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Why Believe In the Virgin Birth and Conception of Jesus?

The New Testament is clear about the reality of Jesus’ virgin birth or, more accurately, His virgin conception. It’s really impossible to explain away what the New Testament unequivocally affirms about Christ’s miraculous conception. And while the modern church is often vigilant in defending the fact of the virgin birth and conception of Jesus, it…

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God Is in Control: Part 2

Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Sovereignty What Joseph’s Life Teaches Us About an All-Powerful God Part 2: Principles We Can Apply In Part 1, we noted seven principles evident in Joseph’s life that relate to the teaching that God is sovereign over, or in control of, all things. Now we will consider how these principles…

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God Is in Control: Part 1

Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Sovereignty What Joseph’s Life Teaches Us About an All-Powerful God Part 1: Principles We Can Observe When Joseph revealed his identity to his brothers, he spoke with sincerity and eloquence about God’s role in bringing him to the position where he now served. He “said to his brothers, ‘Please, come…

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Preserving Life (Gen. 45:5)

When he revealed to his brothers who he was, Joseph said, “And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life” (Gen. 45:5). One can marvel at Joseph’s perspective, yet here the ordinary-Hebrew-turned-second-in-command-in-Egypt models even for New Testament believers how they should…

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Dreams in Genesis

Divine Communication Through Dreams in Genesis In the Bible, God occasionally used dreams to communicate the messages He had for one or more persons. The following examples took place in Genesis. As early as Genesis 20:3, we read that “God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, ‘You are about…

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Neighbor: Be One (Luke 10:27,29,36)

The word translated neighbor in Luke 10:27,29,36 can be found a total of 17 times in the New Testament. We find it in Matthew 5:43; Romans 13:10; Ephesians 4:25. The word means a friend; one person in a party of two; or to a Jewish person in Jesus day, a fellow Hebrew. But in the…

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Justify

After Jesus affirmed to an expert in the law that loving God supremely and loving one’s neighbors selflessly were keys to eternal life (not to earn salvation, but reflecting salvation that already had been given to repentant people), the legal expert asked “And who is my neighbor?” He did this, Luke wrote, because he wanted…

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Worry: An Enemy of Faith in God

In Luke 12:22-34, Jesus commanded His followers not to worry but to place their faith in God. A Greek word translated worry or worrying appears three times in the passage.   In verse 22 Jesus declared, “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you…

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Seventy Times Seven (Matt. 18:22)

Before Peter asked Jesus if forgiving a brother seven times would be sufficient, Jesus had made some important statements about offenses, confronting offenders, and prayer. He said, “‘If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he won’t listen, take…

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