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When Jesus claimed to be God, why did people get so upset?

October 15th, 2014

 

Why were Jesus’ claims to deity so upsetting?  There are a number of reasons.  However, the apostle Paul’s experience several decades later exposes the root cause of his countrymen’s hostile reaction to Jesus.

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Why does God provoke us?

October 9th, 2014

 

The truth is that while God’s purposes are always loving, His ways are not always “nice.”

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Why does God miraculously intervene in the lives of some and not others?

October 2nd, 2014

 

Faith is indeed a key ingredient in prayer.  Jesus said, “I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24

 

It’s a mistake, however, to view faith as a “currency” of sorts with which was can “purchase” a miracle from God.  John tells us about a somewhat surprising miracle…surprising because the man who was miraculously healed had little or no faith in Jesus and didn’t ask to be healed. 

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