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Foundations for Living

Learn about the Christian faith. Find out what the Bible has to say about Jesus, angels, church, marriage, and more.

Knowing what God is like is foundational to knowing God Himself, and knowing God is the essence of being a Christian.

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C.S. Lewis wrote, “You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool; you can spit at Him and kill Him for a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any . . . Read more ›

During the days that Jesus walked on the earth, His disciples could talk and listen to Him, gaze upon Him, and even reach out and touch Him. But on the day Jesus ascended into Heaven, He told His disciples that He would lead and guide them in an entirely new way—through the Holy Spirit.

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When God created the world, we are told that God examined it and declared that it “was good” (Genesis 1:31). This means that even the angelic world did not have evil angels or demons in it at that time. But by the time of Genesis chapter three, we find that Satan, in the form of a . . . Read more ›

They are “God’s Secret Agents,” not seeking to draw attention to themselves, but to do God’s bidding. One of the reasons we may not be personally aware of angels in our life is because they are doing their job properly. The Bible cites a limited number of instances when . . . Read more ›

We stand apart from all of God’s creation, for we have been uniquely created in the very image of God Himself (Genesis 1:26).

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Scripture reminds us to “rightly [divide] the Word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). We must be careful to accurately present the gospel. For that reason, we must be able to identify its key elements.

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In an age where many Christians seem so preoccupied with their emotional struggles, their difficult past, or their supposed lack of self-esteem, some will even say that salvation is not enough for all their needs. Yet, if these people really understood the incredible things that God has done for . . . Read more ›

If a person does not show any fruit—any visible evidence of the change that has taken place in his heart since receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Savior—then that individual is not a Christian. Time will tell if a person who comes forward at a crusade or church invitation to make a profession . . . Read more ›

Where Did Sin Come From? What Exactly Is Sin? Are Some Sins Worse Than Others? These are just a few of the questions people have when dealing with the idea of sin.

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Prayer is not some mystical process whereby we call out to some “Force.” Nor is it some force with which we create things or speak them into existence, ordering God around like some kind of “Bell-hop” who art in Heaven. Prayer is communicating with and hearing from God

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It has been said, “The Church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners.

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Many may think that the term disciple refers only to the early followers of Christ. Yet, God still desires disciples today—ordinary people like you and me who God can use to do extraordinary things.

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Many people today believe that you and I can believe in whatever truth we want, so long as you respect my truth and I respect yours. It grows out of the conviction that there are no universal standards of good or bad, right or wrong, normal or abnormal. All truth is relative.

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In these anxious and critical days, some look to politicians and world leaders for direction, hoping that they will lead to peace. Others turn to psychics, fortune tellers, or the latest prediction of the supermarket tabloid prophets. Yet, all the while there has been Someone who knows exactly . . . Read more ›

Some people spend more time planning a wedding than preparing for a marriage. They spend more time thinking about what they will wear for a one-hour ceremony than what they will do to build a strong marriage that should last the rest of their life on earth. They spend more time building a house . . . Read more ›