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James - Jesus' half brother
UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

James - Jesus' half brother

James, the half brother of Jesus Christ, became a loyal believer and follower of the Messiah after His resurrection and is the author of the book of James in the Bible.
Read 12:00
What to do after you say 'I Do'
UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

What to do after you say 'I Do'

Marriage should be one of the most fulfilling experiences of a person's life, but in some countries nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce.
Read 15:00
Is God calling me?
UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

Is God calling me?

When God is calling you, you become aware of the need to change your life and live in line with the godly standards revealed in the Bible.
Read | Listen [5m 49s]
Pressing the spiritual snooze button
UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Pressing the spiritual snooze button

Our relationship with our Father in Heaven should be our first priority, but often we all struggle to fit an effective spiritual life into our busy 'to do' list. Here's some good advice.
Read (9 mins)
Babylon validates Bible prophecy
The ruins of ancient Babylon. (Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson. [Public domain])
UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Babylon validates Bible prophecy

The prophet Isaiah foretold the complete destruction of the magnificent city of Babylon 200 years before it actually occurred. Even today it is a city of empty ruins, just as the Bible predicted.
Read (8 mins)
Harry Potter and the Bible
UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Harry Potter and the Bible

Children's books portraying a fictional young wizard called Harry Potter have become best sellers. Parents are pleased the stories encourage children to read, but are there other factors that need consideration?
Read (13 mins)
Martin Luther and the unfinished reformation
UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

Martin Luther and the unfinished reformation

Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers who protested the teachings of the Catholic Church had enormous influence on the development of Christianity.
Watch | Listen | Read
The Ten Commandments: a guide for life
'Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law' by Rembrandt, 1659 Wikipedia.org
UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

The Ten Commandments: a guide for life

The Ten Commandments have been a guide for life for the patriarchs of the Old Testament, the apostles and disciples of the New Testament and Christians today.
Read (5 mins)
An addict's story
UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

An addict's story

A recovered addict reveals the underlying emotions and beliefs that trapped him into addiction at seventeen years of age, in the hope that it will help others.
Read (7 mins)
Living Together: What you aren't being told?
UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

Living Together: What you aren't being told?

Millions of people are choosing to live together outside of marriage, thinking it ensures a greater chance of happiness and a stable relationship.
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What must I do for God to hear my prayers?
UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

What must I do for God to hear my prayers?

Our actions and attitudes can influence God's decision in granting our requests in prayer, however there is no prayer our Creator is unable to hear.
Read | Listen [5m 16s]
The wondrous spirit of man
UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

The wondrous spirit of man

We marvel at how smart some animals are, but nothing remotely compares with human intellect, free will and self-awareness. What makes us so different?
Read | Listen [1m 52s]
What's wrong with our human nature?
UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

What's wrong with our human nature?

The tendency of human beings to disobey God and exalt themselves indicates selfishness and pride are often the primary motives, rather than a desire to obey God.
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Are you led by God's Spirit?
UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

Are you led by God's Spirit?

Being led by God's Spirit means you allow God to govern your life by diligently submitting to Him in your thoughts, words and deeds.
Read | Listen [28m 18s] | Watch
Did God create the Devil?
UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

Did God create the Devil?

Many Christians wonder if God created a being as evil as Satan. The Bible reveals the answer to this question.
Read | Watch
Was Jesus really resurrected?
UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Was Jesus really resurrected?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foundational to the Christian faith. Without it, we have no interceding High Priest and Saviour.
Read | Listen [16m 24s] | Watch
The Plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian Gods
UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

The Plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian Gods

The plagues of Egypt specifically targetted the Egyptian gods and demonstrated to both the Egyptians and Israelite slaves their impotence.
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Why should Christians keep the Passover?
UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Why should Christians keep the Passover?

Many Christians have been taught the Passover is an outdated “Jewish” observance done away with at Jesus’ death and replaced by Easter.
Read
A feast celebrating sincerity and truth
UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2019

A feast celebrating sincerity and truth

For people who observe Easter it might come as a surprise to learn that Paul, the Apostle sent to the Gentiles, gave instructions to a mostly Gentile church in Corinth to keep festivals generally regarded as Jewish and not for Christians.
Biblical keys for a happy family
UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2019

Biblical keys for a happy family

The traditional family structure is breaking down, with society and the media redefining the definition of ‘family’ and moral behaviour. In spite of these negative influences most parents want to ensure their children lead happy and secure Christian lives, eventually maturing to wisely nurture their own families.
The day the world ended
UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2019

The day the world ended

The sudden destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii is a reminder of the fragility and fleetingness of existence. An entire city and its population was wiped out in one afternoon and centuries later there are still lessons we can learn from this calamity.
Longsuffering: A fusion of patience and power
UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Longsuffering: A fusion of patience and power

Longsuffering is no longer an everyday word, but it's needed more than ever when impatience, intolerance, oversensitivity and impulsive anger are so prevalent.
Read | Listen [11m 05s]
Something better than Easter
UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Something better than Easter

Should Christians be concerned that Easter celebrations, a holiday not found in the Bible, have replaced the biblical Passover?
Empires on the rise
UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Empires on the rise

Will China or Russia eventually replace the United States as the leading nation or, does the Bible indicate another ancient power will emerge to dominate the world scene?
Read | Listen [28m 10s]
Grieving the Holy Spirit
UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Grieving the Holy Spirit

Through His presence in us, via the Holy Spirit, Jesus is witness to our every word, thought and act. Some of which have the potential to grieve Him.
Read | Listen [8m 47s]
Are you a truth seeker?
UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

Are you a truth seeker?

We live in a world of information overload. Everyone has an opinion and many share the view that one opinion is just as good as another.
From harlot to heroine
UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

From harlot to heroine

We can learn a powerful lesson from Rahab. Her example demonstrates living faith in a forgiving and merciful God.
Who is the Antichrist?
UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

Who is the Antichrist?

Bible prophecy talks about a mysterious, end-time figure who will teach lies deceiving nearly everyone and will also oppose Jesus Christ at His return.
The human side of homosexuality
UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

The human side of homosexuality

Does the Bible offer hope for those struggling with same-sex attraction? A Christian who's wrestled this problem shares his perspective.
The privilege and power of prayer
UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

The privilege and power of prayer

Prayer is the key to our communication with God, who wants to hear from us because He loves us. Christ's disciples asked Him to teach them to pray.
History proves Bible prophecy
Wall relief from the South-West Palace at Nineveh. Sennacherib reviews Judaean prisoners after Lachish city surrendered to the Assyrian army.
(Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])
UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

History proves Bible prophecy

A remarkable series of prophecies spanning hundreds of years predicted the fate of the rebellious nations of Israel and Judah, who refused to follow God's way of life.
Do Christians still have to keep the Ten Commandments?
UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

Do Christians still have to keep the Ten Commandments?

Jesus clearly taught God’s law has not been abolished, and He set us an example by keeping the ten commandments during His ministry on earth.
Is Judas Iscariot suffering eternally in hell?
UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

Is Judas Iscariot suffering eternally in hell?

Judas Iscariot is infamous as the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ and many believe he is now suffering for his heinous sin in hell fire.
Read | Listen [5m 03s]
Christianity: a blessing to mankind
UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

Christianity: a blessing to mankind

Christianity is under increasing assault, but a brief look at historical facts shows that inspite of the lapses of some so-called followers it has had a most beneficial influence on humanity.
Read | Listen [23m 10s]
A world held captive
The world as a whole will soon be released by Jesus Christ from Satan's captivity.
Jerold Aust, UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

A world held captive

The world is shrouded in deception and blindness for now. But this state of affairs is soon coming to an end!
Read | Listen [20m 38s]
The abortion debate: what does God say?
Public Health Image Library
UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

The abortion debate: what does God say?

The continuing abortion debate reveals deep fears and division. The life of a child in its mother’s womb, something that should bring people together, continues to divide and tear the moral fabric of a people.
Late-term abortion
UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

Late-term abortion

United Church of God President, Victor Kubik, and Dr Steven Britt discuss the subject of abortion and how God views the unborn foetus.
Read | Listen [15m 12s]
Evolution: an article of faith
UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

Evolution: an article of faith

The scientific community has reacted to the growing weight of evidence against the theory of evolution by denying the issues and accepting the unsupported suppositions without adequate proof.
Read | Listen [22m 58s]
The miracles of Jesus: A foretaste of God's Kingdom
Pixabay
UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

The miracles of Jesus: A foretaste of God's Kingdom

The coming Kingdom of God was the subject of much of Jesus’ teaching during His ministry. It was the topic of many parables and another way Jesus demonstrated what the Kingdom of God on earth would be like was through His miracles.
Europe: A future superpower
Pixabay
UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

Europe: A future superpower

A United Europe will soon emerge as a global superpower upstaging the United States in might and influence. You can read about it in the pages of your Bible.
What does the Bible say about tattoos?
Pixabay
UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

What does the Bible say about tattoos?

Tattooing has been around for centuries and in recent years, this practice has enjoyed a popular resurgence, especially among young people.
Why did God create mankind?
UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Why did God create mankind?

The purpose for human beings on earth did not end with the physical creation outlined in the book of Genesis. There are intriguing indicators of an awesome human purpose!
Jesus & the Sabbath
UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Jesus & the Sabbath

When Christ was on earth He observed the fourth commandment and set the Sabbath Day aside to grow closer to and serve His Father in heaven.
Watch | Read | Listen [28m 18s]
Jesus asked,
UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Jesus asked, "Who do men say that I am?"

How can we fully understand the awesome power and glory Christ turned His back on to die for our sins?
The struggle for the English Bible
Peter Schöffer (printer); William Tyndale [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

The struggle for the English Bible

Hundreds of years ago some courageous men risked their lives to bring us the Holy Scriptures in English. Some had to flee their homes and countries and others died as martyrs to produce an English translation of the Bible.
The Great Battle for God
UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

The Great Battle for God

For thousands of years people have challenged God's guiding presence in the world He created and there is growing cultural pressure to erode the knowledge of God from all public discussion.
DNA - Part 2
UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

DNA - Part 2

Victor Kubik and Steven Britt put the theory of evolution under the microscope.
The 5th Horseman of Revelation
UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

The 5th Horseman of Revelation

The "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies, but there's a fifth Horseman who brings the promise of a far better age to come.
Praying to Angels?
UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

Praying to Angels?

Some pray to angels for help without ever calling on God. But what about the role of Christ as our Mediator?
10 Things we should know about God
UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

10 Things we should know about God

Most people get their ideas of God from other people, yet it is the Bible that has been preserved by God to teach us about Him, and the only inspired record we can rely on. How biblical are your ideas of God?
Facts about Noah's Ark
UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

Facts about Noah's Ark

Many people today believe Noah’s ark could not have carried all of its intended cargo. They're convinced it would have had to have been of gargantuan proportions—far exceeding the dimensions recorded in Genesis or the supposedly primitive technology of that time.
The reality of Christ's resurrection
UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

The reality of Christ's resurrection

We can trust in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The early Christians did, and many of them were witnesses to it.
DNA - Part 1
UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

DNA - Part 1

Victor Kubik and Steven Britt explore God’s creation on the molecular level and examine the case made for God by DNA.
Sound Science and the Bible
Victor Kubik (left) with Steven Britt in the studio
UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2019

Sound Science and the Bible

Steven Britt and Victor Kubik talk about the detrimental assumptions made by prominent scientists that lead the world away from understanding the truth.
Listen to Podcast [13m 57s]
Christ's existence confirmed by non-biblical sources
Beyond Today Magazine Bible Insights February 8 2019

Christ's existence confirmed by non-biblical sources

Many people assume that, apart from the Bible, history is silent concerning Jesus of Nazareth.
A well known atheist changes his mind
Beyond Today Magazine Bible Insights February 8 2019

A well known atheist changes his mind

When you’ve devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong. So what compelled one of the world’s leading atheists to do just that?
The Law before Moses
UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2019

The Law before Moses

The 10 commandments were given by God at Mt Sinai, but the Bible shows that these same commandments were known and in effect long before Moses or a people known as the Jews existed...
Do you have an immortal soul?
Beyond Today Television Bible Insights February 1 2019

Do you have an immortal soul?

Millions believe they have an immortal soul destined at death for heaven or hell. Yet surprisingly, not only is the idea not found in the Bible, it obscures its most precious promise.
My Decision About Christmas
Reg Wright Bible Insights February 1 2019

My Decision About Christmas

It's Christmas season again. Christian families take for granted that Christ was born on Christmas day (25th December) and honour God by observing this special event. As a thinking Christian, some years ago, I made a daring decision not to.

Does God condemn non-christians?
Beyond Today Bible Insights February 1 2019

Does God condemn non-christians?

“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So what about those who die, having never even heard of Jesus Christ? Are they forever cut off from God, or damned to indescribable torment?

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