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How Did We Get the King James Bible?

Apr 12, 2019 |

To understand why the King James Bible was commissioned, we need to survey the Christian landscape of England at the turn of the seventeenth century.   Three different groups were jockeying for dominance at that time: the Catholic Church, the Church of England, and the Protestants. The Catholic Church had enjoyed a brief renaissance under

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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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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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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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Why Purchase a Premium Bible?

Apr 9, 2019 |

In today’s Bible publishing market there are Bibles in many price ranges from $5 to over $150. These Bibles are not the same. Those in the higher-end price range are known as premium Bibles. What makes a premium Bible? Simply stated, a premium Bible is of higher quality design, materials, and construction. Premium Bibles have

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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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Facts About the Resurrection

The resurrection of Christ was proclaimed eagerly by the early church. This miracle was considered an essential part of the gospel message. Surely Christ had died, but more importantly, He had been raised. More than just a suffering Savior, Jesus is our living Lord. Here are 10 facts about Christ’s resurrection that Paul highlighted in

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10 Bible Passages and Prayers That Will Impact Your Holy Week

Apr 7, 2019 |

If you’re looking to add variety to your commemoration of Good Friday or your celebration of Easter Sunday, here are a few places to start. 6 Bible Passages:   Isaiah 53:3–5 Nothing about Christ’s suffering was fair. What he endured, we deserved. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted

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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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Four Bible Passages Every Parent Should Know

It may be a stretch to call the Bible the world’s first parenting book, but it’s no stretch to say that every parent can up his or her game by studying and applying the wisdom of Scripture. If you’re not sure where to begin your search for parenting wisdom, here are a few places to

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