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Three Stories to Help Young People Find Identity in Christ

Every bit as valuable as the Bible’s words of encouragement, wisdom and inspiration are its stories of people, like us, who learned life-changing lessons—lessons that still apply today. These stories can be valuable utensils in a parent’s toolbox. No matter what situation you and your child are facing, you can find a Bible story that fits it. Case in point: If you’re trying to help your child find his or her identity in Christ, here are three stories you can use to shed light on the process....

How Do We Align Our Careers with Our Faith in Christ?

Our faith and identity in Christ encompasses and influences every aspect of our lives, including the long-term decisions we make in our careers. One of the most important decisions we face is what to do with our lives. The question is, how do we choose a career path that aligns with our identity in Christ? Here are four tips to consider....

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Embracing the Hope of Our Identity in Christ

The apostle Peter offers a profound summary of our identity in Christ in 1 Peter 2:9-10. In the process, he uncovers a wellspring of hope for everyone who follows Christ. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you ...

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Claiming the Bible’s Legacy of Hope

Time and time again, God proves Himself to be faithful. He fulfills the terms of His covenants. Learn more about His faithfulness with the story of Abraham....

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Everlasting Life

Most assuredly, I say to you,  he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. – John 5:24   One benefit of finding new life in Christ is called in the Bible “everlasting [eternal] life.” The ...

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Facts About the Resurrection: Free Infographic

Make sure you check out these related articles: Facts About the Resurrection Five Things to Know About the Resurrection of Christ Why Christ’s Resurrection Should Matter to You How Do We Teach People About Easter?   ### With more than 2 million copies sold, it’s no secret that the NKJV Study Bible is a reliable guide ...

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Five Things to Know About the Resurrection of Christ

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. – Matthew 28:6 (KJV)   Because of the Resurrection, Christians receive both eternal life (John 11:25) and spiritual power (Eph. 1:19, 20). Christ’s resurrection also provides for the future resurrection of believers (1 Cor. 15:20) and ...

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Five Guidelines for Building a Strong Marriage

Apr 4, 2019 | |Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Co-Founders of FamilyLife

As Jesus recalls the melodrama of God’s presentation of Eve to Adam, He says, “But from the Beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ “For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh” (Mark 10:6-8). This passage presents ...

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Evangelism?

Evangelism gives Christians an opportunity to participate in God’s work of arranging for others what was arranged for us: an introduction to Jesus Christ. God, in his loving grace, gives us roles in his plan of salvation. In order to make the most of our opportunity, however, we need to understand what God’s Word says ...

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An Ancient Tradition of Worship in a Modern World

Worship has existed since … well, since humankind has existed. Adam and Eve lived in a paradise. They experienced God’s creation before the Fall, in all of its unimaginable splendor. They walked with God Himself in the cool of the evening. You think they weren’t bursting with expressions of worship and gratitude? So when we ...