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Weekly

Understanding the Bible in the 21st Century

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Bible Insights

Weekly

Understanding the Bible in the 21st Century

Each week, subscribers to Bible Insights Weekly receive a free email with links to three short articles on a variety of biblical topics. Following is a growing archive of articles previously posted.
Five things Jesus did not say

UCG-A Bible Insights July 11 2024

Five things Jesus did not say

If Jesus Christ were invited to give a graduation speech, what would and wouldn't He say?
Read 7:00
What do you mean, holiness?

UCG-A Bible Insights July 4 2024

What do you mean, holiness?

We live in a world that does not value God's way of life as much as individual rights and personal desires. How do Christians today perfect holiness and set an example?
Read 6:00
Are we saved by faith alone without works?

UCG-A Bible Insights June 27 2024

Are we saved by faith alone without works?

The Bible says we are saved through God’s gift of grace through faith, but does that mean faith in Christ is all we need to be saved?
Read 6:00
As human beings we are incomplete

UCG-A Bible Insights June 13 2024

As human beings we are incomplete

The spirit of man, or “our spirit,” gives us the ability to physically function on a level above animals, but we are incomplete without God’s Spirit dwelling within us.
Read 5:00
Who was Jesus Christ?

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2024

Who was Jesus Christ?

The understanding that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh lies at the heart of Christian faith.
Read 8:00
History proves Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2024

History proves Bible prophecy

Where else, but in the Bible, can we find not only the future revealed, but also the record of the fulfillment of those prophecies many hundreds of years later?
Read 9:00
The Church - help for greater growth

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2024

The Church - help for greater growth

Participation in the Church, the assembly of believers Jesus founded, is a priceless tool for personal and collective growth.
Read 5:00
Seven counterfeit values ensnaring society

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2024

Seven counterfeit values ensnaring society

Many of the values and ideas dominating society are in direct opposition to biblical teachings and are ultimately worthless and even harmful.
Read 11:00
How 'Grace' was understood in the time of the Apostles

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2024

How 'Grace' was understood in the time of the Apostles

The Greek word charis, commonly translated “grace” in the Bible, had a specific meaning at the time the New Testament was written.
Read 8:00
A lesson for all time

UCGia Bible Insights April 18 2024

A lesson for all time

On the night before His death Christ introduced a custom that taught His disciples an important lesson, which is still relevant for Christians today.

Read 7:00
Psalm 22 - An awe inspiring prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2024

Psalm 22 - An awe inspiring prophecy

God inspired King David to see, a thousand years in advance, precise details of the greatest event in history.

Read 6:00
What was nailed to the cross?

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2024

What was nailed to the cross?

Does Colossians 2:14 indicate the cancellation of God's law when it refers to "ordinances" being "nailed to the cross"?

Read 4:00
Temptation - thoughts that lead to sin

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2024

Temptation - thoughts that lead to sin

Temptation can be defined as an enticement or allurement, especially to something known to be wrong or evil.

Read 6:00
What became of Enoch and Elijah?

UCGia Bible Insights March 14 2024

What became of Enoch and Elijah?

The Bible tells us Enoch was "translated" and Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire. What do these passages mean?

Read 7:00
What are the real origins of Easter?

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2024

What are the real origins of Easter?

Millions of well meaning Christian observe Easter, but when Easter's origins and customs are compared with the Bible serious questions arise.

Read 7:30
The power of habits

UCGia Bible Insights February 22 2024

The power of habits

Establishing good habits can make us more effective, helping us to make good choices and function better in life, and draw closer to God.

Read 5:00
A prophecy about Babylon confirms the accuracy of The Bible

UCGia Bible Insights February 15 2024

A prophecy about Babylon confirms the accuracy of The Bible

The fall of Babylon was foretold by the prophet, Isaiah, hundreds of years before it happened.

Read 6:00
The great battle for God

UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2024

The great battle for God

For thousands of years people have challenged God's guiding presence in the world He created and there is growing cultural pressure to erode the knowledge of God from all public discussion.

Read 2:00
What is Hell?

UCGia Bible Insights January 25 2024

What is Hell?

There are many incorrect ideas taught in Christian churches about hell. It's important to know what the Bible actually says about this important subject.

Read 5:00
Ten biblical purposes for the sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights January 18 2024

Ten biblical purposes for the sabbath

The Gospels reveal Jesus observed the Sabbath day and explain the purpose and intent of the Sabbath commandment.
Read 11:00
Changes in Christian scholars perspective on God’s Law

UCGia Bible Insights January 11 2024

Changes in Christian scholars perspective on God’s Law

Regard for God's law in mainstream Christianity has been remarkably inconsistent since the Protestant Reformation.
Read 4:00
Extraterrestrial life: what does the Bible say?

UCGia Bible Insights December 28 2023

Extraterrestrial life: what does the Bible say?

Humanity is fascinated with concept of extraterrestrial life, wanting to know more about who we are and if there are beings resembling us.
Read 3:00
God’s colour guard

UCGia Bible Insights December 21 2023

God’s colour guard

Being a member of the color guard, bearing the standard for a group, is a position of honour, courage and responsibility.
Read 3:00
Miriam - a lifetime of faith

UCGia Bible Insights December 14 2023

Miriam - a lifetime of faith

Moses identified his older sister, Miriam, as a prophetess, the first recorded in the Bible.
Read 3:00
Hezekiah - A faithful king

UCGia Bible Insights November 30 2023

Hezekiah - A faithful king

King Hezekiah's life is an example of humility and obedience to God that continues to inspire us today.
Read 13:00
Did Jesus say not to judge?

UCGia Bible Insights November 23 2023

Did Jesus say not to judge?

A statement made by Jesus has been misused to promote teachings that are the opposite of what He actually taught.

Read 3:00
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim

UCGia Bible Insights November 16 2023

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim

The background and intent in the observance if Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim varies greatly to that of Christmas, Easter and Halloween.

Read 2:00
Why man rejects the knowledge of God

UCGia Bible Insights November 2 2023

Why man rejects the knowledge of God

"Our Bibles tell us the primary source of evil is Satan, who works behind the scenes to implement his agenda and shape our world to his will."

Read 4:00
Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

UCGia Bible Insights October 26 2023

Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

The young Timothy was mentored by the Apostle Paul and became his constant companion and aid in ministering to the churches.

Read 6:00
How you can enter the Kingdom of God

UCGia Bible Insights October 12 2023

How you can enter the Kingdom of God

Salvation through Jesus' life, death and resurrection is central to the Gospel message.

Read 4:30
Examples of living faith

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

Examples of living faith

Studying the biblical examples of men and women who obeyed God, placing their lives in His hands, helps us develop faith.

Read 10:00
Eternal life offered to all

UCGia Bible Insights October 1 2020

Eternal life offered to all

Many wonder what happens to those who, simply because of when and where they were born, never had an opportunity to hear of Jesus Christ and God's Word?
Read 5:00
A fast commanded by God

UCGia Bible Insights September 21 2023

A fast commanded by God

The Day of Atonement is the only annual festival of God when Christians are commanded to fast.

Read 6:00
Did Paul write most of the New Testament?

UCGia Bible Insights September 7 2023

Did Paul write most of the New Testament?

The Apostle Paul is often viewed as the primary contributor to New Testament writings. but this is not the case when measured by the number of words written, rather than the number of books.

Read 6:30
What makes you a Christian?

UCGia Bible Insights August 31 2023

What makes you a Christian?

Bible prophecy satisfies some of our curiosity about the future, but prophetic teachings also have greater spiritual purposes.

Read 4:00
Sardis - complacency kills

UCGia Bible Insights August 24 2023

Sardis - complacency kills

Christ issued a stern warning to the members of the Sardis congregation because they had lost its zeal and had become complacent.

Read 7:00
What does the Bible teach about fasting?

UCGia Bible Insights August 10 2023

What does the Bible teach about fasting?

Fasting—going without food and water—is often mentioned in the Bible. What can we learn from the examples given?

Read 5:00
He got on the boat anyway

UCGia Bible Insights August 3 2023

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
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The Lord's Prayer - Some insights

UCGia Bible Insights July 27 2023

The Lord's Prayer - Some insights

Jesus gave us an example of how to pray which is known as the Lord's Prayer. We can use this outline to make our prayers more effective.

Read 6:00
The battle for your mind

UCGia Bible Insights July 13 2023

The battle for your mind

Are the choices you make truly your own, or do influences beyond your control unduly sway your opinions?
Read 5:30
Would you stand with Polycarp?

UCGia Bible Insights July 6 2023

Would you stand with Polycarp?

Polycarp lived in a time of great stress for the Church, when the teachings of Jesus were being distorted and changed.
Read 8:00
The fruit of the Spirit - meekness and gentleness

UCGia Bible Insights June 29 2023

The fruit of the Spirit - meekness and gentleness

The biblical qualities of meekness and gentleness are often misunderstood and undervalued in today's society.
Read 4:00
A trip to hell

UCGia Bible Insights June 15 2023

A trip to hell

Many of the commonly accepted concepts about hell came from pagan sources and are not found in the Bible.
Read 8:20
From harlot to heroine

UCGia Bible Insights June 8 2023

From harlot to heroine

Through her unshakable faith in God a harlot of Canaan became an example of faith and courage to Christians down through the ages.
Read 3:00
Do dinosaurs pre-date Adam and Eve?

UCGia Bible Insights June 1 2023

Do dinosaurs pre-date Adam and Eve?

Geologists agree that something dramatic occurred between the age of reptiles and the age of mammals.
Read 7:00
The 4 horsemen of Revelation

UCGia Bible Insights May 18 2023

The 4 horsemen of Revelation

Nothing grabs the attention of readers of the Bible like the four riders of the horses of Revelation, but are they relevant in the 21st century?
Read 5:00
Jesus warns us to “watch”

UCGia Bible Insights May 11 2023

Jesus warns us to “watch”

There are wide-ranging implications to the exhortation of Jesus and His Apostles that we are to "watch".
Read 4:00
Lessons from the snake and the toad

UCGia Bible Insights May 4 2023

Lessons from the snake and the toad

The author outlines spiritual lessons he learned from observing a toad in a life and death struggle with a hungry snake.
Read 4:00
The New Testament in the Old Testament

UCGia Bible Insights April 20 2023

The New Testament in the Old Testament

A common misconception about the Bible is that a large part of it is obsolete, and irrelevant to life in the 21st century.
Read 6:00
Are you missing out on a blessing from God?

UCGia Bible Insights April 13 2023

Are you missing out on a blessing from God?

Is your life so hectic that you have been missing out on a special gift from God?
Read 3:00
From captivity to freedom: The lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

UCGia Bible Insights April 6 2023

From captivity to freedom: The lesson of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

The Days of Unleavened Bread remind us that with God's help we must avoid all sin—symbolised by leaven—and genuinely live by God's commandments.
Read 4:00
Three strikes and you are out — or are you?

UCGia Bible Insights March 23 2023

Three strikes and you are out — or are you?

Our battle with sin is similar to that of a baseball batter. We don't always do our best when we step up to the plate, and sometimes we are caught off guard.
Read 3:30
A model for human relationships

UCGia Bible Insights March 16 2023

A model for human relationships

Paul, when writing to the church in Philippi, presented us with a model for human relationships we should strive to emulate.
Read 3:00
God gives Christians divine help through His spirit

UCGia Bible Insights March 9 2023

God gives Christians divine help through His spirit

God's Holy Spirit enables us to develop a close relationship with our Creator God, and have the opportunity to become His children (Romans 8:14-17).
Read 4:00
What’s wrong with our human nature?

UCGia Bible Insights February 23 2023

What’s wrong with our human nature?

The tendency of human beings to disobey God and exalt themselves indicates selfishness and pride are often the primary motives, rather than a desire to obey God.
Read 2:30
The third commandment

UCGia Bible Insights February 16 2023

The third commandment

The Third Commandment has much broader broader implications than just speaking about “taking God’s name in vain.” It also addresses our conduct.
Read 5:00
Where did Valentine’s Day come from?

UCGia Bible Insights February 9 2023

Where did Valentine’s Day come from?

Where did the curious customs relating to Valentine's Day come from and should Christians participate in it's observance?
Read 3:00
Incredible Angels

UCGia Bible Insights January 26 2023

Incredible Angels

The Bible reveals angels play significant roles in our world, yet they are profoundly misunderstood in popular imagination.
Read 5:00
Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones - What does it mean?

UCGia Bible Insights January 19 2023

Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones - What does it mean?

Ezekiel's vision of many people being resurrected to live again as physical human beings, reveals one of the great truths of God's plan for humanity.
Read 5:00
Did Roman gods morph into Christian martyrs?

UCGia Bible Insights January 12 2023

Did Roman gods morph into Christian martyrs?

The syncretism of paganism with Christianity eventually resulted in the dead being worshipped as saints.
Read 3:00
The Universe - A cradle for life

UCGia Bible Insights December 29 2022

The Universe - A cradle for life

Understanding the wonders of God's creation can strengthen our faith.
Read 7:00
Who’s who in the empires of the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights December 22 2022

Who’s who in the empires of the Bible

God's word reveals the progression of world empires to modern times and even to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Read 6:30
Are we returning to Sodom?

UCG IA Bible Insights December 15 2022

Are we returning to Sodom?

Sodom and its neighboring city of Gomorrah have long been seen as examples of God’s judgment on degeneracy and evil.
Read 5:30
The Law - God’s design for our lives

UCG IA Bible Insights December 1 2022

The Law - God’s design for our lives

Are the Ten Commandments are still applicable for New Testament Christians?
Read 5:00
Is Obeying God Worth It?

UCG IA Bible Insights November 24 2022

Is Obeying God Worth It?

What's in it for us if we decide to obey God's instructions in the Bible, especially when it comes to sex, marriage and religion?
Read 6:00
Sticks and stones may break my bones

UCG IA Bible Insights November 17 2022

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Gossiping, whether true or false, is information spread around about another person -- and we are all guilty of it.
Read 1:50
Three parables for slackers

UCG IA Bible Insights November 3 2022

Three parables for slackers

Jesus warned his followers to stay alert and watchful and not to become weary and indifferent.
Read 3:00
Did Abraham keep the same laws God gave to Moses?

UCG IA Bible Insights October 27 2022

Did Abraham keep the same laws God gave to Moses?

Abraham knew a lot more about God's law and the guidelines for righteous behaviour then most religious teachers give him credit for today.
Read 2:00
Fasting - A spiritual power tool

UCG IA Bible Insights October 20 2022

Fasting - A spiritual power tool

Many biblical characters fasted, that is went without food and drink for a period of time. The Bible has much to say about this important but often-neglected spiritual key.
Read 4:00
The Feast of Tabernacles - Jesus Christ reigns on Earth

UCG IA Bible Insights October 6 2022

The Feast of Tabernacles - Jesus Christ reigns on Earth

The seven day Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration to take place on earth during the 1,000-year millennium.
Read 4:00
The binding of Satan pictured on the Day of Atonement

UCG IA Bible Insights September 29 2022

The binding of Satan pictured on the Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement pictures an essential step in God's plan of salvation, which must take place before humanity can experience true peace on earth.
Read 3:00
Luther and Tyndale on Death

UCG IA Bible Insights September 22 2022

Luther and Tyndale on Death

Luther and Tyndale did not accept the belief that we have an immortal soul that that goes to heaven or hell after we die.
Read 7:00
Why baptism?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 8 2022

Why baptism?

Baptism symbolises the burial of the “old self” and the beginning of a new, changed life seeking and serving God.
Read 4:00
What is truth?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 1 2022

What is truth?

Many in the United States and other western nations have gradually changed their views of religion, politics, and concepts of right and wrong.
Read 6:00
Then He delivers

UCG IA Bible Insights August 25 2022

Then He delivers

The account of God's dealings with Ancient Israel in Egypt encourages us that He is also actively involved in our lives.
Read 2:60
Russia and Bible prophecy

UCG IA Bible Insights August 11 2022

Russia and Bible prophecy

The Bible indicates that Russia will play a major role in world events before the return of Jesus Christ.
Read 5:30
Did Noah's flood cause a global catastrophe?

UCG IA Bible Insights August 4 2022

Did Noah's flood cause a global catastrophe?

When the geologic strata and fossil record are assesed from a biblical perspective, it is clear the layered sedimentary rocks were deposited in rapid succession and not over eons of time.
Read 3:00
Resilience - How we react counts

UCG IA Bible Insights July 28 2022

Resilience - How we react counts

God is teaching us to develop the strength to persevere in difficult times and become resilient Christians.
Read 3:00
The life and times of Daniel the prophet

UCG IA Bible Insights July 14 2022

The life and times of Daniel the prophet

Daniel was used by God to record important prophecies from the fall of Israel through to the end of age and the return of Jesus Christ.
Read 3:00
Should we worship or pray to angels?

UCG IA Bible Insights July 7 2022

Should we worship or pray to angels?

The worship of angels has been around a long time, with many gnostics falsely teaching angels are necessary intermediaries between God and man.
Read 4:00
Bible answers for coping with stress

UCG IA Bible Insights June 30 2022

Bible answers for coping with stress

When we are stressed about circumstances in our lives, it is important to develop a biblical perspective for coping with these situations.
Read 8:00
Where are the United States and Britain in Bible prophecy?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 16 2022

Where are the United States and Britain in Bible prophecy?

Much of Bible prophecy is about the period leading up to the return of Jesus Christ, and it has a lot to say about some of today’s most important nations.
Read 7:00
Near death experiences

UCG IA Bible Insights June 9 2022

Near death experiences

Some accounts of near death experiences can appear to contradict the Bible, promoting the idea we continue to live on in heaven or hell.
Read 5:00
Grace and Law: Why are they inseparable?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 2 2022

Grace and Law: Why are they inseparable?

The word 'grace' is regularly used by some religious people as if it replaces the need to obey God's law.
Read 2:00
Has Jesus Christ's olivet prophecy been fulfilled?

UCG IA Bible Insights May 19 2022

Has Jesus Christ's olivet prophecy been fulfilled?

When the disciples asked Jesus about the end of the age, He delivered a detailed prophecy not only about the future of Judea and Jerusalem, but for all humanity.

Read 6:00
Examples of living faith

UCG IA Bible Insights May 12 2022

Examples of living faith

One way to gain a better understand of faith is to consider the men and women of the Bible who trusted and obeyed God, placing their lives in His hands.

Read 4:45
What is the unpardonable sin?

UCG IA Bible Insights May 5 2022

What is the unpardonable sin?

Jesus Christ's perfect sacrifice can cover any sin, so what could make a sin so bad God wouldn't forgive it?

Read 3:00
What we can learn from war

UCG IA Bible Insights April 21 2022

What we can learn from war

ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who landed on April 25, 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during the First World War.

Read 3:00
What does the Feast of Unleavened Bread mean for Christians?

UCG IA Bible Insights April 14 2022

What does the Feast of Unleavened Bread mean for Christians?

"The symbolism of the biblical festivals, outlined in Leviticus 23, very importantly points to the life and mission of Jesus Christ."

Read 4:00
Spiritual lessons in foot washing

UCG IA Bible Insights April 7 2022

Spiritual lessons in foot washing

Why did Christ washed His disciples’ feet and tell us to follow His example?

Read 5:00
The Jesus so few know

UCG IA Bible Insights March 24 2022

The Jesus so few know

If we compare many modern-day Christian beliefs with what Jesus and His disciples taught we could conclude much of mainstream Christianity has lost it way.

Read 5:00
Abraham: God's friend

UCG IA Bible Insights March 17 2022

Abraham: God's friend

Christians are encouraged to walk in the steps of Abraham, the father of the faithful, who's life was an example of loyalty and dedication to God.

Read 4:00
Modesty

UCGia Bible Insights March 10 2022

Modesty

How we dress may not seem all that important, but what does God say about modesty and the clothes we wear?

Read 3:30
Modern Christianity's forgotten roots

UCGia Bible Insights February 24 2022

Modern Christianity's forgotten roots

Why do you believe the things you believe and where did those beliefs originate?

Read 5:00
How do I keep God’s Sabbath and Holy Days?

UCGia Bible Insights February 17 2022

How do I keep God’s Sabbath and Holy Days?

How does God expect us to keep His Sabbaths and Holy Days in our modern world?

Read 5:40, Watch 5:15
St. Valentine, cupid and Jesus Christ

UCGia Bible Insights February 10 2022

St. Valentine, cupid and Jesus Christ

On February 14 each year millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection on Valentine's Day. But where and how did these customs begin?

Read 6:00
What is your ultimate purpose in life?

UCGia Bible Insights January 27 2022

What is your ultimate purpose in life?

Trials and difficulties can become less daunting when we realise what the Bible reveals about the ultimate purpose of our life!

Read 6:00
The later kings of Israel - A kingdom’s downfall

UCGia Bible Insights January 20 2022

The later kings of Israel - A kingdom’s downfall

The biblical account of the years leading up to defeat and deportation of the ten tribes of Israel by the Assyrians is recorded as a warning of the consequences of turning away from God.

Read 6:00
The surprising origins of the Trinity doctrine

UCGia Bible Insights January 13 2022

The surprising origins of the Trinity doctrine

The Roman emperor Constantine the Great convened and played a major role in the Council of Nicaea, which laid the groundwork for acceptance of the Trinity doctrine.
Read 5:00
God's great love for us

UCGia Bible Insights December 30 2021

God's great love for us

Watching a new mother interact with her newborn is a poignant reminder of God's promises and love for His children.
Read 4:00
When it seems God doesn't hear or answer

UCGia Bible Insights December 23 2021

When it seems God doesn't hear or answer

It's easy to wonder if our prayers are heard when God doesn't respond to our pleas when or how we want.
Read 3:00
Why I celebrate the biblical Holy Days

UCGia Bible Insights December 16 2021

Why I celebrate the biblical Holy Days

Eleven-year-old Tessa Black writes about why she observes the biblical Holy Days for her school class.
Read 4:00
Bullying: We can end it

UCGia Bible Insights December 2 2021

Bullying: We can end it

Bullying is the use of force, coercion, hurtful teasing or abuse of someone whom the bully perceives as vulnerable.
Read 4:00
The Eighth Commandment

UCG-A Bible Insights November 25 2021

The Eighth Commandment

There are many ways to break the eighth commandment forbidding stealing that may not considered by many.
Read 2:30
Why No Spectacular Miracles Today?

UCG-A Bible Insights November 18 2021

Why No Spectacular Miracles Today?

There are many supernatural events recorded in the Bible, but we don't see many similar miracles today.
Read 5:00
Children of married parents

UCGia Bible Insights November 4 2021

Children of married parents

A study in the United Kingdom shows the positive effect a committed marriage has on children.
Read 1:00
Adultery: No longer shameful?

UCGia Bible Insights October 28 2021

Adultery: No longer shameful?

Adultery is nothing new. Throughout the ages men (with the complicity of women) have tried to justify sex outside of marriage, sometimes even to legalize it.
Read 3:30
Sons of God married daughters of men

UCGia Bible Insights October 21 2021

Sons of God married daughters of men

Who were the "sons of God" who married "the daughters of men" and had children who were "giants" mentioned in Genesis 6:2-4?
Read 2:00
The mysterious Scythians

UCGia Bible Insights October 7 2021

The mysterious Scythians

Historians accept that most of the ancestors of today's Western democracies once lived as nomadic tribes roaming the vast plains of antiquity known as the Eurasian steppes.
Read 3:30
Samaritans in the Gospels (Part 2)

UCGia Bible Insights September 30 2021

Samaritans in the Gospels (Part 2)

In this second podcast about the Samaritans during the time of Christ, Scott Ashley and Victor Kubik focus on Jesus and the woman at the well.
Read 1:00 / Listen 17:30
If man was created 6,000 years ago, how could bones as old as 80,000 years exist?

UCGia Bible Insights September 23 2021

If man was created 6,000 years ago, how could bones as old as 80,000 years exist?

Man's origin as recorded in the Bible dates to about 6,000 years ago, but how do we reconcile this with the fossil evidence?
Read 6:00
Did God take Enoch and Elijah to Heaven?

UCGia Bible Insights September 9 2021

Did God take Enoch and Elijah to Heaven?

The Bible tells us Enoch was "translated" and Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire. What do these passages mean?
Read 2:00
What does it mean to be redeemed?

UCGia Bible Insights September 2 2021

What does it mean to be redeemed?

It is always an important moment when an individual admits to God the sins he or she has committed.
Read 2:00
What does the Bible say about birth control?

UCGia Bible Insights August 26 2021

What does the Bible say about birth control?

Does the Bible prohibit sexual relations within marriage purely for pleasure?
Read 2:00
Are biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?

UCGia Bible Insights August 12 2021

Are biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?

The Holy Days observed by Jesus Christ, His Apostles and the early Church are largely ignored by Christians today.
Read 4:00
What is pornography addiction?

UCGia Bible Insights August 5 2021

What is pornography addiction?

The evil of pornography is a real and serious problem for people from all types of backgrounds.
Read 2:30
The Christian struggle to overcome

UCGia Bible Insights July 29 2021

The Christian struggle to overcome

Many sincere Christians struggle with committing sins they had repented of and for which they had asked God's forgiveness.
Read 3:00
Is there hope for those who do not turn to God in this life?

UCG-A Bible Insights July 15 2021

Is there hope for those who do not turn to God in this life?

Have any of your loved ones died without acknowledging God, and do you believe they are condemned because they didn't "accept Christ"?
Read 7:30
The power of forgiveness

UCGia Bible Insights July 8 2021

The power of forgiveness

Are you suffering guilt over what you’ve done in the past, or holding on to resentment for what others have done to you?
Read 3:00
Where is your treasure?

UCGia Bible Insights July 1 2021

Where is your treasure?

Tithing is a way of giving to God what is His. It is an act of worship which reveals our priorities in life and shows what is in our hearts.
Read 2:00
Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones: What does it mean?

UCGia Bible Insights June 17 2021

Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones: What does it mean?

What does Ezekiel 's vision of multitudes of people resurrected to live again as physical human beings teach us about God's plan of salvation?
Read 2:00
Fulfilled prophecies

UCGia Bible Insights June 10 2021

Fulfilled prophecies

God is the all-powerful Creator of the universe who determines future events and then brings them to pass.
Read 4:00
The faith of Elijah

UCGia Bible Insights June 3 2021

The faith of Elijah

Elijah was called by God to fight paganism and corruption in ancient Israel during the reign of King Ahab and his idolatrous queen, Jezebel.
Read 3:30
Gideon

UCGia Bible Insights May 20 2021

Gideon

Gideon's example shows the faith of a few, who depend on God and not their human strength, can result in the deliverance of many.
Read 3:00
Pentecost: The power of God in your life

UCGia Bible Insights May 6 2021

Pentecost: The power of God in your life

The Feast of Pentecost highlights God's presence and assistance in our lives through the power of His Holy Spirit.
Read 2:00
What will Christ's reign be like?

UCGia Bible Insights May 6 2021

What will Christ's reign be like?

Jesus Christ's return to this earth marks the time when He will actively intervene in the affairs of mankind.
Read 2:30
Caring is essential

UCGia Bible Insights April 22 2021

Caring is essential

God instructs us to care for one another, the way He cares for us.
Read 4:00
Are you a truth seeker?

UCGia Bible Insights April 15 2021

Are you a truth seeker?

The greatest truths centre on the answers to the questions of: ‘Who and what is God?’ and ‘What is God's purpose for humanity?’
Read 1:30
The strange tale of Simon, the Magician

UCGia Bible Insights April 8 2021

The strange tale of Simon, the Magician

Simon, the Magician claimed he was god. His followers practiced strange, secret rituals for centuries after his death and his teachings still influence us today.
Read 3:00
Someone said

UCGia Bible Insights March 25 2021

Someone said

The book of Judges contains an interesting example of the damage listening to unproven facts and rumours can cause.
Read / Watch 3:30
Our annual pilgrimage to Golgotha

UCG-A Bible Insights March 18 2021

Our annual pilgrimage to Golgotha

Passover observance brings into focus the events which took place when Jesus was crucified and the suffering He endured.
Read 5:00
What is a true Christian?

UCGia Bible Insights March 11 2021

What is a true Christian?

Biblical instruction shows becoming a true follower of Jesus Christ involves more than most people realise.
Read 4:00
Kindness and a helping hand

UCGia Bible Insights February 25 2021

Kindness and a helping hand

People want to be treated kindly but often have a harder time being kind themselves.
Read 3:00
The Book of Acts and Paul's later travels

UCGia Bible Insights February 18 2021

The Book of Acts and Paul's later travels

The Apostle Paul's later journeys to Ephesus, Jerusalem and finally Rome are supported by detailed archaeological evidence.
Read 3:30
Why does marriage matter?

UCGia Bible Insights February 11 2021

Why does marriage matter?

The desire for a happy, lasting marriage blessed with children who grow up to be successful, morally responsible adults is a universal dream.
Read 4:00
Can you counter a degenerating culture?

UCGia Bible Insights January 28 2021

Can you counter a degenerating culture?

Does popular culture--and our attitude toward it--matter? How can we counter the degrading influence of many widely accepted attitudes and beliefs?
Read 10:00
Martha and Mary: Lessons from the two sisters

UCGia Bible Insights January 21 2021

Martha and Mary: Lessons from the two sisters

Establishing the right priorities in life is important. The instructions Jesus gave to Martha and Mary set some essential guidelines for us to follow.
Read 9:00
Which commandments did Jesus break?

UCGia Bible Insights January 14 2021

Which commandments did Jesus break?

The Scribes and Pharisees accused Jesus of breaking God's law, but did His accusers misunderstand what He was trying to teach them?
Read 9:00
Is there really a spirit world?

UCGia Bible Insights December 31 2020

Is there really a spirit world?

Both popular culture and religion bombard us with references to the spirit world. But is it real, and how can you distinguish fact from fable?
Read 13:00
The early ministry of Jesus Christ

UCGia Bible Insights December 24 2020

The early ministry of Jesus Christ

A study of archaeological discoveries in the areas of Nazareth and Capernaum confirm biblical details surrounding the early years of Christ's ministry.
Read 15:00
What is the abomination of desolation?

UCGia Bible Insights December 17 2020

What is the abomination of desolation?

While Jesus Christ was on earth, He referred to an "abomination of desolation." What was He referring to, and has that prophecy already come to pass?
Read 13:00
Coping in times of crisis

UCGia Bible Insights December 3 2020

Coping in times of crisis

The current pandemic has highlighted the fact that the world can change suddenly. What can we learn from this to prepare us to cope with the prophesied events to occur in the future?
Read 18:00
Can we be sure Saturday is the Seventh Day?

UCGia Bible Insights November 26 2020

Can we be sure Saturday is the Seventh Day?

Jesus' obedience to the Fourth Commandment confirmed the seventh day, as kept by the Jews, was the Sabbath day.
Read 6:00
Why does God allow suffering?

UCGia Bible Insights November 19 2020

Why does God allow suffering?

Many people believe that if God is a God of love and mercy, He would be bound to prevent suffering in the world.
Read 17:00
Are those who commit suicide forever condemned?

UCGia Bible Insights November 5 2020

Are those who commit suicide forever condemned?

While there can be no doubt that taking one’s life is wrong, suicide is often a complex matter.
Read 4:00
The Fifth Commandment: The foundation of success

UCGia Bible Insights October 29 2020

The Fifth Commandment: The foundation of success

The history of humanity is highlighted by our inability to get along with each other. The primary focus of the Fifth Commandment teaches the importance of learning to respect others.
Read 9:00
Is Halloween harmless?

UCGia Bible Insights October 22 2020

Is Halloween harmless?

Halloween is one of many human traditions that cloud biblical teachings and keep people in the dark about God’s truth.
Read 8:00
A holy day that brings comfort

UCGia Bible Insights October 8 2020

A holy day that brings comfort

After attending the annual Feast of Tabernacles and observing the Eighth Day, Kristin arrives home to find her friend has died in a car accident.
Read 6:00
Growing in grace and Dennis the Menace

UCGia Bible Insights October 1 2020

Growing in grace and Dennis the Menace

Few things could be more important to our relationship with God than a true, biblical understanding of grace.
Watch 3:00
The significance of the Day of Atonement

UCGia Bible Insights September 24 2020

The significance of the Day of Atonement

We all suffer the tragic consequences of sin and God makes the cause of sin clear in the symbolism associated with the Day of Atonement.
Read 11:00
I was robbed!

UCGia Bible Insights September 10 2020

I was robbed!

As the world struggles to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, coping with the resulting social restrictions and changes to daily life can be a challenge.
Read 4:00
Repentance, penance and grace

UCGia Bible Insights September 3 2020

Repentance, penance and grace

Penance – according to the dictionary – is “any act of self-punishment for a sin or wrongdoing.” Penance is not mentioned in the Bible, but repentance is.
Read 2:00
Small things can make a big difference

UCGia Bible Insights August 27 2020

Small things can make a big difference

Throughout the Bible we are admonished to help others. No act of service, no matter how small, is overlooked by God.
Read 5:00

UCGia Bible Insights August 13 2020

"Adult" Entertainment

The tolerance and spread of pornography over the last few decades has had far reaching detrimental effects, not only for the person viewing it, but also on society in general.
Read 10:00
Seven signs of the end of the age

UCGia Bible Insights August 6 2020

Seven signs of the end of the age

Modern advances in meteorology mean we are very good at predicting the weather, but how accurate are we in identifying the prophetic signs heralding the end of this age and the return of Jesus Christ?
Read 21:00
The comfort of Psalm 91

UCGia Bible Insights July 30 2020

The comfort of Psalm 91

When we are worried or upset because we are facing difficult times, Psalm 91 reminds us of God's unfailing concern and care.
Watch 2:15
Social media balancing act

UCGia Bible Insights July 16 2020

Social media balancing act

What we say online matters. It’s important we find a healthy balance between having fun and using good judgment.
Read 4:00
Peter - from fisherman to fisher of men

UCGia Bible Insights July 9 2020

Peter - from fisherman to fisher of men

The Apostle Peter's journey of faith and conviction culminating in his bold sermon on the Day of Pentecost is as an example to Christians for all time.
Read 14:00
What's in your diet?

UCGia Bible Insights July 2 2020

What's in your diet?

The consequences of neglecting our spiritual diet can be more serious than carelessness about what we eat and drink.
Read 3:00
Evolution: An article of faith

UCGia Bible Insights June 18 2020

Evolution: An article of faith

It is not well known that Charles Darwin admitted the available fossil evidence didn’t support his theory of evolution.
Read 16:00
Dealing with anxiety about what is going on in the world

UCGia Bible Insights June 11 2020

Dealing with anxiety about what is going on in the world

The assurances of God's Word are encouraging when faced with a daily diet of serious and sometimes tragic news events.
Read 4:00
Grace, works and obedience

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

Grace, works and obedience

Christ's exhortation of Christians to produce fruit and obey God does not mean we somehow earn our salvation.
Watch/Listen [7:00] Read 9:00
Is there an evil spirit world?

UCGia Bible Insights May 21 2020

Is there an evil spirit world?

A powerful spiritual being actively orchestrates the wickedness dominating our planet. The Bible refers to him as the Devil and Satan.
Read 19:00
Pompeii: The day the world ended

UCGia Bible Insights May 14 2020

Pompeii: The day the world ended

One day Pompeii was a thriving city; the next a steaming mound of smouldering volcanic ash. Are there lessons to be learned from Pompeii's tragic fate?
Read 15:00
Esteeming others

UCGia Bible Insights April 30 2020

Esteeming others

Learning to love our neighbour and esteem others is central to Christian development and growing closer to God.
Read 6:00
Why does God allow Christians to die in accidents?

UCGia Bible Insights April 23 2020

Why does God allow Christians to die in accidents?

How do we explain the tragedies that overtake some Christians who are striving to follow God?
Read 10:00
Sin is contagious

UCG-A Bible Insights April 9 2020

Sin is contagious

Currently the world is dealing with a viral pandemic, but we all deal on a daily basis with the pandemic of sin.
Read 3:00
The Book of Revelation - Timetable for the end time

UCGia Bible Insights April 2 2020

The Book of Revelation - Timetable for the end time

The Book of Revelation is history written in advance outlining conditions on earth just before the return of Christ.
Read 8:30
The coronavirus and rampant fear

UCGia Bible Insights March 26 2020

The coronavirus and rampant fear

The Bible foretells a rise of disease epidemics and other calamities. It also mentions mass panic and encourages Christians not to give in to fear.

Read 10:00
Judging yourself

UCG-A Bible Insights March 12 2020

Judging yourself

Pastor Bruce Dean, points out that when we judge others we can avoid focussing on our own faults and weaknesses.
Read 3:00
Should we pray to angels?

UCGia Bible Insights March 5 2020

Should we pray to angels?

People have a number of ideas about angels that do not accurately reflect what we see revealed in Scripture.
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What is man that you are mindful of Him?

UCGia Bible Insights February 27 2020

What is man that you are mindful of Him?

Is there a purpose to human existence or are we just an accident of evolution?

Read 4:00
What happens to me when I die?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

What happens to me when I die?

Dying is an inevitable part of human life. The Bible reveals God's plan for all humanity that has ever lived, but it may not coincide with what you have been taught.
Watch 28:26 Listen Read
The importance of modest attire

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

The importance of modest attire

It’s wise to dress in styles consistent with one’s culture, but Christians should make very modest choices within that range of styles.
Read 12:00
Why were you born?

UCGia Bible Insights January 30 2020

Why were you born?

The Bible tells us that God created the earth and man with a specific—and awe-inspiring—purpose in mind.
Read 10:00
Changes to Christianity

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Changes to Christianity

Christianity changed forever when pagan practices were introduced during the early centuries of the New Testament Church.
Read 2:00
Observing the sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Observing the sabbath

The Sabbath is a day for restful activities that complement a close relationship with God.
Read 4:00
Passing your faith onto your children

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Passing your faith onto your children

Parents have a responsibility to teach their children about God and His Word and there are some proven, effective strategies to accomplish this.
Read 11:00
Kicking the Christmas habit

UCGia Bible Insights December 19 2019

Kicking the Christmas habit

If you have made the decision not to celebrate Christmas this year, breaking the news to friends and family can be a major concern.
Listen 19:30 Read
What teens wish their parents knew

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

What teens wish their parents knew

The role of a parent to their teenage children is that of a coach, mentor and friend to assist them in coping with the challenges of life.
Read 4:00
Give yourself a spiritual X-ray

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Give yourself a spiritual X-ray

The things we think about are often revealed by what we say, especially when our guard is down.
Watch 3:45 Listen Read
He got on the boat anyway

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

He got on the boat anyway

Life is about choices. Perhaps none is so great as whom we will ultimately serve—God or ourselves. Let's take a look at the example of the Apostle Paul.
Listen 8:00 Read
The tribe trackers guide to the future

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

The tribe trackers guide to the future

Most of the ancient biblical nations mentioned in the Bible still exist today with different names. To properly understand Bible prophecy these historical peoples should be correctly identified.
Read 7:00
The blessings of the Sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights November 7 2019

The blessings of the Sabbath

The Sabbath Day is a time for prayer, study and fellowship. However Christians differ as to whether the Sabbath should be observed on Saturday or Sunday.
Read 6:00
Trick or Treat: Is it harmless?

UCGia Bible Insights October 24 2019

Trick or Treat: Is it harmless?

On the surface Hallowe'en can seem like some good fun for our children, but it's worth taking a closer look at the origins of this strange celebration.
Read 8:00
David: A man after God's heart

UCGia Bible Insights October 17 2019

David: A man after God's heart

David captured Jerusalem, reunited the nation and controlled an empire. He was the most renowned of Israel’s kings and the Bible describes him as a man 'after God's own heart'.
Read 13:00
Does the Bible tell us when Christ will return?

UCGia Bible Insights October 10 2019

Does the Bible tell us when Christ will return?

Among the many prophecies of events leading up to Christ’s return there are some major incidences and trends that can be identified.
Read 10:50
A shadow of things to come

UCGia Bible Insights September 26 2019

A shadow of things to come

Why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? Read how Roger found the answer.
Read 6:30
Why does a loving God allow suffering?

UCGia Bible Insights September 19 2019

Why does a loving God allow suffering?

Many believe a God of love would be bound by His own character and principles to prevent suffering in the world, so why doesn’t God intervene to prevent human anguish and pain?
Read 18:30
The 'firstborn from the dead' - What does it mean?

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

The 'firstborn from the dead' - What does it mean?

The apostle Paul referred to Jesus Christ as “the firstborn from the dead.” If He is “first,” will others follow?
Listen 12:00 Read
Fathers and families

UCGia Bible Insights August 29 2019

Fathers and families

Studies show fathers have a vital role in the upbringing of their children and play an important part in assuring their future success.
Read 14:00
What do you believe and why?

UCGia Bible Insights August 22 2019

What do you believe and why?

Is what you believe really true? Many of us just accept what those around us believe without really checking for ourselves.
Read 9:00
Are we living in the end time?

UCGia Bible Insights August 15 2019

Are we living in the end time?

Bible prophecy shows cataclysmic events will occur just before Jesus Christ returns to directly intervene in human affairs. How should Christians prepare?
Watch 28:26 Listen Read
Biblical Villains: What can we learn from them?

UCGia Bible Insights August 1 2019

Biblical Villains: What can we learn from them?

The heroes of the Bible are held up as examples to Christians, but there are vital lessons for life we can also learn from the villains.
Read 6:00
Where did the idea of a Trinity come from?

UCGia Bible Insights July 25 2019

Where did the idea of a Trinity come from?

The Trinity doctrine is considered a basic biblical teaching, but paradoxically many theologians admit it is not mentioned in the Bible.
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The Abortion Debate: What does God think?

UCGia Bible Insights July 18 2019

The Abortion Debate: What does God think?

Every day tens of thousands of abortions take place around the world. But how does God view the taking of the lives of the unborn? Let's take a look at what the Bible says.

Read 16:00
Dealing with tragedy

UCGia Bible Insights July 4 2019

Dealing with tragedy

If you were accidentally responsible for the death of a family member, how would you deal with the grief and guilt , as well as comfort other family members? John Miller reveals some insights based on his experience.

Read 13:00
Ancient wisdom for modern times

UCGia Bible Insights June 27 2019

Ancient wisdom for modern times

Proverbs is not just an ancient book, it's full of instruction and tips about how a Christian should behave in today's world.

Read 5:00
What happened to sin?

UCGia Bible Insights June 20 2019

What happened to sin?

It is becoming less fashionable to speak about “sin”. An emphasis on feel-good themes is even dominating some Christian churches and appealing to many. But is this the message of Jesus Christ?

Read 7:00
Our need for the Holy Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2019

Our need for the Holy Spirit

What happens to a person when he or she receives the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as the followers of Jesus did on that great day of Pentecost?

Watch 28:26 Listen Read
Repentance: the first step

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2019

Repentance: the first step

Repentance represents the beginning of our relationship with God. It's a change in attitude and comprehension enabling us to yield to His will.

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Is God calling me?

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

Is God calling me?

When God is calling you, you become aware of the need to change your life and live in line with the godly standards revealed in the Bible.

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Martin Luther and the unfinished reformation

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

Martin Luther and the unfinished reformation

Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers who protested the teachings of the Catholic Church had enormous influence on the development of Christianity.

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What must I do for God to hear my prayers?

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

What must I do for God to hear my prayers?

Our actions and attitudes can influence God's decision in granting our requests in prayer, however there is no prayer our Creator is unable to hear.

Read Listen [5m 16s]
Did God create the Devil?

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

Did God create the Devil?

Many Christians wonder if God created a being as evil as Satan. The Bible reveals the answer to this question.

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A feast celebrating sincerity and truth

UCG-A Bible Insights April 11 2019

A feast celebrating sincerity and truth

For people who observe Easter it might come as a surprise to learn that Paul, the Apostle sent to the Gentiles, gave instructions to a mostly Gentile church in Corinth to keep festivals generally regarded as Jewish and not for Christians.

Something better than Easter

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Something better than Easter

Should Christians be concerned that Easter celebrations, a holiday not found in the Bible, have replaced the biblical Passover?

From harlot to heroine

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

From harlot to heroine

We can learn a powerful lesson from Rahab. Her example demonstrates living faith in a forgiving and merciful God.

History proves Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

History proves Bible prophecy

A remarkable series of prophecies spanning hundreds of years predicted the fate of the rebellious nations of Israel and Judah, who refused to follow God's way of life.

A world held captive

Jerold Aust, UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

A world held captive

The world is shrouded in deception and blindness for now. But this state of affairs is soon coming to an end!

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The miracles of Jesus: A foretaste of God's Kingdom

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

The miracles of Jesus: A foretaste of God's Kingdom

The coming Kingdom of God was the subject of much of Jesus’ teaching during His ministry. It was the topic of many parables and another way Jesus demonstrated what the Kingdom of God on earth would be like was through His miracles.

Jesus & the Sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Jesus & the Sabbath

When Christ was on earth He observed the fourth commandment and set the Sabbath Day aside to grow closer to and serve His Father in heaven.

Watch Read Listen [28m 18s]
DNA - Part 2

UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

DNA - Part 2

Victor Kubik and Steven Britt put the theory of evolution under the microscope.

Facts about Noah's Ark

UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

Facts about Noah's Ark

Many people today believe Noah’s ark could not have carried all of its intended cargo. They're convinced it would have had to have been of gargantuan proportions—far exceeding the dimensions recorded in Genesis or the supposedly primitive technology of that time.

Christ's existence confirmed by non-biblical sources

Beyond Today Magazine Bible Insights February 8 2019

Christ's existence confirmed by non-biblical sources

Many people assume that, apart from the Bible, history is silent concerning Jesus of Nazareth.

My decision about Christmas

Reg Wright Bible Insights February 1 2019

My decision about Christmas

It's Christmas season again. Christian families take for granted that Christ was born on Christmas day (25th December) and honour God by observing this special event. As a thinking Christian, some years ago, I made a daring decision not to.

Many paths to God?

UCG-A Bible Insights July 11 2024

Many paths to God?

Sincere people worship God in many different ways, but is this what God intends? Does He have an even better plan?
Read 6:00
What’s so bad about sin?

UCG-A Bible Insights July 4 2024

What’s so bad about sin?

Many people are embarrassed when ""sin"" is brought up in conversation even though they witness the terrible results of it all around them.
Read 7:30
Don’t despise the little ones

UCG-A Bible Insights June 20 2024

Don’t despise the little ones

Christians are urged to urge to consider their attitude towards the less fortunate and those who are isolated and ignored by others.
Read 7:00
The fruit of the Holy Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights June 13 2024

The fruit of the Holy Spirit

The Bible tells us Christians will be led by God’s Spirit, which will produce specific evidence in their lives in the form of “fruit.”
Read 9:00
The world before man

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2024

The world before man

How can the biblical account of creation in six days be accurate when scientists have determined our planet is billions of years old?
Read 7:00
What is repentance?

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2024

What is repentance?

Why does the Bible say we should repent before being baptised?
Read 4:00
Seven things Satan wants for your life

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2024

Seven things Satan wants for your life

In his effort to make us fail, Satan plants temptations and encourages us to have doubts and fears.
Read 9:00
Does the United States appear in Bible prophecy?

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2024

Does the United States appear in Bible prophecy?

Bible prophecies concerning the United States and other major English-speaking nations, such as Australia, Britain and Canada are very relevant in the 21st century.
Read 9:00
The wave sheaf offering: how an ancient ceremony foreshadowed Jesus role

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2024

The wave sheaf offering: how an ancient ceremony foreshadowed Jesus role

The symbolism of the wave-sheaf offering ceremony teaches us about a vital aspect of Jesus Christ's role in mankind's salvation.

Read 7:00
How should Christians celebrate the Passover?

UCGia Bible Insights April 18 2024

How should Christians celebrate the Passover?

The New Covenant Passover is an annual memorial of Christ's sacrifice, making our deliverance from the slavery of sin possible.

Read 7:00
The broken bottle heard around the world

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2024

The broken bottle heard around the world

Christ prophesied an act by Mary would be remembered everywhere the Gospel is preached.

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Good Bible study resources available online

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2024

Good Bible study resources available online

Invaluable tools to help us understand more about God’s Word, the Holy Bible, are available on the Internet, and they are free.

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Lessons from Pergamos and Thyatira: Don't compromise!

UCGia Bible Insights November 4 2021

Lessons from Pergamos and Thyatira: Don't compromise!

Christ's warning about compromise remains an important lesson for Christians today.
Read 16:00
Goodness - a fruit of the spirit

UCGia Bible Insights March 14 2024

Goodness - a fruit of the spirit

Goodness is the essence of God's nature, and the spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good.

Read 6:00
Where have all the fathers gone?

UCGia Bible Insights February 29 2024

Where have all the fathers gone?

In many countries fewer children than ever will have the opportunity to grow up in a home with both a father and a mother.

Read 7:00
The dangerous love

UCGia Bible Insights February 22 2024

The dangerous love

God warned of a wrong kind of love that would be prevalent in modern societies before the return of Jesus Christ.

Read 4:30
Laodicea: truth under fire

UCGia Bible Insights February 15 2024

Laodicea: truth under fire

The admonition to the church at Laodicea, which had drifted into spiritual complacency, also has relevance for us today.

Read 6:00
The good samaritan and eternal life

UCGia Bible Insights February 1 2024

The good samaritan and eternal life

What can we learn from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and what does it have to do with eternal life?

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The wondrous spirit of man

UCGia Bible Insights January 25 2024

The wondrous spirit of man

"What makes the human mind so amazing, and so very different from animals is the human spirit, also known as the spirit of man."
Read 7:00
The fig tree: a lesson in the patience and judgment of God

UCGia Bible Insights January 18 2024

The fig tree: a lesson in the patience and judgment of God

What does a parable about an unproductive fig tree have to do with how we go about our lives?
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Where is your treasure?

UCGia Bible Insights January 4 2024

Where is your treasure?

Tithing is a way of giving to God what is His. It is an act of worship which reveals our priorities in life and shows what is in our hearts.
Read 2:00
The blessing and responsibility of intercessory prayer

UCGia Bible Insights December 28 2023

The blessing and responsibility of intercessory prayer

Intercessory prayer is asking requests of God for others, and is a defining characteristic of a Christian.
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The top 10 reasons I don’t celebrate Christmas

UCGia Bible Insights December 21 2023

The top 10 reasons I don’t celebrate Christmas

Over 2 billion people around the world will be celebrating Christmas in less than a week. For many it has become an ingrained part of modern culture.
Read 7:00
Does Christmas really honour Christ?

UCGia Bible Insights December 7 2023

Does Christmas really honour Christ?

Christmas is observed as a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, but does this holiday really honour our Savior, Jesus Christ?
Read 3:00
God's promises to Abraham

UCGia Bible Insights November 30 2023

God's promises to Abraham

God wants His servants to follow Abraham's example of faith and trust in their Creator.

Read 4:00
Who gave the Law?

UCGia Bible Insights November 23 2023

Who gave the Law?

Many people think Jesus of Nazareth came to do away with the law—but did He?

Read 4:00
Time flies: how to make the most of it

UCGia Bible Insights November 9 2023

Time flies: how to make the most of it

Benjamin Franklin said: "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." The Bible also has much to say about how we use the time God has given us.

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Two questions for a disciple

UCGia Bible Insights November 2 2023

Two questions for a disciple

The two questions Christ asked the Apostle Peter are to be considered and answered by all Christians.
Read 9:00
Burial or cremation?

UCGia Bible Insights October 26 2023

Burial or cremation?

Does how a body is buried affect the Christian belief in the resurrection and the afterlife?

Read 3:00
Jerusalem: A past and present vortex

UCGia Bible Insights October 19 2023

Jerusalem: A past and present vortex

Jerusalem and its surrounding areas evoke much passion and conflict and are also featured prominently in Bible prophecy.
Read 4:00
Shocked by The Bible, changed by the truth

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

Shocked by The Bible, changed by the truth

The Bible contains many little known truths which contradict traditional, mainstream Christian beliefs.

Read 4:30
The Feast of Tabernacles

UCGia Bible Insights September 28 2023

The Feast of Tabernacles

The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, which begins with an annual Holy Day, pictures the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ over the earth after His second coming.
Read 4:30
The abortion debate: what does God say?

UCGia Bible Insights September 14 2023

The abortion debate: what does God say?

Every year approximately 44 million abortions are carried out around the world. This is a legal practice in most countries, amounting to a daily total of at least 120,000 terminated lives.

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The Bible’s prophetic puzzle: can you put it together?

UCGia Bible Insights September 7 2023

The Bible’s prophetic puzzle: can you put it together?

God revealed a vision to Nebuchadnezzar outlining the major empires of the world, beginning with the Babylonian empire and concluding with the return of Jesus Christ.

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The valuable benefits and purposes of Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights August 31 2023

The valuable benefits and purposes of Bible prophecy

Bible prophecy satisfies some of our curiosity about the future, but prophetic teachings also have greater spiritual purposes.

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What does it mean to be justified?

UCGia Bible Insights August 17 2023

What does it mean to be justified?

Why is justification important to God, and how can we become justified?

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Mastering life’s circumstances

UCGia Bible Insights August 10 2023

Mastering life’s circumstances

We all feel overwhelmed at times, and may think we have failed only to find, with hindsight, how much God helped us overcome the difficulty.

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Lessons from the flood of Noah

UCGia Bible Insights August 3 2023

Lessons from the flood of Noah

The Flood of Noah was a historical event that changed the earth, and there are important lessons we can learn from the story.

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The sabbath in history and prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights July 20 2023

The sabbath in history and prophecy

In the 1500-1600s a group of believers in Transylvania learned from reading their Bibles they should be observing the seventh-day Sabbath.
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God’s forgiveness: What does it require of you?

UCGia Bible Insights July 13 2023

God’s forgiveness: What does it require of you?

The Bible describes sin as the enemy of all mankind and, in order to receive God's gift of eternal life, we must completely forsake sin in our thoughts and actions.
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Is it alright to drink alcohol?

UCGia Bible Insights July 6 2023

Is it alright to drink alcohol?

Much heartache and suffering has been brought about by excessive drinking and alcoholism.
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A new commandment

UCGia Bible Insights June 22 2023

A new commandment

During Jesus’ last meal and Passover with His disciples, He made a profound announcement that is misinterpreted by many and not understood by others.
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What does the Bible say about the immortal soul?

UCGia Bible Insights June 15 2023

What does the Bible say about the immortal soul?

Many people think the Bible says we have an immortal soul, destined at death for heaven, hell or purgatory.
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Christ's keys to meaningful prayer

UCGia Bible Insights June 8 2023

Christ's keys to meaningful prayer

Prayer is conversing with God, and He hears, is interested in and answers us, as we strive to develop our relationship with the Creator of the universe.
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The Father, the Son and the Feast of Pentecost

UCGia Bible Insights May 25 2023

The Father, the Son and the Feast of Pentecost

Jesus Christ chose the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot in Hebrew) or Pentecost as the day on which God first granted His Spirit to the New Testament Church.
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Why does Christianity reject Christ’s own holy days?

UCGia Bible Insights May 18 2023

Why does Christianity reject Christ’s own holy days?

Protestants have rejected many traditions of the Roman Church, but still continue to observe religious holidays steeped in paganism.
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The Kingdom of God

UCGia Bible Insights May 11 2023

The Kingdom of God

Jesus spoke of the Kingdom in one instructive parable after another, explaining that nothing is of greater importance.
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The Biblical identity of Britain’s Royal family

UCGia Bible Insights April 27 2023

The Biblical identity of Britain’s Royal family

The orgins of the British monarchy are far more ancient than most people realize, and the Bible contains prophecies of its future.
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Covetousness is idolatry

UCGia Bible Insights April 20 2023

Covetousness is idolatry

The Tenth Commandment forbids us to covet what belongs to others - our neighbour's house, wife, servant, ox, donkey or "anything that is your neighbour's" (Exodus 20:17).
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Can you pass the Marshmallow Test?

UCGia Bible Insights April 13 2023

Can you pass the Marshmallow Test?

The marshmallow test was a research study conducted on 4-year-olds by Walter Mischel at Stanford University in the 1960s.
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The meaning of the Passover symbols

UCGia Bible Insights March 30 2023

The meaning of the Passover symbols

Once each year, on the anniversary of the night on which Jesus was betrayed, we should contemplate the meaning of Christ's death by the observance of the Passover service.
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Psalm 22 - An awe-inspiring prophecy!

UCGia Bible Insights March 23 2023

Psalm 22 - An awe-inspiring prophecy!

About 1,000 years before the life and death of Jesus Christ, a remarkable psalm was written by King David, giving precise details of the greatest event in history.
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If you love me...

UCGia Bible Insights March 16 2023

If you love me...

How do sincere Christians express their love to God? Is it done in the way specified in scripture or is there often something vitally important missing?
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Martha and Mary - Lessons from two sisters

UCGia Bible Insights March 2 2023

Martha and Mary - Lessons from two sisters

The story of Martha and Mary, recorded in the Gospels of Luke and John, contains an important reminder about what our priorities should be.
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Are there examples of depression in the Bible?

UCGia Bible Insights February 23 2023

Are there examples of depression in the Bible?

Many of God’s servants went through low periods in their lives and even suffered from depression.
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What should a christian do on the Sabbath?

UCGia Bible Insights February 16 2023

What should a christian do on the Sabbath?

The weekly Saturday Sabbath is our divine appointment with God – a time to draw closer to our Creator and worship Him.
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The Bible you don't know

UCGia Bible Insights February 2 2023

The Bible you don't know

The Bible is a book which nearly everybody owns, but it is also is also a book that nearly no one reads or is aware of what it actually says.
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Lessons no one taught me as a youth about the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights January 26 2023

Lessons no one taught me as a youth about the Bible

The author grew up in a typical Protestant religion, then switched to Roman Catholism, but finally discovered he was still not aware of some critical biblical truths.
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Five tools for dealing with trials

UCGia Bible Insights January 19 2023

Five tools for dealing with trials

Trials can help us build godly character if we learn to deal with them using the tools our Father has provided to help us grow spiritually.
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Are we living in the time of the end?

UCGia Bible Insights January 5 2023

Are we living in the time of the end?

People who study the Bible are not the only ones concerned about where our world is headed. For thousands of years people have been fascinated with predictions of the end of the world.
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Earth's age: Does the Bible indicate a time interval between the first and second verses of Genesis?

UCGia Bible Insights December 29 2022

Earth's age: Does the Bible indicate a time interval between the first and second verses of Genesis?

A careful reading of the biblical account does not conflict with the scientific indications that the earth is older than 6,000 years.
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Does God allow us to choose our own religious holidays?

UCGia Bible Insights December 22 2022

Does God allow us to choose our own religious holidays?

Many think that under the New Covenant, Christians have freedom to worship God however they want, including determining their own rituals and special festivals.
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Forgive and you shall be forgiven

UCG IA Bible Insights December 8 2022

Forgive and you shall be forgiven

Christ tells us we should not only forgive others, but forgiving them is a condition for receiving forgiveness for our own sins and faults.
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Where do Dinosaurs fit in?

UCG IA Bible Insights December 1 2022

Where do Dinosaurs fit in?

Many believe you can’t reconcile dinosaurs and the Bible, but centuries ago scientists believed in dinosaurs, an ancient earth and creation week.
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A Scientist's journey to God

UCG IA Bible Insights November 24 2022

A Scientist's journey to God

A PHD student in neuroscience shares how delving into the intricacies of God's creation strengthened her faith.
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Christians surviving in a non-Christian society

UCG IA Bible Insights November 10 2022

Christians surviving in a non-Christian society

How can we remain faithful to biblical teachings when society is becoming increasingly secular and sometimes even hostile towards the God of the Bible?
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Alone in a crowd

UCG IA Bible Insights November 3 2022

Alone in a crowd

God promises He will never leave us and Jesus Christ made the same promise.
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Can Halloween be Christianised?

UCG IA Bible Insights October 27 2022

Can Halloween be Christianised?

Halloween is a holiday that mixes generic religious beliefs with ancient folk customs, which is a matter of concern for many Christians.
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What does the Bible say about God's judgment?

UCG IA Bible Insights October 13 2022

What does the Bible say about God's judgment?

Some of the parables of Jesus make it clear that God's judgment is a process which takes place over a period of time.
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Let's keep the Feast

UCG IA Bible Insights October 6 2022

Let's keep the Feast

Observing the Feast of Tabernacles takes some effort and planning, but it has great spiritual significance.
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Did God create the Devil?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 29 2022

Did God create the Devil?

To understand Satan's origin the Bible tells of a rebellion in the spirit world before man was created.
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As in the days of Noah

UCG IA Bible Insights September 15 2022

As in the days of Noah

God told Noah to build the ark to save his family from the judgment He would bring on the world for its sin.
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Queen Esther - A woman willing to save others

UCG IA Bible Insights September 8 2022

Queen Esther - A woman willing to save others

The example set by Esther and Mordecai of their trust and faith in God teaches valuable spiritual lessons for us today.
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Respect for the Bible

UCG IA Bible Insights September 1 2022

Respect for the Bible

The Bible, and many of the principles it teaches, has been held in high esteem by some famous people.
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John - An Apostle Of Godly Love

UCG IA Bible Insights August 18 2022

John - An Apostle Of Godly Love

John's Gospel and his three epistles focus on love and, in his gospel he refers to himself as that disciple whom Jesus loved.
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Sex, sin and the pursuit of purity

UCG IA Bible Insights August 11 2022

Sex, sin and the pursuit of purity

It can be a struggle to maintain the purity of our minds and thoughts We are affected by what we see, read and hear.
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Did angels interbreed with women to produce giants?

UCG IA Bible Insights August 4 2022

Did angels interbreed with women to produce giants?

Some have taught that scriptures in Genesis 6 refer to fallen angels interbreeding with human women to produce evil giants. But there’s a more rational explanation.
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The final superpower

UCG IA Bible Insights July 21 2022

The final superpower

The Bible has a lot to say about a superpower that will dominate the world just before Christ returns.
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Unshakable faith from the book of Daniel

UCG IA Bible Insights July 14 2022

Unshakable faith from the book of Daniel

All of us, as Christians, face times of challenge to our faith; times when we must make difficult decisions to affirm our convictions.
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How do I know God is calling me?

UCG IA Bible Insights July 7 2022

How do I know God is calling me?

One of the signs God may be calling you is if you are beginning, to understand the Bible with a depth and dimension you have never experienced before.
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Reincarnation: Will you live again?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 23 2022

Reincarnation: Will you live again?

What happens at death? Is there any kind of immediate conscious life that continues beyond the grave, or do we live again in another form?
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Jeroboam - King of the northern ten tribes

UCG IA Bible Insights June 16 2022

Jeroboam - King of the northern ten tribes

Christians can learn vital lessons from the life of King Jeroboam, who was initially courageous in carrying out God-given responsibilities, but eventually his weakness became apparent.
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The power of prayer for others

UCG IA Bible Insights June 9 2022

The power of prayer for others

What the author learned about the importance of interceding in prayer for others from a friend.
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Elijah – Uprooting evil from the land

UCG IA Bible Insights May 26 2022

Elijah – Uprooting evil from the land

Elijah was called of God to fight against idolatry and injustice when ancient Israel was succumbing to the worship of pagan gods.
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Lamentations

UCG IA Bible Insights May 19 2022

Lamentations

The book of Lamentations was written in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Romans, but it also has prophetic implications.

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Was the Sabbath changed in the New Testament?

UCG IA Bible Insights May 12 2022

Was the Sabbath changed in the New Testament?

If the Sabbath was abolished or changed by the early Church there should be clear evidence of this dramatic shift in the New Testament writings.

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The Rock was Christ

UCG IA Bible Insights April 28 2022

The Rock was Christ

The Apostle Paul’s phrase—“and that Rock was Christ” (I Cor 10:4)— reveals an amazing truth of the Bible.

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When demons are real

UCG IA Bible Insights April 21 2022

When demons are real

Many believe that demons and Satan do not exist, but is there a spirit power behind the evil in our world today?

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How Easter replaced the biblical Passover

UCG IA Bible Insights April 14 2022

How Easter replaced the biblical Passover

The Bible contains no record of the New Testament Church observing Easter or Lent during the time of the apostles, nor does it contain any direction for their observance.

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The Russian bear reawakens

UCG IA Bible Insights March 31 2022

The Russian bear reawakens

How will the conflict between Russia and Ukraine end? Are these events leading the world back to the brink of nuclear extinction?

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Sex outside of marriage: What’s the big deal?

UCG IA Bible Insights March 24 2022

Sex outside of marriage: What’s the big deal?

The 20th century saw dramatic changes in attitudes toward what is considered to be proper sexual behaviour, aided by easy availability of birth-control pills.

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Does God curse children for their parent's sins?

UCG IA Bible Insights March 17 2022

Does God curse children for their parent's sins?

On a trip to India a minister was asked if God cursed or punished children for their parent's sins, based on a verse in the book of Exodus.

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Habakkuk - The prophet who saw history

UCGia Bible Insights March 3 2022

Habakkuk - The prophet who saw history

Habakkuk lived at a turning point in world history. when God was moving the balance of power among world empires, and setting the stage for end time events.

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What are the prophets telling us today?

UCGia Bible Insights February 24 2022

What are the prophets telling us today?

The word “prophecy” is often associated with doom and destruction, but most of Bible prophecy is not dire prediction, but a message of hope.

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Children and the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights February 17 2022

Children and the Bible

If you are involved with children as a parent, friend or relative, you may be wondering how to effectively teach them to love and obey the Word of God.

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What is Hell?

UCGia Bible Insights February 3 2022

What is Hell?

There are many incorrect ideas taught in Christian churches about hell. It's important to know what the Bible actually says about this important subject.

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Should I keep the Sabbath?

UCGia Bible Insights January 27 2022

Should I keep the Sabbath?

Does God require Sabbath observance today? This was the question Beyond Today television presenter, Steve Myers, asked himself as a young man.

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Forgiving my brother

UCGia Bible Insights January 20 2022

Forgiving my brother

Forgiveness does not come easily for most of us, but the commandment to do so is not optional.

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Deadly diseases: Again a threat to humanity?

UCGia Bible Insights January 6 2022

Deadly diseases: Again a threat to humanity?

Throughout the centuries, man's greatest threat has often not been natural disasters or warfare, but the microscopic creatures with which we share the earth.
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The end of atheism

UCGia Bible Insights December 30 2021

The end of atheism

Currently atheism is accepted and even promoted in media and popular culture, but atheism as a belief is heading toward the dustbin of history.
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Why do we sin?

UCGia Bible Insights December 23 2021

Why do we sin?

Understanding our motivations helps us understand why we sin and is a first step to overcoming and avoiding transgressing God's law.
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An overview of end time prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights December 9 2021

An overview of end time prophecy

Prophecy is God's advance warning about the consequences of sin, and can be described as history written in advance.
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How did life begin?

UCGia Bible Insights December 2 2021

How did life begin?

Man continues to search for the origin of life and several theories have been developed to explain the presence of life on earth.
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Two things you don't know about Jesus

UCG-A Bible Insights November 25 2021

Two things you don't know about Jesus

The key to eternal life is to know God, the Father and Jesus Christ.
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Babylon: Come out of her My people

UCGia Bible Insights November 11 2021

Babylon: Come out of her My people

Coming out of Babylon: what does it mean and how do we do it?
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God's plan before time began

UCGia Bible Insights November 4 2021

God's plan before time began

Scripture reveals God laid out His amazing purpose and plan for mankind before time began.
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Joseph of Arimathea

UCGia Bible Insights October 28 2021

Joseph of Arimathea

Joseph of Arimathea appears to have been a close relative of Jesus Christ and claimed His body after His crucifixion.
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Europe's prophesied rise to power

UCGia Bible Insights October 14 2021

Europe's prophesied rise to power

A biblical prophecy describing a superpower that will emerge and oppose Christ at His return was foretold by the prophet Daniel in the time of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.
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The Seventh Commandment - Part 1

UCGia Bible Insights October 7 2021

The Seventh Commandment - Part 1

Marriage is a gift of God and our Creator gave us the Seventh Commandment to dignify and protect this precious, God-ordained relationship.
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The Sabbath, yesterday, today and in prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights September 30 2021

The Sabbath, yesterday, today and in prophecy

Far from doing away with the seventh day Sabbath, Christ showed us how to properly observe and keep the Sabbath today.
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Archaeology and the Book of Judges

UCGia Bible Insights September 16 2021

Archaeology and the Book of Judges

During a period of more than 300 years, God periodically raised up judges to rule over Israel after they entered the land of Canaan.
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The Day of Atonement: Removing the influence of evil and suffering

UCGia Bible Insights September 9 2021

The Day of Atonement: Removing the influence of evil and suffering

Understanding the meaning of the Day of Atonement reveals how God will remove evil and suffering from the earth.
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Will you celebrate Jesus Christ's return?

UCGia Bible Insights September 2 2021

Will you celebrate Jesus Christ's return?

During His earthly ministry, Jesus distinguished between His first and second comings, clearly stating He had not come to rule at that time.
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Psalm 51: David's prayer of repentance

UCGia Bible Insights August 19 2021

Psalm 51: David's prayer of repentance

David's confession of sin and plea to God for forgiveness in Psalm 51 is a model of repentant prayer for Christians.
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Paganism in Christianity!

UCGia Bible Insights August 12 2021

Paganism in Christianity!

Many aspects of traditional Christianity, including holidays and doctrines, have their origins in ancient pagan religious practices instead of the Bible.
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Who was Jesus before His virgin birth?

UCGia Bible Insights August 5 2021

Who was Jesus before His virgin birth?

Jesus Christ is called the "Word," who "was with God" in the beginning and is also identified as "God" (John 1:1-2).
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Is the New Testament a fraud?

UCGia Bible Insights July 22 2021

Is the New Testament a fraud?

The Da Vinci Code book and movie, as well as other similar works have, in recent years, raised many questions about the accuracy of New Testament accounts of the early Church.
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Luke, Paul's friend and companion

UCGia Bible Insights July 15 2021

Luke, Paul's friend and companion

Luke, the ‘beloved physician’ (Colossians 4:14) not only wrote two books in the New Testament, but also supported and encouraged the Apostle Paul during his imprisonment in Rome.
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Where does evil come from and when will it end?

UCGia Bible Insights July 8 2021

Where does evil come from and when will it end?

Where did evil come from? Why does God permit it and how will evil ultimately be dealt with?
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A woman, a city and God's miracles

UCGia Bible Insights June 24 2021

A woman, a city and God's miracles

A disciple named Tabitha (Dorcas in the Greek) had a reputation for good works and charitable deeds in the city of Joppa.
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The biblical festivals that teach us about Jesus Christ

UCGia Bible Insights June 17 2021

The biblical festivals that teach us about Jesus Christ

Few people are aware of the seven festivals God reveals in the Bible, and even fewer know they teach us a great deal about Jesus Christ.
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I can resist everything but temptation (and chocolate)

UCG-A Bible Insights June 10 2021

I can resist everything but temptation (and chocolate)

Most of us struggle with habits and addictions that get the better of us over and over again.
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Leading angels: Michael and Gabriel

UCGia Bible Insights May 27 2021

Leading angels: Michael and Gabriel

The Bible mentions two angels by name, and what is said about them reveals a great deal about the unseen spirit world.
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The meek

UCGia Bible Insights May 20 2021

The meek

The Bible encourages us to develop the quality of meekness, which is listed as a fruit of God's spirit in Galatians 5:22-23.
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The intercession of the Holy Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights May 13 2021

The intercession of the Holy Spirit

The Apostle Paul helped Christians in Rome understand how the Holy Spirit works in their lives.
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Shocked by the Bible, changed by the truth

UCGia Bible Insights April 29 2021

Shocked by the Bible, changed by the truth

The Bible shocks most people when they compare their long-held religious traditions to the truths of God revealed in Scripture.
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Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people

UCGia Bible Insights April 22 2021

Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people

Ezra the priest was a faithful servant of God who helped fulfil God's promises to the remnant of Judah in Babylon in the 400s B.C.
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The parable of the tares

UCGia Bible Insights April 15 2021

The parable of the tares

When growing next to wheat, tares cannot be distinguished from real wheat, until just before it is time for the wheat to be harvested.
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A story of God's grace

UCGia Bible Insights April 1 2021

A story of God's grace

The biblical account of God's grace in bringing a fallen king to repentance and restoration has great significance for us today.
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That you love one another

UCGia Bible Insights March 25 2021

That you love one another

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ isn’t a position of power and authority. It is a life of willing service.
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What does the Feast of Unleavened Bread mean for Christians?

UCGia Bible Insights March 18 2021

What does the Feast of Unleavened Bread mean for Christians?

Christians observing the biblical festivals outlined in Leviticus 23 understand their symbolism in relation to the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
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Jacob: A third generation man of God

UCGia Bible Insights March 4 2021

Jacob: A third generation man of God

Jacob was the grandson of Abraham and the son of Isaac. What lessons can we learn from the life of Jacob and his direct descendants that would apply to us today?
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Praising God in times of trouble

UCGia Bible Insights February 25 2021

Praising God in times of trouble

We often find it easy to praise God when things are going well, but what about the times when we are battling with trials and difficulties?
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William Tyndale: He gave his life to give us the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights February 18 2021

William Tyndale: He gave his life to give us the Bible

William Tyndale's contribution to the translation of the Bible into English, and the King James Version of the Bible in particular, is monumental.
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Following God in a selfie-centred world

UCGia Bible Insights February 4 2021

Following God in a selfie-centred world

The author highlights two negative effects technology and the Internet can have on our values and walk with God.
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Is COVID-19 God's judgement on humanity?

UCGia Bible Insights January 28 2021

Is COVID-19 God's judgement on humanity?

The Bible records many examples of God's intervention in human affairs, but events also occur that can be classified as 'time and chance'.
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Staying faithful

UCGia Bible Insights January 21 2021

Staying faithful

Faith is vital to our Christian life in order to cope with trials and to properly comprehend who God is and the salvation He offers.
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For young men and boys

UCGia Bible Insights January 7 2021

For young men and boys

Brazen misuse of sex saturates our society. Temptation should be 'nipped in the bud' before it develops into full blown sin.
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Mass media and prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights December 31 2020

Mass media and prophecy

Several prophetic passages in your Bible describe the world at the time of the end being influenced by a powerful web of global media.
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The sin of lying

UCGia Bible Insights December 24 2020

The sin of lying

Almost everyone lies occasionally, for one reason or another, but how does God view this and what can we do about it?
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Does God condemn non-Christians?

UCGia Bible Insights December 10 2020

Does God condemn non-Christians?

Does our compassionate Creator God doom people forever who have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ?
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Was there really no room in the inn?

UCGia Bible Insights December 3 2020

Was there really no room in the inn?

Was there really no room at the inn in Bethlehem, forcing Mary to end up giving birth to Jesus Christ in a stable?
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The danger of being double-minded

UCGia Bible Insights November 26 2020

The danger of being double-minded

The Apostle James warns against being double-minded, but what is double-mindedness, and what are its consequences?
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Did God create evil?

UCGia Bible Insights November 12 2020

Did God create evil?

Christianity rightly claims each person is God’s special creation and has value. But if that is the case why do some people commit heinous crimes? Did God create people evil?
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Repentance: Your first step

UCGia Bible Insights November 5 2020

Repentance: Your first step

Repentance is the starting point for an individual's relationship with God. But what does it mean to "repent"?
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What's behind the war on God?

UCGia Bible Insights October 29 2020

What's behind the war on God?

The freedom to worship and obey God is under attack in many nations. This is particularly true for those who profess Christianity.
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Are Christians guilty of idolatry?

UCGia Bible Insights October 15 2020

Are Christians guilty of idolatry?

Portraying God with something physical is sternly forbidden by the second commandment, but could some Christians be practicing idolatry without being aware of it?
Watch 28:30
Is Satan real?

UCGia Bible Insights October 8 2020

Is Satan real?

Satan is often depicted as a fairy tale creature with horns and a pitchfork. Even some Christians doubt he is a real, powerful spirit being who influences us to drift away from God.
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The Feast of Tabernacles

UCGia Bible Insights October 1 2020

The Feast of Tabernacles

The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, which begins with an annual Holy Day, pictures the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ over the earth after His second coming.
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Alcohol consumption and the pandemic

UCGia Bible Insights September 17 2020

Alcohol consumption and the pandemic

The United States, Australia and other countries have reported a significant increase in alcohol consumption during this pandemic.
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It does matter who your friends are

UCGia Bible Insights September 10 2020

It does matter who your friends are

Our friends influence us, for better or for worse, more than we may realise.
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The parable of the sower

UCGia Bible Insights September 3 2020

The parable of the sower

The parable of the sower gives three reasons why some who hear God’s truth fail to respond. It also reveals the state of mind of those who respond to God's calling and produce spiritual fruit.
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Full of possibility and hope

UCG-A Bible Insights August 20 2020

Full of possibility and hope

Brisbane UCG pastor, Bill Bradford, considers the wonders of God's creation and the increasing acceptance of the theory of evolution.
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Is the coronavirus the Four Horsemen?

UCGia Bible Insights August 13 2020

Is the coronavirus the Four Horsemen?

Some, who are familiar with Bible prophecy, may be asking themselves if the Coronavirus pandemic might be a fulfilment of the end-time prophecy of the four horsemen.
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The Old Testament in the New Testament

UCGia Bible Insights August 6 2020

The Old Testament in the New Testament

Some believe the Old Testament was valid up until Christ came and, at that time, became outdated and was replaced by the more relevant New Testament.
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God's guide to sex

UCGia Bible Insights July 23 2020

God's guide to sex

Sadly, the percentage of professing Christians who engage in extramarital affairs and end their marriages in divorce is just as high, and sometimes even higher, than among non-Christians.
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The curse of the law

UCGia Bible Insights July 16 2020

The curse of the law

Does Galatians 3:10-13 really mean the Apostle Paul regarded the law of God as a curse?
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The Christian marathon

UCGia Bible Insights July 9 2020

The Christian marathon

The marathon race for eternal life requires perseverance and a determination not to quit.
Watch 3:30
King Solomon's reign

UCGia Bible Insights June 25 2020

King Solomon's reign

There is a great deal of archaeological evidence corroborating the biblical account of King Solomon's reign.
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The end of the world: What does the Bible say?

UCGia Bible Insights June 18 2020

The end of the world: What does the Bible say?

Not only religious leaders, but politicians, educators and scientists have worried about the potential destruction of our world from a number of causes.
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The empires of the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights June 4 2020

The empires of the Bible

The Bible accurately tracks the historical progression of world empires from centuries ago right up till the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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The Rapture: Fact or fiction?

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

The Rapture: Fact or fiction?

Many Christians look forward to a time when they will be suddenly raptured into heaven with Jesus Christ.
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Pentecost and the promise of the Father

UCGia Bible Insights May 21 2020

Pentecost and the promise of the Father

The observance of the annual Day of Pentecost celebrates an awesome miracle occurring shortly after Christ ascended to heaven to be with the Father.
Read 6:00
Did Jesus cancel dietary food laws?

UCGia Bible Insights May 7 2020

Did Jesus cancel dietary food laws?

Did Jesus abolish the food laws given in the Old Testament when He was on earth?
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How can I overcome my anxiety over what's going on in the world?

UCGia Bible Insights April 30 2020

How can I overcome my anxiety over what's going on in the world?

The faithful assurances found in the Bible is the only place to turn when faced with hardship and tragedy.
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Answered prayer

UCG-A Bible Insights April 16 2020

Answered prayer

The George Barna research company on religious matters suggests that even people with no specific religious affiliation still pray to God on a regular basis.
Read 5:30
Three days and three nights

UCGia Bible Insights April 9 2020

Three days and three nights

The widely held belief that Christ was crucified on a Friday and rose on the following Sunday is not supported by the Scriptures.
Read 10:30
Lessons from the Passover

UCG-A Bible Insights April 2 2020

Lessons from the Passover

Just before His death on the cross Christ instituted new symbols of bread and wine for the Passover. It is important to understand their meaning.
Read 6:00
Good enough

UCG-A Bible Insights March 19 2020

Good enough

God's measure of our success and spiritual growth may be very different from how we see ourselves.

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Baptism: surrendering to God

UCG-A Bible Insights March 12 2020

Baptism: surrendering to God

Samantha reveals some personal insights about her relationship with God and her journey towards baptism.
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Approaching God in prayer

UCG-A Bible Insights March 5 2020

Approaching God in prayer

Getting to know God as our Father and developing a close relationship with Him in prayer is vital to our Christian growth.
Read 7:00
Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Timothy: Paul's son in the faith

The young Timothy was mentored by the Apostle Paul and became his constant companion and aid in ministering to the churches.
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Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity?

The claim that Matthew 28:19 establishes the doctrine of the Trinity as one God in three persons goes far beyond the actual words of the verse.
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Valentine's Day - February 14

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Valentine's Day - February 14

Discover the history of the observance of Valentine's Day and determine if it is really a Christian celebration.
Read 4:30
Forgiving others

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Forgiving others

We cannot expect God to forgive our sins if we are not prepared to forgive those who offend or hurt us.
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Renewing your mind

UCG-AU Bible Insights January 16 2020

Renewing your mind

We were made in such a way that the presence of God’s Spirit can change the way we think and act, if we turn to God for redemption and salvation.
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Resisting sexual temptation

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Resisting sexual temptation

The brazen misuse of sex saturates modern society, but Christians are urged to be shining examples in spite of the temptations of everyday life.
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A New Year's challenge for you

Reg Wright, UCG Australia Bible Insights December 26 2019

A New Year's challenge for you

Read the experience of a couple who became convinced that the Sabbath Day was Saturday and not Sunday.
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Are Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?

UCGia Bible Insights December 19 2019

Are Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?

It may surprise some sincere Christians to learn that the days labeled by many as “Old Testament Jewish days” are part of the legacy left to us by Jesus Christ and the apostles.
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Christianity: Is it the one true religion?

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

Christianity: Is it the one true religion?

The Bible claims Christianity is the one true religion and this can also be confirmed from other objective sources.
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A world lit only by fire

UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

A world lit only by fire

History sheds light on the gradual development of Jesus Christ’s prophecy of massive religious deception.
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An overview of endtime prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

An overview of endtime prophecy

Prophecy can be viewed as history written in advance, but it is also God’s advance warnings against ongoing human sin.
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Why be baptised?

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

Why be baptised?

Water baptism is one of Christianity’s most ancient practices and a crucial, life-changing decision for those who wish to follow God.
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My almost huge mistake

UCGia Bible Insights October 31 2019

My almost huge mistake

Marriage is one of the most important decisions of our life and the right partner should share our spiritual journey and goals.
Read 4:00
Where do dinosaurs fit into the Creation account?

UCGia Bible Insights October 24 2019

Where do dinosaurs fit into the Creation account?

It is possible to reconcile the existence of dinosaurs in earth's ancient past with the creation account in Genesis.
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Teaching your children about God

UCGia Bible Insights October 17 2019

Teaching your children about God

Are the festivals of the Bible that Christ observed while on earth relevant for those who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ today? What can we learn from them?
Read 4:20
Is there air in your spare?

UCGia Bible Insights October 3 2019

Is there air in your spare?

You may be able to handle a flat tyre on your vehicle but more importantly, are you prepared to handle a “spiritual flat tyre” on the road to eternal life?
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Feast of Trumpets: A turning point In history

UCGia Bible Insights September 26 2019

Feast of Trumpets: A turning point In history

The observance of the annual Feast of Trumpets represents the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of a remarkable time during which God will play a much more direct role in world events.
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Jesus Christ in Eternity

UCGia Bible Insights September 19 2019

Jesus Christ in Eternity

Jesus Christ asked His disciples before He was arrested and crucified, “Who do men say that I am?” The answer is vital to our understanding of our Saviour's message and sacrifice.
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Learning from the ants

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

Learning from the ants

In the book of Proverbs God provides some important instruction for us citing the ways of the ants as an example.
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Teaching your children to pray

UCG-A Bible Insights August 29 2019

Teaching your children to pray

By teaching your children to pray, you are giving them a tremendous gift in setting their feet on a path towards a relationship with their heavenly Father!
Read 5:30
The crucial role of Faith

UCGia Bible Insights August 22 2019

The crucial role of Faith

Many people believe in God. They assume He exists, but He is not real enough to them to affect what they think and do.
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What would you do? - A moral dilemma

UCGia Bible Insights August 8 2019

What would you do? - A moral dilemma

God has plenty to say about honesty and lying in His Word, but how do you implement this into situations you encounter?
Read 7:30
Your invitation to the Wedding Feast

UCGia Bible Insights August 1 2019

Your invitation to the Wedding Feast

One of Jesus Christ's parables shows it's crucially important for Christians to be wearing the right kind of wedding garments — but what does that mean?
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Racism and the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights July 25 2019

Racism and the Bible

Does nationality, lineage and race determine where we stand with God? Does the Bible gives clear guidelines concerning this important subject?
Read 2:30
Who’s telling you what to think?

UCGia Bible Insights July 11 2019

Who’s telling you what to think?

As you consider the veracity of newspapers reports, or information from television news programs and social media be sure to ask who's subtly influencing your beliefs and attitudes.

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UCGia Bible Insights July 4 2019

Angels and you

Many of us have an incorrect view of angels and some even pray to angels. What can we glean from our Bibles about angels and how we should relate to them?

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The purpose of Prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights June 27 2019

The purpose of Prophecy

Many of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets and at least a third of the Bible consists of prophecy.

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Sex and the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights June 13 2019

Sex and the Bible

We live in a promiscuous society where confusion and misinformation about sex is rife and biblical instruction on the subject is ignored and ridiculed.

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Pentecost and the Church

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2019

Pentecost and the Church

Pentecost is the annual observance of the anniversary of the beginning of Christianity under the New Covenant and, according Jewish tradition, this was also the day God gave the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Read 9:09
Near death experiences

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2019

Near death experiences

Some accounts of near death experiences can appear to contradict the Bible, promoting the idea we continue to live on in heaven or hell.

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Pressing the spiritual snooze button

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Pressing the spiritual snooze button

Our relationship with our Father in Heaven should be our first priority, but often we all struggle to fit an effective spiritual life into our busy 'to do' list. Here's some good advice.

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The Ten Commandments: a guide for life

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

The Ten Commandments: a guide for life

The Ten Commandments have been a guide for life for the patriarchs of the Old Testament, the apostles and disciples of the New Testament and Christians today.

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The wondrous spirit of man

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

The wondrous spirit of man

We marvel at how smart some animals are, but nothing remotely compares with human intellect, free will and self-awareness. What makes us so different?

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Was Jesus really resurrected?

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Was Jesus really resurrected?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foundational to the Christian faith. Without it, we have no interceding High Priest and Saviour.

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Biblical keys for a happy family

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2019

Biblical keys for a happy family

The traditional family structure is breaking down, with society and the media redefining the definition of ‘family’ and moral behaviour. In spite of these negative influences most parents want to ensure their children lead happy and secure Christian lives, eventually maturing to wisely nurture their own families.

Empires on the rise

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Empires on the rise

Will China or Russia eventually replace the United States as the leading nation or, does the Bible indicate another ancient power will emerge to dominate the world scene?

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Who is the Antichrist?

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

Who is the Antichrist?

Bible prophecy talks about a mysterious, end-time figure who will teach lies deceiving nearly everyone and will also oppose Jesus Christ at His return.

Do Christians still have to keep the Ten Commandments?

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

Do Christians still have to keep the Ten Commandments?

Jesus clearly taught God’s law has not been abolished, and He set us an example by keeping the ten commandments during His ministry on earth.

The abortion debate: what does God say?

UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

The abortion debate: what does God say?

The continuing abortion debate reveals deep fears and division. The life of a child in its mother’s womb, something that should bring people together, continues to divide and tear the moral fabric of a people.

Europe: A future superpower

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

Europe: A future superpower

A United Europe will soon emerge as a global superpower upstaging the United States in might and influence. You can read about it in the pages of your Bible.

Jesus asked,

UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Jesus asked, "Who do men say that I am?"

How can we fully understand the awesome power and glory Christ turned His back on to die for our sins?

The 5th Horseman of Revelation

UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

The 5th Horseman of Revelation

The "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is synonymous with frightening prophecies, but there's a fifth Horseman who brings the promise of a far better age to come.

The reality of Christ's resurrection

UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

The reality of Christ's resurrection

We can trust in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The early Christians did, and many of them were witnesses to it.

A well known atheist changes his mind

Beyond Today Magazine Bible Insights February 8 2019

A well known atheist changes his mind

When you’ve devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong. So what compelled one of the world’s leading atheists to do just that?

Does God condemn non-christians?

Beyond Today Bible Insights February 1 2019

Does God condemn non-christians?

“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So what about those who die, having never even heard of Jesus Christ? Are they forever cut off from God, or damned to indescribable torment?

The seventh commandment

UCG-A Bible Insights July 11 2024

The seventh commandment

After God created Adam and Eve He immediately ordained marriage and then gave us the seventh commandment to exalt and protect the marriage relationship.
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Other examples of living faith

UCG-A Bible Insights June 27 2024

Other examples of living faith

The biblical examples of men and women who trusted God with their lives and obeyed Him inspires us to also develop faith in our Creator.
Read 7:00
Surprising admissions about the Sabbath and Sunday

UCG-A Bible Insights June 20 2024

Surprising admissions about the Sabbath and Sunday

Authorities from many religious denominations acknowledge Saturday is the biblical Sabbath day and there is no biblical basis for Sunday observance.
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Pentecost and the mystery of the ages

UCGia Bible Insights June 13 2024

Pentecost and the mystery of the ages

Pentecost is an annual reminder that grants His Spirit to those called to be the firstfruits of His spiritual harvest, empowering them to carry out His work in this world.
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How to live in Babylon

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2024

How to live in Babylon

God’s desire is that we overcome the world (John 17:12-19) by symbolically coming out of Babylon, manifested by what we do and how we think.
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Baptism: beginning of a new life

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2024

Baptism: beginning of a new life

God offers us two gifts that are the most important gifts any human being can receive in this life.
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The fall of Lucifer

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2024

The fall of Lucifer

Satan was not always Satan the devil. Before he became Satan, he was Lucifer, a great archangel in the presence of God.
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Making prayer a priority

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2024

Making prayer a priority

Being too busy, as well as other factors, can interfere with our prayer life. What can we do better to make the most of the privilege of communicating with our Creator?
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What did Paul really say in Colossians 2:16?

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2024

What did Paul really say in Colossians 2:16?

The passage in Colossians 2:16, probably more than any other in the Bible, is interpreted by those who reject God's festivals as confirmation that the biblical feast days are unnecessary observances.
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What was the purpose of Christ’s death?

UCGia Bible Insights April 18 2024

What was the purpose of Christ’s death?

The Bible shows there is much more to worshipping God than simply accepting the name of Jesus, and the shed blood of our Savior.

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What I learned in jail

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2024

What I learned in jail

Teaching art to prisoners has been enlightening for me, making me aware of the blessing of God's guidance in my life.

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Self-control — a fruit of the Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2024

Self-control — a fruit of the Spirit

We all face temptation to sin, and of all the things we have to govern in this life, self is often our greatest challenge.

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A shadow of things to come

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2024

A shadow of things to come

Why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? Read how Roger found the answer.
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Three reasons Christ clashed with the Pharisees

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2024

Three reasons Christ clashed with the Pharisees

The Pharisees were a group of religious leaders whose attitudes and actions were strongly condemned by Jesus Christ.

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Faithful Thomas

UCGia Bible Insights February 29 2024

Faithful Thomas

Because of a comment taken out of context the Apostle Thomas is often referred to as 'Doubting Thomas'.

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Reconciliation: a vital part of Christ's message

UCGia Bible Insights February 22 2024

Reconciliation: a vital part of Christ's message

A major theme of Christ's message is reconciliation, but how does it apply to us?

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Encouraging words

UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2024

Encouraging words

We all have the power to uplift and encourage, or destroy and damage.

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Selling all for the Kingdom of God

UCGia Bible Insights February 1 2024

Selling all for the Kingdom of God

God's Kingdom is infinitely more valuable than any physical things we might acquire.

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Why you don’t have an immortal soul

UCGia Bible Insights January 25 2024

Why you don’t have an immortal soul

Many believe that people have immortal souls which, upon death, leave the body and go to heaven or hell.
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Legalism: what it is and isn't

UCGia Bible Insights January 11 2024

Legalism: what it is and isn't

"The religious authorities who accused Jesus of breaking the Sabbath have been said to have a legalistic approach. But what does the term legalism mean?"
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A mystery solved: the identity of Melchizedek

UCGia Bible Insights January 4 2024

A mystery solved: the identity of Melchizedek

The book of Genesis only briefly mentions the mysterious figure of Melchizedek who visited Abraham.
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Can Jesus’ existence be proven from sources outside the Bible?

UCGia Bible Insights December 28 2023

Can Jesus’ existence be proven from sources outside the Bible?

Historians, other than the biblical authors, mention the existence of Jesus, supporting the scriptural accounts.
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Forgiving my brother

UCGia Bible Insights December 14 2023

Forgiving my brother

Forgiveness does not come easily for most of us, but the commandment to do so is not optional.
Read 3:30
The refiner's fire

UCGia Bible Insights December 7 2023

The refiner's fire

We are being refined, shaped and moulded by God’s guidance in our life.
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Why is the New Covenant better?

UCGia Bible Insights November 30 2023

Why is the New Covenant better?

How does the new covenant differ from God's previous covenant with ancient Israel?

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The third commandment: from profanity to praise

UCGia Bible Insights November 16 2023

The third commandment: from profanity to praise

God requires us to represent Him accurately sincerely and respectfully if we want to develop a solid relationship with Him.

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The fruit of the Holy Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights November 9 2023

The fruit of the Holy Spirit

Those who are led by God’s Spirit will produce specific evidence in their lives manifested as spiritual “fruit.”

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UCGia Bible Insights November 2 2023

"Well done, good and faithful servant"

The parables of the minas and the talents contain crucial lessons for us to learn and understand as we live our everyday lives

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Balaam - A brief commentary

UCGia Bible Insights October 19 2023

Balaam - A brief commentary

In the Old Testament and New Testaments God warns to avoid the way and doctrine of Balaam. But, who was this man, and what did he do?

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Many false prophets will arise

UCGia Bible Insights October 12 2023

Many false prophets will arise

When Jesus Christ spoke of the major trends preceding His return to earth, the first sign He mentioned was religious imposters who would come in His name.

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What happened to the beliefs of the early church?

UCGia Bible Insights October 5 2023

What happened to the beliefs of the early church?

Some scholars and serious students of the Bible have acknowledged that the practices of the early Church varied greatly from those of main stream Christianity today.

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Grace, faith, law and works

UCGia Bible Insights September 21 2023

Grace, faith, law and works

The Christian calling is a combination of grace, faith, law and works. Each has a specific place in the life of a Christian seeking to follow God.

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Jesus’ reign on earth - what it will be like?

UCGia Bible Insights September 14 2023

Jesus’ reign on earth - what it will be like?

The Bible is clear: Jesus Christ will return to reign as King over the whole earth, but what will His reign be like?

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God’s harvest feasts: hope for mankind

UCGia Bible Insights September 7 2023

God’s harvest feasts: hope for mankind

God has a wonderful plan of salvation for humanity, which He reveals through the annual cycle of festivals described in the Bible.

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Are you holding back the sword?

UCGia Bible Insights August 24 2023

Are you holding back the sword?

It’s easy to make excuses and get trapped in behaviors and habits that limit our spiritual growth.

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Will I go to heaven when I die?

UCGia Bible Insights August 17 2023

Will I go to heaven when I die?

What the Bible says about death and heaven is probably quite different from what many think or believe.

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Why does a loving God allow suffering?

UCGia Bible Insights August 10 2023

Why does a loving God allow suffering?

"If God is truly a God of love and mercy, why does He not intervene to end the suffering in the world? "

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Does God condemn non-christians?

UCGia Bible Insights July 27 2023

Does God condemn non-christians?

Does our compassionate Creator God doom people forever who have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ?

Read 7:00
Does Romans 14 abolish the laws of clean and unclean meats?

UCGia Bible Insights July 20 2023

Does Romans 14 abolish the laws of clean and unclean meats?

Many believe the subject of Romans 14 is a retraction of God's law regarding what animals are suitable for human consumption.
Read 6:00
What happened to the Ark of the Covenant?

UCGia Bible Insights July 13 2023

What happened to the Ark of the Covenant?

The whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant became unknown sometime after King Solomon's reign.
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“You are not under the law, but under grace”

UCGia Bible Insights June 29 2023

“You are not under the law, but under grace”

Some believe Romans 6:14, which says, “You are not under law, but under grace,” indicates Christians, being under grace, no longer need to obey God’s law.
Read 5:00
Why Charles Darwin rejected the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights June 22 2023

Why Charles Darwin rejected the Bible

Charles Darwin is primarily responsible for the prevalent view in the Western world that science should be enthroned above God's Word.
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Don’t sell out for soup

UCGia Bible Insights June 15 2023

Don’t sell out for soup

Can we be bought? How can we equip ourselves to withstand the temptations life offers?
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The parable of the workers

UCGia Bible Insights June 1 2023

The parable of the workers

One of Christ's parables contains valuable lessons about God's patience and forbearance, as well as the necessity for endurance on our part.
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The laying on of hands

UCGia Bible Insights May 25 2023

The laying on of hands

The laying on of hands is listed in Scripture as one of the fundamental doctrines of Christ. Yet, to many, it is an obscure practice and its significance is not understood.
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What did Jesus look like?

UCGia Bible Insights May 18 2023

What did Jesus look like?

Does it matter how a person visualizes Jesus, and does how we perceive Him affect the way we interpret His Gospel message?
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Did God create people evil?

UCGia Bible Insights May 4 2023

Did God create people evil?

There's a wonder and beauty to human life, but there is also a terrible evil that plagues mankind.
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The Kingdom of God: The heart of Christ’s message

UCGia Bible Insights April 27 2023

The Kingdom of God: The heart of Christ’s message

The promise of a future kingdom on earth, connected to the return of Jesus Christ and the ultimate destiny of mankind, is found throughout the Bible.
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Is the Book of Enoch sacred writing?

UCGia Bible Insights April 20 2023

Is the Book of Enoch sacred writing?

Is the Book of Enoch inspired writing that Christians should study like the Bible?
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Good Friday - Easter Sunday: It didn't happen that way!

UCGia Bible Insights April 6 2023

Good Friday - Easter Sunday: It didn't happen that way!

Many are not aware that the belief in a "Good Friday" crucifixion and an "Easter Sunday" resurrection is based on tradition, and is without a biblical basis.
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The tearing of the temple veil

UCGia Bible Insights March 30 2023

The tearing of the temple veil

Why was the tearing of the temple veil at Christ's death so important that three of the Gospel writers mentioned it?
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Is life fair?

UCGia Bible Insights March 23 2023

Is life fair?

We are often confronted with moments in life that seem unfair, and sometimes we suffer because of our obedience to God.
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Why is the New Covenant better?

UCGia Bible Insights March 9 2023

Why is the New Covenant better?

Hebrew 8:6 tells us the New Covenant is "…a better covenant established on better promises" but why is it better than the covenant God made with the nation of Israel?
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What are the real origins of Easter?

UCGia Bible Insights March 2 2023

What are the real origins of Easter?

Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible.
Read 5:00
You can overcome gaming addiction

UCGia Bible Insights February 23 2023

You can overcome gaming addiction

Video games can be a lot of fun, but if not approached with wisdom they can take control of your life and how you spend your time.
Read 3:30
Thyatira: Seek first the Kingdom of God

UCGia Bible Insights February 9 2023

Thyatira: Seek first the Kingdom of God

One of the pitfalls the church at Thyatira succumbed to was idolatry, which meant they were not putting God first in their lives.
Read 3:30
The parable of the lost coin - Seeking lost people

UCGia Bible Insights February 2 2023

The parable of the lost coin - Seeking lost people

This parable encourages us about God’s devotion and commitment in caring for mankind and searching for those who are lost.
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What is Australia Day to you?

UCGia Bible Insights January 26 2023

What is Australia Day to you?

Australia Day is a time to relax, spend time with family, and also to reflect on the blessing we enjoy. Is there a reason we are so blessed and does the Bible reveal that reason?
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The Ten Commandments - Keys in a law of love

UCGia Bible Insights January 12 2023

The Ten Commandments - Keys in a law of love

The Ten Commandments outline the attitudes and actions that show us how to love God and our neighbour.
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Jesus Christ and the Old Testament

UCGia Bible Insights January 5 2023

Jesus Christ and the Old Testament

What does the Bible tell us about Jesus Christ and His role in the Old Testament?
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The world before man - The biblical explanation

UCGia Bible Insights December 29 2022

The world before man - The biblical explanation

When we examine the whole of Scripture, we find information illuminating and explaining the Genesis account.
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Paul - Apostle to the Gentiles

UCG IA Bible Insights December 15 2022

Paul - Apostle to the Gentiles

The Apostle Paul served as a witness for Christ at the highest levels of government in Rome, and also to us 2,000 years later.
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Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people

UCG IA Bible Insights December 8 2022

Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people

Ezra, a faithful priest, helped fulfil God's promises to the remnant of Judah in Babylon in the 400s B.C.
Read 3:40
As a person who follows Jesus Christ shouldn't I celebrate His birthday?

UCG IA Bible Insights December 1 2022

As a person who follows Jesus Christ shouldn't I celebrate His birthday?

One of the most significant holidays in the Christian calendar is Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.
Read 4:00
Forgiveness: What does God require of you?

UCG IA Bible Insights November 17 2022

Forgiveness: What does God require of you?

How do genuine repentance and God's compassionate forgiveness work together to assure our salvation?
Read 4:00
Comparing world religions

UCG IA Bible Insights November 10 2022

Comparing world religions

In order to more fully appreciate what we believe, it may help to learn about the religious beliefs of others.
Read 3:30
Walking on water - Faith over physics

UCG IA Bible Insights November 3 2022

Walking on water - Faith over physics

We can relate to the Apostle Peter because, although he became one of the leading Apostles, he knew what it was like to fail.
Read 2:00
The Book of Revelation - History and Prophecy

UCG IA Bible Insights October 20 2022

The Book of Revelation - History and Prophecy

The historical accuracy of the messages to the seven churches in the book of Revelation is supported by archeological discoveries and the prophecies are also relevant for us today.
Read 11:00
The Last Great Day

UCG IA Bible Insights October 13 2022

The Last Great Day

The Feast of Tabernacles is followed by the Last Great Day, the final Holy Day of the fall festival season, symbolising the concluding step of God’s plan of salvation.
Read 2:00
Constantine's impact on Christianity

UCG IA Bible Insights October 6 2022

Constantine's impact on Christianity

Constantine's reign as Roman emperor (A.D. 306-337) dramatically changed the teachings and direction of Christianity.
Read 3:00
Are the biblical holy days Christian festivals?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 22 2022

Are the biblical holy days Christian festivals?

Many are not aware of the origins of popular religious holidays, while the days observed in the Bible, and kept by Christ and the Apostles, are almost universally ignored.
Read 3:00
Didn’t Jesus say not to judge?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 15 2022

Didn’t Jesus say not to judge?

Most of us have heard the protest: “Jesus said not to judge so why are you judging me?” Understanding what Jesus actually taught about judging is important.
Read 4:40
Who will go to Hell?

UCG IA Bible Insights September 8 2022

Who will go to Hell?

What the Bible actually teaches about hell may significantly differ from what many may have always believed.
Read 4:00
7 Prophecies that must be fulfilled before Christ returns

UCG IA Bible Insights August 25 2022

7 Prophecies that must be fulfilled before Christ returns

The Bible contains prophecies that can only be fulfilled in our modern world, leading many Christians to believe that Christ's return is imminent.
Read 10:00
Are You A Christian Soldier?

UCG IA Bible Insights August 18 2022

Are You A Christian Soldier?

As Christians we cannot relax, but must continue to march forward, armed with the God's Spirit and His Word.
Read 2:00
Is it sin to donate my organs after I die?

UCG IA Bible Insights August 11 2022

Is it sin to donate my organs after I die?

Some sincere Christians have wondered if it goes against biblical instruction or dishonours their body to donate their organs after death.
Read 4:00
Spiritual conspiracy

UCG IA Bible Insights July 28 2022

Spiritual conspiracy

Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but there is one conspiracy that really matters, and it is revealed within the pages of your Bible.
Read 4:30
The mighty Assyrian Empire emerges from the dust

UCG IA Bible Insights July 21 2022

The mighty Assyrian Empire emerges from the dust

Archaeological evidence verifying the existence of the ancient Assyrian Empire is a significant discovery which backs up biblical references.
Read 4:00
The parable of the talents: Will you use what God has given?

UCG IA Bible Insights July 14 2022

The parable of the talents: Will you use what God has given?

Christ who loves us has given us individual talents that He expects will be developed and not hidden away.
Read 4:00
God’s love language

UCG IA Bible Insights June 30 2022

God’s love language

Marriage counsellors talk about love languages, which is a method of describing the way people express their love and concern for another person.
Read 6:30
Will everyone have a chance of salvation?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 23 2022

Will everyone have a chance of salvation?

Almighty God is merciful and has the power over death. His plan of salvation provides an opportunity for eternal life for all who have ever lived.
Read 5:00
What does 'Shadow Of Things To Come' mean?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 16 2022

What does 'Shadow Of Things To Come' mean?

Humanity has been deprived of the keys that unlock a comprehensive understanding of God's plan and purpose for humankind.
Read 1:00
Is today's technology foretold in Bible prophecy?

UCG IA Bible Insights June 2 2022

Is today's technology foretold in Bible prophecy?

Three specific prophecies, recorded thousands of years ago, foreshadowed our amazing age of advanced technology.
Read 5:00
How does God reveal Himself?

UCG IA Bible Insights May 26 2022

How does God reveal Himself?

If God is real, why doesn't He reveal Himself to us in a way that would erase any doubt of His existence?
Read 3:30
Are you pressing the spiritual snooze button?

UCG IA Bible Insights May 19 2022

Are you pressing the spiritual snooze button?

Physical sleep is essential to function effectively, but the Bible tells us that spiritual sleep can be dangerous.

Read 4:00
Pentecost: A spiritual game-changer

UCG IA Bible Insights May 5 2022

Pentecost: A spiritual game-changer

On the day of Pentecost let us remember the first time mankind as a whole, had access to the mind of God, and a more complete understanding of spiritual things.

Read 6:00
Aliens and the Bible: Are we alone?

UCG IA Bible Insights April 28 2022

Aliens and the Bible: Are we alone?

What does the Bible say about other life forms in the universe?

Read 4:00
Are Christians once saved always saved?

UCG IA Bible Insights April 21 2022

Are Christians once saved always saved?

Can the doctrine of “once saved, always saved” be proven from Scripture?

Read 6:00
Does God expect us to observe the Passover?

UCG IA Bible Insights April 7 2022

Does God expect us to observe the Passover?

God's plan for the redemption of mankind begins with Christ's sacrifice for our sins.

Read 4:30
Exit from Egypt - Part 1

UCG IA Bible Insights March 31 2022

Exit from Egypt - Part 1

Archaeological discoveries confirm historical details in the book of Exodus and verify the account of the Israelites' time in Egypt.

Read 6:00
Did Jesus declare all meats clean?

UCG IA Bible Insights March 24 2022

Did Jesus declare all meats clean?

Many believe the statements Jesus made in Mark 7:1-23 did away with the dietary restrictions in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.

Read 2:30
Solomon - Lesson from a wise king

UCG IA Bible Insights March 10 2022

Solomon - Lesson from a wise king

God blessed Solomon with so much, but he lacked one crucial ingredient: the will and character to do what he knew was right.

Read 4:00
Prayer, a tool for spiritual growth

UCGia Bible Insights March 3 2022

Prayer, a tool for spiritual growth

Jesus related a parable about prayer in which He talks about a judge who “does not fear God nor regard man.”

Read 4:30
Does Isaiah 45:7 imply God creates evil?

UCGia Bible Insights February 24 2022

Does Isaiah 45:7 imply God creates evil?

Where does evil come from? Why does God allow evil and tragedy in the world?

Read 2:00
God's greatest miracle

UCGia Bible Insights February 10 2022

God's greatest miracle

The Bible describes many of God's miracles, but one miracle surpasses them all.

Read 6:00
Why are so many abandoning Christianity?

UCGia Bible Insights February 3 2022

Why are so many abandoning Christianity?

Organized Christianity is in significant decline. Church attendance is plummeting and many people are rejecting biblical standards of behaviour.

Read 4:30
Did anyone in the Bible commit suicide?

UCGia Bible Insights January 27 2022

Did anyone in the Bible commit suicide?

There are numerous servants of God whose lives became so difficult that they wanted to die or even wished they had never been born.

Read 4:00
How should we pray?

UCGia Bible Insights January 13 2022

How should we pray?

Christ's disciples lived in a society where ritualistic, recited prayer was common. They asked Christ to teach them how to pray because it was clear to them He did not pray in this way.
Read 4:00
Who was Jesus Christ? (Part 1)

UCGia Bible Insights January 6 2022

Who was Jesus Christ? (Part 1)

Just who was this man who walked on water, calmed the storms, healed the sick, raised the dead and made such bold claims?
Read 3:00
The second commandment: The true image of God

UCGia Bible Insights December 30 2021

The second commandment: The true image of God

Portraying our supernatural God with something physical is insulting to God and forbidden by the second commandment.
Read 3:00
Bible answers for decision making

UCGia Bible Insights December 16 2021

Bible answers for decision making

Eleven-year-old Tessa Black writes about why she observes the biblical Holy Days for her school class.
Read 7:00
Christmas before Christ

UCGia Bible Insights December 9 2021

Christmas before Christ

It's commonly assumed Christmas is observed because it's Christ's birthday, but Christmas celebrations predated Christianity by about 2,000 years.
Read 3:00
The Tenth Commandment

UCGia Bible Insights December 2 2021

The Tenth Commandment

The Bible contains many strong warnings about covetousness and the related sins of avarice, greed, envy, jealousy and materialism.
Read 3:00
Infuse Hope Into Your Life

UCG-ia Bible Insights November 18 2021

Infuse Hope Into Your Life

Circumstances occuring in the world around us can sap hope and enthusiasm from our lives.
Read 5:00
Jesus Christ and the thief

UCG-A Bible Insights November 11 2021

Jesus Christ and the thief

Did Jesus tell the thief on the cross he would be in paradise with Him immediately after he died?
Read 2:00
Lessons from Pergamos and Thyratira: Don't compromise!

UCGia Bible Insights November 4 2021

Lessons from Pergamos and Thyratira: Don't compromise!

Christ's warning about compromise remains an important lesson for Christians today.
Read 6:00
Four women who feared God

UCGia Bible Insights October 21 2021

Four women who feared God

The Bible contains numerous stories of courageous, godly women who dedicated their lives to serving God and their fellow human beings.
Read 5:30
Is racism a sin?

UCGia Bible Insights October 14 2021

Is racism a sin?

Is it okay for us to show bias for or against anyone because of their race or nationality?
Read 3:30
The Seventh Commandment - Part 2

UCGia Bible Insights October 7 2021

The Seventh Commandment - Part 2

The more we understand the relationship of the Church with Christ, the better we understand what our marriages should be like.
Read 1:45
All humanity's opportunity for salvation

UCGia Bible Insights September 23 2021

All humanity's opportunity for salvation

Knowing the truth of God's plan of salvation for all of humanity transforms our view of God. A minister tells this story.
Read 3:00
Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

UCGia Bible Insights September 16 2021

Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

Jesus Christ observed the Feast of Tabernacles, and even today many Christians follow His example by observing it every year.
Read 2:30
The origin of Satan and his demons

UCGia Bible Insights September 9 2021

The origin of Satan and his demons

There is an unseen evil power working behind the scenes, to shape our world to its will and agenda.
Read 3:00
Epidemics in Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights August 26 2021

Epidemics in Bible prophecy

God's Word foretells catastrophic events, including disease epidemics, in the time leading up to Jesus Christ’s return.
Read 5:00
The search for life: Are we alone?

UCGia Bible Insights August 19 2021

The search for life: Are we alone?

Mankind has spent billions of dollars and untold hours searching for extra-terrestrial life in the universe.
Read 3:00
Proverbs 31: A model for today's woman

UCGia Bible Insights August 12 2021

Proverbs 31: A model for today's woman

The advice in the 31st chapter of the book of Proverbs is just as relevant for women today as it was when it was first written.
Read 2:00
Disbelief in the Bible: A tragic trend

UCGia Bible Insights July 29 2021

Disbelief in the Bible: A tragic trend

Scholars have described the late 20th century as the post-Christian era, and some say we are entering an anti-Christian era.
Read 3:30
Modern conditions foretold centuries ago

UCGia Bible Insights July 22 2021

Modern conditions foretold centuries ago

Ancient Bible prophecies described circumstances and conditions that have only become reality in modern times.
Read 4:00
The privilege and power of prayer

UCGia Bible Insights July 15 2021

The privilege and power of prayer

Have any of your loved ones died without acknowledging God, and do you believe they are condemned because they didn't "accept Christ"?
Read 3:00
A mystery solved: The identity of Melchizedek

UCGia Bible Insights July 1 2021

A mystery solved: The identity of Melchizedek

The book of Genesis only briefly mentions the mysterious figure of Melchizedek who visited Abraham.
Read 4:00
Is the secret rapture a hoax?

UCGia Bible Insights June 24 2021

Is the secret rapture a hoax?

Does the popular belief of a secret rapture before the prophesied tribulation of the last days stand up to biblical scrutiny?
Read 2:30
The irrelevant commandments

UCGia Bible Insights June 17 2021

The irrelevant commandments

Our Creator revealed the best way to live, with the 10 Commandments showing us how to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Read 2:00
Spirit in man - part 1

UCGia Bible Insights June 3 2021

Spirit in man - part 1

The Bible clearly explains the difference between the animal brain and the human mind, and makes reference to the spirit in man.
Listen 14:00
Overcoming recurring sin

UCGia Bible Insights May 27 2021

Overcoming recurring sin

It's easy to ignore sin in our lives and put off addressing the issue until it’s too late.
Read 2:00
The rotten apples corrupting society

UCGia Bible Insights May 20 2021

The rotten apples corrupting society

We enjoy all kinds of advancements in our modern world, yet in many ways our societies are growing worse and worse.
Read 3:30
Lessons from the Titanic

UCGia Bible Insights May 6 2021

Lessons from the Titanic

The story of the sinking of the Titanic is moving and harrowing, and presents an important spiritual lesson for our day.
Read 2:30
Speaking in tongues

UCGia Bible Insights April 29 2021

Speaking in tongues

Many sincere people practice speaking in tongues believing it is proof of God’s acceptance and the possession of His Holy Spirit.
Read 3:00
The rich man and Lazarus

UCGia Bible Insights April 22 2021

The rich man and Lazarus

In order to understand the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, it's important to know the historical and biblical context.
Read 1:30
Is belief all that is required for salvation?

UCGia Bible Insights April 8 2021

Is belief all that is required for salvation?

Is belief in God the Father and Jesus Christ all that is required for salvation or does the Bible reveal other conditions must also be met?
Read 3:00
Christians who don't celebrate Easter: What do they know?

UCGia Bible Insights April 1 2021

Christians who don't celebrate Easter: What do they know?

Easter is an important holiday for millions of believers around the world, but the original apostles did not teach its observance.
Read 2:30
The wave sheaf offering: Foreshadowing salvation

UCGia Bible Insights March 25 2021

The wave sheaf offering: Foreshadowing salvation

The wave sheaf offering, which took place during the festival of Unleavened Bread, still has great significance for Christians today.
Read 1:30
The Exodus plagues: Judgement on Egypt's gods

UCGia Bible Insights March 11 2021

The Exodus plagues: Judgement on Egypt's gods

There is greater significance to the devastating plagues God brought on Egypt than what is traditionally taught.
Read 6:00
Paul's desire to depart and be with Christ

UCGia Bible Insights March 4 2021

Paul's desire to depart and be with Christ

When writing to the Philippians, Paul said he wanted to be done with his fleshly life and be with Christ. What did he mean?
Read 3:00
Who's who in the empires of the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights February 25 2021

Who's who in the empires of the Bible

Bible prophecy tracks the progression of world empires even to modern times and beyond.
Read 4:30
God's law and the Christian perspective

UCGia Bible Insights February 11 2021

God's law and the Christian perspective

Since the Protestant reformation the ten commandments have come to be regarded as optional by many Christians.
Read 4:30
Jesus Christ, victim of stolen identity

UCGia Bible Insights February 4 2021

Jesus Christ, victim of stolen identity

Most people understand Jesus died for our sins, and the details of His illegal crucifixion are well known. But few realise after Jesus' death His identity was stolen!
Read 12:00
James - Half-brother of Jesus

UCGia Bible Insights January 28 2021

James - Half-brother of Jesus

While James grew up in the same house with Jesus in Nazareth, he was not a follower of Jesus for the early part of his life and did not understand who Jesus was.
Read 12:00
Armageddon - The end of the world

UCGia Bible Insights January 14 2021

Armageddon - The end of the world

What does the Bible really say about the biblical Armageddon and when and where will it take place?
Read 11:00
Isaiah - A prophet for then and now

UCGia Bible Insights January 7 2021

Isaiah - A prophet for then and now

Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more than any other prophet, as his prophecies focus on the coming Messiah and events relevant to us today.
Read 14:00
Ten biblical purposes for the Sabbath

UCGia Bible Insights December 31 2020

Ten biblical purposes for the Sabbath

God created the seventh-day Sabbath in Genesis as a blessing, to benefit mankind.
Read 12:00
Matthew: From serving mammon to serving God

UCGia Bible Insights December 17 2020

Matthew: From serving mammon to serving God

At the time Matthew came into contact with Jesus Christ he was a "publican" or a tax collector for the Romans, a profession his fellow Jews very often detested.
Read 11:00
Hiroshima: When hell came to earth

UCGia Bible Insights December 10 2020

Hiroshima: When hell came to earth

The day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima some important end-time, biblical prophecies became a reality.
Read 7:00
What happened to the beliefs of the early Church?

UCGia Bible Insights December 3 2020

What happened to the beliefs of the early Church?

Some scholars and serious students of the Bible have acknowledged that the practices of the early Church varied greatly from those of today.
Read 23:00
Fear and faith

UCGia Bible Insights November 19 2020

Fear and faith

A young girl's fear of horses reminds the author of the Christian struggle to overcome our fears and have faith in God.
Read 6:00
Modern world conditions described centuries ago

UCGia Bible Insights November 12 2020

Modern world conditions described centuries ago

Bible prophecy described thousands of years in advance many conditions that have only been fulfilled in modern times.
Read 4:00
The Coming Prophetic Storm

UCGia Bible Insights November 5 2020

The Coming Prophetic Storm

Jesus Christ warned about the need for Christians to prepare for the difficult and perilous times ahead and, for many, the Corona virus pandemic has served as a wake up call.
Watch 28:30
As human beings we are incomplete

UCG-A Bible Insights October 22 2020

As human beings we are incomplete

The spirit of man, or “our spirit,” gives us the ability to physically function on a level above animals, but we are incomplete without God’s Spirit dwelling within us.
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Does the Bible teach predestination?

UCGia Bible Insights October 15 2020

Does the Bible teach predestination?

Does God predetermine a person's life and know, in advance, whether or not a person will be saved?
Read 4:00
The battle for your mind

UCGia Bible Insights October 8 2020

The battle for your mind

Faced with the onslaught of the information age, providing both helpful and harmful influences, the author compares the fragility of an egg to our susceptibility to succumb to the wrong influences.
Read 7:00
Faith and the balance beam

UCGia Bible Insights September 24 2020

Faith and the balance beam

Andrea learns an important lesson about faith from her granddaughter when wrestling with feelings of discouragement and loneliness.
Read 4:00
Noah: A true nonconformist

UCGia Bible Insights September 17 2020

Noah: A true nonconformist

We all like approval and acceptance from others, but the example of Noah's life illustrates that sometimes, in order to obey God, it is not possible.
Read 3:00
To hell and back for a popsicle

UCGia Bible Insights September 10 2020

To hell and back for a popsicle

US Pastor, Randy Stiver, takes us on a tour of the Bible to discover what is actually taught about hell and the fate of those who ultimately reject God.
Read 7:00
A modern menace: Emerging and re-emerging diseases

UCGia Bible Insights August 27 2020

A modern menace: Emerging and re-emerging diseases

According to the WHO, at least one new infectious disease has emerged each year since 1980, many of which evade traditional therapies and have no vaccine or cure.
Read 20:00
The Bible's Holy Days: God's blueprint for peace on earth

UCGia Bible Insights August 20 2020

The Bible's Holy Days: God's blueprint for peace on earth

A series of biblical festivals shows how God will bring the peace He promises to the entire world.
Read 13:00
Nehemiah: Portrait of a leader

UCGia Bible Insights August 13 2020

Nehemiah: Portrait of a leader

Nehemiah is one of the lesser known leaders of the Bible. The book bearing his name documents a faithful man, leading by example, during turbulent times.
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Satan's four great deceptions

UCGia Bible Insights July 30 2020

Satan's four great deceptions

Do you believe Satan is a powerful, evil being who actively influences humanity or, is he just the product of overzealous imaginations?
Watch 28:30
The search for life: Are we alone?

UCGia Bible Insights July 23 2020

The search for life: Are we alone?

Is man alone in the universe? Scientists have desperately tried to find an answer to this question.
Read 16:00
The United States and Britain in the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights July 16 2020

The United States and Britain in the Bible

Great Britain and the United States have been the dominant world powers for decades. What many do not realise is that this development was prophesied centuries ahead of time.
Watch 28:30
The difference between love and infatuation

UCGia Bible Insights July 2 2020

The difference between love and infatuation

The modern world has confused real love with infatuation resulting in broken relationships and heart-breaking divorce.
Read 6:00
The Prodigal Son and God's grace

UCGia Bible Insights June 25 2020

The Prodigal Son and God's grace

The well-known parable of the Prodigal Son demonstrates the magnitude of God's grace and love for all humanity.
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Idol worship lives on today

UCGia Bible Insights June 11 2020

Idol worship lives on today

Idolatry in our modern world is alive and well, blinding us to life’s true purpose and our incredible potential future in the Kingdom of God.
Read 10:00
Are the Ten Commandments in the New Testament?

UCGia Bible Insights June 4 2020

Are the Ten Commandments in the New Testament?

Jesus Christ referenced the Ten Commandments throughout His ministry, clearly demonstrating they are still valid in our modern world.
Read 7:00
Pentecost - May 31, 2020

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

Pentecost - May 31, 2020

With the Feast of Pentecost being observed on Sunday, May 31, Darris McNeely shows how its observance helps us see hope for the future in spite of current trials.
Watch/Listen [7:00] Read 9:00
Who should we pray to?

UCGia Bible Insights May 14 2020

Who should we pray to?

Prayer is part of our worship of God, but is the Bible clear about to whom we should pray?
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Eat clean

UCGia Bible Insights May 7 2020

Eat clean

God cares about what we eat and detailed instructions about our diet can be found in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
Watch / Listen 29:00
When God doesn't make sense

UCGia Bible Insights April 30 2020

When God doesn't make sense

How can we trust God when we don't understand what is going on in the world and God seems distant from human suffering?
Read 9:00
What will you do in a crisis?

UCGia Bible Insights April 16 2020

What will you do in a crisis?

Your reaction if you had to flee your home at a moment’s notice is something to consider at more than just a physical level.
Read 12:00
Why did Christ have to die?

UCGia Bible Insights April 9 2020

Why did Christ have to die?

It's important to fully understand how Jesus Christ's voluntary death on the cross paid the price of sin for all humanity.
Read 18:00
Is your life in sync with God?

UCGia Bible Insights March 26 2020

Is your life in sync with God?

God is concerned about how we spend our time. It is the substance of life and once spent it is gone forever.
Read 7:00
Christianity isn’t for wimps

UCGia Bible Insights March 19 2020

Christianity isn’t for wimps

Most people today think being a Christian is easy, but the surprising truth is that real Christianity can be challenging and difficult.

Read 3:00
Why some Christians don't celebrate Easter

UCGia Bible Insights March 12 2020

Why some Christians don't celebrate Easter

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are considered important Christian observances, but Easter was never observed by the Apostles after Christ's death.
Read 18:00
The purpose of biblical prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights February 27 2020

The purpose of biblical prophecy

The purposes for Bible prophecy revealed in Scripture are important concepts to understand.

Read 15:00
The disciples knew Christ is the Creator

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

The disciples knew Christ is the Creator

The early followers of Jesus Christ understood that He was the Creator of the physical universe.
Read 1:30
Lessons from the psych ward

UCGia Bible Insights February 13 2020

Lessons from the psych ward

The mentally handicapped often respond to kindness and someone who listens and is sincerely interested in them, just as we all do.
Read 7:00
Historical proofs of Christ's existence

UCGia Bible Insights January 30 2020

Historical proofs of Christ's existence

Although not widely acknowledged, there is compelling historical documentation of Christ's existence.
Read 7:00
Barnabas - The encourager

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Barnabas - The encourager

Many people came to the knowledge of God’s way of life, not only through Barnabas’ preaching, but also because of his outstanding example of encouragement.
Read 5:00
Prayer and your spiritual growth

UCGia Bible Insights January 16 2020

Prayer and your spiritual growth

As Christians, we all want God to draw close to and relate to us, but how much time and effort do we spend in relating to God and learning about Him?
Watch 28:30 Listen Read
Two questions for a disciple

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

Two questions for a disciple

The two questions Christ asked the Apostle Peter are to be considered and answered by all Christians.
Read 10:00
The 4 horsemen of Revelation

UCGia Bible Insights December 26 2019

The 4 horsemen of Revelation

Nothing grabs the attention of readers of the Bible like the four riders of the horses of Revelation, but are they relevant in the 21st century?
Watch 28:30 Listen Read
Does Colossians 2:16 abolish the annual holy days?

UCGia Bible Insights December 19 2019

Does Colossians 2:16 abolish the annual holy days?

The passage in Colossians 2:16, probably more than any other in the Bible, is interpreted by those who reject God's festivals as confirmation that the biblical feast days are unnecessary observances.
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Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

Celebrating Christmas: Does it matter?

It's nearly Christmas time again and most Christians take part in the celebration knowing it's pagan roots. Is this something we should be concerned about?
Watch 3:25 Listen Read
Is the spirit world real?

UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

Is the spirit world real?

As followers of Jesus Christ, what should our perspective be towards the reality of the spirit world and its influence in our lives?
Read 9:00
Finances: Some biblical principles

UCGia Bible Insights November 21 2019

Finances: Some biblical principles

The old adage that money is the 'root of all evil' is not necessarily true. Pointers on the appropriate Christian approach to financial management can be found in the Bible.
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Ruth - An example of faith and devotion

UCGia Bible Insights November 7 2019

Ruth - An example of faith and devotion

Ruth’s loyal devotion to Naomi shows how God works through those who obey Him and inspires us to remain faithful to the truth of the Bible.
Read 15:00
Jerusalem: A past and present vortex

UCGia Bible Insights October 31 2019

Jerusalem: A past and present vortex

Jerusalem and its surrounding areas evoke much passion and conflict and are also featured prominently in Bible prophecy.
Read 4:00
Lessons from the Parable of the Talents

UCGia Bible Insights October 24 2019

Lessons from the Parable of the Talents

The parables of the pounds and talents teach us to examine our lives both physically and spiritually.
Read 9:00
Jesus Christ in the biblical festivals

UCGia Bible Insights October 10 2019

Jesus Christ in the biblical festivals

Are the festivals of the Bible that Christ observed while on earth relevant for those who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ today? What can we learn from them?
Read 21:00
How the Holy Spirit helps us

UCGia Bible Insights October 3 2019

How the Holy Spirit helps us

We need help, through God's Spirit, to bring our thoughts, attitudes and actions into line with God's way of life.
Read 6:00
A fast commanded by God

UCGia Bible Insights September 26 2019

A fast commanded by God

The Day of Atonement is the only annual festival of God when Christians are commanded to fast. Read what pastor, Reg Wright says about the many decades he has observed this fast.
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Christian living: Ordeal or adventure?

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

Christian living: Ordeal or adventure?

For a few, God’s way of life is an ordeal to be endured rather than an adventure to delight in.
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Jeroboam, King of Israel

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

Jeroboam, King of Israel

King Jeroboam made some mistakes during his reign over the northern ten tribes of Israel and similar approaches are still influencing us today.
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Speaking in tongues: What does the Bible say?

UCG-A Bible Insights August 29 2019

Speaking in tongues: What does the Bible say?

The subject of "speaking in tongues" is quite controversial within the Christian community, with some embracing the phenomenon whole-heartedly, and others strongly opposing it.
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The frog in the pot

UCGia Bible Insights August 15 2019

The frog in the pot

How much are we unconsciously influenced by the values and opinions of society without really noticing it?
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The hope of the second resurrection

UCGia Bible Insights August 8 2019

The hope of the second resurrection

Do you worry about loved ones who have died without becoming Christian? Are they condemned because they didn't "accept Christ"?
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Disbelief in the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights August 1 2019

Disbelief in the Bible

The rapidly decreasing respect for the teachings of the Bible is having serious implications in society and on our everyday life.
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Joseph - A faithful servant

UCGia Bible Insights July 18 2019

Joseph - A faithful servant

The story of Joseph is an example of enduring faith. Although God allowed Joseph to be severely tried, He also abundantly blessed him and his descendants.

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son

UCGia Bible Insights July 11 2019

Lessons from the Prodigal Son

In a world of broken relationships and shattered families, the story of the prodigal son illustrates the positive outcomes resulting from reconciliation and forgiveness and also helps us learn more about our Father in heaven.

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The 3rd heaven

UCGia Bible Insights July 4 2019

The 3rd heaven

What does the Apostle Paul mean when he writes about "the third heaven"?

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Put down your phone and pick up the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights June 20 2019

Put down your phone and pick up the Bible

Social media has become a distraction that eats up a great deal of time. Could it be luring your thinking to focus less on spiritual matters?

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The creation of the Universe - A famous scientist comments

UCGia Bible Insights June 13 2019

The creation of the Universe - A famous scientist comments

Robert Jastrow, former Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is quoted concerning the flaws in the scientific approach to theories concerning the origins of the universe.

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Why Europe matters

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2019

Why Europe matters

We should be concerned about what happens in Europe, because Bible prophecy indicates a European union will be at the center of future, end-time world events.

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James - Jesus' half brother

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

James - Jesus' half brother

James, the half brother of Jesus Christ, became a loyal believer and follower of the Messiah after His resurrection and is the author of the book of James in the Bible.

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Babylon validates Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Babylon validates Bible prophecy

The prophet Isaiah foretold the complete destruction of the magnificent city of Babylon 200 years before it actually occurred. Even today it is a city of empty ruins, just as the Bible predicted.

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An addict's story

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2019

An addict's story

A recovered addict reveals the underlying emotions and beliefs that trapped him into addiction at seventeen years of age, in the hope that it will help others.

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What's wrong with our human nature?

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

What's wrong with our human nature?

The tendency of human beings to disobey God and exalt themselves indicates selfishness and pride are often the primary motives, rather than a desire to obey God.

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The plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian gods

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

The plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian gods

The plagues of Egypt specifically targetted the Egyptian gods and demonstrated to both the Egyptians and Israelite slaves their impotence.

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The day the world ended

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2019

The day the world ended

The sudden destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii is a reminder of the fragility and fleetingness of existence. An entire city and its population was wiped out in one afternoon and centuries later there are still lessons we can learn from this calamity.

Grieving the Holy Spirit

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Grieving the Holy Spirit

Through His presence in us, via the Holy Spirit, Jesus is witness to our every word, thought and act. Some of which have the potential to grieve Him.

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The human side of homosexuality

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

The human side of homosexuality

Does the Bible offer hope for those struggling with same-sex attraction? A Christian who's wrestled this problem shares his perspective.

Is Judas Iscariot suffering eternally in hell?

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

Is Judas Iscariot suffering eternally in hell?

Judas Iscariot is infamous as the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ and many believe he is now suffering for his heinous sin in hell fire.

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Late-term abortion

UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

Late-term abortion

United Church of God President, Victor Kubik, and Dr Steven Britt discuss the subject of abortion and how God views the unborn foetus.

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What does the Bible say about tattoos?

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

What does the Bible say about tattoos?

Tattooing has been around for centuries and in recent years, this practice has enjoyed a popular resurgence, especially among young people.

The struggle for the English Bible

UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

The struggle for the English Bible

Hundreds of years ago some courageous men risked their lives to bring us the Holy Scriptures in English. Some had to flee their homes and countries and others died as martyrs to produce an English translation of the Bible.

Praying to Angels?

UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

Praying to Angels?

Some pray to angels for help without ever calling on God. But what about the role of Christ as our Mediator?

DNA - Part 1

UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

DNA - Part 1

Victor Kubik and Steven Britt explore God’s creation on the molecular level and examine the case made for God by DNA.

The Law before Moses

UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2019

The Law before Moses

The 10 commandments were given by God at Mt Sinai, but the Bible shows that these same commandments were known and in effect long before Moses or a people known as the Jews existed...

The carrot, the egg and the coffee bean

UCG-A Bible Insights July 4 2024

The carrot, the egg and the coffee bean

We all react to trials differently, but in times of trouble there is one factor we can absolutely rely on.
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Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

UCG-A Bible Insights June 27 2024

Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

The account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego is an example of he kind of unflinching faith we should have in the face of persecution and temptation.
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Was the biblical Sabbath changed to Sunday?

UCG-A Bible Insights June 20 2024

Was the biblical Sabbath changed to Sunday?

History and the Bible show the biblical Sabbath is Saturday, but most chruches observe Sunday as the Sabbath.
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The importance of our words

UCGia Bible Insights June 6 2024

The importance of our words

The words we use can sow discord or bring about peace. They can hurt and damage people or motivate and encourage them.
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Russia in prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2024

Russia in prophecy

Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin has pursued its old role of destabilising provocation, first invading Georgia, then the Crimean Peninsula and finally Ukraine in 2022.
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Why did God create human beings capable of sin?

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2024

Why did God create human beings capable of sin?

Why would an all-loving God create humankind, knowing that sin would almost certainly ensnare His creation, causing suffering and pain?
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Are you living two lives?

UCGia Bible Insights May 9 2024

Are you living two lives?

God’s instructions to keep our tongues in check take on a whole new meaning when we consider the digital world that engulfs us.
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How can we find the pathway to peace?

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2024

How can we find the pathway to peace?

Where is the evidence of peace prophesied by Isaiah and other prophets? Will humanity ever experience this peace?
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The Feast of Unleavened Bread

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2024

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Immediately after the Passover comes a festival that depicts the next step in the fulfillment of God's master plan.

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Learning from the suffering of Job

UCGia Bible Insights April 11 2024

Learning from the suffering of Job

By permitting Job to suffer trials, God caused him to learn a very important lesson, which helps us all cope with discouraging and traumatic experiences.

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The danger of being double-minded

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2024

The danger of being double-minded

The Apostle James warns against being double-minded, but what is double-mindedness, and what are its consequences?
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The Passover — a memorial for Christians

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2024

The Passover — a memorial for Christians

Why did Jesus Christ keep the Passover? What does the Bible teach us about this most important observance kept by Jesus and the Apostles?

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Lessons from the flood of Noah

UCGia Bible Insights March 14 2024

Lessons from the flood of Noah

The Flood in the days of Noah was one of the greatest events in the history of the world.

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Three surprising facts about angels

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2024

Three surprising facts about angels

Popular culture has created a great deal of misinformation about the angels which is not supported by the Bible.
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Christ's promised second coming - the climatic solution to mankind's problems

UCGia Bible Insights February 29 2024

Christ's promised second coming - the climatic solution to mankind's problems

Much of Bible prophecy centers on the return of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God here on earth.

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Horoscopes, palm readers and psychics

UCGia Bible Insights February 15 2024

Horoscopes, palm readers and psychics

Some believe the success of their day and their decisions depend on advice they get from the signs of the zodiac and psychics.

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God’s purpose for prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2024

God’s purpose for prophecy

Some of God's greatest servants, including Jesus Christ, were prophets, and the many biblical prophecies are very relevant for us today.

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Your down payment on divinity

UCGia Bible Insights February 1 2024

Your down payment on divinity

If you knew a way that could guarantee life everlasting, would you pursue it?

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The sure cure for anxiety and fear

UCGia Bible Insights January 18 2024

The sure cure for anxiety and fear

What is the hope that can carry you through times of anxiety and fear, when overwhelmed by tragedy or difficult situations?
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Is God's Law bondage?

UCGia Bible Insights January 11 2024

Is God's Law bondage?

Regard for God's law in mainstream Christianity has been remarkably inconsistent since the Protestant Reformation.
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Christianity: burden or blessing to mankind?

UCGia Bible Insights January 4 2024

Christianity: burden or blessing to mankind?

Christianity is regarded by some to be a source of oppression, prejudice and superstition, but do the facts support such assertions?
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Does the Bible teach predestination?

UCGia Bible Insights December 21 2023

Does the Bible teach predestination?

Does God predetermine a person's life and know, in advance, whether or not a person will be saved?
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Satan's four great deceptions

UCGia Bible Insights December 14 2023

Satan's four great deceptions

Do you believe Satan is a powerful, evil being who actively influences humanity or, is he just the product of overzealous imaginations?
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The perfect prophetic storm

UCGia Bible Insights December 7 2023

The perfect prophetic storm

Biblical prophecy describes a time when two great world events will converge, overwhelming man's efforts to resolve them.
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Do you practice I Thessalonians 5:21?

UCGia Bible Insights November 23 2023

Do you practice I Thessalonians 5:21?

We are instructed to examine and prove what we believe, so that if we are asked questions about our faith we will able to provide an answer.

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The life of King Asa: vital lessons for you and me

UCGia Bible Insights November 16 2023

The life of King Asa: vital lessons for you and me

There are numerous lessons we can learn from studying individuals written about in the Old Testament and the events that influenced their lives.

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Why baptism?

UCGia Bible Insights November 9 2023

Why baptism?

The spiritual imagery associated with baptism is deeply meaningful and is a life-changing commitment to God and His way of life.

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Halloween: Behind the mask

UCGia Bible Insights October 26 2023

Halloween: Behind the mask

On the surface Hallowe'en can seem like good fun for children, but it's worth taking a closer look at the origins of this strange celebration.

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The first commandment

UCGia Bible Insights October 19 2023

The first commandment

Establishing, developing and maintaining a personal relationship with the living God is the most important commitment we can ever make.

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Jesus Christ: do we have the real story?

UCGia Bible Insights October 12 2023

Jesus Christ: do we have the real story?

Many ideas have circulated questioning whether Jesus was who the Gospels say He was. The Da Vinci Code, a popular best-selling book, dramatizes one of these stories.

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Ancient Near East Concepts Of Creation

UCGia Bible Insights September 28 2023

Ancient Near East Concepts Of Creation

Many think the Genesis account of creation is only a myth, similar to the beliefs of other ancient civilisations.

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Where does evil come from?

UCGia Bible Insights September 21 2023

Where does evil come from?

God wants us to have productive, peaceful lives, but why is the world filled with violence, corruption and evil?

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The Feast of Trumpets: a turning point in history

UCGia Bible Insights September 14 2023

The Feast of Trumpets: a turning point in history

The Feast of Trumpets is an annual Holy Day commemorating the return of Jesus Christ to establish His government, and bring this present evil age to an end.

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Three ways to jump start your Bible study habit

UCGia Bible Insights August 31 2023

Three ways to jump start your Bible study habit

If you've ever sat down with your Bible, opened it and stared at the page, wondering where to begin, you’re not alone.

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The fifth commandment

UCGia Bible Insights August 24 2023

The fifth commandment

As children, and even as adults, we are to honour our parents, by showing respect, deference, care and concern.

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The Apostles, the Old Testament and God’s law

UCGia Bible Insights August 17 2023

The Apostles, the Old Testament and God’s law

Many Christians believe that through the New Covenant Jesus Christ abolished the requirement to obey the laws of the Old Testament.

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Should we have pictures or images of Christ?

UCGia Bible Insights August 3 2023

Should we have pictures or images of Christ?

No authentic drawing, image, or sculpture of Jesus has ever been found. All we have are conceptions people came up with centuries later.

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What is the 'mark of the beast' mentioned in The Book of Revelation?

UCGia Bible Insights July 27 2023

What is the 'mark of the beast' mentioned in The Book of Revelation?

Who is the 'Beast' and what is the mark of the Beast condemned by God in Revelation chapter 13?.

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The covering cherubim at God’s throne

UCGia Bible Insights July 20 2023

The covering cherubim at God’s throne

Many of us have heard of cherubim, but the popularly depicted little baby cherubs with two wings are not at all like the true cherubs of God.
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The parable of the persistent widow

UCGia Bible Insights July 6 2023

The parable of the persistent widow

This parable teaches us to have faith and be patient and persistent in our walk with God.
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God's instruction manual for sex and marriage

UCGia Bible Insights June 29 2023

God's instruction manual for sex and marriage

God made us male and female and gave mankind the institution of marriage. He also gave us an instruction manual for sex and marriage.
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Prove evolution is false without the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights June 22 2023

Prove evolution is false without the Bible

There are logical reasons apart from Scripture's direct testimony to reject the theory of evolution and accept creation and a Creator.
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Joshua - God is salvation

UCGia Bible Insights June 8 2023

Joshua - God is salvation

Joshua succeeded Moses as leader of Israel and lived a life of faith and obedience as he led the Israelites into the land God had promised them.
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A right example heard around the world

UCGia Bible Insights June 1 2023

A right example heard around the world

Christ prophesied one woman's example would be proclaimed throughout the world, wherever the Gospel message was preached.
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What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

UCGia Bible Insights May 25 2023

What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

What does it mean when the baptism of the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the Bible? Does this refer to speaking in tongues?
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What is the abomination of desolation?

UCGia Bible Insights May 11 2023

What is the abomination of desolation?

While Jesus Christ was on earth He referred to an "abomination of desolation." What was He referring to, and has that prophecy already come to pass?
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Dorcas, A faithful disciple

UCGia Bible Insights May 4 2023

Dorcas, A faithful disciple

In a dramatic miracle that energised the early Church, Dorcas was raised to life again and set an example for generations of Christians.
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Are you a christian soldier?

UCGia Bible Insights April 27 2023

Are you a christian soldier?

As Christian soldiers we should navigate our lives, armed with the the Word of God and the guidance of His Holy Spirit.
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Jesus Christ: The early years

UCGia Bible Insights April 13 2023

Jesus Christ: The early years

A wealth of archaeological discoveries paints a picture confirming many of the details in the Gospels surrounding Christ's birth.
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The chronology of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ

UCGia Bible Insights April 6 2023

The chronology of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ

What is the biblically accurate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection?
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Why should I?

UCGia Bible Insights March 30 2023

Why should I?

Jesus Christ lived in a world of sinners, loving and serving them, and then died for the sins of humanity.
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Lessons from the first marriage

UCGia Bible Insights March 16 2023

Lessons from the first marriage

Marriage is one of God's wonderful gifts to mankind. It is something to treasure and sustain, and the guidelines in His Word are as valid as ever.
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Baptism: Beginning of a new life

UCGia Bible Insights March 9 2023

Baptism: Beginning of a new life

God offers us two gifts that are the most important any human being can receive. The first is the forgiveness of sins, and the second is the indwelling presence of God’s Holy Spirit.
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Are biblical Holy Days for New Testament christians?

UCGia Bible Insights March 2 2023

Are biblical Holy Days for New Testament christians?

The days labeled by many as "Old Testament Jewish days" are actually part of the legacy left to us by Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
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Answers from a famous ex-atheist about God

UCGia Bible Insights February 16 2023

Answers from a famous ex-atheist about God

When you’ve devoted a lifetime to arguing against the existence of a divine Creator, it can be hard to admit you were wrong.
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What does Paul mean by ‘Christ is the end of the Law’?

UCGia Bible Insights February 9 2023

What does Paul mean by ‘Christ is the end of the Law’?

The widely accepted translation of Paul's words In Romans 10:4 tends to distort what Paul was trying to convey, as the context of the verse shows.
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How society's view of tolerance differs from Biblical tolerance

UCGia Bible Insights February 2 2023

How society's view of tolerance differs from Biblical tolerance

Tolerance is definitely portrayed as a virtue Christians should cultivate in the Bible, but it must be the right kind of tolerance.
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God’s great purpose for all mankind

UCGia Bible Insights January 19 2023

God’s great purpose for all mankind

The Bible is very clear about the purpose of human existence and the ultimate fate of humanity.
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Stooping down to pick up nothing

UCGia Bible Insights January 12 2023

Stooping down to pick up nothing

Have you ever wondered how much your life would change if you suddenly became very wealthy?
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Seek first to understand

UCGia Bible Insights January 5 2023

Seek first to understand

God wants a relationship with us, and He also want us to have good relationships with each other.
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Bible Prophecy and You

UCGia Bible Insights December 22 2022

Bible Prophecy and You

Most of us are curious about the future and how it will impact us. Bible prophecy is a key to understanding history and current trends.
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Do you have an immortal soul?

UCG IA Bible Insights December 15 2022

Do you have an immortal soul?

Is there a spirit part to us that separates from the body at death and continues to have a conscious existence after we die?
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Prayer for the routine times

UCG IA Bible Insights December 8 2022

Prayer for the routine times

When things seem to be going well us, our prayer life can tend to become routine and monotonous.
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The Fruit Of The Spirit – Longsuffering

UCG IA Bible Insights November 24 2022

The Fruit Of The Spirit – Longsuffering

Longsuffering is no longer an everyday word, but it is an important fruit of God's Spirit.
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What is the deal with relics and Saints?

UCG IA Bible Insights November 17 2022

What is the deal with relics and Saints?

The biblical example is that we should only pray to and worship God.
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Which day of the week should Christians observe?

UCG IA Bible Insights November 10 2022

Which day of the week should Christians observe?

Who created the Sabbath day and how and why did it originate? When is the Sabbath to be observed, and who is expected to keep it?
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The message of the Antichrist

UCG IA Bible Insights October 27 2022

The message of the Antichrist

The Apostle John writes of a great deception that will occur before Christs returns, led by someone referred to as the Antichrist.
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Popular rapture theories obscure Biblical truth

UCG IA Bible Insights October 20 2022

Popular rapture theories obscure Biblical truth

Is there a biblical basis for the belief there will be a rapture of believers months or years in advance of Christ's second coming?
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Called, Chosen and Faithful

UCG IA Bible Insights October 13 2022

Called, Chosen and Faithful

The Bible makes a distinction between those who just hear the Gospel message and those who respond and dedicate their lives to serving God.
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Charles Darwin's deadly secret

UCG IA Bible Insights September 29 2022

Charles Darwin's deadly secret

Most people accept the Darwinian theory of evolution as fact, but the philosophy behind the theory has contributed to some of the most tragic events of the 20th century.
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The exciting Feast of Trumpets

UCG IA Bible Insights September 22 2022

The exciting Feast of Trumpets

The use of bugles or trumpets to send signals and sound alarms has a long history.
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How Paul described his thinking before conversion

UCG IA Bible Insights September 15 2022

How Paul described his thinking before conversion

What the Apostle Paul discovered in regard to his opinions and approach to life before he turned to God is a lesson for us all.
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God’s test commandment

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