At the start of each new year, many people resolve to drop bad habits and pick up good habits. But did it work last year? Will it work this year? How many times have we made resolutions: to not get angry, to not eat that last piece of chocolate, to be more assertive, to be a better husband, wife, parent, or child? We try our best and may succeed for a while, but eventually something causes us to fail. Then we comfort ourselves by saying, “There is always next year.” Making and breaking resolutions year after year, have you ever considered that what we need is more than a new year’s resolution?
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At this time of year a question that is often posed is, “What can I give to him or her?” The hunt is on for gifts that are unique and thoughtful, intimate and witty, or sweet and cute. Up and down the country, people are looking for perfect gift ideas so that special gifts can be given to family and friends. But what is the best gift for her? What is the best present for him? The answer lies not only with the gift itself, but even more with the giver.
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Is Jesus God, or is Jesus man? Or is He both, a God-man? As one of the most complicating matters in the New Testament, let us spend more time to enter into this marvelous mystery—the mingling of God with man for our experience and enjoyment of the Triune God in His dispensing.
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Have you ever wondered if God can be contacted? To many of us God is abstract and far away. Even the Bible confirms that God dwells in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16
). Yet the Bible also tells us that we, as human beings, can contact and receive God and become His children (John 1:12
). How can we reconcile this apparent paradox?
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It is a fact that human beings have certain needs. We need light and air, water and food, shelter and rest. Many people also sense the need for God, but is this normal? Is it human to need God?
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