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  • He Laid Hold of Their Feet

    Tim Brister
    He Laid Hold of Their Feet Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
  • Depression and the Ministry

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Depression and the Ministry Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.
  • The Date of Easter

    Theologically Driven
    The Date of Easter People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
  • What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral?

    Mark Altrogge
    What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral? I’ve recently done two funerals. It’s had me thinking about a question someone said we should ask ourselves: What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
  • How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You

    Chris Russell
    How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You Some people seem to become “human ticks” around us. It feels like they want to suck the life right out of us. They put us down. They discourage us. They look for ways to trip us and cause us to stumble.
  • You Are Not Your Labels

    Stephen Altrogge
    You Are Not Your Labels We assume that what has been always will be. We willingly adopt the labels that come with the struggles: angry, anorexic, loser, trash, failure, addict.
  • Are Christians Narrow-Minded and Intolerant?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Are Christians Narrow-Minded and Intolerant? When it comes to modern religious discourse, there is no greater sin than to claim your religion is the only one that is true. You can believe just about anything and receive a shrug of the shoulders from an unbelieving world, but say that you believe in one way to heaven and accusations of narrow-mindedness and intolerance are inevitable.
  • 7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday I know most people who love their church… and love their pastor… want to help any way they can to make the Sunday morning experience the best it can be. That’s what this post is about. Here are 7 ways you can help your pastor on Sunday.
  • Christ, Our Passover

    Randy Newman
    Christ, Our Passover Messianic Jews and most evangelical Christians really do believe we’re interpreting the story of Passover exactly as God meant it to be interpreted – as a sign of a fuller, more redemptive sacrifice yet to come.
  • The Joy of Fear

    Mark Altrogge
    The Joy of Fear We tend to think of fear as bad thing. But the fear of the Lord is to delight in God’s awesomeness.
  • Beware of the Lion (1 Peter 5:8)

    Chris Russell
    Beware of the Lion (1 Peter 5:8) I see so many people today who seem to have no fear of Satan… the Lion. They “wrestle” around with him in a playful way just as this man plays around with these creatures in real life.
  • You Know You Are Losing The Battle of Faith If…

    Stephen Altrogge
    You Know You Are Losing The Battle of Faith If… ... your circumstances seem more overwhelming and powerful than Jesus. You are overwhelmed by the “giants” that surround you.
  • How Many Herods are There in the Bible?

    The Good Book Blog
    How Many Herods are There in the Bible? There are actually six different “Herods” in the New Testament, and they are all somehow related to each other. Here are thumbnail sketches to help you keep track of who’s who.
  • The Walls of Jericho

    Associates for Biblical Research
    The Walls of Jericho When one hears the name “Jericho” one naturally thinks of Israelites marching, trumpets sounding and walls falling. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory that we enjoy reading and telling in Sunday School class, but did it really happen?
  • Who Was St. Patrick?

    Inside BST
    Who Was St. Patrick? When you're looking for information on historical saints and martyrs, you'll find a treasure trove of information in our History section. And the story of Saint Patrick is no exception. So, who was he?
  • Inductive Study: The Basics

    Kay Arthur
    Inductive Study: The Basics Inductive Bible study consists of three component parts ... observation, interpretation, and application.
  • How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?

    Mark Altrogge
    How Much Power Does Satan Really Have? Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
  • Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty

    Ron Edmondson
    Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty Resting within the protection of God’s glory, I find peace from the burdens of the world.
  • Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace

    Stephen Altrogge
    Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace Here is another prayer from my upcoming book, Praying God’s Word. In this prayer I try to express my gratefulness for God’s grace that hunted me down and saved me.
  • Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis?

    The Good Book Blog
    Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis? Recent news reports are claiming that the references to camels in the patriarchal narratives (Gen 12:16; etc.) of Genesis are “anachronistic,” or historically out of place. But is this true?