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Praise - Bible Studies for Life for August 26, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
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Disciplined - Explore the Bible for August 26, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Disciplined - Explore the Bible for August 26, 2018

Centuries ago, Saint Augustine created a bit of controversy with a simple prayer, “Grant what Thou...

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Prioritize - Bible Studies for Life for August 19, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Prioritize - Bible Studies for Life for August 19, 2018

Politicians all over the world love to use Christian language in their speeches.

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Thankful - Explore the Bible for August 19, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Thankful - Explore the Bible for August 19, 2018

The context for David’s song of thankfulness falls into three categories.

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Protect - Bible Studies for Life for August 12, 2018 Jul 27, 2018
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Resolved - Explore the Bible for August 12, 2018 Jul 27, 2018
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Persist - Bible Studies for Life for August 5, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Persist - Bible Studies for Life for August 5, 2018

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Wrong!

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Averted - Explore the Bible for August 5, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Averted - Explore the Bible for August 5, 2018

“Carpe diem” is translated “seize the opportunity.”

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Plan - Bible Studies for Life for July 29, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Plan - Bible Studies for Life for July 29, 2018

My wife, Chelsie, likes to joke that she is a planner, while I like to figure...

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Restored - Explore the Bible for July 29, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Restored - Explore the Bible for July 29, 2018

In 2 Samuel 15, we read how Absalom cunningly conned much of Israel into following him...

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Pray - Bible Studies for Life for July 22, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Pray - Bible Studies for Life for July 22, 2018

Most Christians understand that prayer is important.

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Deposed - Explore the Bible for July 22, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Deposed - Explore the Bible for July 22, 2018

In the 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can,” Leonardo DiCaprio starred as Frank Abagnale Jr.,...

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Tithing: an obedient response to a gracious God - Bible Studies for Life for July 15, 2018 Jun 29, 2018
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Grieved - Explore the Bible for July 15, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Grieved - Explore the Bible for July 15, 2018

There is nothing more beautiful, and oftentimes more complicated, than family.

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What happens next? - Bible Studies for Life for July 8, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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What happens next? - Bible Studies for Life for July 8, 2018

None of us is promised tomorrow or even the next hour or the next minute.

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Accountable - Explore the Bible for July 8, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Accountable - Explore the Bible for July 8, 2018

Have you ever had a police officer pull you over, approach your window and say, “Do...

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What should we do now? - Bible Studies for Life for July 1, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Valued - Explore the Bible for July 1, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Why did Jesus come? - Bible Studies for Life for June 24, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Established - Explore the Bible for June 24, 2018 Jun 28, 2018

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Established - Explore the Bible for June 24, 2018

Most of us don’t always follow through on our promises, but we can be sure that...

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Why can’t we fix it? - Bible Studies for Life for June 17 May 31, 2018
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Celebrated - Explore the Bible for June 17, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Celebrated - Explore the Bible for June 17, 2018

David, the second king of Israel, is one of the most prominent figures of Scripture.

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Why are we in this mess? - Bible Studies for Life for June 10, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Why are we in this mess? - Bible Studies for Life for June 10, 2018

In Genesis 3:1-7, we read one of the most well-known passages in all of Scripture –...

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Crowned - Explore the Bible for June 10, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Crowned - Explore the Bible for June 10, 2018

Regardless of one’s personal political views or party affiliation, most people today would agree that the...

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Why are we even here? - Bible Studies for Life for June 3, 2018 May 17, 2018
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Respected - Explore the Bible for June 3, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Respected - Explore the Bible for June 3, 2018

Saul, a shy and timid man, was anointed by God as Israel’s first king.

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Keep standing - Bible Studies for Life for May 27, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Keep standing - Bible Studies for Life for May 27, 2018

Our God worked to deliver the Jews from Haman’s evil plot to destroy them.

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Finding strength - Explore the Bible for May 27, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Finding strength - Explore the Bible for May 27, 2018

Paul had been called up to the third heaven where He “heard things that cannot be...

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Stand up and speak - Bible Studies for Life for May 20, 2018 May 3, 2018
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Giving faithfully - Explore the Bible for May 20, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Giving faithfully - Explore the Bible for May 20, 2018

Have you ever committed to buy something, perhaps for a fundraiser, and then were surprised when...

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Stand with humility - Bible Studies for Life for May 13, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Stand with humility - Bible Studies for Life for May 13, 2018

In an age where the loudest person in the room or on the Internet seems to...

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Becoming new - Explore the Bible for May 13, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Becoming new - Explore the Bible for May 13, 2018

Have you ever bought a new car? Or maybe sat in a new car? If so,...

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Stand down - Bible Studies for Life for May 6, 2018 Apr 21, 2018

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Stand down - Bible Studies for Life for May 6, 2018

In Esther 3, Mordecai, a Jew, refused to honor an Amalekite named Haman after King Ahasuerus...

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Displaying the gospel - Explore the Bible for May 6, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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Displaying the gospel - Explore the Bible for May 6, 2018

Last month Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

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Stand with conviction - Bible Studies for Life for April 29, 2018 Apr 19, 2018
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Enjoying God’s comfort - Explore the Bible for April 29, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

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Enjoying God’s comfort - Explore the Bible for April 29, 2018

I was recently reading a book on prayer in which the author commented on the ridiculously...

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Be ready to stand - Bible Studies for Life for April 22, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Be ready to stand - Bible Studies for Life for April 22, 2018

“God is preparing His heroes,” wrote A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, “and...

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Understanding love - Explore the Bible for April 22, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Understanding love - Explore the Bible for April 22, 2018

What is love? Well, you can ask three people that question and get four responses. Love,...

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Our righteousness - Bible Studies for Life for April 15, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Our righteousness - Bible Studies for Life for April 15, 2018

Warren Buffett, the billionaire founder of Berkshire Hathaway, sums up his stock-buying philosophy as, “Buy low...

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Our Shepherd - Bible Studies for Life for April 8, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Our Shepherd - Bible Studies for Life for April 8, 2018

America has long been defined by the rugged individual.

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Remembering the sacrifice - Explore the Bible for April 8, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Remembering the sacrifice - Explore the Bible for April 8, 2018

One of the things I always find intriguing when reading Paul’s letters is that, despite being...

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God is faithful - Bible Studies for Life for April 1, 2018 Mar 22, 2018
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Assurance of the resurrection - Explore the Bible for April 1, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Assurance of the resurrection - Explore the Bible for April 1, 2018

In John 20:3-9 we read the incredible account of Peter and “the other disciple,” commonly believed...

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Our peace - Bible Studies for Life for March 25, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Our peace - Bible Studies for Life for March 25, 2018

One of the great challenges we face today is cynicism.

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Influencing for Christ - Explore the Bible for March 25, 2018 Mar 8, 2018
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Our banner - Bible Studies for Life for March 18, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Our banner - Bible Studies for Life for March 18, 2018

One interesting story from the most recent Olympics was that, as a penalty, one country could...

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Keeping commitments - Explore the Bible for March 18, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Keeping commitments - Explore the Bible for March 18, 2018

When God created marriage between a man and a woman in Genesis 2:28, He said it...

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Our Healer - Bible Studies for Life for March 11, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Our Healer - Bible Studies for Life for March 11, 2018

If you have ever experienced an injury or aliment that required medical attention you understand the...

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Glorifying God - Explore the Bible for March 11, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Glorifying God - Explore the Bible for March 11, 2018

One of the beautiful things about the gospel is the freedom it provides to those who...

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Our Provider - Bible Studies for Life for March 4, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Our Provider - Bible Studies for Life for March 4, 2018

In Genesis 22:1-14 we encounter one of the most incredible scenes in all of Scripture –...

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United in Christ - Explore the Bible for March 4, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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United in Christ - Explore the Bible for March 4, 2018

In 1 Corinthians 1:10-25, the Apostle Paul addressed an issue that is as relevant today as...

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I am a light - Bible Studies for Life for February 25, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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I am a light - Bible Studies for Life for February 25, 2018

It is apparent when you turn on the news that we live in a world where...

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Always on mission - Explore the Bible for February 25, 2018 Feb 8, 2018
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I am just passing through - Bible Studies for Life for February 18, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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I am just passing through - Bible Studies for Life for February 18, 2018

My 4-year-old granddaughter just learned to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

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Answering critics - Explore the Bible for February 18, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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Answering critics - Explore the Bible for February 18, 2018

I recently told a colleague that his use of the word “crazy” to describe anyone who...

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I am a priest - Bible Studies for Life for February 11, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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I am a priest - Bible Studies for Life for February 11, 2018

All believers are living stones in one spiritual building, the Church.

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The testimony - Explore the Bible for February 11, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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The testimony - Explore the Bible for February 11, 2018

A believer’s testimony reflects God’s purpose of saving souls and transforming lives.

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A minister - Bible Studies for Life for February 4, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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A minister - Bible Studies for Life for February 4, 2018

It is common practice in a Southern Baptist church to receive new members by promise of...

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Delivered - Explore the Bible for February 4, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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Delivered - Explore the Bible for February 4, 2018

In 2014, my wife and I went through “Passages: Treasures of the Bible,” a traveling exhibit...

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I am a child of the King - Bible Studies for Life for January 28, 2018 Jan 11, 2018
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Incomplete picture - Explore the Bible for January 28, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Incomplete picture - Explore the Bible for January 28, 2018

The story is told about a preacher who waxed eloquently during his pastoral prayer each service.

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I am wonderfully made - Bible Studies for Life for January 21, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I am wonderfully made - Bible Studies for Life for January 21, 2018

While preaching a message on abortion, I used a model of a 12-week-old baby, as she...

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Value all - Explore the Bible for January 21, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Value all - Explore the Bible for January 21, 2018

Human trafficking includes men, women and children of all ages.

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Jesus corrects - Bible Studies for Life for January 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus corrects - Bible Studies for Life for January 14, 2018

Recently a lady told me that she hasn’t attended church since she was much younger.

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The unknown known - Explore the Bible for January 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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The unknown known - Explore the Bible for January 14, 2018

Athens was the cultural and educational capital of the Greco-Roman world.

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Jesus provides - Bible Studies for Life for January 7, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus provides - Bible Studies for Life for January 7, 2018

Outside of the resurrection, there is no Bible story or event that speaks more directly to...

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A changed family
 - Explore the Bible for January 7, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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A changed family
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The larger context of this lesson has three movements: persecution, conversion and transformation.

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Jesus heals - Bible Studies for Life for December 31, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus heals - Bible Studies for Life for December 31, 2017

It’s easy to have faith when everything is going great.

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Strengthened
 - Explore the Bible for December 31, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Strengthened
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Can you imagine the Apostle Paul settling down in Antioch and becoming a pastor?

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Jesus saves - Bible Studies for Life for December 24, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus saves - Bible Studies for Life for December 24, 2017

A Christian lady’s non-Christian friend asked what she needed for Christmas. She told her friend that...

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The Promised One
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The Promised One
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My granddaughter Ella and I have a Christmas tradition of popping popcorn and watching “How the...

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Jesus rules - Bible Studies for Life for December 17, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Jesus rules - Bible Studies for Life for December 17, 2017

After a full day of teaching, Jesus and the disciples got into a boat to cross...

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Available to all
 - Explore the Bible for December 17, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Available to all
 - Explore the Bible for December 17, 2017

Several church councils have convened throughout church history to settle disputes about doctrine and church practice.

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Jesus teaches - Bible Studies for Life for December 10, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
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Misguided worship
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Misguided worship
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I visited with a man in the hospital who invited me to attend one of his...

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Jesus calls - Bible Studies for Life for December 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Jesus calls - Bible Studies for Life for December 3, 2017

On the Gulf Coast, I stood with a young man who was using a net to...

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The gospel message
 - Explore the Bible for December 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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The gospel message
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B.H. Carroll, founder and president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), sought to establish a chair...

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Andrew: Active witness - Bible Studies for Life for November 26, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Andrew: Active witness - Bible Studies for Life for November 26, 2017

Many believers practice “silent witnessing” using Matthew 5:16 as their verse, “Let your light shine before...

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Set futures - Explore the Bible for November 26, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Set futures - Explore the Bible for November 26, 2017

As a favor for a friend, I picked up his grandson after the grandson’s release from...

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Hannah: Trust-filled prayer - Bible Studies for Life for November 19, 2017 Nov 2, 2017
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Set free - Explore the Bible for November 19, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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Set free - Explore the Bible for November 19, 2017

The word “sin” is almost nonexistent in popular culture.

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John: Single-minded focus - Bible Studies for Life for November 12, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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John: Single-minded focus - Bible Studies for Life for November 12, 2017

John the Baptist was a rugged, enigmatic prophet who traveled throughout the wilderness wearing animal skins...

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Set apart - Explore the Bible for November 12, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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Set apart - Explore the Bible for November 12, 2017

The Saint Francis Cathedral and the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M., were built and consecrated...

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Barnabas: Ongoing encouragement - Bible Studies for Life for November 5, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Barnabas: Ongoing encouragement - Bible Studies for Life for November 5, 2017

Contrary to the message promoted by prosperity televangelists and the likes of Oprah Winfrey, the Christian...

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Set before - Explore the Bible for November 5, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Set before - Explore the Bible for November 5, 2017

When you enter a time of prayer, what are the first things you bring to God?

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Ruth: All-in commitment - Bible Studies for Life for October 29, 2017 Oct 23, 2017
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His presence - Explore the Bible for October 29, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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His presence - Explore the Bible for October 29, 2017

The Old and New Testaments read very differently in many ways.

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Unfailing wisdom - Bible Studies for Life for October 22, 2017 Oct 6, 2017

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Unfailing wisdom - Bible Studies for Life for October 22, 2017

“Petunia,” written by Roger Duvoisin, is one of my favorite children’s books.

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