Bible Verses Works: 22 Bible Verses for Labor Day and Work

Bible Verses Works: Bible Verses Works: The beginning of work is from the beginning of time. God Himself worked for six days and rested on the seventh. When God completed creation He called it “very good”. We are created in the image of God and are designed to experience success and fulfillment through hard work! As Christians, we should view our jobs as an opportunity to serve God through perseverance and patience, and serve others through a Christ-like attitude. This collection of Bible verses can be used to reflect on your…

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Balaam’s first prophecy

Chapter 23 Balaam’s first prophecy – Numbers 23:1-12 v1 Balaam said to Balak, ‘Build 7 *altars here. Then bring to me 7 *bulls and 7 male sheep.’ v2 Balak did this. Balaam and Balak *sacrificed a *bull and a male sheep on each *altar. v3 Then Balaam said to Balak, ‘Stay here by your *offerings. I will go somewhere to be alone. Then perhaps the *LORD will come to meet me. If he does meet me, I will tell you. I will tell you everything that he says.’ Then Balaam…

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Is Gay Marriage Destroying the United Methodist Church?

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Update (June 13): Nearly 90 Methodist conservatives have signed a response to the unity proposal by prominent pastor Adam Hamilton and other progressives, claiming it “will only extend, localize and exacerbate the acrimonious debate over the issue. “”Irreconcilable” disagreement over same-sex unions is once again prompting debate over splitting the historic United Methodist Church (UMC), one of America’s largest denominations.”If we are one church, we cannot act as if we are two. If, in reality, we are two churches, it may not be wise to pretend any longer that we…

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Why Believe in Marriage? Believing in Marriage as a Worthwhile and Holy Pursuit

Marriage was ordained for a remedy and to increase the world and for the man to help the woman and the woman the man, with all love and kindness. ~William Tyndale“Marriage won’t meet all your needs.”“Marriage won’t give you all the answers.”“Marriage won’t fill the emptiness.”“You can only find fulfillment in God.”Every one of these statements is true. But they’re missing something: they’re missing the context of Adam’s problem.If it’s true that God is all we need for fulfillment, then no one was in a better position to be fully…

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Bible Hope. What Is Bible Hope?

Bible hope is a desire based on a promise from God. This promise communicates the possibility of God’s blessing to the individual and encourages the soul.  If one will plant this seed into the soil of the heart, and if the soil is kept right, it will bring forth a harvest of faith. Bible hope is faith in seed form.But first, let us define natural (every day) hope, and then look at how it differs from Bible hope.Natural HopeWebster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary – (Natural) HopeNoun1. A desire of some good,…

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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve :Evangelical Christians have generally resisted the demythologization of the events of the Gospels, whereby, for example, the resurrection of Jesus is interpreted as a mythical portrayal of the principle of new life. Indeed, they have argued strongly that it is the very historicity of the resurrection event that is so vital. However, when it comes to the biblical figures of Adam and Eve, there has been a far greater willingness to interpret them as mythical or symbolic. The simple aim of this chapter is to show, in…

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Union with Christ

In this volume Robert Letham takes up the grandest of all salvation truths, the Christian’s union with Christ. After a short introduction, the book proceeds through six chapters in which Letham first sets forth the background and foundation of union with Christ (chs. 1-3), and then opens up the actual content of this union (chs. 4-6). I shall simply consider each chapter in turn and offer a few remarks on some strengths and weaknesses.  Chapter 1 examines the basis for our union with Christ as set down in creation. Since…

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