Repent and Believe

There are two crucial steps to put your faith in Jesus: (1) We are to repent, and (2) We are to believe the gospel.

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, {15} And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. – Mark 1:14-15 (KJB)

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The Breaking of Old Habits

I recently read a book called “Billy Bray – The King’s Son” by F. W. Bourne. In it, Billy recounts his struggle to quit smoking. He speaks of hearing the “still small voice” say to him, “It is an idol, a lust, worship the Lord with clean lips.” Because of this he said, “So I felt it was not right to smoke.”

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Forgive

Peter asked Jesus this question, “how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” Jesus answers his question in this way, “I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

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If ye love me…

Jesus made a very simple statement that every Christian should grade themselves on.

If ye love me, keep my commandments. – John 14:15 (KJB)

John 14:23 If a man love me he will keep my words

The Obedience of the Son

In Hebrews Chapter 5 we are told how Jesus learned obedience “by the things which he suffered”. This is how he became “the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him”.

The Gethsemane Olive Orchard, Garden located at the foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel.

A Certain Man

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. – Luke 15:20 (KJB)

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New Look for Close to Jesus!

Close to Jesus has a new look and feel.  The latest version of the website has been in development for several weeks and now provides the content with a fresh interface, but most importantly it now works on mobile devices. Other updates include placing the Monday Memory Verse posts in their own section and a new Free Bible form that includes fields for address information.

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What would you do for a Bible?

We recently watched a video titled: “RISKING HIS LIFE FOR A BIBLE!” It’s about a man named Bounchan who was imprisoned in Laos for spreading the Christian faith.

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Why Three Years?

When I first read 2 Samuel 21:1, I wondered, “Why did David wait three years to enquire of the LORD? Why didn’t he seek the LORD immediately?”

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