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ArchiveMay 2015

An Unknown God

Athens, around A.D. 50—leading city of ancient Greece and center of one of the greatest cultures the world has ever known. Yet in this city famous for learning and philosophy stood an altar bearing the inscription, “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.” Within every human being persists a desire to worship something. But without knowing what we are to worship, we may worship the wrong object, construct an...

How Can We Maintain the Joy of Our Salvation? [with video]

When we first believe in Christ, receiving Him as our Savior, we experience great joy. But sometimes, over the course of our Christian life, that joy begins to fade. We wonder what happened, and if we’ll ever get that joy back. How can we maintain the joy of our salvation? Find out in this video, based on chapter 2 of Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1, which you can read for free here...

Will God Keep Forgiving Me?

Christians know they aren’t immune to sin. But what happens when we commit the same sins over and over? Isn’t this disappointing to God? Will He become angry and, eventually, refuse to forgive us? How long does it take before that happens? As believers in Christ, we need to be clear concerning sin, forgiveness, and God’s heart toward us. When we don’t know or we forget what the Bible says...

The Bible as Our Spiritual Food

  Have you ever heard that the Bible is meant to be food to Christians? Yet many of us frequently experience feeling spiritually dry, thirsty, hungry, and even empty deep inside. We can even experience this feeling right after we’ve finished reading or studying the Bible. Why is that?

What Is the Bible About?

In a previous post we were calibrated in how we approach the Bible by discovering its essence. In another post, our trust in God’s Word was fortified by seeing its source. Now we’ll look at the contents of the Bible and its focus. The Bible consists of two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament, 66 books, and many chapters. With so much material, what should we focus on when we read...

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