What is True Faith?

Jason Q. Dillon and Bruce Leiter wrote this devotional Bible study to help you make sure that you have real and growing faith in the only true God. It’s for individuals and discussion groups to help their faith grow. Discussion questions are included for groups. The authors have included practical steps to help your faith grow. You will learn the proper object of your genuine trust and ways to grow in your faith. The authors have also included examples from …

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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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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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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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Growing in Knowing God

God’s commands make some people turn off to the Bible. Why do they stop listening when the Bible says in God’s own voice, “You shall have no other gods before me,” for example? One answer might be that they had severely authoritarian parents. My mom never told us boys why we were to do something. Some parents who are like her say, “Because I said so!” Why should we obey God’s commands?   People also rebel against authority when their parents …

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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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Welcome to the Growing to Know God Blog!!

Welcome!! What does Growing to Know God mean? Who Is God? At one time in my life, I didn’t know God. I heard about God, but he seemed very distant. Who is God, and what does he want with me? How can I know God? The first step in my spiritual journey was learning who God was: Not who other people said God was, Not what I imagined God to be, But who God convinced me he is. The first section …

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What does it mean to grow in knowing God?

“Eye of God” Nebula God even shows up in science. But he doesn’t have a physical eye! Bruce Leiter Growing To Know God In this third section of blog posts, we will investigate what growing in the knowledge of God means. How can we fulfill the Apostle Peter’s command? He says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3:18). In our second …

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