Category Archives: Belief

The Lord Our Provider

Series: “The Names of God” (post #2) Most Bible readers know the story of God testing Abraham by asking him to offer up his son Isaac as a burnt offering (Genesis 22:1-19). What isn’t so well known is that the … Continue reading

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If in This Life Only…

Sometimes you’ll hear a preacher say, “Even if there is no heaven, the benefits you receive in this life make it worth it to follow Jesus.” I remember saying this myself a time or two in my younger days as … Continue reading

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God’s Gold Star

People familiar with American military custom know that a star has long been used as a symbol to represent a loved one. During World War I, it became common practice for any family who had a family member in service … Continue reading

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Something Must Have Happened Here

In the early 1800s, an adventurous trapper decided to see for himself what America’s western frontier looked like. Day and night he rode, seeing new sites daily, always trekking westward. Finally he came upon the Grand Canyon, which of course … Continue reading

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Rightly Understanding Peter’s Answer

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #4) Peter’s Pentecost sermon, which was the first sermon of the church age, caused his listeners to ask, “What shall we do?” (Acts 2:37). His answer was, “Repent, and be baptized, every one … Continue reading

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Peter’s Famous Answer

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #3) To say that Peter’s Pentecost sermon was powerful and impacting would be an understatement. His listeners were so “cut to the heart” (Acts 2:37,┬áN.K.J.V.) that he didn’t even have to give an … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Church Age

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #1) What we call the “church age” began on the Jewish feast day known as Pentecost that is described in Acts chapter 2. It was on that day that God the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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