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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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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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Aug 01 2012

God’s View of Sin

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Some people confuse different sins as more acceptable than other sins. In fact, the Catholic church makes that distinction with “mortal sin” (really bad) as opposed to “venial sin” (not so bad). While Protestants don’t make that distinction in their theology, many hold to that view even if subconsciously. It would be helpful to understand …

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Jul 18 2012

What does "The LORD says to my Lord" mean?

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A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool." (Psalms 110:1) This verse is seen five times in scripture (Psalms 110:1, Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42, Acts 2:34). The first occurrence is in Psalms 110:1. To understand the meaning or context …

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Jul 14 2012

Does each Christian receive a Gift of the Holy Spirit?

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article on Talents vs. Gifts of the Holy Spirit. In some Christian circles, gifts of the Holy Spirit are understood to be something big and miraculous. Some Christians may be confused as to the difference between “talents” and “gift of the Holy Spirit.” I was not real …

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