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Jesus and the Transfiguration | Matthew 17:1-13

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone1 Comment

Some call me cynical. Others skeptical. I like to think I’m just curious. Yeah, curiosity. That’s the state I find myself in after reading the episode of a transfigured Jesus in Matthew 17:1-13. Much like the passage we talked about a couple weeks ago with Jesus walking on water, I find myself asking why. Why would Jesus take these three …

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Shaking the Dust Off Your Feet

In Christian RealTalk by Antwuan Malone6 Comments

I thought about this passage today found in Matthew 10 and in Luke 9. It reads like this. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off …

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Who Do You Say I Am? |Matthew 16:13-20

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone2 Comments

This is the only question that really matters. In Matthew 16:13-20, Jesus asks this question to his disciples. I find the question rather peculiar. We give the disciples a lot of credit for dropping everything and following Jesus, and I think we assume they did so because they actually had an idea about who this “Jesus” character was. We should be …

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Walking On Water |Matthew 14:22-33

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone1 Comment

Of all the miracles  Jesus performs, this one  probably gets the most scrutiny from non-believers. Mainly because, on its surface, it seems like Jesus is just showing off. What reason could Jesus possibly have to be strolling on a lake? Most of the other miracles Jesus performs have an immediate impact on someone else’s life: a healing, the feeding of a …

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Is It Possible To Know With Certainty That You’re Going to Heaven? |TQ.45

In Top 50 Questions For Christians, Tough Questions by Antwuan Malone1 Comment

I think this is a trick question. Most of the people asking this question aren’t really asking about the certainty of going to heaven. What they really want to know is either your idea about “certainty” in general, as it pertains to religion, or your idea about heaven. It’s a setup question, a fastball down the middle meant for you …

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What Is The Trinity? | TQ.46

In Top 50 Questions For Christians by Antwuan Malone0 Comments

The idea of a triune God is one of the most mysterious things about Christianity. If you grew up in church you’ve probably heard of The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). And if you’re like me, it probably took you a while to really start thinking about what those words really meant. Who exactly are …