Is Life Worth Living? – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

"For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." —Romans 14:7 TODAY we are to ask the Bible to answer the deep question, "What is the true meaning of life?" I shall not insult your intelligence by one word of argument as to the importance of…
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The Demon of Worry – C.I. Scofield (historical sermon 1842-1921)

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:” —Matt. 6:31, 34 Some of the things that Jesus Christ found in the world seem to have caused Him surprise. We are told…
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Law and Grace – C.I. Scofield (historic sermon 1842-1921)

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" —John 1:17 The most obvious and striking division of the Word of truth is that between law and grace. Indeed, these contrasting principles characterize the two most important dispensations: the Jewish and Christian. "For the…
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Modern Day Lessons

When your faith is shaken by others, remind yourself who’s really in charge.

  “Satan has asked to have you, that he might sift you like wheat.” Luke 22:31 When a religious leader or anyone else you hold in high esteem falters, it is only natural to be disappointed, saddened, and hurt. But to have your faith shaken by the acts of someone…
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Modern Day Lessons

If you don’t believe prayer works, you are naive. Even science shows benefits of prayer are real.

Christians know that prayer works – they see its power demonstrated every day in their lives. Still, skeptics decry prayer as folly, a wistful effort to wish away problems or magically influence future events. They are naive. Scientific evidence has demonstrated repeatedly that prayer and the psychology behind it truly…
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Modern Day Lessons

Did John the Baptist and Jesus conspire to create the Messiah story? Here’s where atheist logic breaks down.

Detractors and non-believers claim that John the Baptist and Jesus conspired to create the Messiah story. They point out that John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins, born only months apart. They highlight that the two grew up together, played together, and naturally would have had their systems of belief…
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Modern Day Lessons

Religion as a crutch for the weak and wounded? If you use religion as a buffer against life’s struggles, you’re (probably) missing the point.

It’s a common atheist battle cry – “religion is a crutch for weak people with feeble minds”. According to these secular “faith experts”, religion’s sole purpose is to buffer believers from fear – fear of death, love loss, bad health, or any other distressful state of affairs we worry could…
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History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means “one who is sent away”)…
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Modern Day Lessons

Top most popular bible verses – for strength, happiness, and life-guiding wisdom

The Holy Bible is full of wondrous verses that provide not just the foundation for our religion, but nuggets of wisdom we can use in our everyday lives.  The following are more than 100 of the most popular verses in the bible.  Commit these poetic verses to memory so they…
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Ancient Texts

The collected writings of T. Justin Martyr – first century philosopher and early Christian Apologist (part 1 of 2)

Introduction to Justin Martyr Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin, was an early Christian apologist.  Originally a professional philosopher, Justin converted to Christianity about 130 AD after witnessing Christians die for their faith.  He learned about Christianity from “an old Christian man” who told him of a “true philosophy”…
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