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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Overcome Secular Humanism

This devotional Bible study will do for you  exactly what the title suggests. God can use it to open your eyes to the presence and influence of the religion Secular Humanism in our lives. He can also help you stamp out that religion’s influence in your life and that of your loved ones. Answer these questions: How much do you hear about God in your daily life? How much do you want him to influence you? How can you experience …

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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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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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Overcome Doubts: Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!

When you read my book Doubtbusters! God is My Shrink! God will help you “bust” your doubts and overcome your anger and anxiety about life. I as myself, a retired pastor, befriend two thirty-something fictional skeptics, who also frequent a hot tub at the pool where I swim in a fictional Iowa town. Together we unlikely threesome go on a “journey’ together while experiencing sad and glad events. Joe Smith experiences doubt because of his upbringing, while Holly Holmes doubts …

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Believing Is Seeing!

Is seeing always believing? When I sit to eat meals at my condo’s front window with the blinds down, I look through the opening between two blinds and move my head from side to side. I see six windows together in the house across the street. I also see two smaller trees next to the curb and two larger trees near the last condo across our court. On Mondays, I see four garbage bins in front of that same condo. …

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Grow to Know God

People have said to me that they didn’t think we need to know God better. They think that when they become Christians, they are perfect already. I met one young woman who thought exactly that way. She was wrong, according to the Bible. How can we grow to be more like Jesus? On the one hand, the Bible says clearly that when people trust in Jesus as the only Pathway to heaven, God the Judge declares them not-guilty and right …

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Church and Knowing God

People have told me, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” They have also asked me, “Why is church important?” Then, they go on to explain that they don’t want the trappings of worship in church but state that they do believe in God. When I get a little deeper with them, they say that they were very bored sitting in church when they were children and thus don’t want it as adults. When people experience the Holy Spirit’s miraculous work in …

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The Bible and knowing God

We come to know God by immersing ourselves in the Bible’s truths. Don’t get me wrong. I know people who have been given God’s Word since childhood but haven’t known the God revealed there. Thus, knowing ABOUT God is not the same as knowing God, which involves a personal relationship with him. In addition, I’ve known people who have studied the Bible’s ideas and history but who have no faith in its God. Such people study it from the viewpoint …

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The God of the Bible is the ONE, only-true God

How can the God of the Bible be one God and the only true God? Isn’t that thinking narrow-minded? Don’t all religions believe in the same God? How can Jesus be so exclusive as to claim that he’s the only way to God? First, God is one God, not three or more. One assumption of the whole Bible about God begins at Deuteronomy 6:5, “The LORD our God, the LORD, is one. Love the LORD your God with all your …

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