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Living Jesus

Living Jesus

A mind-boggling truth of the Christian faith is, followers of Jesus are to be the incarnation of Jesus, the Living Jesus in the world today!

“I’m Going to Kill Myself”

Many years ago, when I married Troy, I did not know he had told people that he would kill himself. While we were dating, I felt uncomfortable in my relationship with Troy. When I tried to tell him that we needed to “cool it,” he became upset. Each time he cried and said, “I don’t […]

Beforehand

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed” (Galatians 3:8). In the above passage, Paul writes that God announced the gospel in advance to Abraham. It’s an interesting statement, and one that raises questions. Why was […]

The Cross-Eyed Watchman

Picture a castle perched high on a hill, massive walls surrounding it as protection from invading forces. There’s only one way into that castle: through the huge drawbridge, controlled by a watchman who determines if that bridge should be lowered. The watchman must be loyal to the king, highly educated as to who is friend […]

Becoming Through Suffering

Suffering, loss, grief, and death are all part of this fallen world. No one is immune; believers and non-believers alike endure them. If we’re honest, Bible verses about suffering and trials are not the ones we want to embrace. It is human nature to avoid pain or discomfort, or even the mention of it. But […]

Dying to Live

Of all the ladies I cared for as a private caregiver, Bee was one of my favorites. I loved so many things about her, including her melodramatic manner. When Bee experienced a troubling symptom (that may or may not have indicated something serious), she’d let out a heavy sigh and say, “Well, if I die, […]

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Promise of a New Thing

Trusting God through life’s sad endings and new beginnings.

Sin and Salvation: This We Believe Part 2

Continuing through our statements of faith, the following excerpts are taken from This We Believe: Teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day).