Christianity: Two groups

While there have been many groups calling themselves Christians over the centuries, there essentially have been two groups. One group that held to the practices and doctrines of the apostles, with another group incorporating non-biblical traditions and practices. Early theological writers identified the two major groups in the second century.

How YOU Can Overcome Sin

Jesus died for our sins. Do you know what the Bible says sin is? Can you overcome sin? What if you have failed in the past? How should you handle various temptations? Does the Bible teach us how to overcome sin? Is there a weight-loss secret that can help? Are Christians supposed to overcome in this age? Can the Holy Days, like the Days of Unleavened Bread, assist us in learning how to overcome sin?

Cause and Effect: Two Trees, Two Ways

Is everything random? Or is there a cause for every effect? How does the Book of Genesis begin? There were two trees in the Garden of Eden that humanity was to chose between, and it chose the one the serpent promoted. Has that been the case with the bulk of humanity since? Are there only two ways? The way or GIVE and the way of GET? The way of truth and the way of lies? God's way or the way of the knowledge of good and evil?

Christians, Change, and the Days of Unleavened Bread

What are the Days of Unleavened Bread? Should Christians keep them? What does the Bible teach? What is leaven? What does leaven represent? What does unleavened bread represent? How do Christians keep the Days of Unleavened Bread? Does the New Testament teach anything about it? Why seven days? Should you be examining yourself then? Once we are converted and accept Jesus' sacrifice do we really need to change?

Egypt and the Plagues

Proposed Routes of the Exodus

Proposed Routes of the Exodus


The Bible reports about ten plagues that affected Egypt that ultimately led to the Exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt. Did these plagues have anything to do with the deities of Egypt? Is there any evidence outside of the Bible that any of them happened? Do they have any future ramifications?

This is the first part of a two-part sermon series.

A written article of related interest is titled "Reasons, Proofs, and Ramifications of the Ten Plagues of Exodus" URL:



Oldest Christian Sermon

Second Clement' has been called "the oldest complete Christian sermon that has survived." But Clement did not write it as even Roman Catholic scholars admit. Do you know what the oldest preserved sermon outside the New Testament teaches? Does it define a Christianity that is taught in the Church of God? Does it have any lessons that can assist in preparation for the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread? Does it frequently reference scripture?

Proverbs 20-21: Modern Christian Living

Can a book written around 3000 years ago help Christians live in the 21st century? Yes. This is the sixth part of a multi-part sermon series covering the entire Book of Proverbs. Dr. Thiel goes through each verse of chapters 20 and 21 of the Book of Proverbs and explains how many of them affect modern Christians, by also quoting various scriptures in the Old and New Testaments.

Does God exist to YOU?

Is it scientific to believe that the universe and/or physical matter always existed? Is it scientifically-possible for life to spring from inanimate matter and then evolve into complex organisms? what about DNA, laws of physics, and mathematical models? What did Charles Darwin actually write? What does the Bible teach?

Laying on of Hands and Succession

The laying on of hands is listed as an elementary principle and doctrine of the Christian church in Hebrews 6:1-2. What is the 'laying on of hands'? Was this practiced in the Old Testament? Did Jesus practice it? What types of reasons were the imposition of hands used for? Is there some special power in the hands of the ministry? Do all Christians need to have the laying on of hands? Can the casting out of demons and divine involve the laying on of hands? What kind of anointing oil is most commonly used?