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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 […]

Eternal Life and a Transformed World

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A Glimpse of Eternity: A Transformed World

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Jesus, in speaking to one of the Jewish Religious leaders, tells him that God promises unending life to those who believe. Just before Jesus said this, he told the […]

God’s Object in Subjecting us to Vanity

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There are some things that we have to remember that we would rather forget. The remembrance of them brings no pleasure. There are some such things in the symbols of bread and wine, though the outcome is good. We have death, and we see sin. Neither of these things by themselves are pleasant. But they […]

God’s Plans for the World

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He will fill the earth with His glory. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) He will bring peace to the earth. “He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They […]