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What the Gospels Teach Us About God

The Gospels are books about Jesus Christ. But these four books also tell us much about God the Father. Even though he is often hidden behind the scenes, he is the most important person in the story. Everything depends on him. Even Jesus’ importance is best understood when it is seen in relationship to God — Jesus is the Son of God, the the One sent by God, the Messiah anointed by God. Jesus’ importance is received from God; his authority, power and teaching come from God the Father.

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Does God Change?

Joseph Tkach

Does God Change?

Some Christians believe that God never changes in any way about any thing whatsoever. But that is not true.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Some Christians believe that God never changes in any way about any thing whatsoever.

But that is not true.

When we humans try to describe God, the only tools we have are our human languages with words that describe things we already know about. So we have no choice but to use analogies and comparisons to created things, things we already know about through our five senses. But we need to remember that God is never exactly like anything we can compare him to.

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Afraid of God?

Are you a little afraid of God? Do you worry that he has something against you? When I feel that way, it helps me to remember three stories in which God teaches us how he really feels about us.

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Tammy Tkach
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A God of Chaos?

Do you ever feel you’re in a chaotic mess? I’m spending much of my time either trying to avoid chaos or get out of it. Earlier this year—you know, New Year’s resolutions—I had the bright idea to reorganize my home office. I know what, I’ll (meaning my husband) build some shelves in the office closet to hold the printers and other equipment taking up my space.

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Sheila Graham
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The God Revealed in Jesus Christ

An Introduction to Trinitarian Faith

If we want the most accurate picture of God, we don’t need to look any further than Jesus Christ. In Jesus we meet God as God really is. “Anyone who has seen me,” Jesus said, “has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

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Does God Have a Body?

God creating man from dustSome groups, such as the Mormons and some in what is called the "word of faith" movement, teach that God is a being who is  composed of a physical, corporeal body – a body made of flesh and bone. This idea is not supported by the Bible. Groups that teach this rely on their interpretation of such passages as Genesis 1:26, in which God says "let us make man in our image."

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Our Strange Dead God

From the various medals, statues and drawings adorning his car, it was obvious that my taxi driver was Hindu. He was driving me to Kuala Lumpur’s airport, through the vast oil palm plantations of Southern Malaysia.

Malaysia is a multicultural nation, and although the principal religion is Islam, it is common to see Hindu and Buddhist temples alongside the mosques in the towns and villages. There is even the occasional Christian church—although Christianity is very much a minority religion in Southeast Asia.

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John Halford
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Dog Is Love

Dog is Love” is a popular bumper sticker in western North Carolina where I live. It seems to be a takeoff of “God is love” from 1 John 4:8.

I am not certain whether the people who sport this bumper sticker are anti-God people, or people who are simply committed dog-lovers, or maybe both. But whatever their feelings might be, I like the bumper sticker for my own reasons.

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Greg Williams
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One in Three and Three in One

Chapter 5 of God Is...

The Bible never compromises the fact that God is one. Yet, Jesus’ incarnation and work give us a greater depth of understanding of the way in which God is one. The New Testament testifies that Jesus Christ is God and that the Father is God. There is more than one Person in the one God.

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God Is...

If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Maybe you would ask a big question: What is God’s purpose for you? Or, what’s going to happen to you after you die? Or perhaps, why does God let people suffer?

On the other hand, you might ask a question that seems minor but still perplexes you: Where did your puppy go after it ran away when you were 10? What would your life be like if you had married a lost sweetheart? Why did God make the sky blue?

But perhaps you might want to ask God about himself: Who are you? Or, what are you? Or, what do you want?

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