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Christian adult baptism

Why is Baptism Important for Being a True Christian? What’s the Truth?

Yesterday we talked about the Holy Spirit, our free gift from God, given to the disciples on Pentecost. Next in the Book of Acts is the birth and quick growth of the church. One thing that stands out is BAPTISM. The New Testament writers clearly explain why new, born again believers need to be baptized. …

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Pentecost, Holy Spirit, Church

Pentecost: The Fantastic Gift of the Holy Spirit Arrived and Changed the World

It happened 50 days after Jesus was crucified — Pentecost (meaning 50 in Greek). It’s when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit into the hearts of His disciples. What is the significance for us today? Why is the Holy Spirit a key factor to being a born again Christian? What really happened that morning in Jerusalem? …

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King David commits sinful acts, the people suffer

1 Chronicles 21-22: The Sinful Actions of a Leader Affect the People

Have you ever wondered if God is judging us because of the sinful actions of our leaders? In today’s chapters, we see how the sinful actions of King David trickle down to the people who end up suffering. However, our God shows mercy and lays plans for a future king including Jesus. Let’s dig in… …

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God's Powerful Promise to Israel

1 Chronicles 17: God tells David He’s Not the One, but Gives a Powerful Promise

What would you do if God told you, “Nope. You are not to do that,” after you presented a great idea? Would you be mad? Would you be disappointed? David was neither. He was grateful, hopeful even joyful. Why? God gave him a powerful promise. What can we learn from this? Let’s dig in… 1 …

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King David in the Cave

1 Chronicles 11: King David, Empowered, Equipped and Selected to Lead by God

Chronicles is the second time the history of Israel was recorded. Samuel covered the history of King Saul and King David. Jeremiah covered the kings of the divided kingdom after Solomon. Though Chronicles repeats some of what was already written, it highlights stories that weren’t covered. Chronicles is full of lessons for the Jews. Lessons …

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