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3 Key Verses on the Holy Spirit with Our Human Spirit

Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog. When you read the Bible, you’ll notice that the Holy Spirit is mentioned in numerous verses. This, of course, is the divine Spirit of God. Many verses also mention the human spirit. As we saw in a previous post, our spirit, the deepest part of our being, was specially created by God with the ability to contact and receive Him. In the post, we’ll...

Does God Have a Plan?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) The world today is full of troubles—wars, environmental crises, senseless violence, economic uncertainty, troubling new viruses, social upheaval. When you look at the chaos around the globe it can make you wonder, Does God have a plan? Why did He create everything? And if He does have a plan, how do we fit into it? In this post, we’ll look at...

The Bible Shows Us God Is Triune

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) As Christians, it’s crucial to know the central items of our faith. One of these key beliefs is the following: God is eternally one, and this one God is eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit; yet the three, being distinct, are not separate. This statement about the eternally one God being the Father, the Son, and the Spirit is profound...

How to Be Freed from Anxiety according to Philippians 4:6

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In Philippians 4:6, Paul exhorted the believers to do something that seems to be impossible: “In nothing be anxious.” The world today is full of large-scale catastrophic events—war, pandemics, economic uncertainty, senseless violence, and social unrest. Things we never thought would happen have suddenly come upon us, affecting all of us. And...

What Does the Blood and Water that Came Out of Jesus’ Pierced Side Mean?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In the New Testament, all four Gospels give the account of the crucifixion of Jesus. But in John 19:31-34, details are recorded that don’t appear in the other three accounts: “Then the Jews, since it was the day of preparation and so that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath day was a great Sabbath)...

A Simple Way to Pray

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) Have you ever felt like you didn’t know how to pray, or like you didn’t know the right words to say to God? Throughout the years, thousands of books have been written on the subject of prayer. This great matter has many aspects. But in this post, we’ll discuss just one simple aspect of prayer: talking to God. We’ll look at a few instances in the...

A Story of Consecration: Loving Jesus with Our Best

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In previous posts, we discussed the meaning of consecration, the basis and motivation for consecrating ourselves to God, and how to consecrate ourselves to the Lord.In this post, we’ll take a look at a moving story of consecration recorded in the Bible about someone who loved the Lord Jesus and gave her all to Him...

How Do I Consecrate Myself to the Lord?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In previous posts, we discussed the crucial significance of consecration for our Christian life. We saw that consecration means putting ourselves in the Lord’s hands and becoming a living sacrifice. We also saw that God’s purchase of us and His love for us are the basis and motivating power for us to give ourselves to Him...

What Does It Mean to Be Pure in Heart?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) The Sermon on the Mount, the traditional name for what Jesus spoke in Matthew chapters 5-7, begins with nine blessings known as the Beatitudes. These blessings are full of rich meaning for our Christian life today. In a previous post, we discussed the meaning of the very first blessing recorded in Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”...

What Does It Mean to Be Poor in Spirit?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) As believers in Christ, we all desire to be under His blessing. In Matthew 5, Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Have you ever wondered what that means and how it applies to you? In this post, we’ll take a close look at this phrase in the Bible. With the help of notes from the New Testament Recovery Version, we’ll dig into the...