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Does Jesus understand me?

Does Jesus understand me?

We all experience times when friends and foes have frustrated us, hurt our feelings and made us angry. Loneliness and sadness set in because no one seems to understand us. God does. He knows everyone of our hurts and frustrations, and they all matter to Him. Why does...

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What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

When Jesus spoke on the Beatitudes, he said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Matthew 5:9). The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom, which means completeness, soundness, welfare, peace or wholeness. God's peace is impossible to...

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What does the Bible say about the compassion of Jesus?

What does the Bible say about the compassion of Jesus?

So often, when a friend or acquaintance becomes ill or is hurting, we are concerned, feel sorry for them, pray and sometimes call to see how they are doing. We might even see it as our duty to go and visit them. At times like this, most of us exercise a sense of pity...

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What are ghosts, and should I fear them?

What are ghosts, and should I fear them?

Are there such things as ghosts? Yes, there are spirit beings, and ghosts would be an example. They are not ghosts; however, when spirit beings are defined as people who have died. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil....

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How can I know for sure that God is in control?

How can I know for sure that God is in control?

Many believe in God but still feel they need to control their life. As a result, most live in fear for the well-being of their family, friends, and country. I know that people say that God is in control of all things, but how can I know this for sure? Is God really in...

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Are the Jehovah’s Witnesses a cult?

Are the Jehovah’s Witnesses a cult?

A student, who is a Christian, asked why I referred to Jehovah's Witnesses as a cult. "After all," he said, "they believe in Jesus." Yes, they believe in Jesus, but is it the Jesus of the scriptures who is the Son of God, the Savior who died for the sins of the world?...

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What is God’s view of work?

What is God’s view of work?

We don’t have to look far into the scriptures to see that God was the first to work. Genesis 1:1 declares: “In the beginning God created….” God worked for six days and rested on the seventh, the Sabbath. Because all that God is and does is good, we know He sets an...

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How does God want us to worship Him?

How does God want us to worship Him?

What is Christian worship? Many would answer this question the same way they would describe how they came to faith in Jesus: I grew up with it, or it is just what I do on Sundays. Worship for others might involve singing songs, listening to a message, sharing in...

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Is atheism a religion?

Is atheism a religion?

Almost all atheists claim that there is no God. They contend that their worldview is not religious but built on evolutionary science and common sense. Many argue that they embrace a "non-belief," but according to the definition of religion, atheism is a religion. The...

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What is sanctification?

What is sanctification?

Before believing and relying upon the truth that Jesus Christ died and rose again for our sins, we lived for pleasure and glory. As followers of Jesus, our behavior should bear witness to our standing before God. We are no longer of this world but now are children of...

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Why was Jesus a rabbi?

Why was Jesus a rabbi?

The people of Galilee, where Jesus was born and lived, were the most religious Jews in the world during the 1st Century. They also interacted with the world because one of the major trade routes, the "Way of the Sea," ran through Israel. The Galilean people were also...

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Why does God hate pride?

Why does God hate pride?

God hates anything we do that keeps us from honoring God alone or enriching our relationship with our Savior. Prideful people are consumed with themselves and are masters of using others to elevate themselves. The arrogant will put others down whenever possible....

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What is God’s view of freedom?

What is God’s view of freedom?

In 1607, the first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia. Over time and the need to stand up against Great Britain, 12 more colonies were established. The colonists desired complete freedom from Great Britain because they had no vote or voice in government...

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How should the gospel of Jesus change my life?

How should the gospel of Jesus change my life?

The gospel of Jesus was written by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15: through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. "By this gospel, you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as...

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How can I be a better friend?

How can I be a better friend?

 Most of us enjoy the good friends we have made. Most of them look and act the same and have similar interests. We tend to struggle with making new friends who are different from us. What kind of friends are we? Are we open to being friends with people who look and...

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What does it mean to abide in Christ?

What does it mean to abide in Christ?

The path to salvation is available to all who seek after Jesus. When we believe, trust and rely on the truth that Jesus died and rose again to save us from the penalty of sin, we become children of God. At the moment of belief, the Holy Spirit comes into us to teach...

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How can I know if something is true? 

How can I know if something is true? 

This is the question that needs to be answered, especially for the postmodern youth of today who have rejected absolute truth. In their world, truth has become a matter of "my truth" or "your truth" as opposed to a universal truth that is true for all people in all...

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What is the importance of having a clear conscience?

What is the importance of having a clear conscience?

Graduations from high schools and colleges are in full swing. Students celebrate their graduating experience with families, processions, ceremonies with speakers delivering words of wisdom, and receiving their diplomas. Students are rewarded for their hard work in...

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How can I embrace family conflict in a Christ-like manner?

How can I embrace family conflict in a Christ-like manner?

If you are in a family who lives together, there is conflict. There is healthy conflict where there is a willingness to disagree, discuss and listen to one another with the hope that, in the end, there will be a peaceful resolution. Then there is unhealthy conflict,...

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Is discipleship a mandate from God or a suggestion?

Is discipleship a mandate from God or a suggestion?

It was 22 years ago that Chuck Colson heard about the Christian worldview classes I was teaching in our home with 156 high school seniors in attendance. Many of our students would identify as Christian, but most were raised in Christian homes and had very little...

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What happened to Jesus after the resurrection?

What happened to Jesus after the resurrection?

The amazing event of the death and the bodily resurrection of Jesus is the single most impactful occurrence in world history. Jesus fulfilled all 333 prophesies in the Old and New Testaments concerning His coming, life, death, and resurrection, proving that Jesus is...

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Will we see our friends in Heaven?

Will we see our friends in Heaven?

The wonderful thing about believing that Jesus died and rose again is the security of knowing that when we die, we will live forever in Heaven. Our hope of salvation is not based on how many good things we have done or how nice we are. The only way to Heaven is...

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Is it wrong for Christians to communicate with the dead?

Is it wrong for Christians to communicate with the dead?

Is it wrong for Christians to communicate with the dead? Scripture makes it very clear that we should never seek the help of necromancers or mediums to hear the voices or to see visions of the dead. The Old and New Testaments forbid us to seek out mediums, which Satan...

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Why does God allow war?

Why does God allow war?

Where on earth did we get the idea that our purpose on this earth is to be happy? Who told us that we should be good and kind to others if we want to go to Heaven? Have you ever entertained the idea that all sin, yes, big and little sins alike, is horrific? When Adam...

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What is the significance in God’s name, I AM?

What is the significance in God’s name, I AM?

In times like this, when there are wars and rumors of more wars, where do we go for comfort? Our natural inclination is to look to our leaders and military troops for answers and hope. The Holy Spirit in us tells us to go to our LORD and pray. The brightest of human...

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DOES GOD CARE ABOUT ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE ME?

DOES GOD CARE ABOUT ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE ME?

This question is one that we all have wondered about at times. With all of the extraordinary people in this world, where do I fit in? Does God care about those of us who are considered just ‘ordinary’? A teenager wrote, "I am not the smartest or best-looking person. I...

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT LOVE IS GREATER THAN FAITH AND HOPE?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT LOVE IS GREATER THAN FAITH AND HOPE?

If you have been to many weddings, no doubt you have heard passages from 1Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice...

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OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE IS LIGHT IN THE BIBLE?

OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE IS LIGHT IN THE BIBLE?

Light is of extreme importance to our Christian faith because it symbolizes the nature our holy God. It also signifies God's presence and favor. “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the...

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WHY DOES GOD’S GIFT OF WISDOM MATTER?

WHY DOES GOD’S GIFT OF WISDOM MATTER?

God’s wisdom matters to us because it matters to God. Wisdom acknowledges and seeks God’s righteousness, holiness, and truth over what is pleasing to self-seeking humans. When we have the wisdom of God, our behavior will center on loving others and bringing God glory...

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IF GOD FORGIVES ME FOR MY SIN, WHY ARE THERE CONSEQUENCES?

IF GOD FORGIVES ME FOR MY SIN, WHY ARE THERE CONSEQUENCES?

When I hear a question like this, it makes me wince. The insinuation is that it is no big deal that Jesus died the most painful, gruesome death known to humans by being whipped and then hung from a cross and die for the purpose of forgiving us of our sin and opening...

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HOW CAN I DEAL WITH THE LIES OF SATAN?

HOW CAN I DEAL WITH THE LIES OF SATAN?

Today, the statistics on depression and anxiety especially, among teens, are at an all-time high. No matter what the source, we know that these conditions do not come from the heart of God. As Christians, we fight a battle in a spiritual realm: a war between Satan and...

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WHY DO I STILL FEEL GUILTY AFTER I ASK FOR FORGIVENESS?

WHY DO I STILL FEEL GUILTY AFTER I ASK FOR FORGIVENESS?

Everyone has sinned and will continue to sin against God. It is part of being human. God, because of His unchanging love for us, does not abandon us when we sin. He extends to all the invitation to believe that He is the Savior of all humanity. Jesus died and rose...

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DOES GOD CHANGE?

DOES GOD CHANGE?

New year celebrations are now over, and many of us are making resolutions for healthy personal change. We resolve to lose weight, exercise regularly, and be more patient, with our goal being that change will be our new normal. Changing to healthy habits are not easy...

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OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE IS LIGHT IN THE BIRTH OF JESUS?

OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE IS LIGHT IN THE BIRTH OF JESUS?

There are so many wonderful things about Christmas that can draw us into the wonder of God and the birth of His Son. For me, the enjoyment of driving through neighborhoods in the dark of night and seeing trees bright with lights that, for some reason, bring joy to my...

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WHAT DOES A SECURITY BLANKET HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS?

WHAT DOES A SECURITY BLANKET HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS?

Charles Schulz, born in 1922, was a devoted Christian and the author of the famous "Peanuts" comic strip. In 1950, the cartoon debuted in seven newspapers with Charlie Brown, Patty, Shermy, and Snoopy. His popularity grew and soon became worldwide by appearing in over...

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WHY ANGELS?

As the Christian story reveals in Luke 1, an angel appears to Zechariah, husband of Elizabeth, who is Mary's cousin. The angel Gabriel informed him that his wife would give birth to John the Baptist, who would proclaim to many that the Messiah was coming. "Then an...

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WHY DID THE JEWS QUESTION THAT JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH?

WHY DID THE JEWS QUESTION THAT JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH?

The birth of Jesus, God's Son, should not have been a surprise to the Jews. They were the writers of the Old and New Testaments who were inspired, by the Holy Spirit, to write about the coming Messiah. Their manuscripts included 333 prophecies about the coming of...

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WHY DOES THANKING GOD MATTER?

WHY DOES THANKING GOD MATTER?

When we begin to understand how much God did for us and how great is His love and mercy for us, we can't help but fall on our knees and praise and worship Him with thanksgiving. "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!"...

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WHERE DOES SATAN LIVE?

Satan first appears in Heaven as one of God's highest angels called Lucifer. He had access to Heaven, earth, and to God Himself. That was not good enough for Satan, and he grew tired of worshiping God and chose to rebel from His authority. Satan desired to be...

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IS TRUTH UNIVERSAL OR RELATIVE?

Truth is either absolute or relative. In the "absolute," we see pure, unlimited, uncompromised, and unchanging ideas; Truth is reality. However, the person who believes in relative truth might understand a portion of the absolute truth, but only as it matches their...

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Did Jesus Have a Sense of Humor?

Yes!  He proved it when He created the blobfish, duck-billed platypus, giraffe, kangaroo, rhinoceros, skunk, warthog, and humans.  As image-bearers of God, we, like Him, have a sense of humor and enjoy laughter. Too often, we paint the picture in...

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Who Am I?

This generation of young people is hurting. They are genuinely anxious about what is happening around them, how to navigate life in chaos, and who they are as human beings. Most of them, because so few are speaking truth and hope into them, are confused about who they...

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Do Pronouns Matter?

With all the issues facing the Christian community today, who would think the controversy would come from the pro-transgender movement over preferred personal pronouns? Pronouns are words like he, him, his, she, her, and hers. They are used to describe the nature of...

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Why is Repentance Necessary?

We have talked a lot about how broken the Church is in regard to their lack of holding each other accountable, including Christian leaders. One of the fall-outs from that is the number of Christians who have abused their positions of leadership in the church and have...

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Why Is Accountability So Important In the Church?

Researchers who are studying trends in today's church most would all agree they are in trouble. Not only have they yielded to the pressures of the godless culture, but many have stopped teaching the truth of the Scriptures, especially the life and death of Jesus...

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Suffering constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith for the believer and also for the skeptic. Scripture teaches that God is all-powerful, all-loving, and full of grace. Why then, if this is true, does He allow so much pain and suffering in the...

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What is Christian Deconstruction?

Christian deconstruction challenges the truth of God, the Bible, and the moral value system that God institutes through the scriptures that has resulted in thousands leaving their Christian faith. Many more are added to this number by several faith influencers who...

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Are we all supposed to be bold in our faith?

Boldness is an act of bravery by acting or speaking out regardless of the risks or the consequences. You are at work, and a co-worker you want to be friends with asks you if you are one of those born-again Christians. How would you answer? You are in class, and the...

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What does it mean to be kind?

All of us are looking for friends who are kind and compassionate. With social media breeding self-centeredness, anxiety, and godlessness, now more than ever, Christians need to counter the culture by leading with kindness. God made us for relationships, but today,...

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Are Messianic Jews Christians?

The Christian faith requires that all believe that Jesus is God! He proved it by His resurrection from the dead. All true Christians embrace this truth. This gospel is for all who believe, including Jews and gentiles. God desires that no one perish, but all have...

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How can I stop being so jealous of others?

As used in this question, jealousy is the work of Satan and reflects a sinful behavior pattern of our flesh. A jealous person is envious when someone has something they think they need and deserve, such as someone's wealth, status, acclamations, abilities, looks, or...

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How can I have courage when I live in fear?

Fear, in this question, is defined as extreme anxiety. It is real and happens to all of us when our lives or circumstances seem to be overwhelmingly scary. Interestingly enough, it is in these moments that we might hear God telling us not to fear but rather be...

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Is July 4th a religious holiday?

The July 4th celebration of our independence from England in 1776 is not officially a religious holiday. However, beyond the sparklers, firecrackers and spectacular fireworks, there are strong biblical messages that need to be heard by all Americans. On that day, the...

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How Can I See God As Relational?

Imagine the Creator of the Universe, the God of thunder, lightning, and anger, the God who speaks through pillars of fire being the same God who says, "I love you.” I created you in your mother's womb. I want all people to believe in me. Come to me all who are tired,...

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Does Christianity support reincarnation?

Does Christianity support reincarnation?

Reincarnation is the belief that the soul of a man or woman who has died will later be born again into another physical body. The idea of reincarnation was practiced during the time of the Greek and Roman empires. Plato (c. 428–348 b.c.e.) alludes to reincarnation in...

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How Can I Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide?

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide?

Click below to listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio's Mornings With Kelli and Steve. Suicide is often something that we would rather not talk about because of the sense of hopelessness and the unknown attached to it. It is now the number 1 killer of...

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Why should I read the Bible daily?

Why should I read the Bible daily?

God made us in His image to have an eternal relationship with Him. The names that He gives Himself to be used by those who believe and follow Him are numerous. Words like: Lord, Friend, Shepherd, Teacher, and Father all reflect a God who wants to be with us and wants...

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Do remorse and repent mean the same thing?

Do remorse and repent mean the same thing?

I grew up in our family where there were certain words children could not say. The first one was "shut up," and the other one was "snot." If you were caught saying these words, you had to sit on the mourner's chair. My mother had painted a face of a blond, blue-eyed...

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Why did God create the Universe?

Why did God create the Universe?

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son...

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Did Jesus stop being God when He came to earth?

Did Jesus stop being God when He came to earth?

In the first sentence in the Bible, Genesis 1:1, God identifies Himself as the Triune God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Hebrew name for God is Elohim, a masculine noun that is plural in the definition.  Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God...

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What does a healthy church look like?

What does a healthy church look like?

A healthy church is a group of people connected through their love of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Members are students of His Word, whose mission is to represent, teach, and disciple others as to who Christ is and how to love and serve others well. The...

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Why does it matter that Jesus rose bodily from the grave?

Why does it matter that Jesus rose bodily from the grave?

The idea of a man being pronounced dead and coming to life after being buried in a tomb for three days is humanly impossible. It is the main reason why so many people today do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus. What they do not understand is that Jesus is no...

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What did Jesus reveal about His heart when He faced the cross?

What did Jesus reveal about His heart when He faced the cross?

The death and resurrection of Jesus was not the idea of the Pharisees or the Romans. God had orchestrated the death of His Son Jesus before the beginning of time. He announced His plan of a Redeemer after Adam and Eve sinned against Him. Genesis 3:15 "And I will put...

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What is the false gospel?

What is the false gospel?

The people of Galatia were much like our Christian culture today. They were influenced far more by the culture than by the words and teachings of Jesus. They had heard the truth and gave a superficial nod to Christ, but when left alone to live out their faith, they...

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What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

"What does the Bible say about homosexuality?" I just read, yet again, that homosexuality is not found in the Bible and therefore is not a sin and people should be fine with it. Many others argue that they were born that way making it ok. As Christians we all sin....

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Why did you leave us?

Why did you leave us?

I had finished teaching the Anchorsaway class on the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. As usual, students had questions as they tried to ingest the magnitude of the miracle. One student blurted out, "Why didn't Jesus take the believers Him when He went up...

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What is a proper response to Christian fallen leaders?

How tragic it is when a gifted Christian leader falls into moral failure. They are made public spectacles, with many who carry the shame of their sin to their grave. The path of the devastation of their sin reaches not only to family, friends, and church members, but...

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Could the vaccine be the mark of the Beast?

Just a few months ago, we were praying for a vaccine that would put an end to this horrific virus. Now we have a few of them that hopefully will keep millions of people from suffering and dying. Not everyone is celebrating. Many are skeptical that the vaccine will...

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What do the occult and Christianity have in common?

Righteousness is the standard that God holds for every person He has created. It is what God cares about because He is holy, and when we accept the sacrifice of His Son for our sins, God forgives us for the penalty of sin and gives us a position of righteousness...

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Will 2021 bring hope of a better world?

How many times have we said that we couldn't wait for 2020 to be behind us? And now it is behind us, and what has changed? Snow, ice, and horrible storms have already hit this country. News continues to depress us, and COVID-19 is still killing people and raising...

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What does it mean that the Word became flesh?

“Logos” in Greek means “Word” that refers explicitly to Jesus. God made it clear to all that Logos is God’s message and the greatest gift He could ever give to humankind. “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He...

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Why Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth?

https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/morning-shows/Indianapolis/2020/12/2020.12.01-nancy-fitzgerald---executive-director-of-anchorsaway-ministry/' Thanksgiving is barely over and now the celebration of Christmas has begun. If we can, for a moment, look beyond the...

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What is a revival?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio's own Mornings with Kelli and Steve. With COVID, the mess with the election, coupled with cities burning, have many asking, "where is God?" Is He is still on His throne and in control of the universe, including the...

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If God loves people, why are we supposed to die to self?

One of the most well-known verses in the Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that who-so-ever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” He did not die to make people better or happy, but he died, so those who believe...

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What is progressive Christianity?

About the time you think you have heard it all, something else crashes in that is so evil that you can barely believe it. I am not talking about the outrageous things currently happening in America; I am talking about the new wave of unbelief in the Church that throws...

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How can I keep from misunderstanding others?

Being misunderstood can happen when others have false information, misperceptions, half truths, personal biases or prejudices toward a person or a situation. We all have been misunderstood…some of us more than others. Say something that comes out wrong…misunderstood.A...

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How do Christians turn seekers off?

Click to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, on Mornings with Kelli and Steve. A student shared that he wants to believe in Jesus, but "of the Christians I know, they are not very loving." How should we, as Christians, respond? It is a sad but true...

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What are the keys to fun and fruitful family devotions?

Doing family devotions may seem a bit daunting, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. The most valuable lessons you will ever teach your children will be meeting with the family and studying together how to love God and love others well. When done in a fun and...

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What does it mean to do parent well?

My answer to this question is probably not what you might think. We had 4 children in 6 years, so needless to say things were always in motion. As a new Christian, I was given the impression that it was my responsibility to ensure that my children believe in Jesus and...

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Why does accountability to one another matter?

If there is a missing ingredient in most Christian lives, I would guess that it would be desiring accountability from one to another. A life characterized by vulnerability, teach-ability, honesty, and availability, is one that embraces accountability. This person is...

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I am a Christian but still feel guilty. What can I do?

Feeling guilty is feeling bad for something you have done or the condition in which you are living. That kind of guilt is not necessarily a bad thing. We can be thankful for some guilty feelings because they drive us to seek God's forgiveness through His Son. When a...

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I am stuck. My faith is weak. What can I do?

Years ago, I decided to face my fear of flying head-on. I was tired of white-knuckling the armrests of my seat, like that, could save me, and sweating profusely from take-off to landing. Getting to my destination and leaving it ruined the whole trip. I had to do...

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What does it mean for a society to be post-Christian?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy answer recorded live on Moody radio. A post-Christian society recognizes Christian ideas and generally follows watered-down Christian values, but rejects its’ ethics and a Christian worldview. The Christian language and...

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How can I have fellowship with God?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio. People often identify as a Christian because they might go to church. For them, more than that is a bit over-the-top. They might say they are friends with Jesus from a worldly...

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What are the keys to forgiving others?

Forgiving others is a discipline that most of us have not conquered and probably never will. There is no doubt that Scripture is very clear that we, as Christians, must forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. God would not command something if we could' t obey it....

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What does repentance look like?

We all need God’s saving grace through the death and resurrection of His Son. Our natural condition is one of sin, which makes us guilty in the eyes of God. We know that the penalty for sin is death. That is what we all deserve, eternal separation from God. Because of...

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Why does being created in God’s image matter?

If you were not created in God's image, you would be the result of random chance. You would have no inherent value, no relationship with God, no sense of morality, love, peace, and hope. When you died, you would turn into dirt.   The good news is that you...

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How can I have hope in the midst of fear of what lies ahead?

How can I have hope in the midst of fear of what lies ahead?

When fear crashes in on us, hope, and assurance of God being in control seems impossible. Most of us use the word "hope" as an emotional response that conveys doubt. Hoping that we get what we want for our birthday is not how the Bible defines "hope." It is the...

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How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. For many, these days of uncertainty are scary.  The threat of catching a deadly disease is a reality every moment of every day. The stock market is down. People are challenged to...

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How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

How can I trust God’s faithfulness in times of trouble?

For many, these days of uncertainty are scary. The threat of catching a deadly disease is a reality every moment of every day. The stock market is down. People are challenged to stay away from each other. The grocery stores are picked clean and toilet paper has become...

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How can I get peace when I am so afraid?

How can I get peace when I am so afraid?

There are at least two kinds of fear mentioned in the Bible. The first kind of fear is the fear of the Lord, which is healthy and can lead to wisdom and understanding (Psalm 111:10) Also, with the fear of the Lord is life and true rest (Proverbs 14:27; 19:23). ...

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When we confess our sins, does God forget them?

When we confess our sins, does God forget them?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Religion does strange things to people. It can make us feel like someone has a choke hold on us. It can make us feel continually guilty with no hope of ever experiencing forgiveness or getting to know God...

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Is God male, female or both?

I was asked to speak at a university in Indianapolis and wanted to speak on the question, “What if God isn’t who you think he is?” The topic of the talk was given for approval to Christian leaders on campus and the response was to change the name due to the...

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Is God male or female or both?

Is God male or female or both?

I was asked to speak at a university in Indianapolis and wanted to speak on the question, “What if God isn’t who you think he is?” The topic of the talk was given for approval to Christian leaders on campus and the response was to change the name due to the...

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What does it mean to be a servant leader?

What does it mean to be a servant leader?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Few are called to lead multitudes of people, but all Christians are called to lead by the way we live our lives and speak into the culture. Our perfect model of a leader is found in the person of Jesus...

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Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. This is a hot issue for sure. Friendships have been lost, churches have split and families disrupted over this issue. This is a question that we know make perfect sense to God but not to...

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Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

Is the atonement of Christ unlimited?

This is a hot issue for sure. Friendships have been lost, churches have split and families disrupted over this issue. This is a question that we know make perfect sense to God but not to the human mind. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things...

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What is spiritual abuse, and what can I do about it?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. Many have been loved and cared for well by their church. There are many godly pastors and elders that are doing amazing Kingdom work. However, here are other churches and people groups who claim to be...

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I feel lonely. Is there any hope for me?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. How could it be, in a time with humans have never been more connected through technology, people are the loneliest, more isolated, anxious and depressed group to have ever lived. Loneliness is not...

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If God cares about us, why are there so many starving people?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,...

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Reading the Bible is not doing it for me? What’s wrong?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. Some Christian leaders have a vision for 2020 as the Year of the Bible for millions around the world. The movement hopes to help believers and nonbelievers alike to engage with the Bible like never...

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What happened after the Birth of Jesus?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. I remember well planning for my wedding. The weeks and months leading up to it were filled with scheduling, organizing, and preparations for the event. Soon the big day arrived, and 6 hours later,...

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Who was with Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?

If you were not created in God's image, you would be the result of random chance. You would have no inherent value, no relationship with God, no sense of morality, love, peace, and hope. When you died, you would turn into dirt.  The story of the birth of Christ...

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Why didn’t Jesus’s genealogy reflect a more regal line?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. Jesus's bloodline was anything but holy and majestic; it was downright dysfunctional and scandalous! Jesus always was and always will be God. He is of the very nature of God, the Father, and the...

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How can we know that Jesus is the Messiah?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. If there is one known fact that we can be absolutely sure, it happened would be the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Archeological discoveries, writings from antiquity, and the...

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Why do I struggle with an inconsistent biblical worldview?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. A biblical worldview is one's total conception of the world from a biblical standpoint. It's a Christian's fundamental belief system about the meaning of life, the nature of God, the source of...

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How can I give thanks amid suffering?

How can I be grateful when so many of my expectations have gone unmet? Why am I bent on thinking and wishing for the ideal and not able to be content and grateful for what is? Why are the circumstances of life robbing me of the joy and peace? For many, Thanksgiving is...

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Are we living in the end times?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio click here. When I was a teenager, a friend, who was a Jehovah's Witness, told me that in one week the world was coming to an end. I believed her and was terrified. I still remember the relief when that day...

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How can I discern the voice of Satan from God’s voice?

To listen to Nancy answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. The best way to fight against Satan is to spend time in the Bible. Not just to read words but rather to spend time reading and praying through God’s Word. Knowing God’s Word will prepare you to...

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How can I know what God’s will is for me?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. God's primary will for us is that we believe that Jesus died and rose again for the forgiveness of our sins. Once we believe, we become His child and live in fellowship with Him, where we learn to...

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How can we discern counterfeit miracles?

To listen to Nancy's response recorded live on Moody radio, click here. Most all denominations and Christians affirm the belief in miracles. It has never been a hot point for most people except for one in particular, Thomas Jefferson. He was obsessed with disgust with...

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What does it mean to obey God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. The word obey has a much deeper meaning than our use of the word in English. We tend to think of it as to do something someone tells you to do. You can be mad about it or happy, but the idea is just...

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What was Jesus’ body like after the resurrection?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, almost everyone, except for the Sadducees, believed in His bodily resurrection. All the eyewitness accounts of the Jesus' resurrection and historical...

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What brings God pleasure?

To listen to the answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. We worship a relational God; He loves, he weeps, he cares, he uplifts, he comforts, and he sacrifices for us. He has also created us all as relational beings to become more like Him in the way we love...

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What does it mean to rely on the sovereignty of God?

God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He is in total control of all that has happened, is happening, and will happen. There is nothing that He can’t do and nothing that he doesn’t know. In the midst of his sovereignty, he allows all humans that he created to have free...

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Is there any such thing as true love?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. The best definition of true or real love in the Bible is found in 1John:4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love”. Chances are that when you go to a wedding, you will...

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Was Abraham’s faith in God blind?

Listen to Nancy's answer from the original recording with Moody Radio, click here. The term “blind faith” is a bit of an oxymoron. Faith is based on what you know to be true. If you spent time with God daily through studying the Word and other books of history, and...

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What is the difference between faith and hope?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, click here. “Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). The words faith and hope get used together, but they are not the same by definition. They are...

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What does it mean to love God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, click here. "I know that the Bible says to love God, but I struggle to say that I truly love Him." This is a typical response I get from our students when it comes to responding to God's call to love Him. My...

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What do I do when God says no?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded on Moody Radio, click here. When God says no, I think we should celebrate. Not pout, not get mad, not demand our own way (which we won’t get anyway) not get bitter, but celebrate. Why? Because God always wants the best for me. He...

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What is wrong about wanting to be popular?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from Moody Radio, click below. I don't know anyone who enjoys being disliked and excluded. We were born to be loved. When we were young, we learned to love applause: our first step, first bike ride and our first bite of something...

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Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from Moody radio, click below. The answer to this question is absolutely no. The marking of all cults and all false religions deny the deity of Christ. The Christians believe in the Trinity, that is one being and three persons, God...

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How can we be holy? Isn’t God the only one who is holy?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded on Moody Radio, click below. John Piper said, “God is separated from all that is not God and is in a class absolutely by himself. God, like the rarest diamond in the universe, is absolutely unique and infinitely valuable. His...

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Do people really hear the voice of God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from Moody Radio, click here. I have always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to a Christian who casually talks about what God had verbally told him. How does he know if what he heard was God’s voice? Could it not have been his...

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Is it a sin to want to die and go to Heaven?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio.   No! Who doesn’t look forward to the time when we get to go to Heaven?    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has...

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Has God condemned me because I still sin?

To read or listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. The word condemned is like a verdict in a court of law. The defendant is either found to be guilty or not guilty for the crime that was committed. If found guilty, then the result would be condemnation,...

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How do people from other religions get to Heaven?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. They don't. Many people are generous and productive human beings who have been drawn into a false religion or cult that have kept them from knowing the Jesus of the Bible. No one has shared with them that all...

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What does it mean to be redeemed?

To listen to the recording of Nancy's answer recorded on Moody Radio click here. As I read this question the song, "My Redeemer Lives" goes off in my head. The word redeem means "to buy out" or "to pay the price for something" and is also used interchangeably with the...

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Does God punish the whole family for a parent’s sin?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from Moody Radio click here. Many believe that the answer is “yes” because of verses like Exodus 20:5. "You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on...

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What changed after the resurrection of Jesus?

To listen to Nancy's answer to the worldview question of the week recorded on Moody Radio click here. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in the history of the world. It is something so miraculous that even for the believer we can barely...

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What is new about us when we trust Jesus as Lord?

To listen to Nancy's answer from the recording with Moody Radio click here! I think that this can be answered by a sermon given several years ago by Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran preacher from Denver, Colorado. She was asked to speak to 10,000 at the Red Rocks...

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Is salvation possible after death?

To listen to Nancy's answer from the recording with Moody radio click here! Have you ever spoken to someone who has heard the plan of salvation and decided that they would put off the decision to follow Christ for a later time? “As soon as I finish college, then I...

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Does my life matter to God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from the live radio segment with Moody click here! In today’s culture that has successfully pushed aside any notion of value in being human, many are asking if their life matters to anyone, including God. When self-worth is hidden...

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How can I share with a skeptic that there is a God?

How can I share with a skeptic that there is a God?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded from Moody radio interview here! There is always an element of faith that it takes to believe there is a God. There is never enough proof to satisfy the hardened heart. The skeptic will say, “If only God would show Himself, he would...

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What does it mean to fear God?

To listen to Nancy's answer recorded from the Moody radio interview click here! If the person asking this question is not a follower of Christ, the answer to his question is different than that of a Christian. Without Christ as our Savior, the thought of being in the...

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How can I know that God is telling me to do something?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio. Have you ever been asked to do something that is a life changer and terrifies you? It might be to move to some place, a job change, or perhaps to change the group of friends with whom you love to hang out? From my...

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What was God doing before He created us?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio. The Bible doesn’t tell us too much of what God was doing before He created the world, but it does tell us enough to know that God is beyond our human understanding. Genesis 1 “In the beginning God.”  God chose the...

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Will a Christian who commits suicide lose their salvation?

To listen to Nancy's answer on Moody Radio listen here. NO. Many Christians have been told that if they commit suicide they will go to hell. Not only is dealing with such a loss excruciating, but also having to deal with the guilt of thinking that something could have...

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Why is it ok for God to be jealous but not me?

How can the word jealous be a good thing and a bad thing at the same time? It all depends on the intent of the heart behind the word. The Bible is clear on this issue. ”But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires...

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Why isn’t God more obvious in showing Himself?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio's program Mornings with Kelli and Steve. On the surface, the obvious answer to this question is to look at the sunset, the birth of a baby, or an event that can be supported by more historic evidence than any other...

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When did Jesus know He was God?

Click player to listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, Mornings with Kelli and Steve. Jesus was always GodJohn 1:1, Jesus, as the "word," was with God in the beginning and was God. It is the clear teaching of Scripture that Jesus was aware of His...

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Why is it so important that Mary was a virgin?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio's program Morning's with Kelli and Steve. This is a question that needs to be asked because it answers so many other questions about Jesus. The virgin birth t is a big deal because the Scriptures foretold that Mary...

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Why do people reject Jesus?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio's program Morning's with Kelli and Steve. It is officially the Christmas season when we commemorate the birth of Jesus, the savior of the world! Churches are celebrating, homes are being decorated, and the stores...

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How do I love Jesus?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio's program Mornings with Kelli and Steve. Do I love Jesus as I love a friend?  The love of a friend is different from the love of God. The Greek word for the love of a friend is Philia. This love is more of a...

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Why does it matter that we pray for others?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live with Moody radio's program Morning's with Kelli and Steve. Why pray for others when we know that God is all knowing and all powerful and can do all things!  In spite of all that, Jesus commands us to pray for...

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Does God hear my prayers?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio program Mornings with Kelli and Steve. God is God and there is absolutely nothing that passes Him by. He knows everything we are going to say before a word comes out of our mouth. Psalm 139:1-4 “O LORD, you have...

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What makes a cult a cult?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody Radio, on Morning's with Kelli and Steve. The definition of a cult is a group of people centered on the false teachings of a leader who claims that he/she is uniquely called by God. It embraces particular rites and...

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If God knew how sinful we all would be, why did He create us?

Listen to Nancy's answer on Moody Radio's Mornings with Kelli and Steve here! God created us for his pleasure, his glory and for relationship with all those that he made. Adam and Eve sinned against God and broke off the personal relationship that they enjoyed with...

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Can I be saved even though I doubt?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio: Birth of Doubt: Genesis 2:1-6 when Satan was tempting Eve he said, “did God really say…” We all have periods of doubt. There is such mystery about God, that it is impossible to understand...

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Is there a hell?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio: God desires that all would repent and be saved. He provided a way through the cross. All will have a chance to be saved. Those who reject Jesus will be forever separated from Him. The...

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Is there a heaven and what is it like?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio's own Mornings with Kelli and Steve. Heaven is a real place described in the Bible. The word “heaven” is found 276 times in the New Testament alone. It is a place where God manifests His love, joy, peace, patience,...

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Do we as Christians actually have free will?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio, here: Yes, we have been given the right to choose not only Jesus as our Savior but also whether or not to obey Him. Every person has the freedom to choose to accept or reject God. We also...

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How do I get bad images out of my head?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio here. If not dealt with, this can go on for a lifetime. Prayer, seeking godly council, reading Scripture, and confession and repentance are the only way to put an end to this. ...

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Are there three days between Friday and Sunday?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio here. It's important to be able to answer this question because people have walked away from their faith due to what they have perceived as an error in Scripture. However, we need to take...

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If God is eternal, what “life” did Jesus have to give up?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio here! Jesus was 100% God and 100 % man – Philippians 2:5-11 It was the sinless human side along with the God of Him that willingly died on the cross. Was it easy for Him? Luke 22. 39-44...

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Did Jesus die for the sins of all people throughout time?

Yes, His sacrifice was perfect for paying the price of sin for all people. Christ’s sacrifice was sufficient, once for all. (Hebrews 10:1-18) Hebrews 10: 3-10 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls...

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How can I know for sure that the tomb of Jesus was empty?

To listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio, here: When the disciples of Jesus proclaimed the resurrection, they did so as eyewitnesses, and they did so while people were still alive who had contact with the events about which...

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How were the doctrines formed in the early church?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio, here: It is helpful to note that the New Testament, as we know it today, came long after the first Jewish Christians lived. The early church used the Old Testament exclusively in the...

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Can everyone know God?

Yes. Below are an abundance of scriptures, most of which are self-explanatory, which establish the fact that every single person born on this earth has a chance to be saved. We cautiously step on Holy ground when trying to understand the mysterious things of God. When...

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Does God really care about us?

Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio, here: Yes, every moment of each day, He cares about us. On your best or worst day, He cares for you. Knowing God is good and full of love all the time, answers the question. But, it is...

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Does everyone have a chance to know God?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio below. Yes. Below are an abundance of scriptures, most of which are self-explanatory, which establish the fact that every single person born on this earth has a chance to be saved....

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If the Father and the Son are one, who is the Holy Spirit?

Listen to Nancy's full answer on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio here. The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is God. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. One being, 3 persons. God has a personal relationship with all who...

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Do Christians have a choice or is God a dictator?

Do Christians have a choice or is God a dictator?

A dictator is someone who has a position of leadership obtained by force. It is someone who rules with absolutely authority without always having a person’s best interest in mind. It can be in a cruel or brutal way. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the...

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