Articles tagged with: Faith

Is there hope for those who do not turn to God in this life?

UCG-A Bible Insights July 15 2021

Is there hope for those who do not turn to God in this life?

Have any of your loved ones died without acknowledging God, and do you believe they are condemned because they didn't "accept Christ"?
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The faith of Elijah
Illustration of Elijah asking God to reveal himself as the one true God by bringing fire to the altar. Credit: Moody Publishers / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights June 3 2021

The faith of Elijah

Elijah was called by God to fight paganism and corruption in ancient Israel during the reign of King Ahab and his idolatrous queen, Jezebel.
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Are you a truth seeker?

UCGia Bible Insights April 15 2021

Are you a truth seeker?

The greatest truths centre on the answers to the questions of: ‘Who and what is God?’ and ‘What is God's purpose for humanity?’
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Staying faithful

UCGia Bible Insights January 21 2021

Staying faithful

Faith is vital to our Christian life in order to cope with trials and to properly comprehend who God is and the salvation He offers.
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Fear and faith

UCGia Bible Insights November 19 2020

Fear and faith

A young girl's fear of horses reminds the author of the Christian struggle to overcome our fears and have faith in God.
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Nehemiah: Portrait of a leader
Illustrative depiction of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights August 13 2020

Nehemiah: Portrait of a leader

Nehemiah is one of the lesser known leaders of the Bible. The book bearing his name documents a faithful man, leading by example, during turbulent times.
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Peter - from fisherman to fisher of men
Re-enactment of Peter fishing at the Sea of Galilee. Credit: www.LumoProject.com

UCGia Bible Insights July 9 2020

Peter - from fisherman to fisher of men

The Apostle Peter's journey of faith and conviction culminating in his bold sermon on the Day of Pentecost is as an example to Christians for all time.
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Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

UCGia Bible Insights March 26 2020

Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

The account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego is recorded in the Bible as a witness to the kind of unflinching faith we should have in the face of persecution and temptation.
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Hezekiah - A faithful king
Six-sided clay prism containing narratives of Sennacherib's military campaigns, Oriental Institute Museum of Chicago University (Wikipedia.org)

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Hezekiah - A faithful king

King Hezekiah's life is an example of humility and obedience to God that continues to inspire us today.
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The privilege and power of prayer

UCGia Bible Insights July 15 2021

The privilege and power of prayer

Have any of your loved ones died without acknowledging God, and do you believe they are condemned because they didn't "accept Christ"?
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Gideon
Illustration of Gideon speaking to his army. Credit: Moody Publishers / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights May 20 2021

Gideon

Gideon's example shows the faith of a few, who depend on God and not their human strength, can result in the deliverance of many.
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What is a true Christian?

UCGia Bible Insights March 11 2021

What is a true Christian?

Biblical instruction shows becoming a true follower of Jesus Christ involves more than most people realise.
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Matthew: From serving mammon to serving God
Illustrative depiction of Jesus calling Matthew. Credit: Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights December 17 2020

Matthew: From serving mammon to serving God

At the time Matthew came into contact with Jesus Christ he was a "publican" or a tax collector for the Romans, a profession his fellow Jews very often detested.
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Esther: A woman of faith and courage
Illustrative depiction of Esther pleading with the King. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights October 15 2020

Esther: A woman of faith and courage

Esther's life demonstrates how fear and indecision can be overcome by resolutely seeking God's intervention with the courage and conviction that God will never let us down.
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Lessons from survivors of the Great Depression
Scene from the Great Depression: Unemployed men lining up for free food and drink.

UCGia Bible Insights August 6 2020

Lessons from survivors of the Great Depression

As we live through this period of stress and uncertainty, there are lessons we can learn from those who have lived through similar times in the past.
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Grace, works and obedience

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

Grace, works and obedience

Christ's exhortation of Christians to produce fruit and obey God does not mean we somehow earn our salvation.
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What is man that you are mindful of Him?

UCGia Bible Insights February 27 2020

What is man that you are mindful of Him?

Is there a purpose to human existence or are we just an accident of evolution?

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Josiah - A kingdom returns to God
Illustration of idols being pulled down. Source: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights July 1 2021

Josiah - A kingdom returns to God

Lessons learned from the example of righteous King Josiah can help to spiritually prepare us for the dangerous times to come at the end of this age.
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Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people
Illustration of Ezra speaking to the Israelites in Jerusalem. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights April 22 2021

Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people

Ezra the priest was a faithful servant of God who helped fulfil God's promises to the remnant of Judah in Babylon in the 400s B.C.
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Enemies of faith

UCGia Bible Insights February 18 2021

Enemies of faith

Christians are encouraged to increase their faith, but in order to do that we need to be aware of certain attitudes that could hinder us.
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The danger of being double-minded

UCGia Bible Insights November 26 2020

The danger of being double-minded

The Apostle James warns against being double-minded, but what is double-mindedness, and what are its consequences?
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Faith and the balance beam

UCGia Bible Insights September 24 2020

Faith and the balance beam

Andrea learns an important lesson about faith from her granddaughter when wrestling with feelings of discouragement and loneliness.
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The carrot, the egg and the coffee bean

UCG-A Bible Insights July 30 2020

The carrot, the egg and the coffee bean

We all react to trials differently, but in times of trouble there is one factor we can absolutely rely on.
Read 7:30
Answered prayer

UCG-A Bible Insights April 16 2020

Answered prayer

The George Barna research company on religious matters suggests that even people with no specific religious affiliation still pray to God on a regular basis.
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Timothy: Paul's son in the faith
Paul was able to travel to Macedonia. He visited Ephesus where he left Timothy with the instruction, ‘Stay here and command those teaching false things to stop’. [Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org]

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

The young Timothy was mentored by the Apostle Paul and became his constant companion and aid in ministering to the churches.
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