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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.

Three Versions

Jehovah’s Witnesses – What about Acts 8:37?

There is a verse (among several) that is missing from the New World Translation that is vital for people in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to consider.  That verse is Acts 8:37. The reason this verse is so important is that it speaks to Jesus being God, something that the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny. From the Jehovah’s Witnesses website: However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.

God Remembered

Hannah, who was barren, prayed to the LORD and asked: “if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid” (excerpted from 1 Samuel 1:11 KJV). In verse 19 of the same chapter we are told: “the LORD remembered her”.

The Hope of All Christians

There is one belief that is core to being a Christian and that is belief in the resurrection. Without the resurrection there is no hope for salvation. The resurrection is a fact that was testified to by over 500 witnesses.

To be close to God, you must be close to Jesus

How small I feel when flying in an airplane. The land below seems so big when I look out the window. Then I think about how tiny our planet Earth is in comparison to the Universe. I ask myself, “Am I really closer to God when I am 33,000 feet in the air compared to when I am standing on the ground?”

In Christ Jesus, We Receive the Perfect Gift

Eternal hope is reflected in every child that is born. All sorts of possibilities are wrapped up in the precious gift of a baby. We don’t know what the future holds for our children. God, however, knew what would become of his only son. Jesus, the Christ child, was given by God as the perfect gift for all mankind.

Jesus, Teach Us to Pray – Luke 11:1-13

In Luke, Chapter 11, one of Jesus’ disciples asked, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1b (KJV)With this simple request, Jesus begins to teach.

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