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What to Do about Your Old Way of Life After You’re Saved

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) Because the Lord Jesus died for our sins, when we believed in Him, we were forgiven and washed of all traces of our sins. We shouldn’t feel troubled by what we did or who we were before we were saved. We must be very clear about this. But when we were saved, we also became a new person in the Lord with a new life. We were born again with the life...

What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) The terms born again and regenerated are fairly familiar to many people and are usually associated with becoming a Christian. But what does it mean to be born again? Does it mean to have a fresh start to live a moral life? If that’s the case, does a person who is already good, upright, and ethical even need to be born again...

How Can I Be Useful to God?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) When we consider how Jesus Christ loved us and gave Himself on the cross for us, we can’t help but love Him. We often want to do something for Him in return. So we might ask the Lord questions like: “What do You want me to do for You?” and “How can I be useful to You?” The problem with questions like these is that they suggest God created us...

5 Names of Jesus in the New Testament and What They Mean

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) The name Jesus is a special name. It’s actually the most special name in the universe! Philippians 2:9 tells us that God highly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him “the name which is above every name.”In addition to Jesus, in the New Testament we can find many other names for our Lord that are rich in meaning and communicate a...

The Basis and Motivation for Consecrating Ourselves to God

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) In a previous post, we discussed the meaning of consecration and how giving ourselves to God makes a tremendous difference in our Christian life and relationship with the Lord. But knowing that we should hand ourselves over to the Lord may not be sufficient. We have to realise the underlying basis for our consecration to the Lord and...

What Is Consecration?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) When we were saved, we were born again with the life of God. What a truly wonderful and joyous experience! But regeneration is only the beginning of our spiritual journey. After we’re regenerated, the next step is to consecrate, or give ourselves to the Lord. In this post, we’ll look at the meaning of consecration, and why it’s a crucial step in...

The Deep Significance of the Birth of Jesus Christ

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) People all over the world have heard the story of Jesus’ birth. But have you ever wondered whether there’s more to the familiar story? Since the Bible records the birth of Jesus in detail, is there a deeper meaning to that event? In this post, we’ll use verses and notes from the New Testament Recovery Version to see something of the significance...

7 Proofs Your Salvation Is Eternally Secure

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) When you first believed in Jesus, you were saved. But after a while, perhaps because you sinned or failed God in some way, maybe you began to question whether it’s possible to lose your salvation. A genuine believer in the Lord Jesus shouldn’t be tormented by this question. The Bible tells us that once we believe in Jesus Christ, we...

How Can We Be Strengthened in Our Faith?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) Our Christian life is a life of faith, and the Bible says that as believers, we walk by faith, not by sight. But in our experience, especially when we encounter difficult circumstances, we often become discouraged and find it hard to put our trust in God. We try to believe, but sometimes it feels like we simply don’t have enough faith. Hebrews...

What Is Faith and Where Does It Come From?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) What exactly is faith? Is it positive thinking, or determining to believe something even in the face of difficulties? Do some people just have an innate ability to have more faith than others? The Bible’s definition Hebrews 11:1 tells us what faith is according to the Bible: “Now faith is the substantiation of things hoped for, the...