Bible

The Trinity in the Bible – Curious Christian – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Although the doctrine of the Trinity is not taught explicitly in scripture, it is the many verses which illustrate the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, acting as one, which bring Christians back, time and time again, to the question. Consider, for instance, this introduction to the first letter to the Thessalonians; the intertwining of references to God the Father, to the Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Holy Spirit, for a people who daily…

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Rebeccah Worship🎶: 3 PEOPLE GREATLY IMPACTED ME: #3 Mrs. Grace Monyei – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); One of the reasons I absolutely love to worship God is because He has truly kept his Word in my life! Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) says, “you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. The more I dig into the “Word of God”, the more I see the nature and likeness of God. Most importantly, my cleaver understanding of the Word did not come without the help of…

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What Is The Mercy Seat? – Christian Article

Tweet The Ark of the Covenant was covered by the Mercy Seat, so what was the Mercy Seat? Mercy I have heard grace described as something we receive that we do not deserve and certainly didn’t earn (Eph 2:8-9), but mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve, and that’s His wrath. I think that’s fair. I also see that mercy is a spiritual gift. At least that’s Romans 12:8…

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Designer & Disciple – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I have many entrepreneurs in my family, including my mom and dad, so I am always interested when I meet others who have ventured out on their own also. I met this “Mompreneur” through Instagram! Lauren Grier is a branding and web designer, and throughout our discussion shared with me her vision for the future of her business and personal life. What’s involved with branding and web design, anyway? I really didn’t know much about the…

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How Often Should Communion Or The Lord’s Supper Be Taken? – Christian Article

Tweet Some churches offer Communion every Sunday while others do it monthly or quarterly, so which is right? The New Covenant While Jesus and the disciples were having the Passover meal, “Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body” (Matt 26:26), then “he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them,…

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Shut Your Mouth and Listen! – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.”-Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬ This is probably one of the funniest verses to read in the Bible. Yet it holds a valuable truth. I know it works for me. I’ve been in conversations with people who are just going on and on about something I vaguely know anything about. But if I give an occasional nod and “um hum” every…

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Stop Distorting the Gospel: What I Noticed When I Read Galatians – Christian Article

The book of Galatians might be the earliest of Paul’s epistles and it is definitely the harshest. When this letter was written to the churches in Galatia, Paul was steaming mad with righteous anger because false teachers were corrupting the churches he planted on his first missionary journey. Here are a few things I noticed in Galatians about the gospel, the promises of God, the Law of Moses, and the Spirit. Distorting the Gospel Paul dealt with a particular problem…

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Revealing the Mystery of the Gospel – What I Noticed When I Read Ephesians – Christian Article

In the book of Ephesians, Paul emphasized (as he always seemed to do) that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not a new idea. Everything Jesus accomplished was part of God’s plan since “before the foundation of the world.” But there was one thing that was surprising about the Gospel, one thing that had been a secret or a “mystery” before, but now was revealed by the Gospel. What was that “mystery”? What had God’s people not expected the Messiah…

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The Bible Verse of the Year for 2018

Clarke Dixon is a Canadian pastor, friend, and — compared with everyone else I interact with online — we’re practically next door neighbors. His writings appear every Thursday at our sister blog, Christianity 201, but this seemed like a great choice to start the new year. I figured he gave us permission for one part of our blogging network, so that included Thinking Out Loud as well, right? His writing appears at clarkedixon.wordpress.com or if you prefer, you can read…

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Torn Away: What I Noticed When I Read First and Second Thessalonians – Christian Article

Before I share my thoughts on First and Second Thessalonians, I want to apologize for the extended break I took writing posts over the holidays. Now that we are going again, I’m excited to wrap up my summaries of the books of the Bible over the next few months. Here are some of my thoughts on Paul’s two letters to the church in Thessalonica. Based on what Luke recorded about Thessalonica (see Acts 17), we know there were very few…

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How to Live the Bible — Growing in the Word

This is the forty-sixth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Life and Light Books (Now that our Christmas series is done, we come back to weekly lessons on “How to Live the Bible.” Today we review some of the main…

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Is God Different In The Old Testament Than In The New? – Christian Article

Tweet Did God change from the Old Testament to the New? Was God more violent and harsh in the Old Testament than in the New? Old Testament Sometimes, people have difficulty reading the Old Testament because there is so much violence. They might read how God commanded Israel to completely annihilate the pagan nations that were living in the Promised Land which was given to Israel. For example, 1 Samuel 15:3 says,…

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Do Ancient Biblical Manuscripts Prove That The Bible Is True? – Christian Article

Tweet Wow can we be sure the ancient biblical manuscripts are from the originals and that these manuscripts are what the current Bible is based up? Mountains of Manuscripts If we say that there is a “mountain of evidence” in biblical manuscripts, we would not be exaggerating. The enormous amounts of ancient biblical manuscripts and copies of manuscripts make the Bible the most authenticated book in human history. To begin with, in…

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Find Your Birth Year using the Number of Book of the Bible

Find Your Birth Year using the Number of Book in the Bible – A graphic I saw on Facebook and it worked for me, does it work for you? First of all you must know the total number books of the Bible. If you do not know the answer to that, then the answer is 66. Take the number of the books of Bible. Subtract your age (the age that you will be in 2017 – Or in the the…

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Why Did God Require Animal Sacrifices?

Tweet Why would God require innocent animals, to be sacrificed for something they never did? Covering Sins Many skeptics of the Bible question the practice of sacrificing animals, so why would God require innocent animals to be sacrificed for something they never did? Since it was humans who were responsible, why should they die for sinful creatures? Maybe that’s the point. Jesus died for us while we were still sinners (Rom 5:8).…

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How Long Does It Really Take to Read the Bible?

by Chance Faulkner If you’re like me, you may often make excuses for not reading Scripture, the most common of which is “there’s not enough time!” But the reality is that there is enough time. We fill our schedules with other priorities while we neglect God’s Word. [Select a Bible Gateway Bible reading plan that’s right for you] It can be helpful for us to realize just how much time reading the Bible actually takes. I’ve compiled a list of…

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