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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Sep 06, 13 Christianity 101

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I have been a Christian since 2008 and I love thinking and pondering over its theology:    Four facts about Salvation (these four facts and scripture references are from the Smart Guide to the Bible series: Book of Revelation © GRQ, Inc. but the unsophisticated 101 on the Basics is mine)   Everyone needs it for all have sinned...

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Sep 05, 13 Psalm 23 – What it means

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All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  Isaiah 53:6 ESV   Written 500 years before his birth, the above bible verse is a prophecy about Jesus and about how every one of our individual selfishness/sin was laid on him.  He is the Good...

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Jun 26, 12 “Jesus – lifted up”

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“The Son of Man must be lifted up”     Definitions: Old Testament or OT, the canonized (approved) religious writings of the Jewish people.  The first five (5) books are referred to as the Torah.  The Torah is also referred to as the Law, because it includes the history of the great prophet Moses, who speaks on behalf of God,...

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