August, 2015

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How To Have Eternal Life

Does God require anything of us for us to receive eternal life? In John 3:16, perhaps the best-known scripture in the Bible, God says He will grant eternal life to those people who have faith in Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

What a wonderful, inspiring offer from our Creator-to freely give eternal life to anyone who believes in His Son.

But is that all there is to it? Based on this scripture, many believe that all one must do for salvation is to “accept Jesus,” and, at that point of acceptance, one’s eternal life will be assured. Is this what the Bible says? Read More…

What is Christian Ministry?

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Question: “What is Christian ministry?”

Answer: “Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17). Read More…