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The Promise Keeper - by Michael Phillips
1 John - Part 13
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1 John 4:13-16
Sep 02, 2018 am - What's the Bible about? There are many good ways of answering that, but I don't think any is better than this one: God keeps His promises! This is what the Bible is about, from Genesis 3 to Revelation 22 (and even Genesis 1-2 hint at it). Does God want us to know that He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable? Sure He does. Does He want us to know that God is.Spirit, Light, Love, and a Consuming Fire? Of course. But what He mostly wants us to know-and believe!-about Him is that He is faithful, that His promises always come true, and His word never- Falls to the ground. I have no idea how many promises God makes in the Bible, but I do know His Central Promise, the pledge that matters most. It is found all over the Bible, and is not always worded in exactly the same way, but here's one version of it, Exodus 29:45- I will dwell among the children of Israel and be their God. 'I will live with my people and they will live with me'. This is the gist of the Lord's most important promise, the promise that all the others feed into and flow out of. This is what the Bible is about. And this is where our deepest comfort lies, even when we get bad news from the doctor or stand over the grave ... More >>>

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