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What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?

When Jesus recruited His disciples for His earthly ministry, He quite simply called them to follow Him. In response, they immediately stopped what they were doing and started to follow Jesus. They left everything behind to accompany Jesus on His ministry and began an adventure beyond what they could ever have imagined! But what does it mean to follow Jesus for us today?

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Four Important Lessons from Leah in the Bible

The story of Leah is found in Genesis chapter 29 interwoven with the account of her husband Jacob, and sister Rachel. They become locked in a love triangle with ongoing rivalry. It seemed as if Leah was the one disadvantaged with everything stacked against her. But when we look deeper into the story did she manage to find a measure of peace and happiness? And are there lessons from Leah in the Bible that we can relate to?

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Achsah – See Possibilities with God

To see possibilities with God is an act of faith. It is when we choose to believe in the word of God, over and above what we see before us. Choosing to see in faith, can be a defining moment and a lifetime commitment. Achsah was a biblical woman who chose to see the possibilities with God. More than that, she acted on that vision and received a double blessing!

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What Does the Parable of the Talents Mean?

Jesus often taught spiritual concepts through the means of a story. Sometimes the message seems to be hidden and on one occasion the disciples asked Jesus to explain what He meant. But the purpose of a parable is to get our attention and make us reflect on the deeper meaning within the story. At first glance this parable seems to be about multiplication, or is there more to it? What does the parable of the talents mean to you?

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Deborah and Barak Working Together

Deborah was an unusual woman for her time and culture. Even today, she would be inspirational and unique. Her story appears in the book of Judges, chapters four and five, at a time when Israel had no king. God raised up men, and at this time a woman, to be leaders in the country. But who was Barak? And how, and why, did Deborah and Barak come to work together?

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What Does Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness Mean?

The Christian life is described as a spiritual battle, which put simply is anything that tries to disrupt our faith and belief in God. This battle has to be fought with spiritual weapons, and Scripture uses imagery to describe all that God has provided for our defence. If we visualize the different parts of the spiritual armor that we have been given it often assists our prayers. As we put on the breastplate of righteousness we are focusing on the protection that we have been given for the most vulnerable part of our body, our heart. But what exactly is the breastplate of righteousness and how does it protect us?

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