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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 ...

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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 ...

Easter Lent Crosses

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 ...

Surviving and Thriving in an Anxiety-Filled Culture

Surviving and Thriving in an Anxiety-Filled Culture

Anxiety is a relentless foe, but it’s not an invincible one. Once you understand its tendencies in your life, you can map out a strategy that robs its power and weakens its impact on your life. Find out what you’re up against. The first step is to get an accurate read on the nature and ...

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The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament: Infographic

Some Bible readers assume that the Spirit’s activity in Scripture is limited to the New Testament. But actually He is just as active in the Old Testament.   This infographic illustrates 13 examples of the Holy Spirit working in the Old Testament. For a more detailed look at seven ways the Holy Spirit works through ...

Four Ways to Deepen Your Trust in God

Four Ways to Deepen Your Trust in God

“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Those were the words of a desperate father, struggling to trust the Lord to heal his epileptic son. He wanted to put his full confidence in God, but wasn’t sure how to do it. If that dilemma seems all-too-familiar to you, here are four things you can ...

5 ways to show God's love

Five Ways You Can Make God’s Love Real to Others

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35 (NKJV) Christians are given the extraordinary privilege—and the extraordinary challenge—of sharing God’s love ...

7 Bible Journaling Prompts

Reflecting on Biblical Wisdom: 7 Journaling Prompts

Reading the Bible is a journey to hear from the Lord. It’s a time to pause and reflect on God and the truths of Scripture. Journaling as you read the Bible is a valuable way to process your thoughts, reflect on God, and apply biblical wisdom to your life. What better way to start the ...

Jesus Born To Save

The Genealogy of Christ Revealed

Today genealogies are a thriving hobby for people who are interested in where they come from. In biblical times, genealogies were a vital part of Jewish society. In order to claim the privileges of Jewish citizenship, people had to be able to trace their lineage back generations. For that reason, the Jewish people kept meticulous ...

Christmas is hope.

What Really Sent the Shepherds to the Manger? Finding Hope in the Christmas Story

The angel’s announcement certainly got the attention of the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night. But it was something else that sent them hurrying toward a manger in Bethlehem. The Star of Wonder guided the Magi across the miles, but it was something else that fueled their journey. It was the same thing ...