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Child birth, labour pains, and a changing world!

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Does it seem that there are an increasing amount of disasters, crises and major issues in the world? Is it a case that the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the problems of everyday life and perhaps we only perceive more crises? Perhaps it is the increase in technology, need for global reporting and an increased access […]

“Jesus the Galilean”

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Galilee in the Bible Jesus was born in Bethlehem and spent part of his youngest years in Egypt, possibly Alexandria. But his step-father Joseph and likely his mother Mary were from Nazareth, in the region of Galilee. This put them several days’ journey north from Jerusalem, which was not only the location of the Temple […]

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 […]

Thanking God

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Being thankful is an action and an attitude and it pleases God. In the Bible, we read a great deal about “thanksgiving”, “being thankful”, and “giving thanks”. In the Old Testament, we learn that “thanksgiving” was a “sacrifice” that could be made, as it was part of the peace offering (Leviticus 7:11-18). We may not […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What does it mean that God is One?

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are known as the three great monotheistic religions. The central premise of monotheism is that there is only one God. But what is meant by “one God”? Does “one God” mean that this God is the only true God and all other gods are non-existent? Certainly, most Jews, Christians and Muslims […]

True religion is this…

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There are many religions in this world, most claiming to be “the True” religion. How can we determine what God’s true message is? The apostle James states: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans (or fatherless) and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from […]