Bible Study 12/4: Where does the Old Testament predict the coming of Jesus Christ?

Answer: There are many Old Testament prophecies about Jesus Christ. Some interpreters place the number of Messianic prophecies in the hundreds. The following are those that are considered the clearest and most important. Regarding Jesus’ birth—Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with...

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Bible Study 10/16: What is Christian Missions?

Answer: Christian missions is following Christ’s call: sharing the gospel with the lost world through God’s wisdom and strength. Christian missions is obeying Christ After Christ’s death and resurrection, the Lord commanded the disciples to share the gospel, the message of His redemption: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them...

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Bible Study 10/2: Why is encouragement so important according to the Bible?

Answer: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness,” Hebrews 3:13 tells us. First Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Throughout the Bible we see instructions to...

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Bible Study 9/18: What does the Bible say about giving up?

Answer: The opposite of giving up is perseverance or endurance—two qualities encouraged for believers (2 Thessalonians 1:4; Romans 5:3; James 1:3). When we persevere through difficulties or weariness, we refuse to give up on what God has called us to do. Galatians 6:9 encourages us to never give up: “Let us not become weary in doing good,...

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