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13 The Future

By David Maby | November 10, 2020

Do you have any idea what your future holds? I guess not. None of us really have any idea what is ahead for us. We make future plans but they do not always fall into place. So what does the Bible say about the future? The Bible is not a horoscope. You will not get…

12 The Church

By David Maby | November 9, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word church? I guess the first thing you think of is a building. We call the buildings where services are held churches. But what does the Bible teach is the church? The Meaning of Church The Greek work translated as “church” in the New Testament is ekklēsia.…

Worship and Praise

11 Worship and Praise

By David Maby | November 8, 2020

What is worship and praise? Why do we need to do it and how do we do it? In section 7 we looked a bit at what we are saved from: sin, death and the wrath of God. But what are we saved for? This takes us back to the question why did God create…

pain and suffering

10 Pain and Suffering

By David Maby | November 7, 2020

Why is there pain and suffering in the world? This is one of the most frequently asked questions to those who believe in God. “The question of pain and suffering provides the greatest challenge to the belief in God” (Ravi Zacharias in “Why Suffering”). We will all experience suffering in this life. Naturally we cry…

salvation by grace

9 Salvation

By David Maby | November 6, 2020

If  you save a person from drowning what does that mean? You save them from danger. That is what the Bible means when it talks of salvation. You – removed from or protected from danger. But what is the danger? It is the consequences of our sin. The payment for sin is death (Romans 3:23).…

hell

8 Hell

By David Maby | November 5, 2020

Generally people in many societies do not acknowledge the existence of hell. Do you believe in eternal punishment? How can a loving God send people to torment? Wasn’t the idea of hell to scare people in the olden days and control their behaviour? Let’s briefly look at this subject and consider the biblical perspective. Biblical…

7 Sin

By David Maby | November 4, 2020

It is human nature to minimise our own failings and magnify others faults. How often do you hear children telling tales on their siblings when they do things wrong? Politicians excuse their own failures and magnify opponents faults. We have to realise that before the righteous and Holy God we are abject failures, capable of…

Creation of heaven earth

6 Creation

By David Maby | November 3, 2020

Creation is a greatly debated topic. However, essentially there are only two possibilities. Either a supreme being created the universe and all that is in it or the universe evolved due to time, matter and chance. It is not the intention here to argue for creation. There are so many books, websites and videos that…

sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

5. The Holy Spirit.

By David Maby | November 2, 2020

In some ways the Holy Spirit is hard to understand. The Bible teaches that “God is Spirit, and those that worship Him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).  The Spirit of God is first revealed in Genesis 1:2 “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face…