Foundations of Our Faith 14: Sunday Selah

Foundations of Our Faith Day 14: Sunday Selah For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:4, ESV) Our faith is such a precious thing. So many circumstances in our world may bring us fear, worry and stress, yet we have been given a gift to overcome all of it—our faith! As we come to worship…

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Foundations of Our Faith 13: Weekly Thoughts

Foundations of Our Faith Day 13: Weekly Thoughts Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1, ESV) For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at the foundations of our faith as seen in the last weeks of Jesus’ time here on earth. From the time He entered Jerusalem to the day He ascended back to the Father in heaven, the truth of…

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Foundations of Our Faith 12: Jesus Ascends into Heaven

Foundations of Our Faith Day 12: Jesus Ascends into Heaven But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were…

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Foundations of Our Faith 11: Jesus Appears to Thomas and Others

Foundations of Our Faith Day 11: Jesus Appears to Thomas and Others Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails … and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, his disciples…

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Foundations of Our Faith 10: Jesus Appears to Mary

Foundations of Our Faith Day 10: Jesus Appears to Mary Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they…

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Foundations of Our Faith 9: Hallelujah, He Arose

Foundations of Our Faith Day 9: Hallelujah, He Arose Over the last few days, we have been looking at the foundations of our faith. Today, we are going to look at the Resurrection. Did it happen? Is it true? And what is the importance of it to us today? Hundreds of prophecies were made about the Messiah in Scripture, prophecies about His birth, life, death, and resurrection. The most unbelievable was the…

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Foundations of Our Faith 8: Jesus in the Tomb

Foundations of Our Faith Day 8: Jesus in the Tomb And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. The next day, that is, after the day…

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Foundations of Our Faith 7: Sunday Selah

Foundations of Our Faith Day 7: Sunday Selah But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5, ESV) The words above were written approximately 700 years before Jesus entered this world in human form. When we read the entire chapter of Isaiah 53, we see how clearly this prophet, Isaiah,…

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Foundations of Our Faith 6: Weekly Thoughts

Foundations of Our Faith Day 6: Weekly Thoughts For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, ESV) We’ve followed Jesus this week from His path through the waving palm branches to the foot of the cross. It all happened in a week’s time—from adoration and worship to being put to death. How quickly human…

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Foundations of Our Faith 5: Jesus Crucified

Foundations of Our Faith Day 5: Jesus Crucified After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up…

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