Category: Jesus Christ

  • Your Identity in Christ

    Who Am I in Christ? Your identity defines who you are and is often linked to what you do, what you like, where you are from, or how you see yourself. For example, notice how some people introduce themselves for the first time. “Good morning. My name is Dr. Simms. I’m a pediatrician.” “Hi, I’m […]

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  • What Does Jesus Mean to You?

    If there is anything believers tend to do more than any other, it is to forget Jesus. That may seem implausible, but why is there not more Bible reading and study each week than watching TV, reading various printed material, listening to popular music, or spending time on a hobby? Why is there not more prayer […]

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  • Truth in Life Basic for Growth in Christ

    Believers who read the New Testament book of Ephesians recognize foundational spiritual truth presented in Ephesians 4:10-16. Ephesians 4:10-16 (NASB), He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things. 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the […]

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  • The Supremacy of Christ in Counseling

    by Dr. Gary Rieben (Missionary to Malawi, Africa) A counseling session in a totally Christian setting should be radically different from its counterpart in the secular world. The following description of an actual counseling situation demonstrates the difference that Christ makes when His supremacy is acknowledged in every aspect of life. Colossians 1:17-18, He is […]

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  • The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ

    NT Passage Law of Moses Law of Christ Matthew 5:17 Christ came to fulfill it. Matthew 5:18 It shall pass away when fulfilled by Christ. Luke 24:44 Jesus: “all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Galatians 3:19 The Law was a mediator between God and […]

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  • Spiritual Realities Before and After Receiving Christ

    The moral relativism stated in the phrase “I’m OK, you’re OK” is often embraced in a world where “everyone does what is right in one’s own eyes.” In the realm of biblical truth, however, these self-oriented statements are “not OK” even though they are indicative of popular beliefs and lifestyles. This study will reveal whether or not you […]

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  • Servanthood: The Low Road to a High Calling

    INTRODUCTION What is the greatest challenge you will face in following Christ? If you answer that question correctly, you will also identify the primary characteristic of a disciple of Christ. Simply stated, the greatest challenge for any believer is to become a servant like Jesus. Correspondingly, Christ-like servanthood is the distinguishing trait of a maturing […]

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  • Prayer…and Jesus

    We can learn about the prayer life of the Lord Jesus Christ through the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Jesus is the perfect example for how to live, and His prayer habits provide a template for believers to follow in their own prayer life. HOW JESUS PRAYED WHEN JESUS PRAYED WHAT JESUS PRAYED AND WHAT HE TAUGHT ABOUT […]

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  • Christ Crucified: The Solution to Self-Dependency

    1 Corinthians 1:17-31 INTRODUCTION Were you persistently frustrated or discontented over the past year? Did you consistently demand your own way? If you are a believer in Christ, these attributes and other aspects of self-centeredness will increase when the reality of “Christ crucified” diminishes in your life. If that reality diminishes, then human wisdom and its offspring, […]

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  • Lasting Peace Comes Only Through Jesus

    People around the world long for peace. Satisfying this longing, however, requires a change of heart that is out of reach for everyone apart from God’s grace. Let’s consider the definition of lasting peace. Lasting peace is not simply a cessation of hostility. It also includes wholeness and freedom from distress, both of which are […]

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