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The real nativity story
A typical nativity scene includes a number of features that are unbiblical.

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

The real nativity story

The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions.
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The Patrick you didn't know
Slemish, Ireland. Tradition holds that Saint Patrick, enslaved as a youth, was brought to this area and tended sheep herds on Slemish, and that during this time he found God. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slemish) (Photo: identity chris is, Flickr.com)

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

The Patrick you didn't know

Saint Patrick's Day is observed in many countries, but what do we really know about him, and is it possible to separate the truth from myth and legends?
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How archaeology confirms the Bible
Sir Henry Rawlinson deciphered the Behistun Rock inscription cuneiform (images composited from WikiCommons)

Mario Seiglie, UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

How archaeology confirms the Bible

The study of archaeology has strengthened the faith of Christians down through the centuries and even influenced a famous, avowed atheist to become an ardent believer in the accuracy of the biblical accounts.
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The tribe trackers guide to the future
A Bible atlas map overlaid on Google Earth aligns ancient places to the modern world.

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

The tribe trackers guide to the future

Most of the ancient biblical nations mentioned in the Bible still exist today with different names. To properly understand Bible prophecy these historical peoples should be correctly identified.
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Where do dinosaurs fit into the Creation account?
Pixabay

UCGia Bible Insights October 24 2019

Where do dinosaurs fit into the Creation account?

It is possible to reconcile the existence of dinosaurs in earth's ancient past with the creation account in Genesis.
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Speaking in tongues: What does the Bible say?

UCG-A Bible Insights August 29 2019

Speaking in tongues: What does the Bible say?

The subject of "speaking in tongues" is quite controversial within the Christian community, with some embracing the phenomenon whole-heartedly, and others strongly opposing it.
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Biblical Villains: What can we learn from them?
'The Death of Jezebel' by Gustave Doré [Public domain]

UCGia Bible Insights August 1 2019

Biblical Villains: What can we learn from them?

The heroes of the Bible are held up as examples to Christians, but there are vital lessons for life we can also learn from the villains.
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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.
Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

It's nearly Christmas time again and most Christians take part in the celebration knowing it's pagan roots. Is this something we should be concerned about?
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A world lit only by fire
Jesus prophesied of religious deception in His name.

UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

A world lit only by fire

History sheds light on the gradual development of Jesus Christ’s prophecy of massive religious deception.
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He got on the boat anyway
When Paul’s travelling companions and the local believers heard what awaited Paul, they begged him not to go on to Jerusalem. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
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Ruth - An example of faith and devotion

UCGia Bible Insights November 7 2019

Ruth - An example of faith and devotion

Ruth’s loyal devotion to Naomi shows how God works through those who obey Him and inspires us to remain faithful to the truth of the Bible.
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David: A man after God's heart

UCGia Bible Insights October 17 2019

David: A man after God's heart

David captured Jerusalem, reunited the nation and controlled an empire. He was the most renowned of Israel’s kings and the Bible describes him as a man 'after God's own heart'.
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Christ as a child: Removing the myths
A filmset recreation of how Nazareth may have looked at the time of Jesus (LumoProject.com)

UCGia Bible Insights August 22 2019

Christ as a child: Removing the myths

Many legends have sprung up about the early life of Jesus Christ during the 2,000 years since His birth. Can the Bible help us separate fact from fiction?
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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.
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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.
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