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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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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Sep 05, 13 Is God a Hen?

Posted by in About the Christian God

Luke 13:34 (ESV) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!  How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!   Matthew 23:37 (ESV) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent...

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Apr 09, 11 Child of God?

Posted by in About the Christian God

Prior to becoming a Christian, I had eventually come to a realization that some Christians were respectable people, who lived their faith well.  One of those who I had a respect for was Henrietta Mears, an extraordinary Bible teacher in the twentieth century.  But when I came upon her comment in reference to mankind: “Remember,...

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