13 The Future

all Israel will be saved

Do you have any idea what your future holds? I guess not. None of us has any idea what is ahead for us. We make plans but they do not always fall into place. So what does the Bible say about the future? The Bible is not a horoscope. You will not get any indication…

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12 The Church

The church Jesus spoke of is a group of people who are called out from one place and gather together in another place, not meaning a building.

What comes to mind when you hear the word church? I guess the first thing you think of is a building. We call the buildings where services are held churches. But what does the Bible teach us about the church? The Meaning of Church The Greek word translated as “church” in the New Testament is…

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11 Worship and Praise

Worship and Praise

What is worship and praise? Why do we need to do it and how do we do it? In section 7 we looked a bit at what we are saved from: sin, death and the wrath of God. But what are we saved for? This takes us back to the question of why God created…

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10 Pain and Suffering

pain and suffering

Why is there pain and suffering in the world? This is one of the most frequently asked questions to those who believe in God. The question of pain and suffering provides the greatest challenge to the belief in God We will all experience suffering in this life. Naturally we cry out why? If God is…

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9 Salvation

salvation by grace

If  you save a person from drowning what does that mean? You save them from danger. That is what the Bible means when it talks of salvation. You – removed from or protected from danger. But what is the danger? It is the consequences of our sin. The payment for sin is death (Romans 6:23).…

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8 Hell


Do you believe in eternal punishment? Generally, people in many societies do not acknowledge the existence of hell. People ask how can a loving God send people to torment? Wasn’t the idea of hell to scare people in the olden days and control their behaviour? Let’s briefly look at this subject and consider the biblical…

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7 Sin

It is human nature to minimise our own failings and magnify others faults. How often do you hear children telling tales on their siblings when they do things wrong? Politicians excuse their own failures and magnify opponents faults. We have to realise that before the righteous and Holy God we are abject failures, capable of…

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6 Creation

Creation of heaven earth

Creation is a greatly debated topic. However, essentially there are only two possibilities. Either a supreme being created the universe and all that is in it or the universe evolved due to time, matter and chance. It is not the intention here to argue for creation. There are so many books, websites and videos that…

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5. The Holy Spirit.

sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

In some ways the Holy Spirit is hard to understand. To try to help us understand let’s take a look at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches that “God is Spirit, and those that worship Him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).  The Spirit of God…

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4. The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ taught healed and performed signs and wonders in Israel for just over three years, from age 30 to 33, working closely with twelve men. But, his life made the greatest change to the destiny of mankind.  Why? Because he was God dwelling in human form who came to die for our…

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