Is salvation a miracle?

Question: Hello Brother Jeffrey, Is salvation considered a miracle? I ask because the gospel is described as the power of God and in the Strong’s Concordance, the same word is used in some places for miracles. Also, Ephesians 2:1-10, Titus 3:4-7, II Timothy 1:9-10, John 6:44-45, Colossians 2:11-12, II Timothy 2:24-26, Acts 2:48, Philippians 1:3,…

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If One Verse Was All We Needed

by Terry Wane Benton If one verse said it all, and we needed no more than one verse to be saved, I would choose Ephesians 2:5. “By grace you have been saved.” That way I wouldn’t have to believe, repent, confess, or be baptized. I would rest my case here and just tell people they…

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Am I really saved if I didn’t understand Jesus’ resurrection?

Question: Lately, I’ve been struggling with wondering how long I’ve been saved. For a while, I think that I might’ve been under the impression that Jesus’ resurrection was just spiritual rather than both physical and spiritual. I don’t really know why I assumed that for a period of time, but I did. I was later…

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Jericho and our Salvation

by Jefferson David Tant After reading the title, some might wonder what the battle of Jericho has to do with our salvation today. The battle when Israel conquered Jericho was about 1410 B.C., over 3,400 years ago. Thus the question might be, “What in the world would some event over three thousand years ago have…

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Prisoners of Hope

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Zechariah 9:9-12   I.         The book of Zechariah is one of both scoldings and exhortation.             A.        The people after their return from captivity had fallen into complacency and indifference toward their religion.             B.        Zechariah calls them to change through warnings – Zechariah 1:2-6             C.        And he encourages them through visions of the future. Our…

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I want my friend to be saved but she isn’t listening

Question: Sir, Keep up the good work. I want my friend to be saved. She is falling away from Jesus Christ constantly and she is only fifteen! She knows the truth, but she just does not want to listen. She is falling away like Sodom and Gomorrah! My question is who are the two witnesses?…

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Chariots of Fire

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 6:8-23   I.         Ben-hadad, king of Syria, caused much grief for the northern kingdom of Israel             A.        He made many raids into Israel, but he soon ran into problems             B.        While his strategies were planned in top-secret, the king of Israel always seemed to know them in advance and had counters…

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The Harvest Is Past

by Jarrod Jacobs “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20 KJV). In context, these words were spoken by people desperate for someone to deliver them from the consequences of their decisions. Some Bible versions even use phrases like “we have not been delivered,” “rescued,” and “we have…

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