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The Best Strategies for Helping Children Memorize God’s Word

One of the great pleasures of parenthood is the privilege of introducing your kids to God’s Word. Even before they’re able to read, your kids can get to know Scripture in a powerful and lasting way. If they’re old enough to recite a nursery rhyme or sing along to a favorite song, your kids are ...

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Four Bible Passages Every Parent Should Know

It may be a stretch to call the Bible the world’s first parenting book, but it’s no stretch to say that every parent can up his or her game by studying and applying the wisdom of Scripture. If you’re not sure where to begin your search for parenting wisdom, here are a few places to ...

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Five Verses That Can Change Your Teen’s Life

Few things in this world hold more potential than a teenager with a Bible. A young person, brimming with the energy and passion of youth and guided by Scripture, is a force to be reckoned with. In terms of changing lives and making a difference in the world, a young person who knows how to ...

Four Reasons to Give Your Teen a Bible

Getting their first bicycle, their first phone, and their first car has become a rite of passage for young people. Here are four compelling reasons why getting their first Bible should be included in that list. 1. Young People Need a Light.  The world can become a dark place for teenagers. The darkness usually descends ...

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Take Up the Full Armor of God

Dr. John MacArthur’s new book, One Faithful Life, is a harmony of the Apostle Paul’s message and life, weaving together his letters, the book of Acts, and important background information from the Gospels into a seamless narrative. Enjoy this brief excerpt from the study of Ephesians. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and ...

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Two Words That Will Prepare You for Holy Week

Holy Week, the last week of Lent, begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is the day that receives the most attention, and for good reason. Yet the entire week offers an opportunity for us to deepen our relationship with Christ and our appreciation for His ...

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Finding Hope in the Depths of Grief

Understandably, a thread of grief runs through the gospel account of Jesus’ crucifixion. We’re given glimpses of the people who were closest to Him—snapshots that allow us to imagine their pain and loss. As the story progresses from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, a second thread winds itself into the narrative—a thread of healing and ...

How Do We Teach People About Easter

How Do We Teach People About Easter?

The story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection will pique the curiosity of spiritual seekers this Easter season. The question for Jesus’ followers is how to make the most of the opportunity. How can we help people who know little more than the basics of the Easter story understand its full implications? Here are three ideas ...

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What Is Lent and Why Do Christians Practice It?

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. On the calendar that’s a span of 46 days. However, the six Sundays that fall within that span are not counted, which means there are 40 official days of Lent. Those 40 days represent the 40 days ...

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Why Do Some Bibles Look Different on the Inside?

One thing you’ll notice when looking at Bibles is that some look different on the inside. There are various formats for designing a Bible. Each format, including the number of columns, paragraphing, and even cross-reference location, has its advantages. In this article, we’ll look at distinct Bible formats and see the advantages of each. What ...