Posts tagged with ‘faith’

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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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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, […]

Storm on the Sea of Galilee

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Once more Jesus is by the Sea of Galilee and “when he saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.” “And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.” How Jesus must have longed for rest from the teeming multitudes who always gathered to hear him! […]

Is there evidence for God?

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I am not a scientist. As is probably true with most people, I can read or hear about the latest discoveries in science, but I often don’t fully understand them. It would be ridiculous for me, with a limited knowledge of science, to deny these discoveries, but it does not necessarily follow that one must […]

Your Sins are Forgiven

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And now we come to another scene. Jesus is still in Capernaum, and the multitude is there, as ever. On this occasion it fills the room where Jesus is; it overflows into the street or courtyard. The crowd is more mixed than usual, for there are strangers among them. There are solemn Rabbis, in long […]

What is a heavenly country?

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October Blog Series

When men call themselves “strangers and pilgrims”, they plainly indicate that they are seeking a country where they will be at home. This was the position of the forefathers of the Israelites, as shown by (Hebrews 11:13-16). What were they looking for? Was it the country by the Euphrates from which Abraham came? In that […]

What is your hope?

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October Blog Series

Perhaps you would have difficulty in expressing clearly any hope you may have concerning the future. You do not often think about it or talk about it to your friends. Yet definite information concerning the future can be obtained in the pages of the Bible. You may think that it does not matter whether you […]