Jesus told us how to tell if we were in faith in Mark’s Gospel:
And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen. It will be granted him. Therefore, I say to you, all things for which
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The photo is the desk of Albert Einstein the day he died on April 18, 1955. Seeing it made me think about death and its impact on our daily plans, our goals, and on what we will leave behind. When we die, all things stop and our time in this world ceases – never to be resumed. What a fascinating concept, this thing we call death. Suddenly abruptly we are gone. All our efforts stop
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The ministry of the New Testament Church is no different from that of Jesus Himself. The record of the Church’s beginning (the Acts of the Apostles) shows that Jesus’ followers continued the same ministry of preaching and healing that the Lord had begun. The healing power of God and God’s willingness to heal didn’t ascend into heaven with Jesus. Jesus said before He left, “These signs will accompany those who have believed: . . .
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For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 Darby Bible Translation
Most people who write a comment to our site seeking help are primarily seeking the strength and encouragement to go on. The things of this world and the pressures of this world will drown out the encouragement of God if
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How do you teach illiterate native people about the Christ of the Bible? People who don’t know the first thing about Jesus – who He was, what He did, and what He means to us today. For example, how do you take a person from the jungles of South America and teach to them the story of the Christian Bible? They know nothing of temples, Pharisees, and the crucifixion. They have no basis from which
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What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24
“Faith is … the evidence [or title deed] of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). In Jeremiah a title deed is repeatedly spoken of as “the evidence.” Your deed is “the evidence” or proof that you own your home. Faith is the title deed to what you have not yet seen. When you have
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Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor. Matthew 1:13
Have you ever heard of a person named Abihud? No, no worries, not many people have. He is mentioned only once in the New Testament, in the genealogy of Christ, as the son of Zerubbabel and the father of Eliakim. There are a lot people like Abihud in the Bible, normal folk just like
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This is the one great question in the search for faith. We know God can do all things but which of them will He do? Faith and the things of faith have more to do with knowing what God wills to do rather than knowing what God can do.
Can we have faith if we do not know if He will do it? I think not. There would be no basis for faith. To believe
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Doesn’t the Bible show over and over that it was Jesus who healed people in the Gospels? Well, Jesus ministered to people alright, and they were healed, but according to the scriptures Jesus wasn’t actually the one doing the healing. Then who did? Let’s look at what the Gospel of John has to say:
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that
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Like it or not we are in the fight of our lives. However, most of us do not even realize that we are in a war, and consequently are not fighting very hard. Some are not resisting at all, believing that everything that comes along is God’s will. We should not to be surprised with this conflict, after all, war started in Heaven. It then moved down to our world. Our God is a God
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Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a “character issue”—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. – Joshua Wolf Shenk
The following is an excerpt from the article, Lincoln’s Great Depression. It shows how he used faith to manage his melancholy (depression):
According to General
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I would love to tell you that growing faith is easy, but there is nothing easy about growing faith. The things of God are contrary to the things of the world, and the things of the world will fight the things of God every step of the way. You must swim hard against the current of this age or it will carry you downstream. Don’t give up. The Bible says that we are to “labor
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The tough questions: Why did God allow that? Where was God? Why am I not healed? Why is it taking so long? These are the types of questions Charles S. Price asked himself in the early 1900’s. He knew that God heals and that He wants to heal everyone. So he sought God to get the answers, and get them he did. He then shook the world with the message of faith and answered prayer.
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The degree to which God and His Word are pulled out of society is the degree to which evil is released unrestrained into society. The work of the Word and the work of the Holy Spirit is to restrain the mystery of lawlessness until the appointed time (II Thessalonians 2:7). I believe that appointed time is fast approaching. Even now, there are people, because they refuse to receive the love of the truth, who are
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Everyone goes through shipwrecks. They happen to all of us. A shipwreck is like a slow motion crash. You see it coming. You brace yourself, hit the object, and there you go. What are you supposed to do? How do you make it out in one piece? Let us look at the Apostle Paul and his shipwreck of Acts chapter 27.
We pick up the story in Acts 27:1. Paul is ordered to appear before
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