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Kids in the 4/14 Window

December 22, 2017

Reaching a massive unreached people group—next door Ben Jorden teaches kids in a neighborhood Bible club. Did you know that the best time to influence a child spiritually is by age nine? Ben Jorden ’09 MA ’17, missionary to Chicago children, says, “We talk about the 10/40 window—let’s talk about the 4/14 window. If we miss sharing the... December 22, 2017

Question and Answer

June 1, 2019

Why does James use a vapor or mist metaphor for human life (James 4:14)? Question and Answer In order to warn us about the danger of planning for our future without regard for God’s will, James uses the metaphor of mist as a reminder of life’s brevity. If you are standing outside on a cold day, you are able to see your breath. Have you ever...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2016

Why does James use the image of mist to describe human life (James 4:14)? Question and Answer This image occurs in the book of James in the context of correcting Christians who plan their futures without taking the Lord’s will into consideration (see James 4:13–17). In addressing this problem, James confronts us with a question: What is...

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The Trinity and Zechariah’s Prophecy

August 4, 2016

The Trinity and Zechariah’s Prophecy The classic hymn, “All Creatures of Our God and King,” climaxes with praise to the Trinity: “All creatures of our God and King, / Lift up your voice and with us sing Alleluia! / . . . Let all things their Creator bless, / And worship Him in humbleness. / O praise Him! Alleluia! / Praise, praise the Father,...

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Zechariah: Return to the Lord

July 1, 2019

Zechariah: Return to the Lord With so many distractions and voices in the world, and even in the church, that lead us away from communion with God, no wonder He often seems distant and silent. Sometimes we wish there were a direct phone line to call Him, a 1-800-number for God. But if we look in the Bible, we’ll see that this line exists.

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2014

Since the angels in heaven are called holy (Rev. 14:10), why does the Bible say in reference to God that “You alone are holy” (Rev. 15:4)? Question and Answer The angels who never rebelled against God are holy, but Revelation 15:4 highlights God’s unique holiness. God possesses holiness in the absolute and un-derived sense. Absolute un-derived...

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Zechariah: You Will Have a Son

December 3, 2012

Zechariah: You Will Have a Son A village in West Africa had saved for years to build a church. Once it was complete, they heard that an urban planning group had decided to build a road that would cut directly through their building. Devastated, the people gathered to fast and pray, asking God to preserve their church. Imagine their joy when...

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Zechariah: How Can I Be Sure?

December 1, 2015

Zechariah: How Can I Be Sure? In All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Stan Guthrie wrote: “When it comes to religious matters, we all live in the ‘show me’ state. We are materialists like the apostle Thomas, who demanded physical evidence that Jesus had indeed risen. The atheists’ grievous mistake is not doubting,...

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Zechariah: A Prophecy for a Son

December 3, 2015

Zechariah: A Prophecy for a Son The color green increases our creativity, according to a recent study. When people looked at a green rectangle for two seconds prior to doing a given task, it boosted their creativity, compared to when they looked at other colors such as red or blue. Researchers believe this happened because the color green...

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Zechariah: An Old and Righteous Man

December 2, 2012

Zechariah: An Old and Righteous Man In the United States, almost 40 million adults are age 65 or older. Currently, the average lifespan for men is over age 82; for women it is age 85. Health and wellness statistics tell us that adults in the United States can expect to age better than ever before. Today, we will look at an older man who was...

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