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Category Archive: Word of God

Studies regarding the Word of God

Oct 29 2013

How does prayer glorify God?

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Whatever we do must be to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31). The purpose of prayer must always be to glorify God. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Praying in Jesus’ name means that when a Christian comes to the Father …

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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Mar 26 2013

How did the Israelites determine if a prophet was from God?

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A prophet was a person who was speaking for God, in other words, “thus says the LORD.” Prophets were raised up by God (Deuteronomy 16:15) and empowered by God to communicate His purposes to the people. Prophets did not just speak of future events, it also included instructions, rebuking the leaders of the people as …

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Mar 24 2013

my God box

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This post is about my God box, which is a very different thing from putting God in a box.  There was a time in my life when my faith was very small and I was facing very big problems. I had a lot of fear and anxiety over my future and the future of my …

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Mar 20 2013

Sin in the garden

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Not the sin in the Garden of Eden, the sin in my garden. For many seasons, I waged  war against the weeds growing on my lawn.  I’d buy all sorts of expensive and noxious chemicals and fancy weed-pullers in my efforts to kill them.  The weeds would just laugh and mock me, multiplying and spreading …

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