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The Answer to Every Human Need

“God has given us his Holy Spirit, and when love is needed the fruit of the Spirit is love; when joy is needed the fruit of the Spirit is joy. It is always true. It does not matter what your personal deficiency, or whether it be a hundred and one different things, God has always one sufficient answer, his Son Jesus Christ, and he is the answer to every human need.”

Finding the Power Supply for Our Christian Life

Many of us have experienced glancing at our cell phone to see that the battery is in the red zone. It has so little power left, it may run out while we’re on an important call or cause us to miss an important email. All too often our Christian life can look like this. The unending demands of day-to-day life, family, work, and financial woes wear us out. Furthermore, our sins and failures deflate...

Why Does God Want Earthen Vessels?

In 2 Corinthians 4:7, the apostle Paul refers to human beings in a very particular way—earthen vessels: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not out of us.” This verse not only says we’re vessels, but earthen vessels. Perhaps we’d rather be heavenly angels, not lowly jars made out of clay. Why did God make us this way?

Foolishness or the Power of God?

“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Written nearly two thousand years ago, these words in the Bible described certain Greeks who prided themselves on their philosophy and ardently sought wisdom to understand the universe. Their philosophy had not answered the questions about human nature or the meaning of...

What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden—the Consequences of Adam and Eve’s Choice

In a previous post, we saw that God warned Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in order to protect them. That tree represented Satan, the enemy of God and the source of death. Sadly, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. This was serious enough, but by eating the fruit of that tree they were also corrupted with Satan’s evil nature. In this post, we’ll see the consequences...

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