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Faith under Fire

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13 I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny your faith in me even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed …

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STUDENT POST: Why Jesus Could Die for Us

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series featuring outstanding excerpts from student papers at the BibleMesh Institute, which offers affordable online training for local churches, schools, and ministries. The author’s name has been withheld for privacy and security purposes. He serves as a missionary in Southeast Asia. Every person is subject to temptation …

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A Good Word for the Pharisees

Several Jewish groups oppose Jesus’ ministry in the Gospels. The most frequent of these sparring partners are the Pharisees, who are roughly coterminous with the “scribes” and “teachers of the law.” As portrayed in the conservative Christianity of my upbringing, the Pharisees were strict moralists who had lost view of God’s compassion and boasted in …

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Philippines Theology Conference Spurs Expository Preaching, Listening

Renewed determination by discouraged preachers and commitments by laypeople to honor the preaching of the word were among the fruit of a preaching conference in the Philippines this fall sponsored by BibleMesh. Organized by BibleMesh Institute student Joshua Gurango and two other ministers in Metro Manila, the October 27 “Theology of Preaching” conference featured sessions …

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