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Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. Psalm 50:15 (NLT)…
Problems Force Us to Depend on God
I'm a mess. I'm nothing and have nothing: make something of me! You can do it; you've got what it takes God. Psalm 40:17 (Msg)…
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Here is a word for you from the Word
That’s a blessedness that’s available to every one…
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Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws?
Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws which govern your relationship with God.
GOD LOVES YOU, AND OFFERS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
“For God so loved the world,…Continue
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Jesus Will Be With You Day After Day After Day
The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you're looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is…
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Jesus Sets You Free Forever
You’ve no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. It’s the last one I’ll eat until…
Added by Joe Bose on April 23, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments
What about those who have never Heard?
No matter where we go or what subject we are speaking on, this question always seems to come up. Many times it is asked to relieve the individual of any personal responsibility to God.
It must be kept in mind, however, that the answer to this question does not determine whether Christianity is true or not. That matter has already been solved in Jesus Christ by His resurrection from the dead. The matter of…Continue
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What makes Christian conversion valid? Can it be explained psychologically?
Whenever a believer gives his or her testimony, there always seems to be someone who objects to this being used as evidence for the Christian truth-claim. They contend that it seems like everybody has some sort of conversion experience or religious testimony.
The Mormons talk about the burning in their heart; those in Eastern religions will talk about the peace and…Continue
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Is it sensible to believe in Christianity or is it just a matter of wishful thinking?
James Harvey Johnson of the Thinkers Club put it this way:
“Religious beliefs are against common sense. There are no angels, devils, heavens, hells, ghosts, witches, nor miracles. These superstitious beliefs are promoted for the purpose of making the gullible believe that by paying money to the priest class they will be favored by one of the gods. There is…Continue
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Did Jesus claim to be God? Even if He did make the claim, why should I believe it?
Among the religious leaders who have attained a large following throughout history, Jesus Christ is unique in the fact that He alone claimed to be God in human flesh. A common misconception is that some or many of the leaders of the world’s religions made similar claims, but this is simply not the case.
Buddha did not claim to be God; Moses never said that he was…Continue
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What Hope does Christianity offer the World
We are living in a day in which people are pessimistic about the future. There have always been pessimists, but now there is a general feeling of hopelessness regarding the future. With the advent of tactical nuclear weapons, fear has engulfed our planet.
Examples of this attitude can be seen in the following statements:
"It is becoming more and more obvious that it is not starvation, not…Continue
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I’ve heard each of you say that the existence of the Jewish people today is objective evidence that the Bible is true. Why?
If anyone wishes to know whether or not the God of the Bible exists, one of the strongest reasons he can examine is the Jewish people. An honest inquiry into this question will provide more than an adequate answer to the truthfulness of the Christian faith.
About 4,000 years ago, God called a man named Abram out of the…Continue
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Are Christians guilty of circular reasoning?
A charge that is frequently leveled against the Bible is that Christians argue in circles. The charge goes that Christians claim the Bible is the inspired Word of God and, as a proof of this contention, they quote a passage from the Bible that says so.
This type of argumentation is known as begging the question, or circular reasoning. Nothing is proved in this type of argumentation. It is based on…Continue
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How do you explain the contradictions in the resurrection story?
The New Testament makes the assertion that the truth of Christianity stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus.
The apostle Paul stated, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ.… And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are…Continue
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How do we know that Jesus rose from the dead?
Did Jesus actually rise from the dead? Does it really matter whether He did or didn’t?
Ronald Gregor Smith gives a typical reply, “So far as historicity is concerned… it is necessary to explain: We may freely say that the bones of Jesus lie somewhere in Palestine. Christian faith is not destroyed by this admission.
“On the contrary, only now, when this has been said, are we in a position to…Continue
Jesus’ resurrection demonstrated His deity (John 1; Romans 1:4).
The Gospel of John begins with a strong possible affirmation of the deity of Jesus Christ. John writes,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. … And the Word became…Continue
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The New Covenant. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah promised that one day God would replace the “old” covenant He had made with Israel with a better covenant. The old covenant that God promised to replace was the Mosaic, or Law Covenant.
When Jeremiah compared the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, it was clear why replacement was in God’s plan. The Old Covenant showed people what they ought to do, but it did not change their hearts so that they would want to live God’s…Continue
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THE NEW COVENANT AS AN EXPERIENTIAL COVENANT
In the chapter on the Mosaic Covenant, we saw that the Law functioned as a doorkeeper. Any generation which obeyed the Law was given access to many of the blessings guaranteed to Abraham’s descendants at history’s end. There we used the analogy of a person for whom $100 million was placed in trust, to be given to her at age 50. Though promised wealth in 25 years, such a person might live…Continue
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RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST—a central doctrine of biblical faith which affirms that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day. Without the Resurrection, the apostle Paul declared Christian preaching and belief are meaningless (1 Cor. 15:14). The Resurrection is the point at which God’s intention for Jesus becomes clear (Rom. 1:4) and believers are assured that Jesus is the Christ and our sins are forgiven (1 Cor. 15:17).
The appearances. The post-Resurrection…Continue
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ASCENSION OF CHRIST—the dramatic departure of the risen Christ from His earthly, bodily ministry among His followers. Since His birth in Bethlehem by the miracle of the *Incarnation, Jesus had lived physically on earth. But forty days after the Resurrection, His earthly ministry ceased with His ascension into heaven (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9-11). To a large extent the Ascension was for the benefit of Jesus’ followers. They could no longer expect His physical presence. They…Continue
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