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VIDEO: Bonus – How Can I Get to Know the Bible Better?

The conversation continues from our weekly podcasts to specfically address listener questions. Listen in as Rick and CQ Contributor, Julie, discuss three questions on how Christians at different periods in their walk can approach Bible study to make it even more impactful. If you would like a free booklet, "How to Study the Bible and Have it Make Sense," email us at: inspiration@christianquestions.com and let us know if you'd like a hard copy copy or a pdf for more tips on how to study the Bible!

Did Jesus and the Thief Go from the Cross to Paradise?

In the immensity and complexity of the book we call the Bible, there are some verses that have become somewhat famous…like the Christmas text “Good tidings of great joy…” The football stadium text “For God so loved the world… the character of God text “God is love…”. Another text that is well known and deeply meaningful is spoken by Jesus to one of the thieves dying on the cross next to him, Jesus said “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise…” This text shows us the power of God’s love as expressed through the compassion of Jesus and his sacrifice and it is truly inspirational in the hope that it portrays. Now, here is a simple and very legitimate question - what was Jesus saying to this thief? What was he promising and why was he promising it? As we find out by examining so many verses of Scripture, what seems to be said is not always what is really meant. So, did Jesus really say what most th