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Jesus never sinned. Why, then, was Jesus baptized?

Jesus didn’t need to be baptized in repentance of His sins because He never sinned. Yet, because He came into the world to give His life as a ransom for many and take upon himself the sins of man, it was appropriate for the Son of God to be baptized as the Son of Man, symbolizing His advocacy of those beseeching God’s mercy.

Bible lessons, Spiritual encouragement, Spiritual growth

Jesus, our provision: A study of His miracle in providing food for five thousand (part 2)

God desires to work through available men, not through devisable methods. Yet, when God calls us to a task, there is a strong tendency to first look around, rather than to look up to Him. God wants, and works, to grow followers who will obediently follow Him in faith. We are to surrender to His calling and rely in dependence upon His omnipotence.

Spiritual encouragement, Spiritual motivation

Jesus, our provision: A study of His miracle in providing food for five thousand (Part 1)

More than five thousand spent a day feeding on the words, wonders, and person of Jesus. Then, as nightfall approached and even though they were hungry and had no shelter for the night, they didn’t want to leave. They hungered more for being near Jesus! That’s the magnetism that Jesus had then and still has today.

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The Bible clearly reveals that Jesus is one with the heavenly Father!

The Bible, God’s Holy Word, makes it absolutely clear that Jesus is One persona of the One triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Regrettably, however, because the word “Trinity” isn’t in the Bible, there are those resist and reject God’s revelation of His One triune being. Whether than forming a doctrine over what isn’t in the Bible, shouldn’t we whether form our foundational beliefs on what IS in the Bible?

Spiritual encouragement, Spiritual growth

Growing in Christlikeness: A lesson from Paul’s prayer for the Colossians

At the point of salvation, we are fully in Christ. But, we are to continually, intentionally seek to grow in Christlikeness. We are instructed to, “take hold of the eternal life to which you were called” (1 Tim. 6:12). We are called to live as servants of Christ, following and yielding to Him obediently as productive workers for His calling.

Bible lessons, Spiritual growth

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind and with all your strength” So, what does it mean to love God? God has given us observable indicators that show demonstrated evidence of our love for Him or lack of love for Him.

Evangelism, Ministry

Share the gospel in love, gentleness, and respect

We aren’t called to argue for the gospel as an attorney. Instead, Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Witnesses tell of what they have seen or heard firsthand. Our role is to lovingly testify to the gospel and to be witnesses to the reality of how God has worked in our lives. 

Bible lessons, Spiritual growth

Believers are called to holiness in their Christian walk

There is considerable Scripture dedicated to imploring believers to strive for living in purity and righteousness in their daily walk with Christ. Regrettably, this teaching is often overlooked in many church gatherings today. Yet, for a believer’s joy and spiritual growth, it is vital to stress the importance in striving to live holy, upright, godly lives.