Feeling

    Today I want to talk about faith, fact, and feeling in regard to salvation.

    All people have faith in something. All people know certain facts. And all people have feelings about something. The same is true regarding the salvation and the eternal destiny of a person’s soul.

    Faith, fact, and feeling are different. Many Christians and non-Christians alike get confused concerning these three things.

    We must be sure that we have put out faith and trust in the correct facts found in the Bible. The feelings of peace, joy, and confidence will come when we rest in Him and have a close fellowship with Him.

    • 14 min
    #21 The Rapture of the Church

    #21 The Rapture of the Church

    The rapture, or catching away of the church is a great doctrine that we need to hear about often. Our Saviour coming back for us is one of our greatest hopes and comforts.

    In John 14 the disciples were sad when Jesus told them he must go away. At that time they did not understand what he was about to do. But Jesus told them he would go back to the Father, prepare a place for them, and one day return to take them home.

    Joh 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

    What a great blessing it will be to be home with our Saviour.

    Today let’s look at this great doctrine in detail. My goal is to encourage you and give you hope and comfort with this study.

    • 15 min
    #20 The Gifts of Healing and Miracles

    #20 The Gifts of Healing and Miracles

    Today, I want us to look at healing and miracles in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.

    Several of the gifts found in 1 Corinthians 12 are still in effect today but others are not, specifically, the gifts of healing, miracles, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues. These four gifts were given as a sign to unbelievers, not believers (children of God). Who requires such signs? The Jews, not the Gentiles.

    1Co 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    God can still heal and perform miracles today but, individual people do not have the gift of healing or miracles. These gifts were a sign for the Jews and are not active today.

    • 13 min
    #19 The Gift of Tongues

    #19 The Gift of Tongues

    This week I want to look at the gift of tongues. What is this gift? Can a person have the gift of tongues today? I will try to answer those questions today.

    Tongues in the Bible are a spoken language, the gift of tongues was given as a sign to unbelievers and Israel during the early church, and they ceased after a time.

    1Co 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

    • 13 min
    #18 Do we have Apostles today?

    #18 Do we have Apostles today?

    A question that is asked often is if the gift of tongues, healing, and miracles are still in effect today. The 12 disciples of Christ and the apostles in the early church had these gifts and powers. Why did God give them? Can a person in our time have these gifts?

    Let’s first look at the office of an apostle

    We must first find how the Bible defines an apostle. What was required to be an apostle?

    The office or position of an apostle was given for a certain reason and for a limited time. The apostles were given to confirm the word of God and lay a foundation for the church. Many today claim they are apostles but, they do not and can not meet the requirements we find in the Bible.

    Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

    • 14 min
    #17 The Kingdom of God vs The Kingdom of Heaven

    #17 The Kingdom of God vs The Kingdom of Heaven

    I want to look at a simple but important doctrine in the New Testament, the difference between the terms “kingdom of God” and “the kingdom of heaven.”

    Many people when they read the Gospels assume they mean the same thing.

    What are these two kingdoms? Are they different? If so, is it really important to make a difference between them? Yes, it is important to understand the difference.

    The kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom, while the kingdom of heaven is a physical kingdom that will come in the future.

    • 14 min