Teologi

Christian Clothing

"Don't let the title of this article fool you. There is an important message here." (John P. Lathrop) If you go into a Christian bookstore or visit an online Christian vendor you might see some Christian clothing. What I mean is that you will see hats, shirts, or jackets that have Bible verses or Christian sayings on them. Things like…
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Teologi

Vital Connections

"Have you ever made an important connection with someone? Did anyone help you make that connection?" (John P. Lathrop)   Relationships. We all have them, in our families, our schools, our workplaces, our neighborhoods, and our churches. Some of these relationships were established with little or no effort on our part. Our families are one example. Each of us was…
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Teologi

Joppa

"Can you, as a believer, be used to bring significant changes into the lives of other people? The Bible's answer to this question would be a resounding yes."   God has worked powerfully in cities. A record of His activity can clearly be seen in the pages of the New Testament. It is most obvious in the ministry of His Son, Jesus Christ.…
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Kolom

Undivided Attention

"As Christians we need to pray, but sometimes we need to make preparations to pray."   Jesus was a man of prayer; He prayed in the company of other people (Luke 3:21), and He prayed by Himself (Matt. 14:23). He offered praise (Matt. 11:25), gave thanks (John 11:41), and made petitions (John 17:6-26). According to the writer of the book…
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Teologi

Prophetic Revelation

"In 1 Corinthians 14 the apostle Paul wrote about the spiritual gift of prophecy. Other texts in the New Testament show us that individuals sometimes received personal prophetic words (Acts 20:23; 21:4; 1 Tim. 1:18). How should you respond if someone gives you a word that they believe is from the Lord?" Have you even been in a place where…
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Teologi

Lessons from Jeremiah

The Old Testament prophets served as God's spokespersons; they delivered God's Word to the people. Jeremiah was one who served the Lord in this ministry. However, we may at times not fully realize some of the challenges he faced.   The ministry of prophets is very prominent in Scripture. In the Old Testament in particular we find many individuals who…
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