Articles tagged with: Christian

The Father, the Son and the Feast of Pentecost

UCGia Bible Insights May 25 2023

The Father, the Son and the Feast of Pentecost

Jesus Christ chose the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot in Hebrew) or Pentecost as the day on which God first granted His Spirit to the New Testament Church.
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Dorcas, A faithful disciple

UCGia Bible Insights May 4 2023

Dorcas, A faithful disciple

In a dramatic miracle that energised the early Church, Dorcas was raised to life again and set an example for generations of Christians.
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From captivity to freedom: The lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

UCGia Bible Insights April 6 2023

From captivity to freedom: The lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

The Days of Unleavened Bread remind us that with God's help we must avoid all sin—symbolised by leaven—and genuinely live by God's commandments.
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If you love me...

UCGia Bible Insights March 16 2023

If you love me...

How do sincere Christians express their love to God? Is it done in the way specified in scripture or is there often something vitally important missing?
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What’s wrong with our human nature?

UCGia Bible Insights February 23 2023

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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The parable of the lost coin - Seeking lost people

UCGia Bible Insights February 2 2023

The parable of the lost coin - Seeking lost people

This parable encourages us about God’s devotion and commitment in caring for mankind and searching for those who are lost.
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The Fruit Of The Spirit – Longsuffering

UCG IA Bible Insights November 24 2022

The Fruit Of The Spirit – Longsuffering

Longsuffering is no longer an everyday word, but it is an important fruit of God's Spirit.
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The 4 horsemen of Revelation

UCGia Bible Insights May 18 2023

The 4 horsemen of Revelation

Nothing grabs the attention of readers of the Bible like the four riders of the horses of Revelation, but are they relevant in the 21st century?
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Are you a christian soldier?

UCGia Bible Insights April 27 2023

Are you a christian soldier?

As Christian soldiers we should navigate our lives, armed with the the Word of God and the guidance of His Holy Spirit.
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The meaning of the Passover symbols

UCGia Bible Insights March 30 2023

The meaning of the Passover symbols

Once each year, on the anniversary of the night on which Jesus was betrayed, we should contemplate the meaning of Christ's death by the observance of the Passover service.
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Why is the New Covenant better?

UCGia Bible Insights March 9 2023

Why is the New Covenant better?

Hebrew 8:6 tells us the New Covenant is "…a better covenant established on better promises" but why is it better than the covenant God made with the nation of Israel?
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The third commandment

UCGia Bible Insights February 16 2023

The third commandment

The Third Commandment has much broader broader implications than just speaking about “taking God’s name in vain.” It also addresses our conduct.
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Seek first to understand

UCGia Bible Insights January 5 2023

Seek first to understand

God wants a relationship with us, and He also want us to have good relationships with each other.
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Why does Christianity reject Christ’s own holy days?

UCGia Bible Insights May 18 2023

Why does Christianity reject Christ’s own holy days?

Protestants have rejected many traditions of the Roman Church, but still continue to observe religious holidays steeped in paganism.
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The New Testament in the Old Testament

UCGia Bible Insights April 20 2023

The New Testament in the Old Testament

A common misconception about the Bible is that a large part of it is obsolete, and irrelevant to life in the 21st century.
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Three strikes and you are out — or are you?

UCGia Bible Insights March 23 2023

Three strikes and you are out — or are you?

Our battle with sin is similar to that of a baseball batter. We don't always do our best when we step up to the plate, and sometimes we are caught off guard.
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God gives Christians divine help through His spirit

UCGia Bible Insights March 9 2023

God gives Christians divine help through His spirit

God's Holy Spirit enables us to develop a close relationship with our Creator God, and have the opportunity to become His children (Romans 8:14-17).
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What should a christian do on the Sabbath?

UCGia Bible Insights February 16 2023

What should a christian do on the Sabbath?

The weekly Saturday Sabbath is our divine appointment with God – a time to draw closer to our Creator and worship Him.
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Prayer for the routine times

UCG IA Bible Insights December 8 2022

Prayer for the routine times

When things seem to be going well us, our prayer life can tend to become routine and monotonous.
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Jesus warns us to “watch”

UCGia Bible Insights May 11 2023

Jesus warns us to “watch”

There are wide-ranging implications to the exhortation of Jesus and His Apostles that we are to "watch".
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Covetousness is idolatry

UCGia Bible Insights April 20 2023

Covetousness is idolatry

The Tenth Commandment forbids us to covet what belongs to others - our neighbour's house, wife, servant, ox, donkey or "anything that is your neighbour's" (Exodus 20:17).
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Lessons from the first marriage

UCGia Bible Insights March 16 2023

Lessons from the first marriage

Marriage is one of God's wonderful gifts to mankind. It is something to treasure and sustain, and the guidelines in His Word are as valid as ever.
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Martha and Mary - Lessons from two sisters

UCGia Bible Insights March 2 2023

Martha and Mary - Lessons from two sisters

The story of Martha and Mary, recorded in the Gospels of Luke and John, contains an important reminder about what our priorities should be.
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What does Paul mean by ‘Christ is the end of the Law’?

UCGia Bible Insights February 9 2023

What does Paul mean by ‘Christ is the end of the Law’?

The widely accepted translation of Paul's words In Romans 10:4 tends to distort what Paul was trying to convey, as the context of the verse shows.
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As a person who follows Jesus Christ shouldn't I celebrate His birthday?

UCG IA Bible Insights December 1 2022

As a person who follows Jesus Christ shouldn't I celebrate His birthday?

One of the most significant holidays in the Christian calendar is Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.
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