Is God’s love Unconditional?

If you have ever experienced a fierce thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, you know its power. If you escaped a lightning strike, why did you survive its might? Well, the Bible says that God created everything including that storm. He allows but doesn’t cause the damage that tornadoes create. Why does he? He wants his wandering creation to return to him and has to get our attention. When God protects you from the violence and power of such a …

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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 Out God’s Involvement in an Author’s Life

Do you want ways to overcome sinful actions, decisions, emotions, or thinking in your own life or for your loved ones? My dramatic life shows you ways to be God’s winner over such poor choices.  The title of What God Has Done is my update of Samuel Morris’ first words when his telegraph worked as it went over several miles for the first time, “What God hath wrought!” I call it my “God-biography” because it describes the abundance of events …

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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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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 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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Who is Jesus?

Some people have said that Jesus never existed. However, four well-preserved documents show that they are wrong. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John have written independent accounts with different purposes for their audiences describing the history of Jesus’ life and ministry. Other people describe Jesus as just a good, well-meaning, human teacher. However, the problem with that idea is that because he claims that he is God, either he is mentally-ill, needing therapy, or he is indeed God. His many amazing …

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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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What does it mean to know God?

In this section of our blog, we will explore the question, “What does it mean to know God?” God’s world is beautiful with its panoramas. Praise his great name!   A lot of people have had some exposure to Christian beliefs through Sunday school attendance, summer Daily Vacation Bible school, a Bible camp, or occasional church attendance when they were young. Those same people believe that God exists. As a result, many people know ideas about God and Jesus, but …

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