Letters of Hope

Letters of Hope

When we think of the book of Revelation, the first things that come to mind are mysterious symbolism and apocalyptic imagery. But one of its most significant characteristics may be one we tend to miss: a consistent message of hope … Read the rest

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No Extra Credit

No Extra Credit

I don’t remember the exact details that prompted my friend to say it, but I do recall being a young believer at the time, struggling with something that wasn’t going my way. I carelessly blamed my difficulty on the schemes … Read the rest

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Biblical Application

Biblical Application

This year we discussed the revelation, inspiration, canonization, and preservation of the Bible. In this last study, we turn to the illumination and application of Scripture.

The Holy Spirit reveals meaning to people Jesus dwells in. That’s the process of … Read the rest

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The Last Days

The Last Days

Paul and other apostles evidently thought that the Messiah would return in their generation. Frequently, New Testament writers referred to their time as the “last days” or as the “last hour” (Acts 2:16, 17; Romans 13:11; Hebrews 1:1, 2; James … Read the rest

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A Change of Emphasis

A Change of Emphasis

Like most churches of the nineteenth century, the Church of Christ, Michigan, and the Church of Jesus Christ, Iowa, believed that most Bible prophecies had been fulfilled. It was generally believed that the seven churches of Asia Minor, identified in … Read the rest

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This We Believe

This We Believe

Statement of Faith 11

Prophecy

 

This we believe:

Bible prophecy preserves and strengthens a believer’s hope for the Second Advent. It identifies religious, social, and political trends and events, including the rebirth of the nation of Israel, which point … Read the rest

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Biblical Preservation

Biblical Preservation

So far, we’ve looked at issues relating to the authority of the Bible. First, we examined whether the Word was from the mind of God. Having found that it is, we discussed why we believe what God has authored made … Read the rest

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Wheels of Old Age

Wheels of Old Age

Beneath colorful paintings of young women in wide hats and swishing flowered dresses, chairs roll and jerk across the cold tiled floor as the withered legs of the passengers ride the wheels of old age.

The sparkle of youth is … Read the rest

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Koinonia and the Cross

Koinonia and the Cross

Paradox is a Christian word. That is, God is larger than logic, which means God, by His nature, is paradoxical. His grace that forgives us through the cross of Christ allows relationship with Him, contradicting how we should be treated … Read the rest

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Why Church? Part 1

Why Church? Part 1

Why “do church” — gathering every Sabbath for praise, prayer, preaching, and fellowship? It is a relevant question because many Christians go “solo,” preferring to stay perhaps at home (as opposed to attending weekly church fellowship) and utilize an abundance … Read the rest

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