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“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’”1  And then “the Jews who had believed him” proceeded to argue with Jesus—even though they “believed him.” In this particular scenario,

Vain Things

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”1 It sounds more demanding written in the King James Version, doesn’t it? But what does it mean, this third commandment that we have conveniently overlooked and almost completely eliminated from our minds? The first response would probably be not to use God’s


Before there were kings that ruled nations, there were judges. The judges’ job was to instruct and encourage the Israelites to serve God as their king, but some judges were not very good at their job. Over and over we read “the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the


     If God is sovereign, why do people suffer? If God is good, why are there storms? Luke tells a great story that answers those questions. It’s his story—one that he experienced when he was accompanying Paul, who was a prisoner on his way to Rome. They were on board a ship sailing on

Mere Humans

   “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ they do not belong to Christ.”1  That’s pretty clear. And not only do believers have his Spirit, they also “have the mind of Christ.”2 Which is pretty amazing! But if believers have Christ’s mind and his Spirit, then why do so many struggle so much?