30 Days to Understanding the Bible

Build a Foundation for a Lifetime of Spiritual Growth

Oct 10, 2018 | |Max Anders

There is some information so vital to the Christian life that if you do not know it you cannot become a mature Christian. If you rely only on Sunday sermons and occasional input from blog posts, YouTube videos, or simple internet Bible studies…if there is no overall game plan to hit all the vital subject ...

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What is the Starting Point for Understanding the Bible?

Oct 10, 2018 | |Max Anders

Every Christian needs a good understanding of the Bible.  Our entire experience as a believer depends on it.  But if you wanted a good understanding of the Bible, where would you start? The answer was not obvious or easy for me. I became a Christian after my first year in college. I was a young ...

Prayers for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayers Straight from the Bible

The Bible contains some of the most extraordinary prayers of thanksgiving ever offered. The power of these prayers transcend time and place; they are every bit as meaningful and effective today as they were the first time they were spoken. Here’s a sampling of prayers straight from the Bible that you can use at your ...

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Take up Your Cross: Thoughts from 5 Leaders of the Faith

For generations, Christians have contemplated the words of Christ that to follow Him means laying down our own desires to take up the cause and cross of Jesus. Below are commentaries by five leading theologians who grapple with the heavy cost of following Christ. Thankfully, He is always with us for a hope and a ...

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Godly Responses in the Tough Times

“This can’t be happening to me. God, I’ve always done what I was supposed to do.” How many times have we caught ourselves praying that very prayer? Godly living, especially in the face of intense persecution, requires great endurance. At all times, even more so in times of suffering, believers are called to help, encourage, ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Job?

The name of the book of Job in the Bible comes from its central character. The English name is derived from the Latin Iob, from the Greek Iōb, which was the transliteration of the Hebrew Īyōb.  The meaning of the name is uncertain. Authorship The author is uncertain. The name of the author is not ...

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What’s Preventing You from Trusting God?

Oct 10, 2018 |

It seems so easy in the Bible. People put their trust in God, and He rewards them by doing something miraculous in their lives. Why, then, is it sometimes so difficult for us to put our full trust in God? We put our trust in lesser things every day, including weather forecasts and news sources—not ...

Unlocking the Bible’s Strategy for Anxiety-Free Living

After Moses died, the task of leading the Hebrew people into the Promised Land fell to Joshua. It was an enormous responsibility, one that likely caused Joshua more than a little anxiety. Recognizing that, the Lord offered words of encouragement to reassure the rookie leader. In those words we find clues as to how God ...

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66 Reasons to Trust God

Let’s be honest. It can be hard to trust God when life becomes chaotic.  Maybe that’s where you are and you could use a gentle reminder of God’s faithfulness. If so, we have good news for you. God’s given us many examples of His trustworthiness in the Scriptures. Just open your Bible to any book ...

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How Do We Know God Loves Us?

Jul 7, 2018 |

The seeds of doubt were planted in the Garden of Eden. The serpent began his temptation of Eve with four devastating words: Has God indeed said …? He spoke the words with one purpose in mind: to separate us from God’s love. The words triggered feelings of uncertainty and confusion in Eve. They continue to ...