Consider a woman who was raised by a demanding father who was impossible to please. No matter how hard she tried, she was always faced with his disapproving stare and disappointed countenance. When confronted with Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God…will take great delight in you…He will rejoice over you with singing,” this woman has …

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Many Christians have a negative reaction to the concept of meditation.  Because eastern religions and the New Age movement have embraced meditation, many believers assume that all meditation is ungodly, evil, and dangerous.  Is such a belief consistent with what the Bible teaches, or is this a case of throwing out the baby with the …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 2

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In the previous blog in this series, we looked at Jesus’ own claims to be God.  In this installment, we will look at those in the New Testament who proclaim Jesus to be God. After the Crucifixion, Thomas, upon seeing the resurrected Jesus, calls Him God: Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 1

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While most Christians would heartily admit that Jesus is God, many have never taken the time to study out this idea in the Word of God.  This lack of biblical knowledge on the subject can present a real challenge when such a believer is then faced with someone proclaiming that Jesus is not God.  If …

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Is Faith Enough?

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Living in America, practically everyone you meet will likely tell you that they are Christian.  If pressed for what this means, many will tell you that they believe in God, maybe even that they believe in Jesus.  Does such an assertion mean that they really are Christians as defined by the Word of God?  After …

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“Behold, God is great and we do not know Him.” These words, spoken by Elihu in Job 36:26, identify the greatest problem of mankind:  we don’t know God.  A.W. Tozer says it this way, “All the problems of heaven and earth, though they were to confront us together and at once, would be nothing compared …

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Ephesians 2:8 tells us that we are saved by grace through faith.  Though pretty much everyone who claims to be a Christian would agree that we are saved by grace, many hold to an understanding of what that means that is not in keeping with what Scripture teaches.  Here are five points that are imperative …

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When was the last time you were sitting in church listening to your pastor preach and he began to call down a curse from God on someone?  It probably doesn’t happen often, and I am not recommending it, but, believe it or not, Paul does that very thing.  Twice! Gal 1:8-9  But even if we …

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