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How can I teach my child to pray?

Prayer is an essential element of Christian life. And Jesus made clear that children belong just as much to His Kingdom as adults, when He said: “Let the children come...

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What is the kingdom of God?

In the Bible, we frequently read about “the Kingdom of heaven” or “the Kingdom of God”. These two terms are used interchangeably. God is King over all creation All of creation has been made by God, and therefore He is...

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The greatest miracle thus far

When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple. (Jonah 2:7) There have been a lot of miracles in the story of Jonah. The storm was a miracle, its abrupt end was a...

Confession without repentance?

‘Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for...

Sleeping or waking

‘But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give...

Jonah

“Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai” (Jonah 1:1) The book of Jonah starts with a very short introduction: “the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai”. Immediately after, the book...

Daniel studied God’s promises and prayed

“I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. Then I turned my...

Daniel did not give in to pressure

“When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his...

Being honest about an unpleasant message

“This is the interpretation, O king: It is a decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king, that you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be...

Serving the true God alone

“If you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?” (Daniel 3:15) King Nebuchadnezzar has made an enormous image of gold and has...

Giving honor to whom honor is due

“To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.” (Daniel 2:23)...

Standing up for your values

“But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank” (Daniel 1:8) In the Old Testament laws, God had forbidden the Israelites to eat certain foods. Moreover...

Nothing can separate believers from Christ

“The king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, […] to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They...