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Faith and the Purpose of God

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What does faith mean to you? Maybe it means having a complete trust or confidence in someone or something? Me too. In the case of the Bible it means have a strong belief in God using the Bible as evidence for what I believe. How about you? Where do we learn about the character of […]

Prayer

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The Almighty God of heaven and earth speaks to us through the Bible and prayer is the way in which we can speak to Him. It is an important part of a believer’s personal relationship with Him. To be able to pray to God in heaven is a great privilege that He has given to […]

How is the Bible inspired?

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Inspiration means different things to different people. I may for example feel that it’s a process of being stimulated to do something or feel something and would say “I was inspired by … to create …” something in daily life. This week we are going to look at inspiration from a biblical point of view […]

Does the Bible itself provide evidence for God?

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Most people would agree that the existence of God and His revelation in the Bible is a matter of faith. But how compelling is this faith? Can something that cannot be seen or touched, cannot be proven by experiment, can only be inferred from evidence, be real? One of the most powerful statements about faith […]

Is the New Testament telling the truth? Did Jesus rise from the dead?

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation stone of Christianity. If Jesus rose from the dead, then he was clearly the Son of God. If he did not rise from the dead, then his claims to be the saviour of men were false. Paul states this in his letter to the Corinthians: Now if […]

How is prophecy evidence for the reliability of the Bible?

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What is prophecy? It is common in the twenty-first century for people to associate prophecy with predictions about the future. In the Bible prophecy frequently has this element. But in the Bible prophecy often has two elements: prediction but also direction. Prophecy, therefore, can involve words of prediction that warn God’s people about what is […]

Evidence at Jericho Supports Biblical Testimony

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One excellent example of archaeology supporting the truth of the Bible made headlines in the press a few years ago. For several decades the prevailing archaeological opinion about the ancient city of Jericho was that it had been destroyed about 1550 BC and that there was no fortified city in existence in the time of […]

Making use of Bible Commentaries

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A Bible commentary is a written systematic series of explanations and interpretations of Scripture. They are written by some of the most knowledgeable theologians and other experts. A Bible commentary follows the Bible verse order exactly and adds comments on the interpretation of the text and historical details, etc. as it proceeds. Commentaries are very […]

Finding things and understanding words in the Bible: Concordances and Lexicons

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Concordances A concordance is simply an alphabetic list of all the different words that occur in a book and where they are found. For many years, Bible students have used Bible concordances. These large books are invaluable for serious study. With an exhaustive concordance to the Bible version you read, it is possible to locate […]

Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases

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Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Bible dictionaries are very practical and useful reference tools that give information about a wide range of Bible subjects arranged alphabetically. They generally provide definitions and proper names. This reference tool can greatly aid your understanding and add to your Bible study. Suppose you just read about King Darius in the […]