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Are you afraid?

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What are you afraid of? A survey completed in 2018 found that at least in the United States, fear is on the rise. The top fear was of corrupt government officials, and other fears were the environment, not having enough money in the future, and those we love becoming ill or dying. It is understandable […]

Keeping the Sabbath Today

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The Sabbath in the Life of the Lord Jesus Christ Strange things about this day begin to emerge in the Gospels. Jesus taught in the synagogues on the sabbath, of course (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:16,31), as did the apostles later (Acts 13:14,42,44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4), but this proves nothing in the case, save that the […]

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

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And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:17-18 ESV) When Simon and Andrew heard those words “Follow me” and immediately left their nets, do you think they knew what it would mean to follow the Christ? […]

Understanding the Book of Revelation: Memorization and Application

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The book of Revelation is a difficult book. It is also the last book of the entire Word of God and completes the message of God, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. As I mentioned in an earlier post, many of the symbols and imagery used in Revelation have their foundation in earlier books […]

Understanding the Book of Revelation: Interpretation

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In this post I will consider the “big” question about interpreting the book of Revelation. To do this, I will use a number of examples from Revelation chapter 1. There are some guiding principles to interpretation when it comes to the Bible. The apostle Peter tells us that the Word of God is not to […]

Understanding Revelation: Observation

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In the first post about “Understanding the Book of Revelation”, we considered the context of this last book of the Bible and asked some questions to aid our understanding. We determined that John, the writer of the Gospel of John and the beloved disciple of Jesus, wrote Revelation about A.D. 95-96. It was a time […]

Understanding the Book of Revelation: Context and Questions

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The book of Revelation is often viewed as the most difficult book of the Bible to understand. It is a challenging book, but a very important book as it was written to provide insight to believers about the things that would come to pass from the end of the first century A.D. up to and […]

Bible Echoes

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Although the Bible was written by such a variety of people over a long period of time, similar themes keep reappearing. Each time they occur, we learn a little more of the Bible message. Some people call these recurring themes “Bible echoes” In the last of the series for this month we are going to […]

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 […]