The Life of Jesus | July 2014
During His life on earth, Jesus encountered many people with a highly infectious disease called ‘leprosy’. As there was no medical cure, it was a feared and dreaded disease. The infection would attack the nervous system, causing the leprous person to lose feeling in the body’s extremities. This was a disastrous situation for affected individuals because they could easily cut, wound or burn themselves. Without the ability to heal, their wounds became infected, resulting in the loss of fingers, toes, ears and so on. Due to the highly infectious nature of this disease, leprous persons were placed in isolation, separated from their family and community. To add to their humiliation, they were required to call ‘Unclean!’ if someone approached them. It is very hard for us to imagine the social stigma that accompanied leprosy.
Thursday | 24 July 2014
Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, ‘I do not condemn you … from now on sin no more’. We could reasonably conclude that the life of this woman would have undergone substantial practical changes after this day. Jesus freed her from the guilt and condemnation of her sin. And He commanded her to pursue a process by which she would not return to her sin. If we escape the defilements of the world but are once again entangled with them, the last state is worse than the first. The glorious hope of the gospel is that our uncleanness is not only forgiven, but we can be cleansed and restored. These are distinct steps in the process of recovery. Responding to the conviction of the Holy Spirit over a matter, may lead to a person’s forgiveness. But forgiveness does not mean they have been cleansed from the addictive, debilitating nature of their sin....
New Releases | Easy Reading Short Christian Articles | July 2014
Who are you going to be?
By Josh Mackay
Throughout our twelve years of schooling, there are three questions that we get asked all the time. The first question is, ‘How is school going?’ We are then asked, ‘What grade are you in now?’ And finally, we must answer, ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’
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An Enduring House
Victor Hall, Keith Tucker, Lachlan Perrin
When we read in the bible about a ‘house’ we are not appraising architecture, location or materials. Our ‘house’ describes the culture we keep in our homes.
Sons of the Most High
By Various Authors
When we look at Christian movements today, we do not find many that have been able to understand and implement the gospel taught by Jesus. In this Study Guide we are considering how we become sons of God.
The word of the cross
By Victor Hall, David Falk & David Baker
The word of the cross was the gospel preached by the apostle Paul in every place. In his letter to the Corinthians, he declared, 'I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified'. 1 Cor 2:2.
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Restoring My Soul | Free Christian Daily Devotions
'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Vision One. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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