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Dear Roger, Last week I helped lead my friend to Christ. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything like that. She began crying as she confessed her sins and prayed to receive Christ. I want to do it again! I know that we’re supposed to pray and know the gospel so we can tell it to others. Is there more that you can share with me about reaching people for Christ? I once heard a preacher say that 98% of all Christians never lead anyone to Jesus as their Savior. I do not want to...

by School Of Life on 29 January 2020

Dear Roger, So many different Bibles are available today. I am overwhelmed! How do I study the Bible most effectively? How do I know which one is the right translation for me? Sincerely, Kate Dear Kate, A little old lady once said that if the King James Bible was good enough for Paul, then it was good enough for her. Of course, we know that Paul didn’t write the King James Bible. He wrote in Greek. He’d never heard of English! The name ‘Bible’ comes from the...

by School Of Life on 29 January 2020

Dear Roger, I’m a new Christian and I’d like to know more about spiritual gifts. Our pastor preached once on spiritual gifts, and then he went on to something else. How can I find out what my gift is and how to use it? Sincerely,Ryan Dear Ryan, When we meet Christ, the Holy Spirit gives us at least one spiritual gift. In one sense, we are wired to serve (Romans 12:6). God does not just tell us to serve; He gives us special tools for the task: “Now about spiritual...

by School Of Life on 29 January 2020

Dear Roger, Where do we go after death until the judgement? Sincerely, Betty Dear Betty, Death and dying are on the back burners of everyone’s minds, from preschoolers to the oldest adult. Some nine-year-old children were asked what they thought of death and dying. Brittney: “When you die, they bury you in the ground and your soul goes to heaven, but your body can’t go to heaven because it is too crowded up there already.” Judy: “Only the good people go...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger, Being a Christian who suffers from multiple sclerosis, I am confused. I know that there is a general acceptance of antidepressant drugs, and these drugs definitely alter brain chemicals. But what about using marijuana to treat my symptoms? If it could help with the spasms associated with MS, as it is purported to do, it would be something I would really want to check out. But if this drug is associated with the occult from ancient times, I would run (as fast as I can). Can you...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger, I am a glutton. I know I am because I weigh too much. My BMI is just inside of obese. I’ve tried Weight Watchers and Slimfast and support groups. I’ve counted calories. Three times in my life I have crashed dieted and lost over 50 pounds. Unfortunately, within three months I gained it all back. I’m obese and losing the battle instead of losing the fat. Any biblical help would be greatly appreciated.Sincerely, Over-eater Dear Over-eater, I have never taken...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger, I’m reading through Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes and two thoughts grab my attention. First, it’s so depressing. Solomon says that everything is “vanity” or “worthless emptiness.” Second, I found it quite intriguing that in chapter five Solomon was adamant that we keep our mouths shut when we come before God in prayer.Could you throw some light on this? Love, Mary Beth Dear Mary Beth, First, the term “vanity”...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger,Do angels leave feathers when they visit? Some people are telling me this and I don’t know what to believe.Sincerely, Genebeth Dear Genebeth,I do not believe that angels leave feathers to let people know that they have been there. There’s nothing in the Bible about this, so I would discount what people are telling you. Nevertheless, the Bible tells us that angels have very special ministries both in heaven and on earth. We seem to know very little about...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger, I read a lot in the Bible about angels; but there doesn’t seem to be much information about how angels interact with us. How can we actually know that they are engaging with us? I’ve never seen an angel. How do we know that they are really there and caring for us? Sincerely, Caitlin Dear Caitlin,  I’d like my answer to be interactive. At the end of each section I’ll share some ‘exercise’ suggestions as to how you might engage with angels to...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020

Dear Roger, It seems like many people use the phrase, “Don’t judge me,” to justify any sort of behavior. In Matthew 7:1-2 Jesus says, “Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” What does this mean? Dear Lee, I believe that today’s eroding culture with no absolutes is developing into a society where people feel free to do anything they want...

by School Of Life on 28 January 2020