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Topic: Theology

Interceding

What Happens When You Pray

Most Christians are familiar with what Christ has done on the cross and what Christ will do when he returns in glory. What may be less clear for some of us is the continuing work that Jesus is doing for us now. The answer to that question is, Jesus Christ […]

spirit soul

Bible Q&A: What’s the Difference Between the Spirit and the Soul?

Question: Can you give me some clarity about the spirit and the soul? Are they the same thing? Or are they different?   Answer: There’s a longstanding debate about the relationship between the soul and the spirit. Sometimes they seem to be the same. For example, in Mary’s song she […]

shepherd

Seven Ways Christ Is the Good Shepherd

Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11, 14). The relationship of believers with Jesus Christ is that of sheep to a shepherd. The Lord is our shepherd; we are his flock. But what does that mean? In John 10, Christ spells out what it means for him to […]

guard

How Do You Guard Your Heart?

I was 12 when I took my first self defense class. But I’ve been protecting myself a lot longer than that; we come out of the womb with an aversion to pain. Beyond learning to avoid situations that would bring physical pain, I protected everything I cared about from my […]

counterfeit

Three Counterfeit Christs to Reject

Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the famous investment firm headed by Warren Buffett, is known for the following story about physicist Max Planck: “I frequently tell the apocryphal story about how Max Planck, after he won the Nobel Prize, went around Germany giving a same standard lecture on […]

Does God Just Tolerate me

Does God Just Tolerate Me?

I have some close friends at church who are grandparents. For them, the cliché is true—they are over the moon about their grandchildren! My friends would move mountains to spend time with their grandchildren. They soak up every moment of each visit and anticipate the next. They delight in their […]

patriotism

A Biblical View of Patriotism

So many people have great affection—even pride—for the place they live. Often, all other peoples and places are found lacking in comparison. Others love their country, but have anxiety and fear about the direction they see their governments heading. Finally, some have never had a sense of belonging, a sense […]

wandering from the truth

Four Warning Signs You May Be Wandering from the Truth

Some have wandered away… (1 Timothy 1:6) It’s very rare that anyone ever decides to abandon the truth. What happens much more often is that people wander. It happens gradually. It happens when you do not have any particular goal. You lose your moorings and you drift. You don’t want […]