Articles by a Believer

I’m Tim Hayes, a believer in Jesus Christ, Whom I know and love. I write to help myself and others in our journey after God.  As in all things, test what’s here by Scripture. I value all insights, encouragements and challenges.

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08/97 A Bloody Husband (Ex 4:25) Fiction: Moses’ life in exile (incomplete)

08/15 Access By Faith (Ro 5:2)  How to live the Christian life

04/15 Add Not unto His Words (Pr 30:6) Sola Scriptura: the sufficiency of God’s written Word

08/15 After Easter (Ac 12:4) Often cited by KJV critics as a clear example of mistranslation. Perhaps it’s not so clear.

07/13 All Thy Commandments (Ps 119:6) Keeping Torah in non-Torah observant culture

03/15 Babylon the Great (Re 17:5) Christ’s return: centuries away?

06/93 Be Afflicted (Ja 4:9) My encounter with a sin-hating God, Who became sin for me

07/14 Be in Subjection (1Pe 3:1) God’s command to wives; restoring His light to church and family

06/87 Be Sober, Be Vigilant (1Pe 5:8) Being alert and on guard

10/11 Brothers (Ac 9:30) God’s design for Church leadership

03/15 Buy the Truth (Pr 23:23) Identifying, pursuing and keeping truth

03/04 Call on the Father (1Pe 1:17)  Who we should pray to and why

11/14 Christ Is the End of the Law (Ro 10:4) Christ being our righteousness is the goal of Torah

11/23 Cosmological Topics Hawking vs The Cosmological Argument

03/14 Dead to the Law (Ga 2:19) Dead from the Law’s perspective

08/15 Delivered from the Law (Ro 7:6) I’ve been delivered from condemnation and I’m now being delivered from my sinful nature.

03/16 Disannulling the Command (He 7:18) Torah’s not eternal, but it’s still God’s righteous standard.

03/16 Do I Seek to Please Men? (Ga 1:10) Being a servant of Jesus Christ

♦ 03/99 Do You Believe? (Jn 9:35) What it takes to get to heaven.

05/87 Do You Well to Be Angry? (Jon 4:4) The danger and sin common in our anger

♦ 05/87 Draw Nigh to God (Ja 4:8) God’s perspective on dry times

12/91 Elect unto Obedience (1Pe 1:2) God moves His chosen to obey Him

02/01 Equal in Spirit (1Co 11:3) Answering gender role confusion

09/15 Established with Grace (He 13:9) Stabilizing our hearts in the sufficiency of God

06/15 Every Creature of God Is Good (1Ti 4:4) Mosaic dietary laws are awesome

05/15 Every Perfect Gift (Ja 1:17) How we should be living “in the moment” with God.

10/88 Fear of the Lord (Ps 34:11) Identifying and cultivating the fear of God

01/09 Fellowship with God (1Jn 1:3) How and why to walk with God

10/11 For the Lukewarm Heart (Ps 5:5) Curing lukewarmness in the hatred of God

08/06 Forgive (Mk 11:25) Understanding forgiveness: what to do, and what not to do, when someone hurts you

12/14 Free Will (Php 2:13) How Sovereignty and Free Will work, how God chooses who to save while offering all salvation

01/98 Given by Inspiration (2Ti 3:16-17) The implications of inspiration lead us to trust the KJV as the Word of God

03/99 Giving Thanks (He 13:15) Instruction and encouragement in the discipline of thanksgiving

03/10 God Gave Them Up [simple_tooltip content=’For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.’](Ro 1:26)[/simple_tooltip] God’s restraining grace: its proof and purpose

12/15 God Is Good (Ps 34:8) The fact of God’s goodness helps us in suffering more than answering “Why?”

08/15 Grace Reigns (Ro 5:21) A promise of divine power in a broken world

03/07 His Smile (He 12:6) An analogy of Resurrection Life

09/02 His Virgin (1Co 7:36) Incriminating error in modern English Bibles

02/11 How Long Shall I Suffer? (Mt 17:17) A glorious, God-exalting perspective of Hell

12/18 Humility (Pr 22:4) A shoe-leather definition

08/14 I Wondered (Is 63:5) When even Omniscience seems curious in observing the insanity of sin

03/01 In My Name (Col 3:17) What it means to pray … and live … in Jesus’ name

02/15 In Your Heart (De 6:6) God’s command to memorize and meditate on His written Word

08/14 Infallible Proof (Ac 1:3) Compelling evidence that God is as the Bible reveals Him

09/99 Instruction of a Father (Pr 4:1) Proverbs to pass on

03/00 Is It Lawful? (Mt 19:3) When a wife may rightly divorce her husband.

06/10 Joy Unspeakable (1Pe 1:8) How to get and keep our joy

07/18 Judge Not (Mt_7:1) A practical treatise on humility.

06/13 Keep My Commandments (Mt 5:17) Christ’s command to believe the Mosaic Law is applicable for today and to be careful to obey it

08/94 Lazarus Is Dead and I Am Glad (Jn 11:14-15) The resurrection of Lazarus and events following from Mary’s perspective; a study in brokenness

03/14 Let No Man Judge You (Col 2:16-17) Obeying Torah free from Jewish tradition

08/02 Limited Atonement for All (1Jn 2:2) How Christ’s death fully justifies His elect while providing for a universal offer of the Gospel

12/15 Make Your Election Sure (2Pe 1:10-11) How to ensure personal eternal safety, dealing with doubt biblically

05/98 Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Ro 7:2-3) A study of marriage, divorce, and remarriage,  harmonizing all relevant biblical texts

07/01 Marriage and Family (Col 3:18-21) Roles and responsibilities in the home

02/86 My Servant Job (Job 1:8) Holiness in the life of Job

03/12 No Greater Burden (Ac 15:28) The Jerusalem Council: Gentiles and Torah

01/19 Not My Will (Lk 22:42) How Christ’s will has always been perfectly aligned with His Father’s

08/11 Not Under Law (Ro 6:14) A most misunderstood, yet glorious truth

06/15 Nothing Unclean of Itself (Ro 14:14) Walking with weaker brothers, and thinking The Twelve are so

10/01 Of Power and of Love (2Ti 1:7) How a husband is to love his wife

07/17 One Law (Nu 15:15-16) Torah is for everyone

02/14 One New Man (Ep 2:15) The laws Christ abolished and why He did

02/15 Poor in Spirit (Mt 5:3) Christ describes His own

08/93 Proud in Heart (Pr 16:5) Our greatest enemy

06/15 Purging All Meats (Mk 7:19) Critical Text vs Dietary Law

03/96 Remember Lot’s wife (Lk 17:32) Fiction: a mosaic of rebellion

04/04 Sacred Geometry (1Th 5:21) Debunking a strain of higher criticism

07/05 Salvation Made Simple (Ro 10:6-9) A down-to-earth gospel tract

08/95 Seek the Lord (Is 55:6) My story. Back to basics: salvation by faith.

11/88 Sing Psalms (Ja 5:13) What we should be singing about, and why

09/90 So Is the Tongue (Ja 3:6) A down-to-earth look at an unearthly portal

07/07 Spiritual Warfare (1Ti 1:18) Spiritual warfare and freedom (audio)

11/15 That Which Is Done Away (2Co 3:11) Torah still valid, but not eternal. 

11/11 That You May Know (1Jn 5:13) Eternal Security: Once Saved Always Saved

08/16 The Circle of the Earth (Is 40:22) Proof of a spherical earth

05/14 The Covenants of Promise (Ep 2:12) God’s contracts with us

07/15 The End of the Commandment (1Ti 1:5) God’s purpose in giving us Torah

12/13 The Feasts of the Lord (Le 23:2) God’s feasts: timing, relevance, significance

07/15 The Greater Sin (Jn 19:11) Degrees of sin are important

04/18 The House of God (Ge 28:17) Keeping God at a safe distance

08/97 The Lamb’s Wife (Re 21:9) The nature, form, and practice of the Church

08/15 The Law of the Spirit (Ro 8:2 ) God gives His children power for living the spiritual life

08/16 The Law Was Our Schoolmaster (Gal 3:24) Torah guides us both to Christ and in Christ

03/11 The Lord’s Supper (1Co 11:2) God’s holy meal

05/16 The New Month (Nu 10:10) God’s monthly rhythm

04/00 The Sanctity of Marriage (Ro 7:3) When “marriage” should be broken

10/83 The Second Death (Re 20:14) Hell, close up and personal

03/89 The Substance (He 11:1) The basics of Faith

06/12 The Syrian Recension (2Co 2:17) What we call “best and most reliable” manuscripts, and the implied absurdity

07/11 The Voice of God (Ps 29:4) Avoiding Satanic deception

12/93 Theomatics (1Th 5:21) Debunking claims of miraculous gemmatria design in Scripture

08/14 “There Is No God” (Ps 53:1) Atheism’s irrationality; God’s existence

06/90 Things That Accompany (Heb 6:9) Qualities found in all God’s children

10/96 This Cup (Mk 14:36) Christ’s prayer in Gethsemane: divinity on display

01/99 Thou Art Worthy (Re 5:9) The climax of history

04/15 Till the Seed Should Come (Ga 3:19) Torah’s life-span

05/15 Tongues Are for a Sign (1Co 14:22) How Satan abuses God’s gift to steal, kill and destroy

02/15 Too Painful for Me (Ps 73:16) The anatomy of a troubled heart

04/15 Turn the Other Cheek (Mt 5:39) On bearing injustice: it’s not what we’ve been taught

03/12 Use It Lawfully (1Ti 1:8) Difficult Torah texts

09/12 Wait on the Lord (Ps 27:14) What it means and why we should

03/14 War with the Saints (Re 13:7) Spiritual warfare made simple … not easy

08/11 What God Hath Cleansed (Ac 10:15) Peter’s vision doesn’t obsolete dietary law

01/14 What Is Truth? (Jn 18:38) An answer to Post-Modernism, Tolerance, and Atheism

09/15 When Your Fear Comes (Pr 1:26-7) Wisdom’s challenge to tepid souls

01/92 Why Art Thou Disquieted? (Ps 42:11) For the offended, angry, discontent, and hurt

Statement of Faith

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