Why did God want Abraham to kill Isaac? Approximately 2,000 years B.C., there lived a man from Ur (a city-state in ancient Mesopotamia), named Abraham. God promised Abraham a son, but there was a “slight” problem: Sarah, his wife, was barren. A lot of time (and unnecessary drama) occurs between God’s original promise to...

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As Christians, it is a great encouragement to realize that because we have been bought and paid for by Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, we never walk alone. God is ALWAYS with us. WHAT a relief to know that as we walk through this crazy world , we never walk alone once we are His. In fact, as a believer, He actually...

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Where DOES my help come?   In recent years, I’ve memorized some Bible verses and passages, and if you haven’t yet, I hope that you do too. When you have Bible verses at your easy disposal (memorized), you can encourage others AND yourself when a Bible just isn’t handy.    During persecution, Jesus Christ...

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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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