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May
10

What do We Believe about the Bible?

wooden rosary on the open Bible

There are four things that followers of Jesus believe about the Bible. I don’t have time to cover them in detail, but let me mention them and I’ll give you a website where you can learn more if you want. This is really important material. The Bible wants to become your guide, and you have…
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May
03

What We Know about God through Reading

Old Book. Selective focus

Last week we looked at “General Revelation,” what all people can know about God by looking at creation. In doing so, we read the first part of Psalm 19. But there is information about God available only to some people some of the time. It is available only to those who can read the Bible.…
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Apr
26

Listening to God: General Revelation

mt. st. helens 2

The purpose of this blog is to explore the question of what a new believer needs to understand in order to start his/her spiritual journey in the right direction. We’ve talked about what really happens at conversion, how the new path of discipleship is different, and what to do when we stumble (sin). The next…
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Apr
12

The Joy of Confession

Jumping

We have been talking about confession of sin, and I want to end by talking about the total joy of confession. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9). God is a just God; he is perfectly righteous. And he is faithful to all…
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Apr
05

Practical Advice on Confession

women's hands folded in prayer

Let me share a few practical things I have learned about confession. It is, in a sense, a skill we all need to develop, whether we are new on the path of discipleship or a seasoned traveler. 1. Get it over with Confess early, confess often, confess fully. If you do not, the only person…
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