The Bible is the Word of God

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The Bible is God’s inspired Word given by the power of His Holy Spirit as we read in the 2 Peter 1:19-21 – We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day […]

8 Ways to find happiness

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Jesus told his followers how to find happiness. It was not through having every wish, every need and want fulfilled. It was instead a state of mind brought about by experience and wisdom. Become Poor in Spirit! Those who are poor in spirit are happy. This is not a weak, unattractive, poorness of character. It […]

Does water save? Why Baptism is essential

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Baptism is a physical happening with symbolic meaning. Perhaps the clearest place in which Scripture explains this is Romans 6. Here we find – “All of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death. We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was […]

What is the gospel?

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The English word “gospel” comes from two words in Old English: “good” and “spel” (which means story or message), hence “good story”. The Greek word it is translated from in the New Testament is euangelion, which means good tidings. In the New Testament (Luke 4:18) it is used in a quotation from the Old Testament, […]

I believe in angels

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Firstly, what does the Bible say about the word ‘angel’ and their purpose? The Bible word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger’. The angels are God’s messengers. They were present at creation and are at work for God in the world. They are immortal beings and cannot sin. We are not told how many angels there are, but […]

I believe Jesus will return

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There are many reasons I believe that Jesus will be on earth again. He will come in the future to the earth, and reign over the whole world as king. It is my personal faith that this will occur sooner rather than later. Jesus himself said – Revelation 22:12 – “Behold, I am coming soon! […]

The Lord’s Prayer and the Spiritual Mind

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Our heavenly Father wants us to develop a spiritual mind to replace our “fleshly-thinking” mind (Romans 8:5-8). This is doable through dedication to reading God’s Word, thinking about it regularly and acting upon it (Psalms 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:14-17). Jesus knew the Old Testament Scriptures extremely well. In fact, the contents of prayer he taught […]

Slow to Anger

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“Respond in haste, regret at leisure.” So goes an old adage. There have been many more of these wise sayings recorded, down through human history with a similar message. A quick temper is not generally considered to be one of them ore desirable traits of the human character. It has also been said that when […]

Build on the rock

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“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But […]

Jesus: Mediator between God and Humanity

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A mediator is a person who is a “go between” or intercedes between two parties. In the Old Testament, this role is well documented and held by a host of individuals at various times. Perhaps the best-known individual in the Old Testament to mediate between God and the people was Moses, the deliverer, leader and […]