What Does ‘Gospel’ Mean?   “Merry Christmas” is a simple greeting that heralds a simple message of Good News: The Savior is born!   Too simple and for years, my human nature railed against it. I’d read the Bible and when it referenced the ‘Good News’, I would think, “Just tell me what the good news is!”,...

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And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. –  Acts 4:12 ESV   The libretto (text) from Handel’s Messiah, composed in 1741, is entirely from the Bible. One of the most popular segments in this 3-hour masterpiece is from the Old Testament...

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  Are ghosts real? Well, that depends on how you define the word ‘Ghost’. October is our country’s traditional month of scary things, such as ghosts, etc. Halloween predates Christianity and was originally started by a superstitious, pagan people know as the Celts, who predominately lived in the countries we now...

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Jun 04, 16 Atonement-Propitiation

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  Atonement and Propitiation – both are rich, rich words. Lovely words to pronounce and still lovelier in meaning.   The Biblical definition for ‘Atonement’ is: (to paraphrase “What the Bible is All About – Bible handbook for Kids”) “To become friends with God after sin has separated us from Him. In the Old...

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Providence – used to be a word that everyone knew and was familiar with. It was referred to in writings from only a couple of generations ago (a “generation” is roughly every 30-years). Providence is no longer in our vocabulary.   Definition of Providence: God, being omniscient, directs his universe and the affairs...

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Mar 15, 15 Peace among men

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“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:14 ESV A Study    The New Testament (NT) portion of the Bible is written in ancient Greek, which is a language that has richer nuances than our English. In the verse above, some Bible translations state instead “Peace on Earth,...

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Sep 17, 13 Christian Vocabulary 101

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This is how it happened to me: My Conversion/Justification  😎 I was quite literally “on my face”.  I’d FINALLY recognized that there is a separate and Holy God and that He had made a mighty production of wooing me to him.  His holy spirit “convicted” me; I felt guilty when I’d NEVER felt guilty before.  And...

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Sep 07, 13 Daily Sacrifice?!?

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A Case for Daily Sacrifice   Definitions: (from www.dictionary.com) Crucifixion: a method of putting to death by nailing or binding to a cross, normally by the hands and feet, which was widespread in the ancient world. (My note: At times in their history, the Roman Empire put hundreds of people, rebels to the Empire, on crosses...

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