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The following blogs have been contributed by members of the United Church of God - Australia, and aim to invoke further inspiration and thought on the Word of God.
by Ken Murray
This is the fourth and final part of a series of blogs about the purpose of God's law.
In this blogs I consider 3 more purposes of living by God's wonderful laws.
* God's Laws were given for us in order to prevent sin.
* Keeping God's Laws saves us from being ashamed.
* God's Law has the purpose of showing us what is right and wrong - reward or failure.
by Roger Waite
The famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde once jokingly said, "I can resist everything but temptation." Most of us struggle with habits and even addictions that get the better of us over and over again. If we are trapped with such problems how do we break free?
When we fall victim to sin we do so because we believe certain lies that accompany those sins. In order to be freed from sin we need to recognize those lies and counter those lies with the truth. There are a whole host of different lies and different lines that Satan uses on us to lure us into sin. Let's look at two of the most common lies as examples of this point of countering the lies of sin with the truth.
by Ken Murray
This is the third part of a series of blogs about the purpose of God's law. In this series of blogs we are considering the real purpose of living by God's wonderful laws.
Has God given His 10 Commandments, His statute laws regarding God's Sabbath, Holy Days, eating clean meats and not unclean meats, tithing, and many other laws, principles and precepts of how to live, for us to earn salvation?
by Reg Wright
Do you have ants at your place? Is there anything we can learn from ants? Does God provide spiritual instruction for us about ants in the Bible? Read on and see how God placed valuable spiritual lessons for us in His creation.
Are you ready to have your prayers answered? by Bill Bradford
" ... many people pray without any sense of assurance that there is a living and powerful God who hears their prayers, or that they are praying to a God who has offered forgiveness for their sins ...." commented Barna from the George Barna research company.
by Ken Murray
This is the second part of a series of blogs about the purpose of God's law.
In the first part of this series, we considered what God's law is in conjunction with His Word. We also looked at how these laws will be taught in the future Kingdom of God.
In this blog post, we will explore how the love of God is expressed through obedience of God's laws, how the keeping of God's laws helps us to know and be like Christ, and how God's law is to be our guide to conversion.
by Richard Bent
What's your greatest treasure?
Some have gone to great lengths to find their treasure and then to hide it away in fear of losing it. However there is a treasure which when given is not to be locked away in a dark hiding place, but nurtured, fed and watered, sharpened and tempered, held precious in our hearts and minds, until a future time. It is a treasure worth fighting for, this is a treasure worth the discipline and sacrifice of a Christian life. It is the a most precious gift from God - a treasure so magnificent it pales into insignificance all the vast wealth of this world.
What's that treasure?