How to Find Peace in Life’s Storms

When life's storms leave you wondering if you'll survive, Jesus offers the sustaining peace of God....

Somewhere Between Yesterday’s Tragedy and Tomorrow’s Triumph

Your Encouraging Word fromMax Lucado’s Encouraging Word Bible, NIV How far can we go with verses like this one: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)? Does “all things” include tumors and tests and tempers and terminations? John ...

A Deeper Dive Into Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11—with its references to God’s plans, prosperity, protection from harm, peace, and a future filled with hope—is often offered as a spiritual “security blanket” to people who are struggling. The verse has inspired and comforted countless believers who interpret it to mean that if they endure their immediate circumstances, they will emerge victorious, triumphant, ...

4 Passages to Spark Your Spiritual Growth

Arrested development isn’t an option for followers of Christ. We have a sacred responsibility to mature continuously in our faith, to become more Christlike, to grow more attuned to God’s will. Maintaining a spiritual status quo does no one any good. The Lord urges us to dive deeply into Scripture so that we can become ...

The New Year Game Plan

If you’ve ever been unsuccessful in an attempt to read through the Bible in one year, you probably know that Leviticus is where it starts to go wrong. Genesis is action-packed and full of familiar stories and people. The same goes for Exodus—most of it, that is. And then comes Leviticus. And somewhere among the ...

1 Go-To Gift, 10 Ways to Get There

The world’s best-selling book. The world’s greatest message. Give it away this Christmas. The joy and tenderness of the Christmas season often make hearts more receptive to God’s Word. So, year after year a Bible is a favorite choice for Christmas list makers. Here are 10 suggestions to get your shopping all wrapped up. And ...

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Why Does the Legacy of the King James Bible Still Endure?

Apr 4, 2019 |

In 1604, King James I commissioned a new version of the Bible, translated from the original Hebrew and Greek texts by the leading scholars of the day, for the English-speaking world. The impact of that decision—and of the monumental work that it produced—is incalculable.   A wide array of famous people have testified to the ...

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Has the King James Bible Been Revised?

The first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 was done with great care and attention to detail. Subsequent printings, on the other hand, were not always guided by the same lofty standards. As a result, printing errors began to make their way into the text. As those errors multiplied, scholars determined that something ...

How Did the King James Bible Impact the World?

The King James Bible had an almost immediate impact on seventeenth-century England. In many churches and homes, the King James Version replaced existing versions of Scripture, including the Geneva Bible and the Bishops’ Bible. So from 1611 on, people who were literate likely grew up reading its words in their homes and in their churches. ...

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How Did Forty-Seven Scholars Create a Biblical Masterpiece?

In 1604, King James I of England invited bitter religious rivals to a conference at Hampton Court. The Puritans who attended the conference hoped to persuade the king to support their Geneva Bible instead of the Bishops’ Bible used by the Church of England. Their hopes were quickly dashed.   King James commissioned a new ...