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True Discipleship With Jesus

There is no doubt in my mind that there is one of Jesus apostles that has received a "bad rap." To mention his name will automatically conjure in ones mind a certain characteristic about him based upon one isolated incident. When I say the name "Thomas" most people automatically place the description in front of his name "Doubting." But there are other recorded incidents of Thomas life that have been ignored. In this lesson I want to look at the…

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Show Us The Father And It Will Be Enough

How many times have you thought that faith would be easier if you had been alive in the first century and seen Jesus with your own eyes? How many times have you thought that if you could simply see the miracles or hear the teachings of Jesus that it would be enough to solidify your faith? I know I have always thought that it would make a difference in my life if I had been alive and had seen and…

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Are You Faith Challenged?

The challenge of faith is an issue Jesus repeatedly addressed with his disciples. When Peter sank into the water after Jesus called him to come out of the boat walking on the water, Jesus declared "O you of little faith" (Matthew 14:31). When Jesus was asleep in the boat while the disciples dealt with the wind and waves battering the boat, the disciples believed they were all going to drown. Jesus' response: "Why are you fearful, O you of little…

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What The Bible Says Jesus Did (2)

Gods Righteousness Paul declares in Romans 3:21-26 that Gods righteousness has been revealed apart from the law. The way God was going to save people from their sins and pronounce people innocent has been revealed and it is apart from a system of law-keeping. In fact, the Law of Moses and the prophets attest to the fact that God would save people apart from a system of law-keeping. Notice in verse 21 that there are two laws: the Law of…

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Some Things Said… (May 05)

Man accused of defacing "Mary image A man was arrested for allegedly scrawling "Big Lie" over a stain on an expressway underpass that some believed was an image of the Virgin Mary. Authorities then painted over the stain because it had been defaced, police spokesman David Banks said Friday. Authorities charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, of Chicago with criminal damage to state supported property, a misdemeanor… A steady stream of the faithful and the curious, many carrying flowers and candles, had…

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Truth and Attitudes

"Jesus answered them and said, 'My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none…

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What The Bible Says Jesus Did (1)

The work of Jesus is the single most important event in human history. Jesus came to this world, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead. Have you ever asked the question, "Why did Jesus have to die?" Perhaps the more important question: what did Jesus death and resurrection accomplish? RANSOM Jesus described his purpose to his disciples: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but…

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Theory Versus Practice

I would like to direct your attention to the 6th chapter of the book of Hebrews beginning with verse one. "Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits." (Hebrews 6:…

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American Idolatry

In Acts 14 we read about Paul and Barnabas traveling through Asia Minor preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. When they came into the city of Lystra, they found the people desiring to treat them as one of their Roman gods because they had healed a lame man. Once the people of Lystra understood that Paul and Barnabas were not gods in the flesh (with the assistance of some persecuting Jews), they stoned Paul, dragged him out of the…

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Did Jesus Die In Our Place? (6)

Many of those who defend the substitution theory of Christ also use some of the Old Testament stories as proof for Christs substitution. Do any of the Old Testament analogies we frequent show substitution? Let us take a moment to consider a few of them. A SUBSTITUTE FOR ISSAC The offering of the ram instead of Isaac is a case of substitution. In fact, the Bible clearly states the ram as such: "So Abraham went and took the ram, and…

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