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  • The trouble of fools
    The trouble of fools
    Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their...
  • C.S. Lewis on Scripture
    C S Lewis' view of the Bible
    It is not every day that a young graduate student gets a recommendation from Owen Barfield (a personal friend of C S Lewis), and Clyde S. Kilby (recognized authority on C S Lewis). But this is what happened to Michael J. Christensen in 1979. The...
  • The Power of a Praying Mother
    Honor Mom on Mother's Day by applying God’s Word
    Hallmark and many other greeting card companies are rife with verses that tout how much we love our Mothers – at least once a year on Mother’s Day.Bringing up children is no easy task and it requires a Mother to be on her toes –...
  • Thomas Doubts
    The difference between doubt and disbelief
    For many people raised in American churches, doubt is considered the antithesis of faith. To be sure, there are Bible verses that decry the dangers of excessive doubts. Jesus points to a lack of faith as the culprit behind Peter's near...
  • Inspired Bible
    Atheism 101: Was the Bible inspired by God?
    While some fundamentalist Christians believe that the Bible was divinely written by God, most Christians reject the idea that the Creator of the Universe actually sat down and physically wrote a book series. It seems that atheists aren't the...
  • Can we trust the Biblical texts?
    Who changed the words of the Bible and why?
    A few years ago, Prof. Bart Ehrman's book "Misquoting Jesus" topped the bestseller list and introduced many people to the world of Biblical textual criticism. Ehrman's explanation of the process of text-critical scholarship was...
  • Matthew 4: 19
    Free resources for studying or teaching the Gospel of Matthew
    The gospel of Matthew is the first book in the New Testament. It was written by a Jewish tax collector who turned preacher and missionary after being handpicked by Jesus. It is often the first book readers new to the Bible decide to study. Below...
  • Greeting cards: 10 top Bible verses for get well notes
    Greeting cards: 10 top Bible verses for get well notes
    Here are some encouraging words from Scripture, especially for those who are sick.Being sick is no holiday – ever. But greeting cards with get-well notes can lift the spirits of those who are ill. Who among us does not appreciate a...
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
    The story of Exodus
    Exodus: Gods and Kings: Rated “PG-13” (2 hours, 22 minutes)Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben KingsleyDirected by: Ridley ScottFor as long as Hollywoodland has been producing movies, one of the...
  • First Mission Trip
    Embracing Scripture's structure of place
    Just about every story begins with some description of setting where the author attempts to describe where the story takes place, what that place is like in its culture, attitudes, the environment, its sights. The author wants to give us a feel...
  • bibletruth1
    Does Scripture speak of Abortion?
    The letter has been circulating around the Internet since late May, but it's no longer on the Planned Parenthood website.LifeNews.com reports that in "Pastoral Letter" Planned Parenthood stated:Many people wrongly assume that all...
  • Hand written thoughts
    Scripture: Food for the mind and soul
    We look to many sources for inspiration and guidance in the course of our lives. Many of these can be positive influences on us, while others are less than ideal. The human brain needs input and food in the form of worthy ideas and inspiration...
  • The Book
    The Book
    Searching for an ideal Bible for the home, for study, or, for prayer? In the search for the ideal text, one can easily be overwhelmed by the myriad of biblical choices. For example, Catholics and Protestants have their own unique Bible. This is...
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
    Praying Psalm 25, verse 1
    "In you, Lord my God, I put my trust."Psalm 25:1, New International VersionBecause personal prayer is a very individualized act, my discussion of praying Psalm 25 will be written in first person perspective.In you alone, Lord my God, I...
  • Noah
    The flood waters are a-rising!
    Noah: “PG-13” (2 Hour, 18 min)Starring: Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony HopkinsDirected by: Darren AronofskyOK, let’s put this out there right up front. We all know the story of Noah. He was a...
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