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How To Read the Bible

How To Read the Bible

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Perhaps you’ve done this. You’ve read something in the Bible but came away saying, “huh? I don’t get it.”  The Bible can be a confusing book at times, especially for those picking it up for the first time. These tips are designed to help you navigate that Bible and see the overarching story contained in its pages. The first thing to understand is that the Bible is compilation or gathering of many books. Those books were written over several thousand years by folks inspired by the Holy Spirit. The books are gathered into two collections. The Old Testament is the larger and contains Jewish histories, law, poetry, and prophecy from before the time of Jesus Christ. The New Testament books were written after Jesus’s death and resurrection. It has been said that the Old Testament looks forwar
How to Receive God’s Love

How to Receive God’s Love

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Receiving God's love and forgiveness can be expressed with 4 R’s. Repent of your sin and its results: To repent means to turn away from. God did not reject you, you rejected God by choosing to go your own way. There are two parts to repentance.  The first part of this is agreeing with God about your mistakes, failures, and sins. The second is turning around - not simply feeling sorry, but a decision to turn your back on all the selfish things you've done. Repentance is simply saying, "God, I've made a mess of things. I need You." Romans 3:23 Recognize that Jesus paid the penalty for your sin: Know that you are incapable of repaying God the penalty your sin justly deserves. But, that God so loved you that He sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to pay the penalty on your behalf through Hi