What is Christianity?

Acts 1:1-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Introduction 1 The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3 To [c]these He also presented Himself […]

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Overview of a Church with Power

Acts 1 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented […]

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Remembering and Proclaiming the Cross

Luke 22:7-20 New International Version (NIV) The Last Supper 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” 9 “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. 10 He replied, “As […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Sad

Luke 19:28-44 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Triumphal Entry 28 After He had said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the [a]mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, […]

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The Spirit Controlled Life

Romans 8:9-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of […]

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Sin: A Barrier to Revival

Romans 1:18-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Unbelief and Its Consequences 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth [a]in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident [b]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation […]

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Isaiah 6:1-8

Isaiah 6:1-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Isaiah’s Vision 6 In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered […]

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Hosea 6:1-6

Hosea 6:1-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Response to God’s Rebuke 6 “Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has [a]wounded us, but He will bandage us. 2 “He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That […]

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