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Our Relationship With God

Part 1 of a series: Learning to be like Christ

God has created us "in his own image," and that this image is seen most clearly in Jesus Christ. He is the image of the invisible God, and God is in the process of conforming us to be more like Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:15; 2 Corinthians 3:18). We will never be exactly like Jesus (he existed even before the beginning of time as part of the Godhead, and we’ll never do that!), but God offers us something as close as possible. We will be like Jesus.

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The Apostles' Creed

As the Christian church spread throughout the Roman world in the first century, and as the first leaders died out, there was a practical need for local churches to have a basic statement of beliefs. As false teachers began to bring in strange ideas, Christians needed to know “Just what is it that we believe?”

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A Brief History of Grace Communion International

Jesus Christ changes lives. He can change an organization, too. This is the story of how the Lord changed our denomination from legalism to grace. The story involves both pain and joy. Many thousands of members left the church, and our income has fallen dramatically. But thousands of other members are rejoicing with renewed zeal for their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A Brief History of Our Growth

 

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How to Become a Christian

If you want to become a Christian, the first and most important step has already been done: God has chosen you. He loves you. He wants to live with you, and he will make sure that you can live with him.

People generally want God to leave them alone. But sometimes God works in their lives to make them aware of a hunger for something more — something supernatural, something to fill an emptiness inside them. So he invites them to come closer.

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Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Christian?

In several nations, it is illegal to become a Christian. But people become Christians anyway — despite penalties and even threats of death. Thousands of believers are killed each year, yet more people become Christians. Christianity can spread even when it is persecuted. That is the way Christianity started — Jesus was killed as a political criminal. In the first 200 years after his death, thousands of Christians were killed as the Roman Empire tried to exterminate this new faith.

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Why Did Jesus Die?

Mike Morrison

Why Did Jesus Die?

The Bible gives a number of explanations as to how Jesus's death helps us, and they each add something to our understanding.

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Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is Dean of Faculty and Instructor in New Testament for Grace Communion Seminary. He is the author of Sabbath, Circumcision and Tithing and Who Needs a New Covenant? The Rhetorical Function of the Covenant Motif in the Argument of Hebrews.

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In March or April of each year, Christian churches typically set aside a day to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. And whenever we participate in the Lord’s Supper or Communion, we commemorate the death of Jesus. It’s an important part of Christian faith and practice. Today, I’d like to explore some of the reasons for this, and I would like to begin by asking a multiple-choice question:

Why did Jesus die?

Actually, there are multiple answers.

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The End Is a New Beginning

If there is no future, then it would be foolish to have faith in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:19). Prophecy is an essential and encouraging part of the Christian faith. Prophecy announces tremen­dously good news for us. We will find it most encouraging if we focus on the core message, not debatable details.

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The Written Word of God

How do we know who Jesus is, or what he taught? How do we know when a teaching is false? Where is the authority for sound doctrine and right living? The Bible is the inspired and infallible record of what God wants us to know and do.

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What Is the Church?

The Bible says that people who have faith in Christ become part of the "church." What is the church? How is it organized? What is its purpose?

Jesus is building his church

collage of church steeples. artwork by Ken Tunell

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Christian Life

When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we have begun the Christian life. Accepting Christ is only a beginning – God isn’t finished with us yet.

After we come to faith, what do we do? How does faith make a difference in the way we live? What does God want to do with us? How does he want to change us? And how do we make the transformation easier?

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