The New Man

James 1:18, Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. From what were we brought forth? Our Baptism, in which the word of truth washes us in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As Paul describes, the […]

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Love in Deed and Truth

1 John 3:18, Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth. Here, John is writing on the same concept as St. James, “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17). Neither apostle believes works are justifying, for that belongs to the work of faith, […]

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Cling to God in Prayer

James 5:17, Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on earth. In light of this verse, the evangelical Christian in his mysticism will say, “See, if you just pray hard enough, God will answer […]

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Review: More Than A Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell Publisher: Tyndale House Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $6.11 (paperback) Bottom Line The McDowells give a terrific historical analysis of the historical Jesus. They list a great amount of evidence speaking to the authenticity of the Scriptures and the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, especially considering how concise the book […]

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When God Answers in Questions

Job 38:4, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” God answering Job in his misery is my favourite section in the book. Like us, Job was asking why he was suffering and was demanding that God answer him. So, finally, God answers him, but not with […]

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Crouching Sin, Hidden Dragon

Genesis 4:4-5, 8, And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell… Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Many […]

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Rooted in the Faith: Goodness

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” The fruit of the Spirit, goodness, is not our goodness, but God’s. No one is good except God alone (Luke 18:19; Ecclesiastes 7:20), but faith requires action for the Christian. James 2:17, “Even […]

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Christian Love: Faith

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” Some would say the main difference between Christians and unbelievers is that Christians have faith whereas atheists have logic, but everyone has faith in something. Not only is […]

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