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The 3 Parts of Man—Spirit, Soul, and Body

Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog. Human beings are complicated. Each one of us is unique; we come from various backgrounds and have different personalities. But with respect to how God created us, we’re actually all the same. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that we were all created with three parts—a spirit, a soul, and a body: “And the God of peace Himself sanctify you...

How to Experience Christ Living in You

Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog. In a previous post we saw that when the apostle Paul said, “Jesus Christ is in you,” he was not speaking metaphorically. He was speaking of the wonderful fact that Christ as the life-giving Spirit actually comes into those who believe in Him. We looked at eight verses that confirm and enrich our understanding of this wonderful reality. Of course...

8 Verses that Show Jesus Christ Lives in You

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In 2 Corinthians 13:5, the apostle Paul asks the Corinthian believers a question: “Or do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?”  In writing Jesus Christ is in you, Paul wasn’t speaking poetically or metaphorically. He meant that Jesus Christ was literally dwelling within them. Just like the Corinthians, we believers...

How to Practice the Private Prayer Described in Matthew 6:6

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) In Matthew 6:6, the Lord Jesus said: “But you, when you pray, enter into your private room, and shut your door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” These words aren’t hard to understand, but we may find they’re much harder for us to put into practice. Life today is...

What Does It Mean to Love God with All Your Heart?

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog.) The Lord Jesus said in Mark 12:30: “And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.” What does it mean to love the Lord from our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and our whole strength? Do we even have...

Why We Witness for Christ and 6 Practical Points on How to Do It

(Originally posted on the Bibles for America Blog) We may have heard the phrase “witness for Christ.” But what does it mean? Witnessing simply means telling others what we’ve personally experienced of the Lord Jesus. For instance, when we received Jesus as our Saviour, maybe we told our friends or family about our salvation experience and how wonderful it was. That was our witnessing to them...

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...