What I Hate About Memorizing Scripture
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Every Jesus-follower knows that memorizing scripture is super important to spiritual growth. Paul the apostle said “the word of God is alive and active” (Hebrews 4:12). As such, when we memorize the words of this book we are memorizing living words. These living words have many benefits – such as power over temptation (Psalm 119:9, 11), … [Click to read more …]

Am I a Legalist if I Obey Jesus?
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Young people presenting Bible message

While theologians debate “perfectionism,” believe it or not, most of us aren’t trying to be “perfect” for the sake of being a Pharisee. We love Jesus and want to please Him, to show appreciation for His great sacrifice and love. I don’t know that the woman washing Jesus’ feet was really thinking about being perfect. … [Click to read more …]

How Do We Get Elected by God?
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This quarter’s Sabbath School lessons, provide interesting discussions on predestination and election, making me examine what I believe. I became especially intrigued by the word “elect.” What does it mean, and how does one become elected? God has not elected only a select group to be saved I find nowhere in the Bible that God has … [Click to read more …]

The Jesus Peter Knew
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I have met a few people who have an image of Jesus in their minds, not based on Scripture, but on speculation. As a child I became interested in futball (soccer for U.S.A readers) and mentioned to my family that the game is so old Jesus may have played a form of futbal as a … [Click to read more …]

Did God Predestinate Us to be Lost or Saved?
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Satan knows our salvation is found in the love of God. Therefore he does his best to misrepresent the love of God that shines from the cross. One horrendous way he does that is by presenting a “gospel” in which the unbeliever, instead of perishing, is burned and tortured throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. Another way he skews … [Click to read more …]

Mentoring and Coaching vs Grooming
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A while back I was watching my favorite show at the time, Unsolved Mysteries. This episode was about a young boy who was mentored by a young man. Since it was Unsolved Mysteries, where we’re often told to call the 1-800-876-5353 number (still works btw) to catch the bad guys, I was bracing myself for the … [Click to read more …]

Modesty: It’s Not About Sex, It’s About the Holy Spirit
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The Holy Spirit and Baptism

Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. Mark 5:15 NKJV When the demoniac became converted, he was clothed and in his right mind. So today, the closer we come to Jesus the more appropriately we dress. In … [Click to read more …]

“In the Spirit”
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The Holy Spirit at Creation

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:24 I am sure that you have friends that no matter how long you are apart from them, once you get together, your friendship resumes right where it left off, as though you had never been apart. … [Click to read more …]