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Love for Enemies

Editor’s note: Singer/Songwriter and participant of the Red Letter Christians Artists and Musicians Collective, Paul Demer, recently released a new congregational worship song entitled “Love for Enemies.” Read about it and watch the lyric video below! I originally wrote Love For Enemies for New Braunfels Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Texas Hill Country. I was... Read more

How to Use the Bible Gateway Plus Atlas – Bible Gateway Blog

The Bible Gateway Plus Atlas features scrollable, zoomable, interactive maps that help you orient your understanding of the location of places mentioned in the Bible as you’re reading Scripture. Each map is synchronized with Bible verses, so it’s conveniently accessible with a click of your mouse to help you quickly get your bearings. For example,... Read more

GRACE CERAMICS

Ive been hand throwing pottery for nine years, beginning in high school. It has always come naturally to me and is a meditative, sweet time for me to quietly sit and talk to God. Being behind the pottery wheel, throwing clay, is one of my favorite steps in the entire process of making a mug... Read more

5 Ways to Bring More Joy into Your Marriage

Our world tends to be overly serious. We forget to let ourselves relax and have fun. Think back to the last time you had a really good laugh with a friend or your spouse and how good it made you feel. Its been proven laughter can relieve tension and stress, boost your immune system, release dopamine... Read more

5 Things You Need to Know to Stop Striving and Know Your Worth

Ive learned my worth comes from who God is not from who I am or what I do.God is perfect and holy.We sometimes attribute human characteristics to God such as conditional love, being easily angered, holding grudges, showing favoritism, or refusing to forgive. But while we resemble Him in many ways, Hes not like us.... Read more

The Seven Seals of Revelation and What They Mean

The book of Revelation can be scary and difficult for most to interpret. Even Bible scholars debate the meaning of many details. So, understanding as a layperson can bring confusion. One thing is sure, the events described by the apostle John, are a picture of the return of Christ and God's judgment on the world.Symbolism... Read more

Explosive Church Growth and Bible Translation Technology – Bible Gateway Blog

By John Sawyer How did the early church reach all the residents of Asia, both Jews and Greeks (Acts 19:10) with the gospel in just two years? Thats about 15 million people! And in Romans 15:19-23 the apostle Paul states that from Jerusalem all the way to Illyricum there is no place left for his... Read more

3 Observations about Heaven

1. There are none but lovely objects in heaven. No odious, or unlovely, or polluted person or thing is to be seen there. There is nothing there that is wicked or unholy. There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination (Rev. 21:27). And there is nothing that... Read more

5 Questions about Homosexuality

This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: If the Bible says so little about homosexuality, why do Christians insist on talking about it so much? A: The reason the Bible says comparatively little about homosexuality is because it was a comparatively uncontroversial sin among ancient Jews and Christians. There is no... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Does It Mean to Be a New Creation?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Rebecca McLaughlin: In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul talks about Christians as a new creation. What do you think that means? Taylor Turkington: Oh, Rebecca. I think that Paul is talking about in this... Read more

How Should We Pray for the Presidential Election?

Our country has experienced a lot this year. Not only are we still living through a global pandemic, and seeing racial injustices heightened, but we are also gearing up for one of the most important elections in our lifetime.Politics has always caused division within our country and relationships with others, yet this election year feels... Read more

What Does It Mean to Be Unequally Yoked?

How to Tell If Someone Is Unequally Yoked It is hard to discuss being equally yoked without sounding judgmental. Yet, if we are seeking a life partner, its important that we act wisely and look for a person whose life reflects what is in their heart. Scripture encourages us to be discerning, pure, and blameless... Read more

The Fairy Tale of Caring

Yes, children, there was a time, long ago and far away, when Christians, or those of any faith, maybe even no faith at all, cared for, stood up for and lived out compassion, generosity and even sacrifice for the larger good. It was not, as now, a joke to care for others, even strangers. It... Read more

3 Good Reasons to Be Baptized

Why should you get baptized? Let me give you three reasons. My hope in laying out these reasons is that you will find them not only persuasive but also inviting and compelling. As well see, Christ not only commands believers to get baptized, baptism is also a gift he graciously gives for our benefit and... Read more

Christian Genocide in Africa: An Interview with Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper – Bible Gateway Blog

How much are you aware of Christians being singled out for murder in Africa? While the world is fixated on jihadist threats in the Middle East, terrorists are also massacring men, women, and children across lands from Nigeria to Kenya. Two advocates for religious freedom and human rightsone Jewish and one Christianexplain whats happening, why... Read more

How to Build Routines That Matter for Your Life

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesin order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory... Read more

5 Reasons for Youth’s Skepticism of Faith

Getting a four-year-old to believe in Jesus is no harder than getting him to believe in Santa, the tooth fairy or any other made up character. We can tell our kids just about anything, and they take our words as facts.At a certain point, though, they mature and question the validity of our beliefs. How... Read more

Bible News Roundup Week of October 11, 2020 – Bible Gateway Blog

[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 Americans Redefining, Customizing Christianity News ReleaseCultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Bible-Related Research Museum of the Bible Founder Steve Green Receives 2020 William... Read more

Podcast: The Day I Lost My 3-Year-Old Son (Cameron Cole)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Hope in the Midst of Tragedy In this episode, Cameron Cole discusses the unexpected death of his three-year-old son, Cam. He shares about the initial shock when he first heard the terrible news, recalls the thoughts and questions that filled his mind in the days,... Read more

The Evangelical Gaze

Beware comment sections. I recently wrote a piece here at RLC arguing for affirmation and inclusion of LGBTQ Christians on the basis of compassion. Whenever one of my articles goes live, I also post it to my Facebook, hoping the people in my social network will read the materials and engage in thoughtful dialogue. The... Read more

10 Practices to Give Anxiety over to God

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) For a long time, I thought anxiety was a purely spiritual problem. If I... Read more

5 Practical Ways to Help Your Kid Pay Attention Learning at Home

Making sure kids eat breakfast before school has been a long-touted piece of advice, but making sure they get the right kind of fuel for their brains is a topic worth emphasizing.While most families struggle to get everyone up and at em on time, its important to slow down long enough to ensure your child is... Read more

Introducing a New Bible Browsing Experience

A New Way to Find the ESV Thats Right for You Today, were excited to announce the launch of a brand-new Bible browsing experience on Crossway.org. Whether it's the high-quality studio photography on every product page, the ability to compare the interior of different Bible lines side-by-side, or powerful new filter options for narrowing your... Read more

Why It’s Courageous to Imagine Your Own Obituary

Photo Credit: Getty Images/WavebreakmediaA night light shines in the darkness of the hallway at my house. Its not to help me to see in the dark. Its there to remind me that I already can.This night light is in the shape of a wardrobe, and pictures young Lucy standing there at the door into the... Read more