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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.
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
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.
Read 5:00
The mysterious Scythians
Approximate extent of the Eurasian Steppe grasslands ecoregion, and Eurasia cultural region.

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 1)
Map of the Capsian Sea. Image Credit: Redgeographics, via Wikimedia Commons

UCGia Bible Insights September 30 2021

Samaritans in the Gospels (Part 1)

In this podcast Victor Kubik and Scott Ashley discuss the background of the people and cultures Jesus encountered during His ministry, particularly the Samaritans.
Read 1:00 / Listen 22:30
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
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.
Read 4:30
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
The message of the Antichrist
The Bible says that great deception will be foisted upon the world before Christ’s return.

UCGia Bible Insights September 2 2021

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.
Read 2:30
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
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.
Read 7:00
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
From Sabbath to Sunday: Why the change?

UCGia Bible Insights August 5 2021

From Sabbath to Sunday: Why the change?

When did Sunday, the first day of the week, come to be seen as a substitute for the seventh-day Sabbath commanded in Scripture?
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
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.
Read 4:00
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 Flood of Noah
Depiction of Noah's Ark

UCGia Bible Insights July 8 2021

The Flood of Noah

The Flood of Noah was an historical event that changed the earth, and there are important lessons to be learned from it.
Read 2:30
A mystery solved: The identity of Melchizedek
It is the book of Hebrews that gives us the strongest evidence of 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
A woman, a city and God's miracles
Illustration of Tabitha (Dorcas) gifting garments to the poor. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
Read 4:00
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
Are those who commit suicide forever condemned?
Suicide is not the final end of a person’s life. Everyone will have the opportunity to repent and receive Christ’s healing of their minds and hearts.

UCGia Bible Insights June 10 2021

Are those who commit suicide forever condemned?

Suicide is not the final end of life. Everyone will have the opportunity to repent and receive Christ’s healing of their minds and hearts.
Read 4:00
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
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.
Read 3:00
Gideon
Illustration of Gideon speaking to his army. Credit: Moody Publishers / FreeBibleimages.org

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
Are we alone in the universe?

UCGia Bible Insights May 13 2021

Are we alone in the universe?

For years people have wondered: Are we alone in the universe? Do other life forms exist out there?
Read 3:00
Lessons from the Titanic
Photo of the Titanic departing Southampton. Credit: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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
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.
Read 3:30
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
Archaeological proof of the existence of Jesus?
Jerusalem, where many biblical artefacts have been discovered.

UCGia Bible Insights April 15 2021

Archaeological proof of the existence of Jesus?

Archaeological evidence very likely referencing Jesus Christ, his earthly father Joseph and his half-brother, James, has been discovered.
Read 3:00
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
A story of God's grace
God sent the prophet Nathan to David with a story about a poor man who had only a single lamb, which was taken and killed by a rich man. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
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
Easter celebrations - how did they develop?

UCGia Bible Insights March 18 2021

Easter celebrations - how did they develop?

Discovering the history and origins of the Easter celebrations comes as a surprise to many.
Read 2:00
The Exodus plagues: Judgement on Egypt's gods
The Egyptians worshipped many gods and goddesses represented in the form of animals.

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
Jacob: A third generation man of God
Illustration of Jacob returning to his homeland. Credit: John Paul Stanley / YoPlace.com

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?
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
Enemies of faith

UCGia Bible Insights February 18 2021

Enemies of faith

Christians are encouraged to increase their faith, but in order to do that we need to be aware of certain attitudes that could hinder us.
Read 2:00
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
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.
Read 9:00
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
Did God take Enoch and Elijah to heaven?

UCGia Bible Insights January 21 2021

Did God take Enoch and Elijah to heaven?

The Bible talks of Enoch being "translated" and Elijah being taken up in a chariot of fire. What do these passages mean?
Read 2:00
Armageddon - The end of the world
The origin of the word “Armageddon” can be traced to Megiddo, pictured here.

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
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.
Read 10:00
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
Does God allow us to choose our own religious holidays?

UCGia Bible Insights December 24 2020

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.
Read 11:00
Matthew: From serving mammon to serving God
Illustrative depiction of Jesus calling Matthew. Credit: Good News Productions International and College Press Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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
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?
Watch 28:30
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
Answers from a famous ex-atheist about God

UCGia Bible Insights November 26 2020

Answers from a famous ex-atheist about God

What compelled one of the world’s leading atheists to change his mind about the existence of God and admit he was wrong?
Read 13:00
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
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?
Read 13:00
Are those who commit suicide forever condemned?
Suicide is not the final end of a person’s life. Everyone will have the opportunity to repent and receive Christ’s healing of their minds and hearts.

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
Non-biblical sources confirm Christ's existence

UCGia Bible Insights October 29 2020

Non-biblical sources confirm Christ's existence

Many people assume that, apart from the Bible, history is silent concerning the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, but this is not the case.
Read 4:00
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.
Read 5:00
Are Christians guilty of idolatry?
Could you be practicing idolatry without realising it?

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
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
Eternal life offered to all
Thousands of millions have lived and died with their deepest spiritual needs unrealized. When will they be refreshed by the life-giving power of God’s Spirit?

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 12:00
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
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.
Watch / Read 2:30
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
Jesus' warning to 'watch': Just what did He mean?

UCGia Bible Insights September 3 2020

Jesus' warning to 'watch': Just what did He mean?

When Jesus exhorted his followers 'to watch' He wasn't telling us to become passive spectators. He meant something very different.
Read 14:00
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
Full of possibility and hope
Mount Cook, New Zealand

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.
Read 6:00

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
Lessons from survivors of the Great Depression
Scene from the Great Depression: Unemployed men lining up for free food and drink.

UCGia Bible Insights August 6 2020

Lessons from survivors of the Great Depression

As we live through this period of stress and uncertainty, there are lessons we can learn from those who have lived through similar times in the past.
Read 6:00
Satan's four great deceptions
For a lot of people when you say the word Satan they think of a sort of half-goat, half-human being with red skin.

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
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.
Read 21:00
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
Did the Ten Commandments exist before Moses?
The Bible shows that the Ten Commandments did not originate with Moses or in his time.

UCGia Bible Insights July 9 2020

Did the Ten Commandments exist before Moses?

The Bible shows the ten commandments were enforced by God long before the time of Moses.
Read 6:00
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
King Solomon's reign
The remains of Megiddo, one of Solomon's leading fortified cities and an important biblical archaeological site.

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.
Read 12:00
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
How do I overcome racist thoughts and feelings?

UCGia Bible Insights June 11 2020

How do I overcome racist thoughts and feelings?

Shocking news reports detailing extreme racial oppression and murder in several countries should prompt us to ask ourselves if we harbour any racial attitudes.
Read 4:00
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
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.
Read 3:00
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
Our amazing spaceship - Earth

UCGia Bible Insights May 14 2020

Our amazing spaceship - Earth

Instead of the once popular idea the universe could be teeming with life, many scientists are now realising the uniqueness of earth. Everything we see around us is carefully designed to sustain our existence.
Read 30:00
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
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.
Read 4:00
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
The coronavirus and others

UCGia Bible Insights April 16 2020

The coronavirus and others

When facing crises like the current coronavirus pandemic, it's important to be aware of others and their needs.
Listen 20:00
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
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
The coronavirus and rampant fear
Map showing the spread of confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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
The biblical alternative to Easter

UCGia Bible Insights March 19 2020

The biblical alternative to Easter

Is it possible for a religious tradition, even one that seems to honour God, to actually be contrary to what God instructs?

Read 10:00
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
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
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
Character traits God loves and hates

UCGia Bible Insights February 20 2020

Character traits God loves and hates

The book of Proverbs is very clear about the human character traits of which God approves and disapproves.
Read 2:00
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
Valentine's Day - February 14
Inset: 'Lupercalia' by Andrea Camassei [Public domain, commons.wikimedia.org]

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
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
Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

UCGia Bible Insights January 23 2020

Where did the symbol of the cross originate?

The symbol of the cross predates Christianity, and has its roots in ancient religious worship.
Read 3:00
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
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.
Read 10:00
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
What is the spirit in man?

UCGia Bible Insights December 26 2019

What is the spirit in man?

Science can't explain the vast difference in thinking ability between the animal brain and the human mind.
Read 4:00
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.
Read 6:00
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.
Listen 4:30 Read
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
How archaeology confirms the Bible
Sir Henry Rawlinson deciphered the Behistun Rock inscription cuneiform (images composited from WikiCommons)

Mario Seiglie, UCGia Bible Insights November 28 2019

How archaeology confirms the Bible

The study of archaeology has strengthened the faith of Christians down through the centuries and even influenced a famous, avowed atheist to become an ardent believer in the accuracy of the biblical accounts.
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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.
Read 8:00
Why be baptised?
The biblical practice of full immersion water baptism symbolises in one act, death, burial, and resurrection to a new life.

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.
Read 12:00
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
Can you spot a counterfeit?

UCGia Bible Insights October 31 2019

Can you spot a counterfeit?

Spotting counterfeits, whether it is in the art world or false biblical teachings, takes dedication and commitment.
Read 4:00
Lessons from the Parable of the Talents
To the first servant he gave five talents to manage. A talent was a lot of money, worth around a million dollars today. (Photo: www.LumoProject.com)

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
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
Does the Bible tell us when Christ will return?
Mt of Olives, superimposed with the Doomsday Clock from Wikimedia Commons

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
What commandments should Christians obey?

UCGia Bible Insights October 3 2019

What commandments should Christians obey?

Most churches and denominations believe Jesus taught Old Testament laws are no longer binding on Christians today, and that He departed from Old Testament teachings especially in regard to law.
Watch 28:26 Listen Read
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.
Read 3:40
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.
Read 13:00
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
Reincarnation: Is it biblical?

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

Reincarnation: Is it biblical?

Do you think you may have lived a prior life as a different human being, or maybe as some other creature or animal?
Watch 5:01 Listen Read
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 crucial role of Faith
A practical example of faith, as skydivers exhibit trust in their parachutes to save their lives.

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.
Read 5:00
Are we living in the end time?
View of old Jerusalem from Mount of Olives

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
Keeping the Sabbath in High School

UCGia Bible Insights August 8 2019

Keeping the Sabbath in High School

Explaining your beliefs to someone who is not a believer takes courage and may not always go to plan. Read what one high school student has to say about her experiences.
Read 4:40
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.
Read 13:00
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
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
The Lord's Prayer - Some insights

UCGia Bible Insights July 11 2019

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 5:00 Listen 6:27
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"?

Read 1:27
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.

Read 15:00
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
The mustard seed: A statement of faith
UCG.org.au

UCGia Bible Insights June 13 2019

The mustard seed: A statement of faith

The parable of the mustard seed is a message of encouragement that from insignificant beginnings God is able to accomplish mighty results.
Read Listen 11:41
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.

Read 19:00 Listen 25:51
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.

Read (3:38)
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.

Read Listen [5m 49s]
Harry Potter and the Bible

UCGia Bible Insights May 16 2019

Harry Potter and the Bible

Children's books portraying a fictional young wizard called Harry Potter have become best sellers. Parents are pleased the stories encourage children to read, but are there other factors that need consideration?

Read (13 mins)
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.

Read (7 mins)
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?

Read Listen [1m 52s]
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.

Read Watch
Why should Christians keep the Passover?

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Why should Christians keep the Passover?

Many Christians have been taught the Passover is an outdated “Jewish” observance done away with at Jesus’ death and replaced by Easter.

Read
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.

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?

Read Listen [28m 10s]
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.

The privilege and power of prayer

UCGia Bible Insights March 21 2019

The privilege and power of prayer

Prayer is the key to our communication with God, who wants to hear from us because He loves us. Christ's disciples asked Him to teach them to pray.

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.

Read Listen [5m 03s]
The abortion debate: what does God say?
Public Health Image Library

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.

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

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.

Why did God create mankind?

UCGia Bible Insights February 28 2019

Why did God create mankind?

The purpose for human beings on earth did not end with the physical creation outlined in the book of Genesis. There are intriguing indicators of an awesome human purpose!

The struggle for the English Bible
Peter Schöffer (printer); William Tyndale [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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.

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.

Sound Science and the Bible
Victor Kubik (left) with Steven Britt in the studio

UCGia Bible Insights February 8 2019

Sound Science and the Bible

Steven Britt and Victor Kubik talk about the detrimental assumptions made by prominent scientists that lead the world away from understanding the truth.

Listen to Podcast [13m 57s]
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...

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?

Jesus Christ: The early years
Archaelogical site of Herod the Great's palace and circus, Caesarea, Israel. Source: Carole Raddato via Wikimedia Commons

UCGia Bible Insights October 21 2021

Jesus Christ: The early years

Archaeological discoveries confirm many of the details surrounding Christ's birth and support the biblical record.
Read 4:15
Is racism a sin?
The Bible does not teach racism. The life that Jesus Christ modeled does not teach an attitude of hate or intolerance toward people. Instead, He taught an attitude of peace toward fellow man.

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 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.
Read 2:30
Samaritans in the Gospels (Part 2)
Illustration of Jesus speaking with Samaritan woman at a well. Source: FreeBibleimages.org

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
How to cope spiritually in times of darkness

UCGia Bible Insights September 23 2021

How to cope spiritually in times of darkness

How do we maintain our hope and trust in the coming Kingdom of God in tragic, stressful times?
Read 3:30
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 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.
Watch/Read 5:30
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
God's Harvest Feasts: His assurance of hope for mankind
The festivals of the Bible are timed around the harvest seasons of the Holy Land—spring, late summer and autumn.

UCGia Bible Insights August 26 2021

God's Harvest Feasts: His assurance of hope for mankind

Proof there is hope for the future of mankind can be found in the symbolism of God's harvest festivals outlined in the Bible.
Read 4:00
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
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.
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
Shocking teachings of Jesus: False Christs

UCGia Bible Insights July 29 2021

Shocking teachings of Jesus: False Christs

Jesus Christ prophesied religious impostors would deceive the vast majority of people before His second coming.
Read 3:30
Modern conditions foretold centuries ago
Mass transportation

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
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.
Read 2:30
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
Josiah - A kingdom returns to God
Illustration of idols being pulled down. Source: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights July 1 2021

Josiah - A kingdom returns to God

Lessons learned from the example of righteous King Josiah can help to spiritually prepare us for the dangerous times to come at the end of this age.
Read 3:00
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 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.
Read 5:30
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
Spirit in man - part 2

UCGia Bible Insights June 3 2021

Spirit in man - part 2

The spirit in man imparts characteristics such as self-awareness, intellect and creativity, enabling human accomplishment and knowledge.
Listen 16:00
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 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.
Read 2:30
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
The remarkable lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits

UCGia Bible Insights May 6 2021

The remarkable lesson of God's Feast of Firstfruits

The annual Holy Days reveal how God's plan of salvation will be extended to all who have ever lived.
Read 3:00
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
Ezra - Spiritually restoring a people
Illustration of Ezra speaking to the Israelites in Jerusalem. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
Read 3:00
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
Look beyond the surface

UCGia Bible Insights April 8 2021

Look beyond the surface

It’s easy to misinterpret what we see or hear about someone without knowing all the facts.
Read 7:00
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
That you love one another
Many lessons can be learned from Jesus' act of washing His disciple's feet.

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.
Read 3:00
Our annual pilgrimage to Golgotha
Passover bread and wine

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
The jealousy of Reuben
Photo of the mandrake plant. While Reuben was a boy he "found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah"

UCGia Bible Insights March 11 2021

The jealousy of Reuben

The lessons to be learned from the experiences and attitudes of Reuben, the eldest son of the patriarch Jacob, are very relevant to us today.
Read 3:00
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
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?
Read 2:15
The Book of Acts and Paul's later travels
Depiction of Paul preaching in Ephesus. Credit: Eustache Le Sueur, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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
Where are the United States and Britain in prophecy?
View of London, UK

UCGia Bible Insights February 11 2021

Where are the United States and Britain in prophecy?

Much of Bible prophecy is about the time leading up to the return of Jesus Christ, and it has a lot to say about modern, 20th century nations.
Read 3:30
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
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'.
Read 3:00
Martha and Mary: Lessons from the two sisters
Re-enactment of Jesus at Mary and Martha's home. Credit: www.LumoProject.com

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
For women and teenage girls

UCGia Bible Insights January 14 2021

For women and teenage girls

For women especially, modesty involves more than clothing. It includes the way you talk and walk, and also your body language and demeanour.
Read 12:00
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
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.
Read 11:00
The early ministry of Jesus Christ
Capernaum, Israel - known as the Town of Jesus

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
Teaching your children right values

UCGia Bible Insights December 17 2020

Teaching your children right values

Parents are not fulfilling their responsibilities if they neglect to instil solid morals in their children.
Read 15:00
Hiroshima: When hell came to earth
The A-Bomb Dome located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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
Was there really no room in the inn?
Street in Bethlehem

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?
Read 17:00
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
Was Jesus born on Christmas Day?
There is no mention of special shepherds out at night tending their sheep in winter—it’s just an attempt to justify the date of Jesus’ birth occuring in winter.

UCGia Bible Insights November 19 2020

Was Jesus born on Christmas Day?

The observance of Christmas Day as the day on which Christ was born is a popular tradition, but it is based on false assumptions.
Read 16:00
Modern world conditions described centuries ago
Modern technology allows for instant mass communications.

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
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"?
Read 13:00
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
iHuman 2.0: The final upgrade

UCGia Bible Insights October 22 2020

iHuman 2.0: The final upgrade

The author compares the incredible complexity of the human body with advanced software awaiting a final upgrade to eternal life and a spiritual body.
Read 10:00
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
Is Satan real?
Satan is often depicted as a fairy tale creature with horns.

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.
Watch 28:30
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
Gentleness: The mark of a Christian
The followers of Jesus should shine forth as lights in the world by emulating the gentleness of Christ in word and deed.

UCGia Bible Insights September 24 2020

Gentleness: The mark of a Christian

Galatians 5:22 lists 'gentleness' as one of the fruits of God's Spirit, but how is this characteristic manifested in the life of a Christian?
Read 8:00
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
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.
Read 8:00
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
History of the immortal soul teaching
Plato, the Greek philosopher, taught that the body and the immortal soul separate at death.

UCGia Bible Insights August 27 2020

History of the immortal soul teaching

Many believe that various biblical scriptures teach human beings have an immortal soul which cannot die, but is this correct?
Read 2:00
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
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.
Watch 3:45
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 carrot, the egg and the coffee bean

UCG-A Bible Insights July 30 2020

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.
Read 7:30
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 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?
Read 4:00
Peter - from fisherman to fisher of men
Re-enactment of Peter fishing at the Sea of Galilee. Credit: www.LumoProject.com

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
Three surprising facts about angels

UCGia Bible Insights July 2 2020

Three surprising facts about angels

Popular culture has created a lot of misinformation about the angels which cannot be supported by what the Bible reveals about the subject.
Watch 28:30
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.
Read 10:00
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.
Read 11:00
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
Doing the most with what you have

UCGia Bible Insights June 4 2020

Doing the most with what you have

It's natural to try to improve our lot in life, but we are also exhorted to make the most of what we already have.
Read 3:00
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
Pentecost and the promise of the Father
The disciples were instructed to wait in Jerusalem until the Day of Pentecost. This photo features the Pool of Siloam in the foreground. (ibiblestock.org)

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
Pompeii: The day the world ended
The ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

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
What about alcohol and drugs?

UCGia Bible Insights May 7 2020

What about alcohol and drugs?

Biblical principles reveal the approach we should take in order to cope with the modern-day issues of alcohol and illegal drugs.
Read 4:00
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
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
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
Flatten the curve

UCGia Bible Insights April 2 2020

Flatten the curve

Doing our part during the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch/Listen [4:00] Read 5:00
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.
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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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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.
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John - an apostle of Godly love

UCGia Bible Insights March 5 2020

John - an apostle of Godly love

The Apostle John was personally taught by Jesus Christ and was an eyewitness of many of His miracles. In His Gospel He refers to himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved (John 20:2).
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The purpose of biblical prophecy
Photo of a portion of the Great Isaiah Scroll facsimile (Wikipedia.org)

UCGia Bible Insights February 27 2020

The purpose of biblical prophecy

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

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Timothy: Paul's son in the faith
Paul was able to travel to Macedonia. He visited Ephesus where he left Timothy with the instruction, ‘Stay here and command those teaching false things to stop’. [Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org]

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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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.
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Hezekiah - A faithful king
Six-sided clay prism containing narratives of Sennacherib's military campaigns, Oriental Institute Museum of Chicago University (Wikipedia.org)

UCGia Bible Insights February 6 2020

Hezekiah - A faithful king

King Hezekiah's life is an example of humility and obedience to God that continues to inspire us today.
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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.
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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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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.
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Natural disasters: A biblical perspective

UCGia Bible Insights January 9 2020

Natural disasters: A biblical perspective

Is there a biblical explanation for all the pain and suffering in the world?
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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.
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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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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.
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The real nativity story
A typical nativity scene includes a number of features that are unbiblical.

UCGia Bible Insights December 12 2019

The real nativity story

The biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's birth present some surprising differences from popular ideas and traditions.
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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?
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A world lit only by fire
Jesus prophesied of religious deception in His name.

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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He got on the boat anyway
When Paul’s travelling companions and the local believers heard what awaited Paul, they begged him not to go on to Jerusalem. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

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.
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A young adult's guide to life
Portion of painting by Sir Edward John Poynter, "The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon"

UCGia Bible Insights November 14 2019

A young adult's guide to life

The book of Ecclesiastes, written by King Solomon, contains powerful advice to help us avoid the pitfalls of life.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The last annual festival of God

UCGia Bible Insights October 17 2019

The last annual festival of God

Most people believe those who die unsaved end up in hell to be tormented forever. This is one of the great deceptions of Satan and is simply not true.
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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?
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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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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.
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Sex and the young christian

UCGia Bible Insights September 19 2019

Sex and the young christian

Sex sells and many young Christians are giving into society’s pressures, but what does the One who created sex have to say on the matter?
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Christian living: Ordeal or adventure?
A Christian faces life's difficulties with the determination of a climber.

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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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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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.
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Christ as a child: Removing the myths
A filmset recreation of how Nazareth may have looked at the time of Jesus (LumoProject.com)

UCGia Bible Insights August 22 2019

Christ as a child: Removing the myths

Many legends have sprung up about the early life of Jesus Christ during the 2,000 years since His birth. Can the Bible help us separate fact from fiction?
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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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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?
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Biblical Villains: What can we learn from them?
'The Death of Jezebel' by Gustave Doré [Public domain]

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.
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Mass media and Bible prophecy

UCGia Bible Insights July 25 2019

Mass media and Bible prophecy

Amazingly Bible prophecy described the global media coverage we have today and also its negative consequences hundreds of years in advance.

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Joseph - A faithful servant
freebibleimages.org

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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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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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.

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Should I watch that horror movie?

UCGia Bible Insights June 27 2019

Should I watch that horror movie?

How often have you been watching TV when something objectionable comes on and you end up watching it all the way through?

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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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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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Our need for the Holy Spirit
UCG.org.au

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?

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The resurrections and God's plan of salvation

UCGia Bible Insights May 30 2019

The resurrections and God's plan of salvation

The Bible does not support the commonly held belief of the immortal soul. God's purpose for humanity is that we be given the opportunity for eternal life through a resurrection.

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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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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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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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Living Together: What you aren't being told?

UCGia Bible Insights May 2 2019

Living Together: What you aren't being told?

Millions of people are choosing to live together outside of marriage, thinking it ensures a greater chance of happiness and a stable relationship.

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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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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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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.

Longsuffering: A fusion of patience and power

UCGia Bible Insights April 4 2019

Longsuffering: A fusion of patience and power

Longsuffering is no longer an everyday word, but it's needed more than ever when impatience, intolerance, oversensitivity and impulsive anger are so prevalent.

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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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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.

History proves Bible prophecy
Wall relief from the South-West Palace at Nineveh. Sennacherib reviews Judaean prisoners after Lachish city surrendered to the Assyrian army.
(Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

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.

Christianity: a blessing to mankind

UCGia Bible Insights March 15 2019

Christianity: a blessing to mankind

Christianity is under increasing assault, but a brief look at historical facts shows that inspite of the lapses of some so-called followers it has had a most beneficial influence on humanity.

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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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Europe: A future superpower
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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 & 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.

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The Great Battle for God

UCGia Bible Insights February 21 2019

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.

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?

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.

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.

Do you have an immortal soul?

Beyond Today Television Bible Insights February 1 2019

Do you have an immortal soul?

Millions believe they have an immortal soul destined at death for heaven or hell. Yet surprisingly, not only is the idea not found in the Bible, it obscures its most precious promise.

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?
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What did 'grace' mean in the first century?

UCGia Bible Insights October 14 2021

What did 'grace' mean in the first century?

In contrast to its meaning today, the term ‘grace’, springing from a translation of the Greek word charis, held quite a different meaning during Greco-Roman times.
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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.
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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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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?
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The pale horse of pestilence

UCGia Bible Insights September 16 2021

The pale horse of pestilence

The first three of the horsemen of the book of Revelation represent religious deception, war and famine, with the fourth, pale green horse signifying disease pandemics.
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The origin of Satan and his demons
The being we know as Satan the devil was originally one of two cherubim covering the throne of God in heaven—as represented by the Ark of the Covenant.

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.
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Will you celebrate Jesus Christ's return?
Jesus Christ's return will be announced by a heavenly trumpet blast.

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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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?
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What does the Bible say about the immortal soul?

UCGia Bible Insights August 19 2021

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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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.
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Who was Jesus before His virgin birth?
"Jesus said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.'”

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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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.
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Water baptism and the laying on of hands

UCGia Bible Insights July 22 2021

Water baptism and the laying on of hands

Those who wish to travel the road to eternal life and receive the Holy Spirit must be baptised and have hands laid on them.
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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"?
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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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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.
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The fear of God: Seven attributes

UCGia Bible Insights June 24 2021

The fear of God: Seven attributes

The fear of God is mentioned over 300 times in the Bible, and Christians are exhorted to manifest this attitude in their everyday lives.
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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.
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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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The faith of Elijah
Illustration of Elijah asking God to reveal himself as the one true God by bringing fire to the altar. Credit: Moody Publishers / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
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What is the Kingdom of God?

UCGia Bible Insights May 27 2021

What is the Kingdom of God?

The wonderful news of the coming Kingdom of God is at the heart of Jesus Christ's message for humanity.
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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.
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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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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.
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What is Gnosticism?

UCGia Bible Insights April 29 2021

What is Gnosticism?

During his ministry the Apostle Paul battled Gnosticism and its heretical teachings.
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The rich man and Lazarus
Illustration of the parable about Lazarus and the Rich Man. Credit: Arabs for Christ / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
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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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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.
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Fasting: A spiritual power tool

UCGia Bible Insights April 1 2021

Fasting: A spiritual power tool

What does fasting teach us, and how can we use this tool to grow closer to God?
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The wave sheaf offering: Foreshadowing salvation
Sheaf of wheat

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.
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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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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.
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Postmodernism or a biblical worldview

UCGia Bible Insights March 4 2021

Postmodernism or a biblical worldview

Worldly attitudes and values rub off on us, distorting our worldview and approach and often we don't even notice it.
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Who's who in the empires of the Bible
Abu Simbel Temples, Egypt. Egypt is one of the oldest empires recorded in history.

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.
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William Tyndale: He gave his life to give us the Bible
Portrait of William Tyndale. Source: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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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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.
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What made Moses the meekest man on earth?
Moses settled down and lived in Midian working as a shepherd for many years. Image credit: John Paul Stanley / YoPlace.com

UCGia Bible Insights February 4 2021

What made Moses the meekest man on earth?

The calling of Moses is a remarkable story, with the Bible and history showing incredible honour was given to this humble man.
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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.
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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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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?
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The problem with evolution and the return of God

UCGia Bible Insights January 7 2021

The problem with evolution and the return of God

A growing number of respectable scientists are defecting from the evolutionist camp—not on the basis of faith, but on scientific grounds.
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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.
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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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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?
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Would Jesus celebrate Christmas?

UCGia Bible Insights December 10 2020

Would Jesus celebrate Christmas?

Historical and biblical evidence clearly prove Christmas is a pre-Christian festival and Jesus Christ was not born on that day.
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What happened to the beliefs of the early Church?
Statue of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, who legalised a very different form of Christianity in his empire.

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.
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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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Why does God allow suffering?
COVID-19 has caused a lot of suffering around the whole world.

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.
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Thinking of getting an abortion? Don't do it!

UCGia Bible Insights November 12 2020

Thinking of getting an abortion? Don't do it!

Did you know it’s a crime to destroy an eagle’s egg in the United States? Yet killing an unborn child is permitted. Society today is completely mixed up!
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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.
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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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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
Esther: A woman of faith and courage
Illustrative depiction of Esther pleading with the King. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

UCGia Bible Insights October 15 2020

Esther: A woman of faith and courage

Esther's life demonstrates how fear and indecision can be overcome by resolutely seeking God's intervention with the courage and conviction that God will never let us down.
Read 6:00
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
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.
Read 12:00
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
The Feast of Trumpets: A turning point in history
God instructed ancient Israel in the appropriate use of trumpets—a hollow animal horn, known as a shofar, and metal instruments—to communicate important messages.

UCGia Bible Insights September 17 2020

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.
Read 10:00
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
The parable of the sower
Illustrative depiction of the parable of the sower. Credit: Good News Productions International & College Press Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
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
Think before you ink

UCGia Bible Insights August 20 2020

Think before you ink

Tattoos are becoming very popular, but before you decide to follow the trend there are some things you should consider.
Read 6:00
Nehemiah: Portrait of a leader
Illustrative depiction of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Credit: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
Read 20:00
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.
Read 16:00
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
What is purgatory?

UCGia Bible Insights July 23 2020

What is purgatory?

Does the Bible say anything about Purgatory? If so, who goes to purgatory, and what happens to them there?
Watch 2:10
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 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
What's in your diet?
God has prepared and designed spiritual words for us to consume on a daily basis—the Bible.

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
Why be baptised?
The waters of baptism symbolise the washing away of the sin in our lives so we may go forward with a clear conscience.

UCGia Bible Insights June 18 2020

Why be baptised?

Baptism is a crucial step in the life of a Christian washing away our sins and confirming our commitment to follow God.
Read 17:00
Idol worship lives on today
Idolatry may not resemble its ancient predecessors, however it actually occurs today in many other ways.

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
The empires of the Bible
The Pyramids of Giza. Egypt is one of the oldest empires recorded in history.

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.
Read 8:00
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
Dating doesn't have to break your heart

UCGia Bible Insights May 21 2020

Dating doesn't have to break your heart

Many modern-day dating practices do not conform with biblical instructions about getting to know the opposite sex and preparing for marriage.
Read 8:00
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?
Read Watch Listen 2:00
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?
Watch / Listen / Read 5:00
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
Revelations relevant for today

UCGia Bible Insights April 23 2020

Revelations relevant for today

The prophecies in the book of Revelation help us understand today’s coronavirus pandemic and what lies ahead for mankind.
Watch Listen 12:00
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
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
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
Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

UCGia Bible Insights March 26 2020

Shadrach, Meschach & Abed-Nego

The account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego is recorded in the Bible as a witness to the kind of unflinching faith we should have in the face of persecution and temptation.
Read 11:00
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
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.
Read 7:00
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.
Read [4:00] Listen Watch [28:26]
Corona Virus: New Pandemic?

UCGia Bible Insights February 27 2020

Corona Virus: New Pandemic?

The coronavirus continues to morph and spread. Is a pandemic just over the horizon?

Read/Watch/Listen 3:00
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
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.
Read 3:30
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
The wonders of the universe

UCGia Bible Insights January 30 2020

The wonders of the universe

The great universe scientists view through powerful telescopes, humanity and all life on earth could not have come into exist without a master planner.
Read 7:00
Barnabas - The encourager
Barnabas encouraged Paul to come to Antioch to help the new converts. (Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org)

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
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.
Read 3:00
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
God on war

UCGia Bible Insights January 2 2020

God on war

How can we reconcile the existence of God with the reality of war?
Read 6:00
The 4 horsemen of Revelation
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov. Depicted from left to right are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest. The Lamb is visible at the top. (Public domain, Wikipedia.org)

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
Are Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?
UCG's handy 5-year Holy Day reference calendar planner

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.
Read 16:00
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
The Patrick you didn't know
Slemish, Ireland. Tradition holds that Saint Patrick, enslaved as a youth, was brought to this area and tended sheep herds on Slemish, and that during this time he found God. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slemish) (Photo: identity chris is, Flickr.com)

UCGia Bible Insights December 5 2019

The Patrick you didn't know

Saint Patrick's Day is observed in many countries, but what do we really know about him, and is it possible to separate the truth from myth and legends?
Read 5:00
Is the spirit world real?
Even though we cannot see it, the spirit world is very 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
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.
Read 17:00
The tribe trackers guide to the future
A Bible atlas map overlaid on Google Earth aligns ancient places to the modern world.

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
What your clothes say about you

UCGia Bible Insights November 7 2019

What your clothes say about you

What steps can Christians take to achieve a modest, but attractive style of dress in an environment of increasingly extreme fashion?
Read 6:00
Jerusalem: A past and present vortex
A tourist captures a photo at the Temple Mount area.

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
Where do dinosaurs fit into the Creation account?
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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.
Read 6:00
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
Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

UCGia Bible Insights October 10 2019

Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

To observe the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day that immediately follows, families gather in centralised locations.
Listen 2:30 Read
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
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.
Read 4:00
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
Babylon stands against God
Pieter Bruegel's The Tower of Babel depicts a traditional Nimrod inspecting stonemasons. (https://en.wikipedia.org)

UCGia Bible Insights September 5 2019

Babylon stands against God

The prophetic book of Daniel foretells of a coming superpower, referred to as “Babylon the Great,” which will rise to dominate global events just before Jesus Christ returns.
Listen 15:00 Read
Jeroboam, King of Israel
Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org

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.
Read 13:00
Teaching your children to pray
Portion of Painting, 'Child at Prayer' by Eastman Johnson, circa 1873 [Wikimedia Commons]

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
What do you believe and why?
Sister Elizabeth Kenny, who established a backyard clinic in Townsville to treat long-term poliomyelitis victims and cerebral palsy patients, 1932.

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
Beliefs of the New Testament Church

UCGia Bible Insights August 15 2019

Beliefs of the New Testament Church

The book of Acts reveals some differences between the practices of the New Testament church and mainstream Christianity today.
Watch 5:15 Listen Read
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"?
Read 8:30
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?
Read 11:00
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.
Read Listen 16m 39s
Has God lost control?

UCGia Bible Insights July 18 2019

Has God lost control?

If God is all powerful and a God of love why is there so much pain and suffering in the world?

Read 10:00
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.

Read 10:00
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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?

Watch 28:26 Listen Read
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
Jesus warned christians to 'Watch'

UCGia Bible Insights June 20 2019

Jesus warned christians to 'Watch'

Jesus and the Apostles exhorted Christians to actively 'watch'. What exactly did He mean?

Read 14:00
The creation of the Universe - A famous scientist comments
Image Pixabay

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.

Read 6:24
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
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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What to do after you say 'I Do'

UCGia Bible Insights May 23 2019

What to do after you say 'I Do'

Marriage should be one of the most fulfilling experiences of a person's life, but in some countries nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce.

Read 15:00
Babylon validates Bible prophecy
The ruins of ancient Babylon. (Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson. [Public domain])

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.

Read (8 mins)
The Ten Commandments: a guide for life
'Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law' by Rembrandt, 1659 Wikipedia.org

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.

Read (5 mins)
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]
Are you led by God's Spirit?

UCGia Bible Insights April 25 2019

Are you led by God's Spirit?

Being led by God's Spirit means you allow God to govern your life by diligently submitting to Him in your thoughts, words and deeds.

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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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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.

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?

Are you a truth seeker?

UCGia Bible Insights March 28 2019

Are you a truth seeker?

We live in a world of information overload. Everyone has an opinion and many share the view that one opinion is just as good as another.

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.

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.

A world held captive
The world as a whole will soon be released by Jesus Christ from Satan's captivity.

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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Evolution: an article of faith

UCGia Bible Insights March 7 2019

Evolution: an article of faith

The scientific community has reacted to the growing weight of evidence against the theory of evolution by denying the issues and accepting the unsupported suppositions without adequate proof.

Read Listen [22m 58s]
What does the Bible say about tattoos?
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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.

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?

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.

10 Things we should know about God

UCGia Bible Insights February 14 2019

10 Things we should know about God

Most people get their ideas of God from other people, yet it is the Bible that has been preserved by God to teach us about Him, and the only inspired record we can rely on. How biblical are your ideas of God?

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.

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?

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.

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