Bible News Roundup Week of August 30, 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 Archaeologists Find Assyrian Siege Ramp at Biblical City of Azekah Haaretz Read about Azekah in the Encyclopedia of the Bible on Bible Gateway Latest Biblical Archaeology... Read more

A La Carte (August 31) – Tim Challies

Westminster Books has discounted many of this summer’s new releases. There are some odds and ends listed in today’s Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Keep in Mercy’s Way) The Song That Was Sharper Than Sting What a sweet bit of writing this is. “Samwise had climbed too many stairs with Shagrat drooling on his... Read more

Will You? – Girlfriends in God – August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020Will You?Lisa Morrone, PTTodays TruthMy sheep hear my voice and they follow [obey] me (John 10:27, NIV).Friend to FriendOur fathers of the faithAbraham, Isaac, Jacob, Josephall knew about sheep. As shepherds, they knew how directionless sheep can be, how prone they are to wandering, to getting themselves stuck between a rock and a... Read more

Watching the Horizon for Your Prodigal – Encouragement for Today – August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020Watching the Horizon for Your ProdigalSARAH GERINGERLee en espaolBut while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20b (NIV)The last time I had seen my prodigal family member... Read more

Is There Such a Thing as Blind Obedience? – Daughters of Promise – August 31

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS BLIND OBEDIENCE?He said, Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. Genesis 22:2When God calls me to a difficult act of... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 31, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her And it came to pass in the evening, that he (Laban) took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him (Jacob).Genesis 29: 21, 23King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Double DealerLaban, Not... Read more

Die to Yourself – Encouragement Café – August 31

Die to Yourself By Cara HarrisI have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20I was 4 years old when the abuse began.... Read more

Think About These Things – Beloved Women – August 31, 2020

Think About These Things - Beloved Women - August 31, 2020READ: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Many times, we dont experience... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 31

August 31 What Will Your Story Tell? "And He said to me, Write Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb. And He said to me, these are the true words of God." Revelation 19:7& Revelation 19:9 THE STORY YET UNTOLD There is a story yet untold and the author... Read more

Obedience Strategy: Signposts – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 30

Obedience Strategy: Signposts Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 30, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WltsVdo1e4k[/embed]A few months ago, my husband and I were faced with a pivotal decision. So, I pressed God for an answer, because our timeline was short. What should we do? Should we do this? Or should we do that?God answered my prayer by showing me a... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 30

August 30 How Are You Using Your Resources "When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given {to him.}And Joseph took the body... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 30, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Rachel came with her fathers sheep: for she kept them.  And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the flock... Read more

Weekend A La Carte (August 29) – Tim Challies

I’m grateful to Matthias Media for sponsoring the blog this week. Be sure to check out their neat new resource The Generosity Project. Today’s Kindle deals offers a pretty good list of newer and older books. (Yesterday on the blog: When Solomon’s Fool Created a Social Media Platform) Sticktoitiveness and the Christian Life “Sticktoitiveness is... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 29, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.  Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mothers father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 29

August 29 Are You Pouring Water On the Fire? "Do not quench the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19 The Holy Spirit is very sensitive to His environment and He is completely shut down when holiness is disregarded on any level. There are times when we stifle the working of the Holy Spirit; a working that He... Read more

August 2020 New Releases

New Books and Bibles Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month. Titles include Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin, Concise Theology by J. I. Packer, and the ESV Womens Study Bible. Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through... Read more

The Easy Way – Girlfriends in God – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020The Easy Way Sharon JaynesTodays TruthJesus said, Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light,(Matthew 11:28-30 NIV).Friend to FriendHeres a question. Do you think obedience to... Read more

When You Feel Unlovable – Encouragement for Today – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020When You Feel UnlovableAMY CARROLL I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV)Because Im a cold-natured gal, I have blankets all over my living room. Anytime I sit down, I snuggle up.But theres one blanket in particular thats more valuable... Read more

Who’s Talking? – Daughters of Promise – August 28

WHOS TALKING?Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. Eph. 4:29Dont you wish people were consistently encouraging with their words? I can carry one nasty comment with me for years, but my future can also be shaped for the... Read more

Detox-Holy Maintenance – Encouragement Café – August 28

Detox-Holy Maintenance By Noelle DeyDo you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20As I drove to meet my boss, I looked at... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 28, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.Psalm 127:1New Revised Standard VersionEXPLORATIONThe Blessing of a Happy HomeThis is the true nature of home it is the place of peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.John RuskinAfter studying about... Read more

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces – Beloved Women – August 28, 2020

Heaven Will Be Full of Beautiful Faces Beloved Women August 28, 2020READ: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelations... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 28

August 28 Give Me Jesus"As the deer pants for the water brooks; so my soul pants for Thee, Oh God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God" Psalm 42:1-2 God wants living worshipers to arise and be seen, heard, and felt. But to be a living worshiper, weve got to become thirsty; thirsty... Read more

A Dozen New and Notable Christian Books for August 2020 – Tim Challies

As summer turns to fall, and as we seem to creep incrementally back towards normalcy, the new books continue to pour in. I’ve sorted through the many (many!) books that have shown up at my doorstep over the past four weeks and have narrowed them down to this list of a dozen. For each one... Read more

Your Influence Matters – Girlfriends in God – August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020Your Influence MattersGwen SmithTodays TruthPrepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. (Matthew 3:3b, NIV)Friend to FriendJohn the Baptist told Gods people to prepare the way for the Lord to purify their hearts and get ready for Jesus to come, redeem, restore, heal, love, challenge, and change the world. (Matthew 3:3)I... Read more

Pray About Everything – Encouragement for Today – August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020Pray About EverythingSHEILA WALSH Lee en espaolDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)I will never forget the... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 27, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, the days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.  And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she... Read more

In God We Trust – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 27

In God We TrustVerse: >Hebrews 6:13-20Additional Scripture Readings:Numbers 23:19Titus 1:2A dollar is just a scrap of paper, printed in green ink. What gives it value is the promise printed on it by the government. Because we take the government at its word, we believe the dollars promise and the dollar becomes valuable to us. Similarly,... Read more

Into the Gospel Message – Daughters of Promise – August 27

INTO THE GOSPEL MESSAGETimothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love; that you always think kindly of us. I Thessalonians 3:6The one who preaches the full counsel of the Word to us, the one who is not afraid to address issues like our sin, submission... Read more