Category Archives: Challenges

God Taught Israel At Jericho

The Israelites would have many lessons to learn and relearn through the centuries, from the Lord their God, but if they had simply learned and passed on to their children the lessons learned at Jericho then they could have avoided many of the problems they would face later.

What did God teach Israel at Jericho? They are lessons appropriate for Christians and the church today.

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Clothing A Christian

Some people suggest that what we wear should be entirely left up to the conscience. These would say that God has stated no absolute truth on this subject. Many others are just content to follow popular fashion trends, thinking that if people are not offended by what they wear, then what’s the problem? But in fact God has given very clear standards for proper dress among His people.

#1 God’s commands (Biblical principles regarding dress), an historical and Biblical perspective click here

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#2 Biblical principles of dress apply to men and women – opinion and culture do not alter the principles – what happens when they are ignored click here

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Bearing The Reproach Of Christ

Hebrews chapter thirteen is an exhortation to Jewish Christians to leave behind a covenant that was fulfilled and thus obsolete and “ready to vanish away” (Heb 8:13). This would be necessary in order for them to be identified with Jesus Christ. This text also indicates that they could not serve Christ and avoid persecutions. As Jesus took on a heavy burden and paid a high price to sanctify them and us (Heb 13:12; 2:9-11), we too can expect to pay a heavy price to be God’s sanctified people. The Christian must bear His reproach outside the camp before he can worship and serve God acceptably (Heb 13:13; 2 Tim 3:10-12).

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