Why Was Jesus Baptized?
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Did Jesus need to be baptized? Was He just setting a good example for us to follow, or was He actually repenting? Suppose you are eating at your favorite restaurant, and the waiter spills the drinks all over you. I guarantee that the manager is going to come out and apologize all over the place. … [Click to read more …]

King David’s Worst Enemy
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Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. Proverbs 16:32 NLT David prayed for deliverance from his enemies. He also prayed they would not disgrace him. David faced Goliath, but Goliath did not turn out to be too much of an enemy as he fell by the first stone … [Click to read more …]

Why Did God Need to Make Peace With Heaven?
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Why did God need to make peace with heaven? (1 Col 1:19-20) This verse may help us understand just how real the war in heaven was: For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth … [Click to read more …]

Michael, My Savior and Rescuer
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Recently I was studying with a man who believed Jesus was a really good person, even a savior who died for us, but he did not believe Jesus was God. I shared with him the importance of knowing Jesus was actually God. I asked him, “If your wife was trapped inside a burning building, which would … [Click to read more …]

Why Did God Create Lucifer?
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If God is all-knowing, He must have known that the beautiful angel Lucifer would sin and rebel against God’s government. So why did God create Him?  That’s the question someone asked on our Facebook page this week, and it’s like the similar question, “Why did God create Adam, if He knew that Adam would sin?” … [Click to read more …]

Rebellion and Redemption Digital Resources Available
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Some of you may be interested to know that the Kindle version of the Redemption and Rebellion Sabbath School Quarterly has just been released. Text-to-speech enabled. You can study that on your phone, tablet or computer without an internet connection, but you may have to be connected to the internet to use the speech-enabled feature … [Click to read more …]

Can the Bible Be an Idol?
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This is my very first Bible. I received it before I could even read. It has pictures, and I remember one Sabbath while the preacher was preaching, I was studying a particular picture of Jesus on the cross, and I gave my heart to Jesus.  I was taught that my Bible was holy and not to … [Click to read more …]