Religious Studies

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Thankfulness Project: The Woman at the Well

You are a Jew,” said the woman. “How can You ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

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The Story Of Gideon

Baal was a Phoenician god whose worship of involved many abominable practices, most infamous being child sacrifice. This is the period that the story of Gideon deals with, a time in Israel’s history where they frequently went astray until God raised a judge to deliver them. Gideon was such a judge.

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A Hymn: Love is the Fulfilment of the Law

Rom 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The actions and faith of these two and all the persecuted are admirable and honorable, and God has a special reward for all of these, His persecuted church.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. These are some of my favorite people in the world. Just being beside them sets others at peace and reminds us to cease striving and find rest.

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Seek and Surrender

I seek beauty, wisdom, and perhaps a little peace and joy. What I find is that they have been seeking me. So I surrender to them and gain a deeper understanding.

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The Story of Noah's Flood

Noah is arguably the most widely recognised biblical character after Christ. However, very little is actually known about the man. Nothing is known of his early life, and he first appears in scripture when he is 500 years old, leaving the majority of his life concealed.

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The Biggest Antidepressant: The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Theology is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. The Resurrection of Jesus is mind boggling really to the human mind. How and Why would a supreme being love so much that this Creator would gladly lay down his life for his Creation? If you have never felt loved, well here you go!

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What Christians Need to Know About Pride

How pride can be destructive to Christians.

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The Parables of Jesus: The Wise and Foolish Maidens

The Parables of Jesus teach us much about our responsibilities. Are you ready for the return of Jesus?

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Proof of the Resurrection of Jesus

Some skeptics still think it is a myth that Jesus died and God raised Him from the dead. There is enough proof that Jesus did die on the cross and God raised Him from the dead three days later.

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Read through The Bible, Genesis 1:20 - 2:3

Pastor Marcelo Carcach comments on Genesis 1:20-31. Use these notes to help you understand the passage of the Bible.

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Read through The Bible, Genesis 1:1-19

Pastor Marcelo Carcach comments on each verse of Genesis 1:1-19. Use these comments to help you understand the passage as you read the Bible.

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The Greatest Event in Human History I Corinthans 15:1-11

The greatest event in human history was the day Jesus rose from the grave. And through His resurrection He gives us all the ability to do the same one day. We serve a risen Savior!!

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

The Thankfulness Project is a series of devotionals about things I'm thankful for. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Who is or even can be pure in heart? Read on to find out...

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The 7 Last Words: A Millennial Reflection

Let us reflect on the 7 Last Words of Our Lord Jesus Christ as he is hanging on the cross for the sins of mankind. Here are personal reflections of each of the seven last statements, and prayers dedicated to each of them which were personally written by the author.

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12 Biblical Steps to a Better Life

The Bible talks a lot about how to be well being. Here are 12 steps to help you live a better life biblically.

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A Hymn: Lord, it is Time for Thee to Work

Psa 119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are the Merciful

The Thankfulness Project is about being thankful for different gifts of God. This one is about those who are merciful, who also will themselves be shown mercy.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

The Thankfulness Project is about being thankful for different gifts of God. This one is about being thankful that those of us who hunger and thirst for God's righteousness, we will be filled.

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Finding Strength in God

Do you need encouragement? In this devotional, Pastor Marcelo Carcach reflects on how we can find encouragement in God.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are the Meek

The Thankfulness Project is about being thankful for different gifts of God. This one is about being thankful for the meek, and for the promise that awaits the meek: they will inherit the earth.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. I'm thankful that God always comforts, no matter how long or deeply or when I need it, better than any human.

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Thankfulness Project: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit (the humble) for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven, the blessings of heaven, and the gift of heaven. The Thankfulness Project is a list of things I'm thankful for.

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Thankfulness Project: Mary the Sister of Lazarus, who Prioritized Jesus

Mary was the sister of Martha and Lazarus. Martha was an achievement addict, as I have been, but Mary prioritized Jesus. By her example, we can let go of the world's pressures to perform, and rest in Jesus daily, and be satisfied in doing only what He commands us, knowing He is pleased.

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How Christians can Deal with a Dysfunctional Past

How adult Christians can face their dysfunctional past and overcome its negative effects

Towards the Eternal Consciousness

There begins our spiritual hunt, for the vision of God to direct our search in everything and everywhere.

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Thankfulness Project: Gideon the Fearful

The Thankfulness Project is a series of devotions on different topics I'm thankful for in the Bible. This is about Gideon, who was fearful, filled with doubts and insecurities, yet God called him a mighty/strong/valiant warrior, and made him so, using his "jars of clay" to shine God's glory through.

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Purpose Preparation

We are learning daily that life is too short to not invest in yourself and enjoy life. Investing time into learning how you were designed and why could help us find our purposes. Spending time with the creator and listening for directions is a process and only part of it.

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God Wants to Bless You — Devotional on Genesis 1:28

Does God want to bless you? Yes, He does. Pastor Marcelo Carcach tells you about in this devotional based on Genesis 1:28.

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Digging Deeper: Ruth Chapter 4 Bible Study

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth, chapter 4, for those who want to study the Bible.

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Take The Long Way Home

God wants us to stop living in our mistakes of the past, fumbling around lost today, and rest in HIS peace for tomorrow.

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Digging Deeper: Ruth Chapter 3 Bible Study

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth, chapter 3, for those who want to study the Bible.

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Digging Deeper: Ruth Chapter 2 Bible Study

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth, chapter 2, for those who want to study the Bible.

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Should We Love The World? A Christian Devotional

Pastor Marcelo Carcach discusses the meaning of the New Testament word for "world" and its relevance our theology and faith.

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20 Things Learned in Church - Round 2

You learn a lot of things in church some of which are not as obvious. Here are 20 more, not so obvious, things learned on a Sunday morning.

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Why Christianity and Perfectionism Do Not Mix

Why Christians should strive for excellence instead of perfection

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The Parables of Jesus - Humility

Humility is not rated highly in our competitive world. To come to God one has to realize how great He is and where we stand before we can accept his love and promises.

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Digging Deeper: Ruth Chapter 1 Bible Study

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth, chapter 1, for those who want to study the Bible.

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The First Covenant between God and Man

Pastor Marcelo Carcach shares a devotional on God's covenant with Adam (Genesis 2:16-17).

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Not By Human Wisdom — 1 Corinthians 1:21

Pastor Marcelo Carcach shares a devotional based on 1 Corinthians 1:21.

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Better Things Are On the Way

We sometimes find ourselves in a rut and do not know whether the situation can improve. You think you are stuck and wonder if you will ever get to see better days. If you are religious, you may say a prayer or two and hope for a miracle to happen.

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A Hymn: Christ Has Redeemed Us From the Curse of the Law

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Gal 3:13)

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Faith Sees Best in the Dark

Life is like a Ferris wheel, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. In the end, you just need to learn to enjoy the ride. I believe as long as you have God in your life, anything is possible. Just have faith that things will work out well in the end as long as you put your trust in God.

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10 Archeological Discoveries That Confirm the Reliability of the Bible

The writings of the Bible, the best-selling book of all time, are both spiritual in nature as well as rooted in history. Numerous archeological findings testify to this reality. Find out more about some of these truly amazing discoveries.

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Thankfulness Project: Words

Words are so powerful and beautiful, as is the construction of them to make a language, and the unique words of different languages. Words are one more amazing way God shows off who He is and how He loves us.

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A Hymn: Women Are God’s Creation

“My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (Psa 139:15)

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Surviving Times of Uncertainty

Biblical principles from the story of Joseph that help us cope when the world turns upside down

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Thankfulness Project: We Have More Than Enough

The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough. -Exodus 36:7