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Joshua Bell
A musician playing violin in a Washington DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. He played six Bach pieces for about 60 minutes.

During that time approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After: 3 minutes: A middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes:  The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, continued to walk. (more…)

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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 5)

We have already covered the esentials of God’s existence, the Bible and the Identity of Jesus. The question now comes to mind: What about the angels and demons? Today we’ll look at these briefly.

Did you miss some of the previous parts?
Click here to go to part 1

Angels and Demons
The one God created everything, including heaven and earth and every living being (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11). Before the creation of this world God created the angels, who are spirit beings with individual personalities. It appears that there are different types or ranks of angels, including seraphim, cherubim, and at least one archangel (Michael). (more…)

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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 4)

So, after all these things, where does Jesus fit into the picture? Pray that the Lord will reveal Himself to you as you go through todays study on essential doctrines of the Bible.

Did you miss the previous parts?
Part 1 – The existence of God
Part 2 – The Bible
Part 3 – The Doctrine of God

The Identity of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is both God and man. He is the one God incarnate. “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9). “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself” (II Corinthians 5:19). Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, God manifest in flesh, our God and Savior, and the express image of God’s own person (substance) (II Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:3; II Peter 1:1). He is not the incarnation of one person of a trinity, but the incarnation of all the character, quality, and personality of the one God. (more…)

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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (Part 3)

As we continue with these essential doctrines of the Bible, I earnestly pray that you will submit yourself to God and not the will of man or religious precepts. It is our duty and honour to do the will of God, only then can we call Him Master and Lord.

Did you miss the previous parts?
Part 1 – The existence of God
Part 2 – The Bible

The Doctrine of God
“God is a Spirit” (John 4:24). He is not made of flesh, blood, bones, or physical matter. He is invisible to the human eye unless He chooses to reveal Himself in some way (John 1:18). God has individuality, rationality, and personality. He is self-existent, eternal, and unchanging. He is omnipresent (everywhere present), omniscient (all knowing and all wise), and omnipotent (all powerful).
God’s moral nature includes holiness, justice and righteousness, mercy and grace, love, faithfulness, truth, and goodness. He is absolutely perfect in every way. I John 4:8 says, “God is love”; no other religion identifies God so totally with love. (more…)

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WAP Access

We enabled WAP access to this blog on 30 August 2009. After some digging we were able to improve your Mobile Phone experience a little with another plugin from Wapple. You can now write comments from you cellphone as well. Read more…

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Essential Doctrines of the Bible (part 2)

Today, we continue on the essential doctrines of the Bible.
If you missed part 1, click here.

The Bible
Since God exists, the Word of God must also, for would not the Creator communicate with His creation? Since God created us as rational beings and since He loves us enough to provide for us, surely He wishes to communicate with us and thereby fulfill His purpose for creation. All intelligent beings seek to communicate, and the Supreme Intelligence is no exception. (more…)

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Perfect will of God!

In the previous message titled as “Spiritual Attack and Defend strategies”, I have dealt with the following verses according to Paul to the Colossae: 

 Col 1:9  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Col 1:10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

 Looking at this in depth, we see the following aspects that he highlights:

  • that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
  • That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
  • being fruitful in every good work,
  •  and increasing in the knowledge of God;

 I feel the Lord is pressing it on my heart to explore this verse a little bit more, especially concerning His perfect will.  We know that when we walk in His perfect will, you can not be anything else than to please Him, to be fruitful in every good work and also increasing in the knowledge of who God is and what His will for you would be.

BUT, the question now arises: What is the perfect will of God?  Is it a general phrase or term, or is it something more specific? I would not dare to proclaim that the following insight is the only explanation for the will of God, but I am sure it would give us a pretty good picture of it.  (more…)

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