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4. The True King and His Kingdom

For Christians, Jesus is our Savior, Lord, High Priest, Prophet, and King. Each of His roles serves a different function for us. This study will focus on Jesus as our King. There are four basic requirements for the existence of … Continue reading

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3. Is the Sermon on the Mount Valid for Today’s Christian?

Over the years I have heard many people say that the sermon that Jesus spoke, as recorded in Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of Matthew’s Gospel, is the greatest sermon ever delivered. Yet, the majority of people who identify themselves … Continue reading

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Faith to be Different (part 3) Q and A

Hi Everyone, Thanks for your e-mail comments and for these questions. Your responses have given me the opportunity to go deeper with this material. My comments and answers to your questions follow. In your meeting summary you stated: “First of … Continue reading

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Faith to be Different (part 2) Do you have this kind of faith?

Hebrews Chapter 11 goes on to describe some of the consequences that were experienced by Old Testament people who had faith. They lived before the earthly lifetime of Christ, but they were people of faith who were committed to our … Continue reading

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Faith to be Different (part 1) What is Faith?

Faith is a complex spiritual concept, which does not yield to instant understanding. We can study faith, but faith is also something that Christians must live. God delights in our effort to learn about faith, because through the effort of … Continue reading

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2. Trust and Christian Loneliness

In the beginning of my new life as an adopted child of God, which began in March of 2003, I assumed that anyone who said that he or she was a Christian or who regularly attended church was actually a … Continue reading

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1. Faithfully Following Jesus — Romans 12 and Beyond

What does it mean to be Conformed to Christ? Romans 8:29 (NASB) “for those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;” Romans … Continue reading

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We are the Body of Christ – 1 Timothy 2

Let us take a moment to remember that those whose hearts have been regenerated by Christ Jesus have a very special status. We are members of God’s holy Kingdom. We have been adopted into His family as His brothers and … Continue reading

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Samson – Set Apart for God’s Service – Judges 13-16

The Philistines are oppressing Israel again, while God prepares another judge and deliverer. Chapter 13 (KJB) 1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of … Continue reading

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Jephthah – Truth Telling, Commitments, and Christian Fellowship – Judges 11

Judges 11:1 )NASV) Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a valiant warrior, but he was the son of a harlot. And Gilead was the father of Jephthah. 2 Gilead’s wife bore him sons; and when his wife’s sons grew up, they … Continue reading

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