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Hebrews 11: Abraham and the American Dream

Faith makes us look at everything differently. Faith in God changes our priorities. It changes the purpose of our lives, and it even affects the things we dream to achieve. Faith causes to evaluate what matters most in life, and leads us to live according to God’s plans for us.

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Hebrews 11: Abel – Coming to God on His Terms

Abel is an early example of a person who trusted in God and demonstrated his faith through obedience. Abel found favor with God because he trusted him enough to accept God’s commands for his life. He shows us that people of faith must come to God on his terms.

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The Story of Ishmael and Isaac

God began the process of bringing a Savior into the world by choosing Abraham out of pagan idolatry to enter into a covenant relationship with him. He promised Abraham that he would create a great nation from him, give him descendants without number, and bless the whole world through him. This covenant eventually led to the formation of the nation Israel and to the birth of the world’s Savior, Jesus Christ. Ishmael Yet Abraham and his wife Sarah were childless. Since the fulfillment of God’s promise required offspring, as they got older, the couple began to worry about whether Abraham...

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Who Are the Nephilim?

Genesis 6:4 mentions the Nephilim. They are described as “heroes of old, men of renown.” The identity of the Nephilim has intrigued Christians for centuries. The only other mention of the Nephilim is found in Numbers 13:33, “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” The identity of the Nephilim is closely related to how a person interprets Genesis 6:2 (see the post “Who are the ‘sons of God’ in Genesis 6?”). If one believes that the sons of...

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Who Are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6?

One of the most confusing passages in all of the Bible is Genesis 6:1-4. In these verses, we read that the “the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose” (6:2). The difficult interpretive question is: who are the “sons of God” and “daughters of humans”? There are four main ways to answer this question: 1) Fallen Angels One view is that the “sons of God” refer to fallen angels who took on human bodies in order to marry human women. This resulted in progeny which are referred...

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

Many Christians are challenged with the idea of the dinosaurs. What happened to them? Why aren’t they they in the Bible… or are they? Did they exist at the same time as man? The answer to these questions depend on what you believe about creation and the age of the earth.

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