All in for Jesus: 4 Things We Learn from the Early Church
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All in for Jesus: 4 Things We Learn from the Early Church

The word “Christian” means a lot of different things in our modern culture. For some, it’s a title given to those who attend church on Sunday mornings. For others, it’s about believing in God and the Bible. And unfortunately there are also those who associate it with something “extreme” or “hateful.” But the Bible defines…

Did Jesus Drink Wine or Grape Juice? (and does it really matter?)
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Did Jesus Drink Wine or Grape Juice? (and does it really matter?)

Did Jesus drink wine or grape juice in the Bible? Oddly enough, this question often sparks a great deal of controversy. I’ve personally heard many interpretations… from seminary professors, scholarly commentaries, pastors and teachers, as well as my Christian brothers and sisters. What I have found in my years of study is that we often…

Wine or Grape Juice? What Does History Teach Us About Wine in the Bible?
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Wine or Grape Juice? What Does History Teach Us About Wine in the Bible?

What do we really know about wine in the Bible? For good reason, this question causes a LOT of controversy within the church, and how you answer it often plays a major role in your view of sin and alcohol. Many have their opinions, and there are numerous teachings within the church today that contradict…

5 People You Are Called to Love… Even When It’s Hard
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5 People You Are Called to Love… Even When It’s Hard

Christians are called to love. There is no arguing that. While we were still sinners, Jesus loved us to the point of laying down His life for us, and we are commanded to love others with the same unconditional love. Sometimes, loving others is easy. When it comes to my family and friends, love comes…

Living a Life of Bravery and Favor: Lessons from the Life of Daniel
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Living a Life of Bravery and Favor: Lessons from the Life of Daniel

The Old Testament is filled with stories of men and women that most Christians would regard as heroes of the faith. Even though they were imperfect as humans can be, these heroes trusted God, persevered through trials, and obeyed even when it was difficult. In fact, many of them defied cultural norms and stood up…