The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

A True Believer

A good portion of John’s ministry was helping Christians to determine who were and weren’t true believers.  This was (and is) probably very helpful considering that Jesus warned the people … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Truth and Love

2 John is one of those short books of the Bible that is easy to gloss over if you aren’t paying attention.  Therefore, let’s pay attention and go through it … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Going Above and Beyond

In the finale to his letter to Philemon, Paul wrote, Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.      And … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Father and Son

According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Human Relations

Today as we look deeply at the book of Philemon, we come to the “meat” of the letter: Paul’s plea for Onesimus.  We read, Formerly he was useless to you, … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Life of Christians

As followers of Christ, we represent the Lord on earth.  Before getting to the meat of his letter to Philemon (Onesimus’ fate), Paul wanted to remind big P and his … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thomas, Why Are You Here?

When Christians talk about Thomas, it’s usually in reference to his inability to believe that Jesus was resurrected.  The Gospel records, Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment