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Why is the Old Testament so Big?

Why is the Old Testament so big if the New Testament is what really matters?  Why did God spend so much time with OT teaching and history just to leave it behind?  Because the Gospel Story of Faith is so unbelievable!  The OT provides evidence, support, history, prophecy and long-term planning that allows us to … Read moreWhy is the Old Testament so Big?

How Do I Know I Am Saved?

Quick, single sentence answers to this great question are not sufficient – they do not offer confidence and certainty. You need an honest evaluation of your own life, past and, especially, present, along with an understanding of God’s teaching about salvation. You need to read essential passages in the Bible, not a verse here and … Read moreHow Do I Know I Am Saved?

“If you want to find God … look inside your own heart.” Really?

It is often suggested that the path to truth and knowing God is to look deep within yourself, to search your own mind and feelings. I believe it is important for us to know ourselves and be honest about what we find when we search our hearts. However, the Bible never indicates that my own … Read more“If you want to find God … look inside your own heart.” Really?

Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

The word “sabbath”  is the English form of the Hebrew word meaning “rest.”  In the law God gave the nation of Israel through Moses, the Israelites were to remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.  On that day, the seventh day of the week, the children of Abraham were instructed not to work at … Read moreIs Sunday the Christian Sabbath?

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

What does Jesus mean by “Blessed are the poor in spirit?” Jesus was preaching to his disciples on the mountain in Matthew 5.  In verse three he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”  Jesus is saying that the poor in spirit are fortunate, in a place of well-being.  It is to our advantage to be poor … Read moreBlessed are the Poor in Spirit

Baptism Series #4 – When and where should a person be baptized?

  In this series of articles I will answer questions about baptism, not from theology, tradition or church doctrines, but from what we can read straight from the Bible.  I will go through some basic investigative questions:  Who, what, where, when and why.  Please consider carefully what the scriptures actually tell us as we consider … Read moreBaptism Series #4 – When and where should a person be baptized?

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Baptism Series #3 — Why be baptized? What does baptism do?

In this series of articles I will answer questions about baptism, not from theology, tradition or church doctrines, but from what we can read straight from the Bible.  I will go through some basic investigative questions:  Who, what, where, when and why.  Please consider carefully what the scriptures actually tell us as we consider these … Read moreBaptism Series #3 — Why be baptized? What does baptism do?

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Baptism Series #1 — What is baptism? How to be baptized?

In this series of articles I will answer questions about baptism, not from theology, tradition or church doctrines, but from what we can read straight from the Bible.  I will go through some basic investigative questions:  Who, what, where, when and why.  Please consider carefully what the scriptures actually tell us as we consider these … Read moreBaptism Series #1 — What is baptism? How to be baptized?

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