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What Does God Want Us to Understand About Community?

The New King James Study Bible shines a spotlight on the apostle Paul’s call for fellowship and unity in his letters to the Corinthian church. This timely emphasis resonates powerfully in a culture so full of division and entrenched opposition. A closer look at the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians reveals three key ...

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Which Bible Characters Struggled with Depression?

The heroes of the faith loom so large in the consciousness of believers that it often comes as a surprise—and a comforting reassurance—to realize that they were every bit as human as we are. After all, if God worked in the midst of their struggles and weaknesses to accomplish his will—often in extraordinary ways—he can ...

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A Biblical Prescription for Parenting Children

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)   This proverb sets out two stages in the process of godly child rearing: first, the method, “Train up a child in the way he should go”; and second, the ...

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The Biblical Role of the Parents

My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; – Proverbs 1:8 (NKJV)    While fathers are often identified as the parents responsible for setting the pattern for child rearing, mothers usually do much more of the training and instructing of families’ children. Mothers and fathers need ...

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Who Was Eve?

Where Does Eve Appear in the Bible? The bulk of Eve’s story is contained in Genesis 2–3. Who Was Eve? Eve was the second human being God created, and her origin is unique in the history of humankind. She wasn’t formed from the dust of the ground, as Adam was. But she wasn’t born, either, ...

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Who Was Moses?

Where Does Moses Appear in the Bible? The story of Moses begins in Exodus 1 and stretches across the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Who Was Moses? Moses was born to Hebrew slaves in Egypt, seemingly at the worst possible time. Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, had ordered all Hebrew male babies to be ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Romans?

All critical schools agree on the Pauline authorship of this foundational book. The vocabulary, style, logic, and theological development are consistent with Paul’s other epistles. Paul dictated this letter to a secretary named Tertius (Romans 16:22[NKJV]), who was allowed to add his own greeting. Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to ...

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Motherhood: A Noble Ministry

More than a job or responsibility, mothering is ministry. Most assuredly it takes work! It means sacrifice. Children do not come off an assembly line, nor are they the by-product of an impersonal biological process; they are to be lovingly nurtured by their mothers. Mothers divide time among their children but multiply their love for ...

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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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Five Ingredients for a Game-Changing Worship Experience

Mar 3, 2019 |

If you’re looking for ways to improve or shake up your worship routine, here five things you might want to consider. Preparation Two key elements of genuine worship are a mind cleared of distractions and a heart attuned to God. Both require some advance work. First, before you enter God’s presence, ask Him to help ...