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The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 97

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 97: Before you take Communion, take time to examine your life. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 97

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 96

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 96: In Communion you agree to receive His life. Photo by David Weber on Unsplash While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 96

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 95

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 95: Be baptized if you believe and receive the good news of Jesus. Photo by Tammy Chan on Unsplash Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 95

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 94

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 94: Jesus baptizes you with the Holy Spirit. Photo by Sven on Unsplash “... I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” –John the Baptizer teaching about the coming Messiah. Mark 1:8 NIV The Greek translated as baptize means to dip … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 94

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 93

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 93: Jesus fulfilled the old law to make you new. Photo by shraga kopstein on Unsplash In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 93

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 92

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 92: God establishes practices for you to align your life with His. Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 92

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 91

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 91: Only faith in Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit enable religious practices to bless you. Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 ESV The Greek word translated as “calls on” … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 91

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 90

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 90: Being attentive to God’s Word blesses you. Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Every word you give me is a miracle word – how could I help but obey? Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning. Psalm 119:129-130 … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 90

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 89

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 89: God speaks to you through His Word. Photo by Olivia Snow on Unsplash Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 89

The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 88

107 truths about God, the world, and you. 88: Jesus communicates His blessings to you through practices of grace. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash All the believers devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came … Continue reading The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 88