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From OT Baptisms to the Cross: Behold Your Escalating Bible – Christian Article

Jesus is the goal of redemptive history. In Ephesians 1:10, Paul observes that God has “[made] known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him.” In Galatians 4:4, the apostle has the same view in mind: “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son.” Hebrews 1:1 also highlights the climactic arrival of the Son of God: “In these last days he…

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Rahab: Desperate Enough to Change – Christian Article

by Kasey Van Norman When we first meet Rahab in the book of Joshua, she has no idea that she is about to go down in history as one of the most faithful women in the entire biblical narrative. She knows only two things—she is desperate and she is greatly in need of deliverance. Rahab’s life can no longer stay the way it’s always been. Very literally, the walls of everything she’s known would soon crash in around her. Here…

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What does ‘Covet’ Mean? – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The Ten Commandments are ten principles given by God to Moses on Mt. Sinai after the enslaved Israelites were delivered out of Egypt. These ten major rules were written upon two tablets of stone and called the Decalogue,1 but best known as the Ten Commandments. These commandments are listed in the Bible in two forms, which exhibit some variations. They can be found at Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–18.2 Although some people believe that…

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What We Learn About God from An Old Testament Prayer – Christian Article

Do you treasure books of the Bible like 1 Chronicles? If you follow a Bible reading plan you’ll read through the Old Testament. But there’s a difference between having to read something and feeling like you get to read something. And for many, certain Old Testament books feel obligatory rather than delightful to read. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is so much gold here, something I recently learned while reading through one of King David’s prayers.…

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What They Forbid and Promote – Christian Article

You might be able to list the ten commandments in order, but do you know what they forbid and promote? I used to think I knew the ten commandments pretty well. “Thou shall not steal.” Got it. Won’t steal anyone’s stuff. As long as I do that I’m good, right? Not necessarily. There’s more to the ten commandments than what first meets the eye, and below you can find what they both encourage and discourage. 1 The Ten Commandments: What…

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The Gospel in Zechariah | Crossway Articles – Christian Article

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series. The Coming Branch Zechariah’s prophecy begins with a cycle of vivid and complex visions, and it would be easy to get lost trying to explain all of the intricate details. Yet we are not left alone to try to understand these visions: the Lord sent an interpreting angel to Zechariah (and to us), and we can find the meaning of the visions explained in the angel’s comments. He…

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The Gospel in Haggai | Crossway Articles – Christian Article

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series. God Dwelling with Man With its focus on rebuilding the house of the Lord, the book of Haggai would be easy to apply moralistically, especially in the midst of a church-building program. The key to applying the book in a gospel-centered way is to see that the temple, like the tabernacle before it, was the visible symbol of God dwelling in the midst of his people, and therefore…

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Every Faithlife Sale Happening Now, in One Post – Christian Article

From free books to discounts on Logos 8, here’s everything that’s free and on sale this month on Logos.com, Faithlife Connect, and Faithlife Ebooks. Free books At the links above you’ll also find books for $2–$4, including two popular Old and New Testament exegesis books. 4 free Bible study bundles To celebrate the new year and all the new opportunities to dig into God’s Word, we’ve put together four free bundles. One is for anyone who doesn’t own a Logos…

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Every Logos Sale Happening Now, in One Post – Christian Article

From free books to discounts on Logos 8, here’s everything that’s free and on sale this month on Logos.com, Faithlife Connect, and Faithlife Ebooks. Free books At the links above you’ll also find books for $2–$4, including two popular Old and New Testament exegesis books. 4 free Bible study bundles To celebrate the new year and all the new opportunities to dig into God’s Word, we’ve put together four free bundles. One is for anyone who doesn’t own a Logos…

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What is God’s View on Ghosts, Channeling, and Spiritism? – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Do you believe in ghosts? According to the Huffington Post, nearly half of Americans do. A HuffPost poll “shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations.”1 In the U.K., 52 percent of respondents indicated that they believed in ghosts, and that belief is even more widespread in much of Asia.2 Even among Christians in the United States, the…

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“Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness?” – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

This article is short, but truly a study on the fringe of Christianity, something I am known to present. But it is just a study and examination of what a few others suppose. It is not suggested as doctrine or dogma — it is just something to make you think “outside of the box” and presented to stimulate your brain. Whether you believe any of it or not has little bearing upon your relationship with our Creator, but it will…

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Actor Chris Pratt to Follow Bible-Based 21-Day Diet of Prayer and Fasting

Content manager for Bible Gateway “Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.” That’s what Old Testament prophet Daniel said to his Babylonian prison guard in the 7th century BC and now American actor Chris Pratt is modeling that diet thousands of years later. In his recent Instagram story, the Jurassic World star, who is vocal about his Christian faith, said, “Hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out. It’s 21 days…

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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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How Esther Shows God Has a Purpose for Your Life: An Interview with Dr. Tony Evans

Do you believe God has a purpose for your life, and every action or event that occurs within it has been used to make that purpose a reality? Do you read the story of Esther as a series of coincidences strung together to deliver the Jews from certain death? Or as God having a particular purpose at a particular time? In this Bible Gateway Q&A, Dr. Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) talks about his book, Pathways: From Providence to Purpose (B&H Books,…

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3 Westminster John Knox Bundles 30% Off – Christian Article

With a publishing history dating back to 1838, Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) and its predecessors have faithfully served scholars, students, clergy, and general readers for almost two centuries. This month we’re putting several WJK resources on sale. Browse the highlights below to see if any would be a good addition to your library, or browse all the WJK resources on sale. The Old and New Testament Library Series (63 vols.) – 30% OffThis series offers authoritative commentary on many…

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