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Free 2 Peter Study Guide | Real Faith

03 Aug Free 2 Peter Study Guide Posted at 15:47h in Blog by Mark Driscoll Click the button below for a free study e-book to accompany the series “Power Under Pressure: A Study in 2 Peter”. We hope this free e-book helps you, your small groups, and your family study the book of 2 Peter.... Read more

Many Christians struggle to read the Bible on their own – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Kelly Sikkema)Many Christians struggle to understand Scripture without help from others, new research has found.  Over half (57%) of the 1,002 US Protestant churchgoers surveyed by Lifeway Research said it was challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own.  "Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true... Read more

Study: The Bible Is a Source of Both Confidence and Confusion for Churchgoers | RELEVANT Magazine

While most regular churchgoers agree that the Bible has the answer for doubts and spiritual questions they have, about half also say they have a hard time understanding the Bible when they read it alone. That’s according to a new poll from Lifeway Research, in partnership withExplore the Bible. They found that 57 percent... Read more

Study: Millennial Christians Value Speaking in Tongues More Than Any Other Generation | RELEVANT Magazine

Barna has released another round of findings from its State of the Church survey, this one focusing on how different generations feel about Sunday morning services. Keep in mind, of course, that most of this data was compiled in the pre-Covid “Before Times,” but it’s still an interesting look at how the idea of... Read more

Halleys Study Bible on Genesis 1, 11, and 14 – Bible Gateway Blog

With content gleaned from Halleys Bible Handbook (Zondervan, 2014)the most popular Bible handbook of all time and available as one of more than 40 study resources with your membership in Bible Gateway PlusHalleys Study Bible (Zondervan, 2020) helps you understand the Bible through articles, study notes, charts, maps, and photos next to related Scripture. [Sign... Read more

Church Members ‘Valiantly Risked’ Their Lives as Man Stabbed 2 at Bible Study

Church Members 'Valiantly Risked' Their Lives as Man Stabbed 2 at Bible Study Police in Fairfax County, Va., arrested a suspect Saturday in the stabbing of two people at a Bible study at a well-known church in Chantilly.Both injuries were reported as non-life-threatening.Chance Harrison, 32, of South Riding was arrested and charged with... Read more

Revised Second Edition of Dr. John MacArthurs Bestselling NASB Study Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

For more than 50 years, Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work to create the most comprehensive scriptural reference notes for the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation. Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has now released the fully redesigned and updated second edition of The MacArthur Study Bible... Read more

4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

01 Jul 4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Like so many college students who are weary of being mocked by their professors for being Bible-believing Christians and getting their grades reduced, husbands who are mocked by their... Read more

GET USED TO BEING THE CHRISTIAN WEIRDO: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

30 Jun GET USED TO BEING THE CHRISTIAN WEIRDO: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll While it is easy to think that the Bible is old and outdated, the truth is that since God doesnt change, and people dont change, the Bible is timeless and therefore timely... Read more

PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

29 Jun PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Christianity has never really been cool. The unpopularity of Christians in Peters day was due to the fact that their devotion to Jesus above everyone and everything else caused them to be... Read more

PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

26 Jun PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Peters underlying concern was about what we today call tolerance, diversity, and religious pluralism that discriminates against Christianity in a way that is intolerant, not diverse, and religious persecution. Subsequently, 1-2 Peter,... Read more

PETER WROTE TO CHRISTIANS WHO WERE DESPISED LIKE TODAY: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

25 Jun PETER WROTE TO CHRISTIANS WHO WERE DESPISED LIKE TODAY: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Imagine you lived a few thousand years ago, hundreds of miles away from someone, and the only way to communicate with them was to sit down and write a letter,... Read more

Lydia Brownback on Bible Study Essentials (and Challenges)

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Lydia Brownback: Let’s face it, Nancy. I think our biggest goal is that women who do our studies would fall in love with studying God’s word and get a taste for it, where... Read more

Halley’s Study Bible on John 1 – Bible Gateway Blog

With content gleaned from Halleys Bible Handbook (Zondervan, 2014)the most popular Bible handbook of all time and available as one of more than 40 study resources with your membership in Bible Gateway PlusHalleys Study Bible (Zondervan, 2020) helps you understand the Bible through articles, study notes, charts, maps, and photos next to related Scripture. [Sign... Read more

PETER WROTE TO AN ANCIENT MULTI-SITE CHURCH: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

24 Jun PETER WROTE TO AN ANCIENT MULTI-SITE CHURCH: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Peters two letters are a mere 166 verses. Although rather brief, they are power packed. The people he wrote to were living in a pagan city which meant that to live as... Read more

Hope: A new video Bible study series with E3 Partners – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) For e3 Partners, COVID-19 wasnt going to stop discipleship. They decided that if they couldnt train in person then they would do it through Facebook Live. Jeff Johnston with e3 partners describes the new Bible Stories of Hope series. This is a situation that none of us have ever dealt with before. People... Read more

Study: Young White Evangelicals Are Way Less Likely to Wear a Mask | RELEVANT Magazine

Over at Christianity Today, Ryan Burge has put together an interesting look at how Christians are reacting to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, as the pandemic continues to roil through the United States and picks up steam in many parts of the country. Generally speaking, white evangelicals are getting less concerned about the pandemic at... Read more

PETER IS LIKE A DAD: 1 Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

23 Jun PETER IS LIKE A DAD: 1 Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll This epistle of Peter is one of the grandest of the New Testament, and it is the true, pure gospel. For Peter…inculcates the true doctrine of faithhow Christ has been given to us, who... Read more

DID PETER ACTUALLY WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

22 Jun DID PETER ACTUALLY WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In argumentation, there is something called the burden of proof. Practically, this means that if someone presents a clear case, then the critic of that case has the burden of disproving it and... Read more

Hopes fade for study of Christianity in Sudan

(Photo: Chuttersnap)Hopes that the transitional government in Sudan would allow Christianity as a school subject alongside Islam wilted when officials omitted it from an academic schedule released last week, sources said.Doubly disappointed when an expected TV broadcast of school lessons on Christianity was omitted from the government-owned Television Station Khartoum International Channel this week, Christian... Read more

WERE PETER AND THE DISCIPLES REALLY BUMBLING COUNTRY BUMPKINS? A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

19 Jun WERE PETER AND THE DISCIPLES REALLY BUMBLING COUNTRY BUMPKINS? A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll At some point, every Christian is told that Jesus twelve disciples were uneducated simpletons, basically bumbling country bumpkins. It has been said so many times that hardly anyone seems to... Read more

WAS PETER TOO DUMB TO WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

18 Jun WAS PETER TOO DUMB TO WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For the average Bible reader, the authorship of 1 Peter seems easy enough. The letter opens saying its from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. However, some critics have said that... Read more

LIKE US, PETER GOT PUSHED AROUND BY RELIGIOUS FOLKS: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

17 Jun LIKE US, PETER GOT PUSHED AROUND BY RELIGIOUS FOLKS: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll When I was a kid, we lived in a neighborhood that had some mean dogs. If you rode your bike near their house, the mean dogs would sprint at you... Read more

New Study Shows Significant Increase in Teaching of Evolution over Creationism in Public Schools

New Study Shows Significant Increase in Teaching of Evolution over Creationism in Public Schools Over the last 12 years, the teaching of creationism in public high schools across the U.S. has declined while the time devoted to teaching the theory of evolution has sharply increased, a new study finds.The study, titled "Teaching evolution... Read more

WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

16 Jun WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll My wife and I have the great blessing of godly older spiritual authority that knows us, loves us, and oversees us like mature spiritual fathers and mothers. One of these men had been... Read more

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An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Read the Bible with a gospel perspectiveseeing Christ in all of Scripture. Starting today and running through June 29, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 50% off + free shipping (in the contiguous US) on purchases of the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible. Not a Crossway+ Member? Create a free Crossway+... Read more

WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

15 Jun WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll One of the great points of division between Catholic and Protestant Christians is interpreting something Jesus said to Peter. In Matthew 16:16-19, Jesus spoke of a rock that He... Read more

WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

12 Jun WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For high-profile leaders, there is likely at least one public controversy that follows them for their entire life. For Peter, his high- profile controversy regarding his commission from Jesus... Read more

What are Blessings and Curses? // Africa Study Bible – TGC Africa

Allieu spent hours in a deliverance session with his pastor. He believed he was cursed by his father because after his father died, things went from bad to worse for him. He wanted the pastor to reverse that curse. Allieu is not alone in thinking about how his life can be affected by a curse... Read more