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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Has Power Over Creation

Who is this man? the disciples wondered. Jesus' disciples knew Jesus was a good man and a good teacher. When Jesus calmed the wind and the waves, He showed His disciples that He is also God. God rules the sea and stills its waves. (See Job 12:15; 28:25; Ps. 33:7; 89:9; 107:25-30; Amos 4:13.) ...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Born

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God's Son, sent to earth from heaven. The purpose of Jesus' birth was twofold: to bring glory to God and to make peace between God and those who trusted in Jesus' death and resurrection to provide salvation. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be our King....

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Truth Quest Update: Angels Spoke to Mary & Joseph

The announcement of Jesus' birth is not the beginning of the gospel; God had been planning for this moment since before the beginning of time. (See Eph. 1:3-10.) The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy, as well as other prophecies of the coming Savior throughout the Old Testament. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God's plan of redemption that G...

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Come Down, Zacchaeus!

Good Morning, Metro, I hope you have had the opportunity to take some time to remember that moment in time or season of your life where you encountered Jesus for the first time, and you knew he called you out of your old life into a new, transformed one! Can you relate to St. Augustine, who said, "You were always presentstrewing the pangs of bitterness over all my lawless...

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Truth Quest Update: Prophets Told About Jesus' Birth

The prophets Isaiah and Micah spoke specifically of the Messiah’s birth. Isaiah told King Ahaz “The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14). Micah named the specific town"Bethlehem"in which Jesus would be born. (Mic. 5:2) God’s plan to save people from sin and death was not a secret plan. God used the prophets to give...

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The Rich Ruler: Where Do You Invest Hope?

I was watching the Lorax by Dr Seuss the other night with my daughter and an interesting scene played out, it went something like this: The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean....

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Truth Quest Update: Advent Readings for Children

Advent - a time of expectation and anticipation. This is a great tool for Advent Readings with our children using the Jesus Storybook Bible. ...

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