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When races collide - Bible Studies for Life for January 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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When races collide - Bible Studies for Life for January 13, 2018

In the 1950s, both Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. expressed their disgust that 11...

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Reconciled - Explore the Bible for January 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Reconciled - Explore the Bible for January 13, 2018

During a Lord’s Supper service, I preached on the need for reconciliation between God and man.

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The wise men’s worship - Bible Studies for Life for January 6, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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The wise men’s worship - Bible Studies for Life for January 6, 2018

Singing Christmas carols is an important part of our Christmas worship tradition.

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Transformed - Explore the Bible for January 6, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Transformed - Explore the Bible for January 6, 2018

A co-worker told me her nephew knew me. He was my boss’ son, and he caused...

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Simeon’s proclamation - Bible Studies for Life for December 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Simeon’s proclamation - Bible Studies for Life for December 30, 2018

Simeon was an enigmatic character, which we know very little about.

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Home - Explore the Bible for December 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Home - Explore the Bible for December 30, 2018

God uses a variety of means to lead His people but He leads foremost through His...

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The angel’s announcement - Bible Studies for Life for December 23, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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The angel’s announcement - Bible Studies for Life for December 23, 2018

In October, my wife and I drove to Jackson, Wyo., to explore the Grand Teton and...

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Promise kept - Explore the Bible for December 23, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
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Mary’s trust - Bible Studies for Life for December 16, 2018 Nov 29, 2018
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Family - Explore the Bible for December 16, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Family - Explore the Bible for December 16, 2018

There are many examples in the Bible of imperfect individuals whom God used in extraordinary ways.

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Joseph’s obedience - Bible Studies for Life for December 9, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Joseph’s obedience - Bible Studies for Life for December 9, 2018

My pastor says a plan is something you do when you’re not doing something else.

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Not alone - Explore the Bible for December 9, 2018 Nov 29, 2018
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Isaiah’s prophecy - Bible Studies for Life for December 2, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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Isaiah’s prophecy - Bible Studies for Life for December 2, 2018

God often uses trials, troubles and tribulation to expose our true faith.

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The deceiver - Explore the Bible for December 2, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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The deceiver - Explore the Bible for December 2, 2018

This was the last major conflict for Isaac. He was old and blind.

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A prayer of thanksgiving - Bible Studies for Life for November 25, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
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With anticipation - Explore the Bible for November 25, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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With anticipation - Explore the Bible for November 25, 2018

Scripture makes it very clear we may possibly suffer for our faith in Jesus Christ.

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A prayer of confession - Bible Studies for Life for November 18, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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A prayer of confession - Bible Studies for Life for November 18, 2018

I love this quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “A Christian must never leave off repenting, for...

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With submission - Explore the Bible for November 18, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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With submission - Explore the Bible for November 18, 2018

Since we live in a democracy, it is difficult for many to understand the idea of...

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Praying for others - Bible Studies for Life for November 11, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
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With control - Explore the Bible for November 11, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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With control - Explore the Bible for November 11, 2018

Scientists maintain that a sound wave set in motion continues on forever.

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Praying for ourselves - Bible Studies for Life for November 4, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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Praying for ourselves - Bible Studies for Life for November 4, 2018

In the model prayer, Jesus taught us that we should pray for “daily bread” (Matt. 6:11).

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With works - Explore the Bible for November 4, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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With works - Explore the Bible for November 4, 2018

The book of James was a severe stumbling block for Martin Luther.

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A prayer of surrender - Bible Studies for Life for October 28, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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A prayer of surrender - Bible Studies for Life for October 28, 2018

In the model prayer, Jesus taught that when we pray we need to seek the heavenly...

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With obedience - Explore the Bible for October 28, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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With obedience - Explore the Bible for October 28, 2018

My wife and I took two of our granddaughters through a maze with multiple mirrors.

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A prayer of praise - Bible Studies for Life for October 21, 2018 Oct 4, 2018
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With perseverance - Explore the Bible for October 21, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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With perseverance - Explore the Bible for October 21, 2018

James began his letter with one of the dominant themes of the book – trials.

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The object of our prayer - Bible Studies for Life for October 14, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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The object of our prayer - Bible Studies for Life for October 14, 2018

The disciples must have been fascinated, even intrigued, with Jesus’ prayer. He didn’t pray like the...

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True compassion - Explore the Bible for October 14, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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True compassion - Explore the Bible for October 14, 2018

A church member said to her pastor, “Pastor, we need to see more signs and wonders...

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Going out - Bible Studies for Life for October 7, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Going out - Bible Studies for Life for October 7, 2018

William Carey said, “Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.”

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True fruit - Explore the Bible for October 7, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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True fruit - Explore the Bible for October 7, 2018

The Galatians were being confronted with two kinds of living: fleshly and spiritual.

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Authentic joy - Bible Studies for Life for September 30, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Authentic joy - Bible Studies for Life for September 30, 2018

G.K. Chesterton said, “Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian.”

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True freedom - Explore the Bible for September 30, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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True freedom - Explore the Bible for September 30, 2018

Legalism gives an appearance of spiritual maturity and freedom, but in reality, it is a step...

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Intentional love - Bible Studies for Life for September 23, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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Intentional love - Bible Studies for Life for September 23, 2018

This lesson begins with a dialogue between Jesus and a lawyer.

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True heirs - Explore the Bible for September 23, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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True heirs - Explore the Bible for September 23, 2018

In Paul’s day many Roman and Greek households had child guardians.

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Gracious hospitality - Bible Studies for Life for September 16, 2018 Sep 6, 2018
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True life - Explore the Bible for September 16, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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True life - Explore the Bible for September 16, 2018

Galatians 3 is one of the more complicated chapters in all of Paul’s writings.

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Open arms - Bible Studies for Life for September 9, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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Open arms - Bible Studies for Life for September 9, 2018

When Mahatma Gandhi was a student, he read the gospels, giving serious consideration to becoming a...

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True grace - Explore the Bible for September 9, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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True grace - Explore the Bible for September 9, 2018

Galatians 2 presents three pictures that answer the question, “How can I please God and not...

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Reality check - Bible Studies for Life for September 2, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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Reality check - Bible Studies for Life for September 2, 2018

There is a quote on the wall at my doctor’s office from the great Yogi Berra,...

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True gospel - Explore the Bible for September 2, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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True gospel - Explore the Bible for September 2, 2018

The book of Galatians doesn’t contain Paul’s usual greeting.

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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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