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What can we learn from the life of Elijah?

Elijah first arrives on the scene in the Bible in 1 Kings 17 when Ahab was king of the northern kingdom of Israel. Very little is known about him except that he was a...

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Do I just have to believe to get saved?

The Bible tells us the following: “But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of...

Who was the apostle Peter?

Historical background During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He had a group of disciples that followed Him wherever He went, were witnesses of His teachings and miracles, received much private teaching, and were finally...

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Dreams from God are meaningful

“Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.” (Genesis 37:5) God can communicate with people in various ways. The Bible tells us about God talking to people in an audible...

Favoritism and its consequences

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers...

Eternal life can only be found in Jesus

“God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:11-12) Jesus has come so that people may have life. And He is the...

Our bodies will be renewed as well

“For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.” (1 Corinthians 15:53) Yesterday, we saw that physical death does not interrupt eternal life. However, this does not...

Eternal life will never end

“The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:17) God is eternal, He is beyond time. He has always existed and will always be. “Jesus Christ...

Real life comes from Jesus

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) When Jesus speaks about his ministry, He says that his goal is to give people abundant life. That’s the reason why He has come to this earth: “that...

Speak to your soul when you feel restless

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God…” (Psalm 42:5) Being a Christian and having found rest in God, doesn’t mean we’ll always be at peace. All too quickly, we feel...

God values our good works

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”...

Jesus offers rest for our souls

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my...

Our work is dependent on God’s blessing

“It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” (Psalm 127:2) Psalm 127 starts by stressing the uselessness of human toil without...

Work in itself doesn’t make us happy

“What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is...

Work should be valued and rewarded

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.” (Leviticus 19:13) Today’s text is about the relationship between an employer and his...

Work is created by God, but damaged by sin

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” (Genesis 2:15) When God created the first human, Adam, He gave him the task to work and keep the garden of Eden. Work thus belongs to...

God rested after creating the world

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.” (Genesis 2:1...