Find Inner Peace: A Pathway to Permanent Peace

Do you want to experience emotional peace that lasts? Are you willing to put in the effort to gain peace like running a marathon, not walking around a block? In this devotional Bible study, I share with you the insights that God has given me about the use of prayer to result in peaceful forgiveness for God and people. The method can be used for new issues that develop as well. Many people suffer from depression, which is often “anger …

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Deal With Atheism: Divided Together 2094

How would Christians be able to survive and thrive in a majority atheist culture? In the second mystery novel of the Farhan Trilogy, Divided Together 2094, Farhan’s family moves back to the USA (Indianapolis). He teaches criminology at the local university and consults with the Indy police. How would you answer atheists’ objections to the Christian faith and overcome the temptations of an atheist culture? Find out how Farhan’s family does it. Go with Farhan and the atheist police as …

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What’s Wrong With Our Culture?

Enjoy real study of the Bible combined with occasional humor about the false gods that fill human culture. Also, find out practical steps in your journey with Jesus to overcome those idols in your life and that of your loved ones.  As with my other Bible studies, you will be immersed in the Scriptures as God’s Word for our lives. You will learn what those gods are and how to find Jesus’ victory over the modern idols that tempt us. …

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Enjoy Old Age: Be Bolder Growin’ Older

My devotional Bible study helps people prepare for the struggles of old age. It shows you how to experience Jesus’ victory over ten temptations that plague many people in the later stage of life. I know many of those struggles, since I am there now.  Older people can have victory over temptations. Be Bolder will be sent to you when it’s available. My book is a devotional because individuals can benefit from it. It is a Bible study with discussion …

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Who is your companion?

Most of us like to have some sort of a companion with whom we can share our life. We often want a spouse or a good friend or both who will allow us to unload our feelings or with whom we can share our ideas. Good friends are hard to find; but a solid, committed friendship is the best basis for a long-lasting marriage.  I’ve lost my wife of fifty-six years in a sudden, tragic death in early November, 2020. …

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Grow to Know God in Hebrews (2)

As I said in Part One, the writer to the Hebrews elevates Jesus to be equal with God. He is much higher than the angels, Moses, the Jewish priests, and even the Jewish high priest. He is God with the Father and the Holy Spirit as the one, only-true God.    Then, the writer points us to Jesus as the Starter and Finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:1-3. He stands at the start of our life’s race, helps us run, …

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Grow to Know God in the Book of James

The Apostle James, Jesus’ half-brother who was one of the leaders of the early church, wrote his book to his fellow Jews. They were converted Christians. James’ letter is an example of wisdom literature, that is, instructions for the Jewish Christians’ and our lives in knowing Jesus better.     The seven lights of the Jewish Menorah light up Jewish synagogues to this day. However, Jesus is the Light of the world. James begins with his teachings about the advantages of …

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Grow to Know God in Colossians (2)

In my previous blogpost, I dealt with the beginning of Colossians chapter three. Now, I hope to deal with the commands in the rest of the chapter. Yes, God inspires Paul to give us commandments. Why? Because we need to change gradually from our imperfect lives to be more mature as God’s grown children. First, in Colossians chapter three, Paul calls the church in Colossae to grow to know God better because of Jesus’ resurrection power in their lives. He …

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Grow to Know God in Colossians

How can I become more like Jesus? Is spiritual progress automatic? I’ll answer the second question first: No! First question: We have a responsibility to make an effort to become more like Jesus, of course, with God the Father’s Holy Spirit enabling us. The Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Colossians shows God’s plan very clearly. In Colossians 1 and 2, Paul presents God’s rescue plan clearly, resulting in Jesus’ going through suffering, death, and resurrection in order to be the …

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New Testament Growing to Know God

How can Christians become more like Jesus? On the one hand, when Christians first believe, God the Judge declares us “not guilty” and legally-right with him. On the other hand, we are still far from perfect with a large measure of self-centeredness in our sinful natures or “flesh.” How can we know God better? One way to find God’s gift of spiritual progress is to understand Jesus’ victory for our lives. What do I mean? Jesus, the God-man, entered human …

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