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Month: August 2014

Behold the Lamb john 1:29

How Sin Leaves Us Needing the Intervention of God

Sin runs in the blood; grace does not. Many churches are actively erasing this truth.  Confession of sin is quietly dropped from worship services.  Massive tracts of Scripture that repeat this foundational truth are silently glossed over.  There is an active movement today to rewrite the great hymns and erase […]

A.W. Tozer

Trust God in the Dark

The following excerpt by A.W. Tozer is a beautiful declaration of the infinite wisdom and providence of God, from his book The Knowledge of the Holy.  If you are struggling with the difficult circumstances of your life; if you are struggling with fear; if you are struggling to trust that Christ […]

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What to Do When You’re Not Being Persecuted

“There is a fellowship with Christ found in suffering that is greater than you will find anywhere else.” In light of the recent persecutions in the Middle East, Pastor Colin Smith shares biblical truths of great comfort and strength. Christians are reminded of the importance of dwelling on the gospel […]

discerning of spirits

Bible Q&A: What Is the Discerning of Spirits?

Question: Could you please look over this definition of discerning spirits? What are your thoughts? Answer: Discerning (or testing) of the spirits is simply the ability to distinguish which spirits are from God and which ones aren’t (see the passage below): Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the […]

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Five “Can’t Miss” Features on the New Unlocking the Bible Website

In case you haven’t heard yet, we’ve unveiled some exciting news recently. Next Fall, we are unlocking a brand new website, complete with fresh and improved features to help you better discover the Power of the Open Book. There are several “can’t miss” features you should know about in preparation […]

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Where Are You Hiding?

I once had a sweet picture of my grandchildren dressed in costumes as my screen saver. Sitting side by side, 18-month-old Riley was dressed as a tennis ball, tiny baby Hannah was a flower, and two-year-old Benjamin was Spiderman! It’s a sweet picture, but at the same time it troubled […]