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How to Live the Bible To Be Human Is to Believe – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Now faith is confidence in... Read more

6 Encouraging Ways to Be a Better Wife

I didnt grow up dreaming of a fairy tale wedding or getting married. I was too busy dreaming of a CEO by day and a writer by night.I thought if I got married, I would lose myself amidst the mundane of chores, kids, and housework. I was the second oldest of six kids and I... Read more

9 Benefits of Worshiping during ‘Why, God’ Trials

When our prayers are being answered, when the test results are the ones weve prayed for, or when we get that job we really needed, we look up and praise God and have no problem worshipping him. But is that conditional worship? If God does what we want... then Hes worthy of praise? No. God is... Read more

10 Songs to Listen to When Life Is Changing

by Tauren WellsIn this beautiful song of praise, the vocalist recognizes both the highs and lows of life and understands that Gods grace and love surpasses any broken dreams. The Lords presence and faithfulness remains the same at all time. The song is an expression of 2 Corinthians 12:9 and serves as a reminder that we... Read more

Introducing The Greek-English New Testament: Tyndale House, Cambridge Edition and English Standard Version

A New Original Language Resource The Greek New Testament is a tremendous gift to the church because in it God originally delivered the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Greek-English New Testament: Tyndale House, Cambridge Edition and English Standard Version enables readers to easily interact with the original Greek text by presenting the... Read more

The Compass of the Beatitudes

Eight Beatitudes are found in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5:3-12 at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount and summarized into five in the Gospel of Luke 6:20b-23, in what has become known as the Sermon on the Plain. These sermons tell his followers what it means to follow Him. Markarios, the Greek... Read more

10 Reasons to Be Sure That God Will Never Leave You

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)This is the first verse of the Bible. Before there were people, animals, water, and light, there was God. Knowing this gives me peace when I feel like the world is spinning out of control. He is the glue that holds everything together. We... Read more

Can Protecting My Health Become an Idol? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Dr. Bob Cutillo: You’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition. This is the Christians in Healthcare series, where we respond to questions at the intersection of faith and medicine.... Read more

10 Reasons God Refers to You as the Apple of His Eye

7. He Knows You God is aware of everything about you. That can be frightening at first, God knowing your every thought and action. He does, yet He continues to keep us in His gaze. David understood that there was no escaping God's vision. David wrote about God's attention to His children in Psalm 139,... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of September 13, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible GatewayFind the Resources You Need At: FaithGateway Store Christianbook.comOrder Resources in Bulk At: ChurchSource 31st Annual Bible Reading Marathon Kicks Off in Nation’s Capitol CBN News See other Bible News Roundup weekly posts Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free... Read more

2 Reasons Bully Pastors Rise Up in the Church

The Church's Leadership Crisis There are two things that are at the heart of the leadership crisis in the church. The first is that we've backed away from a biblical definition of a leaderhumble, gentle, kind, faithful, loving, servant. The kind of character qualities that are in the Timothy passage when it talks about qualifications... Read more

10 Cliques That Exist in Every Church

Any community of people is bound to have a problem with cliques, and the church is no exception. But before you get up in arms at the idea of church members screaming "You can't sit with us!" across the sanctuary (Mean Girls, anyone?!), please know that cliques aren't all bad. A clique is merely a... Read more

Introducing the ESV Womens Study Bible

Apply Gods Truth to Everyday Life The ESV Womens Study Bible was designed to help women in all seasons of life pursue a deeper, transformational understanding of Scripture. Drawing on content adapted from the best-selling ESV Study Bible and the ESV Womens Devotional Bible, this study Bible was created for women who are serious about... Read more

When Hope is Poisoned by Despair

One of the supreme gifts of youth is the seemingly unlimited amount of hope. The young have not yet spent years pushing against immobile walls of oppression, repression, and suppression. They still believe that good is something that can be talked into a person. They believe in their yet unchallenged selves and their hope drives... Read more

3 Good Ways a Crisis Can Shape Your Faith – TGC Africa

Crises are unsettling. Many Christians, however, agree that the most God honouring way to respond to the fear induced by the COVID-19 crisis is faith. Faith in God is a sure antidote for fear. Fear incapacitates but faith invigorates. John Piper writes that the presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out... Read more

How Can I Trust That the Bible Is True?

We cannot turn on the news anymore without feeling the weight of a broken world. The burden is great in the search for truth it seems. Whether it is political or environmental we see people searching or defining truth for themselves. Often it is based on what they feel and see. The reality is that... Read more

10 Things I Hope Never Go Back to Normal after COVID-19

Pre-COVID-19, if you asked people what hindered them from spending quality and quantity time in Bible reading and prayer, youd hear the word busyness a lot. For many, COVID-19-induced limitations have become an invitation to spiritual renewal.Without a lengthy commute, they have time to linger with the Scriptures, start that Bible study theyve always wanted to... Read more

10 Beautiful Ways God Tells You How Much You Matter to Him

You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. (Leviticus 20:26)God has called us to be separate from the world. We are salt and light, evidence of His love to those who do not know the hope we have in... Read more

A MISSION FIELD IN THE SKY

My friend calls me a mission worker in the sky. After graduating college with a bachelors degree in mathematics, the last thing I expected was to become a flight attendant. Yet here I am. My typical day involves welcoming people on flights, ensuring they are safe, and serving them drinks and food. However, the Holy... Read more

Jesus Isn’t on the Ballot. That Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Opt Out.

It started in 2004 as a little Bible study looking at the political implications of Jesus teaching and the social dimensions of the gospel. Four years later, during the 2008 presidential election, I published a book with Chris Haw called Jesus for President and took the movement out on a national tour, traveling through nearly... Read more

35-Year-Old Bestselling NIV Study Bible Now Fully Revised and Updated – Bible Gateway Blog

The study Bible that launched the modern study Bible movement 35 years ago and that millions of readers have come to trust for more than three decades is now fully revised and updated with thousands of newly written or enhanced notes and articles combined with hundreds of four-color maps, charts, photos, and illustrations to create... Read more

Podcast: The Church’s Leadership Crisis (Paul David Tripp)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Guarding against Failure in Leadership In this episode, Paul Tripp discusses what he calls the leadership crisis in the church today. He explains what he has seen and heard from pastors that indicates there indeed is a crisis, why healthy leadership in the church depends... Read more

How Christian Should My Small Business Be?

Small-business owners may have some flexibility to build overt or covert Christian practices into the life of their companyfor example, devotionals at meetings, preferring to hire people from church, promotion of Christian values, and support for Christian ministries. To what extent are such practices healthy, and to what extent might they hamper mission? Is there... Read more

Free Download: Printable Verse Cards Tracing God’s Unfolding Grace

Meditate on Gods Word In Unfolding Grace, discover the overarching storyline of Gods Word as it is revealed through forty Scripture readings drawn from key points in the biblical narrative. Each passage, coupled with brief and accessible commentary, will help you follow Gods grace as it unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. Featuring 40 Scripture selections... Read more

10 Gifts Grandparents Can Give Their Grandkids That No One Else Can

Deborah Haddix Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Studies have shown that the giving of gifts can develop and strengthen relationships. Evidence also indicates that gift-giving helps us feel a greater sense of happiness. In fact, neurologists suggest that our brains are wired to derive pleasure from giving. If all this is true, why then do so many... Read more