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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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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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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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Many people think of the Holy Spirit as a power of God, an “it.” However, the Bible’s language is really clear that he is a Person. Jesus in John 14, 15, and 16 makes three separate predictions about the Holy Spirit’s coming from him after he returns to the Father. His language is unmistakable that he would send “another Counselor” or “Comforter” to his followers then. His words are meant to comfort his disciples since he has told them that …

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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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Who is God compared to the universe?

How did the universe come into being? People have given different answers to this question: One answer is that the whole cosmos has always existed. Another approach is that all of it started spontaneously without any cause. Muslims and Jews believe in a separate Creator who made everything and everyone and requires us to be good enough to enter heaven when we die. Christians believe in the Creator of all, who loves believers unconditionally. Why? They believe that God has …

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