Devotionals

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

An oft-repeated claim is that Jesus never existed, was an invented figure taken from other savior myths, but in most cases, the similarities named by those attempting to debunk Christ are inaccurate or false. Skeptics claim Jesus is a myth Skeptics have long claimed that Jesus never existed, a “copycat” …

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Is There a Limit to God’s Forgiveness? Yes and No.

Is There a Limit to God’s Forgiveness? Yes and No.

Do too many people rely too much on God’s promise of forgiveness to allow themselves to repeatedly sin? Is there a limit to God’s patience and forgiveness? The answer is both yes and no. What Jesus taught about forgiveness “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will …

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Finding Your Goodness

Finding Your Goodness

If you want to find your inner goodness, you must first understand what goodness is, and that begins by going to the source of all goodness – God. That is the seed from which all goodness blooms with constant daily care. Finding goodness: Start with the source “Taste and see …

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Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Grief is something every human being experiences. Psychology tells us it has five stages and offers methods for dealing with these feelings. Reading the Bible provides a strong addition to the process of long-term coping. Understanding Grief Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined grief in a theory of five stages, known as …

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How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How will people who have never sought God ever find God? Does God speak to unbelievers? The answer is: Yes. God uses nature, our consciences, dreams, divine revelation, and the Bible. With Religion in Decline, How Will God Reach Unbelievers? There is much concern today over what appears to be …

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Does the Bible Offer Advice on How We Should See Ourselves?

Does the Bible Offer Advice on How We Should See Ourselves?

The image one holds of themselves matters in life. A healthy self-image can bring balance and blessings, while a poor self-image can create numerous problems. The Bible gives us wisdom on developing a positive self-image. The Importance of Healthy Self-Image “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. …

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Being a Christian Means Being Encouraging

Being a Christian Means Being Encouraging

Jesus commanded Christians to share the gospel with all nations of the world, but Christians are also instructed to “encourage one another” a mission that is often lost on some who condemn others. Christianity was meant for everyone “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the …

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Defeat Negativity with Positive Scripture

Defeat Negativity with Positive Scripture

The Bible is, among other things, a manual for hope and a guide for embracing the power of love, which begets positive thinking with an attitude of joyfully accepting and loving your neighbors while serving others. The harm of negative thinking “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn …

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Study: Mental Health Benefits to Relationship with God

Study: Mental Health Benefits to Relationship with God

Yet another study has found significant mental health benefits related to a close relationship with God. This time, the research shows that the same benefits can apply even to agnostics regardless of their level of belief. A close relationship with God benefits mental health, study finds Over the past ten …

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