30 Days to Understanding the Bible

Build a Foundation for a Lifetime of Spiritual Growth

Oct 10, 2018 | |Max Anders

There is some information so vital to the Christian life that if you do not know it you cannot become a mature Christian. If you rely only on Sunday sermons and occasional input from blog posts, YouTube videos, or simple internet Bible studies…if there is no overall game plan to hit all the vital subject ...

What Is the Starting Point to Studying the BIble

What is the Starting Point for Understanding the Bible?

Oct 10, 2018 | |Max Anders

Every Christian needs a good understanding of the Bible.  Our entire experience as a believer depends on it.  But if you wanted a good understanding of the Bible, where would you start? The answer was not obvious or easy for me. I became a Christian after my first year in college. I was a young ...

Prayers for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayers Straight from the Bible

The Bible contains some of the most extraordinary prayers of thanksgiving ever offered. The power of these prayers transcend time and place; they are every bit as meaningful and effective today as they were the first time they were spoken. Here’s a sampling of prayers straight from the Bible that you can use at your ...

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Take up Your Cross: Thoughts from 5 Leaders of the Faith

For generations, Christians have contemplated the words of Christ that to follow Him means laying down our own desires to take up the cause and cross of Jesus. Below are commentaries by five leading theologians who grapple with the heavy cost of following Christ. Thankfully, He is always with us for a hope and a ...

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Godly Responses in the Tough Times

“This can’t be happening to me. God, I’ve always done what I was supposed to do.” How many times have we caught ourselves praying that very prayer? Godly living, especially in the face of intense persecution, requires great endurance. At all times, even more so in times of suffering, believers are called to help, encourage, ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Job?

The name of the book of Job in the Bible comes from its central character. The English name is derived from the Latin Iob, from the Greek Iōb, which was the transliteration of the Hebrew Īyōb.  The meaning of the name is uncertain. Authorship The author is uncertain. The name of the author is not ...

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Preachers Who Don’t Preach the Word

A friend once told me about a time when his spirit felt empty. He had been attending a church where the sermons, while entertaining, were often filled with pop psychology and personal opinion. One week, my friend decided to visit a small, out-of-the-way church pastored by a simple old man. The pastor wasn’t a dynamic ...

What is Godly leadership

A Time to LEAD: Four Lessons in Godly Leadership

As a follower of Christ, you’re also called to lead. This month, our guest blog contributor, Terence Chatmon of John Maxwell’s EQUIP Leadership®, has been leading a four-part study on Godly leadership drawn from the Bible. Together, the four principles create the acronym L.E.A.D. We hope you’re blessed and inspired by the sometimes surprising people ...

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Revealing the Truth – Helping Others Recognize God’s Love

Second Kings 6 tells the story of King Aram’s attempts to silence the prophet Elisha. The king was understandably peeved by Elisha’s ability to predict where and when Aram’s army would attack Israel’s forces, thus eliminating Aram’s element of surprise and giving Israel a decided strategic advantage. There is nothing to fear when you realize ...

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Encourage the Dream in Others: Godly Leadership, Part 2

Sep 9, 2018 | |Terence Chatmon

My friends, I hope you have been challenged to listen with a God-softened heart in this last week and you have made an attempt at making harmony where there was conflict in your life. As we continue in our series on how God’s Word guides us on the path to godly leadership, today’s lesson on ...