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  • Beyond Sunday: A Year of Training in Righteousness

    Beyond Sunday: A Year of Training in Righteousness The Bible is the world's most widely distributed book, with 2.5 billion copies were distributed between 1815 and 1975. The evidence of this is many changed lives. Is this the year for yours to change?
  • The Holy Spirit and the Scandal of Christ's Birth

    Douglas Sean O'Donnell
    The Holy Spirit and the Scandal of Christ's Birth Sometimes when we come to passages like Matthew’s condensed Christmas story, we don’t come with that childlike curiosity and wonder—looking at the everyday with awe, perceiving the familiar as fascinating. But we should.
  • Verses to Read for Christmas

    Let these verses guide you as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.
  • Jesus Came to Destroy Something

    John Piper
    Jesus Came to Destroy Something The people who will experience the fullest meaning of Christmas on Tuesday are the people who know and feel that there is something in them that needs to be destroyed.
  • The Strange Math of Jesus: Emptying Himself by Adding Human Nature

    Bruce Ware
    The Strange Math of Jesus: Emptying Himself by Adding Human Nature Since the divine nature in Jesus was eternal and infinite while the human nature in Jesus was created and finite, one of the questions we ponder is just how these two natures could coexist in the one person.
  • Beyond Sunday: What Brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem? Was There Really a Census?

    Beyond Sunday: What Brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem? Was There Really a Census? When others cast doubt on the historical accuracy of Bible events, such as the census mentioned in Luke 2, be prepared.
  • God Became One of Us

    Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
    God Became One of Us Part of what it means to be a Christian is to believe the unbelievable: that the historical human person, Jesus, who was born in a stable in a backwater village outside of Jerusalem some two thousand years ago, was actually God in the flesh.
  • Immanuel: God with Us Forever

    Randy Alcorn
    Immanuel: God with Us Forever The best part of Christmas is not the presents we receive, but the presence of God with us. Christmas can be a hint, a foretaste of the celebration God’s family will enjoy together.
  • Jesus is for People who Hate Christmas

    Stephen Altrogge
    Jesus is for People who Hate Christmas My propensity toward Christmas gloom is one of the reasons I am so grateful for Jesus. Not in a “Jesus is the reason for the season,” kind of way, but in a, “Jesus is a holy warrior,” kind of way.
  • How Joyful Are You This Christmas?

    Mark Altrogge
    How Joyful Are You This Christmas? Would your co-workers and neighbors? Would your classmates and roommates say you’re cheerful? If your friends knew no other Christians but you, what would their impression of Christianity be?
  • Beyond Sunday: The Word Was God

    Beyond Sunday: The Word Was God The language of the Gospel is as plain as possible, and turns every way to defend the divinity and personality of the Son of God.
  • Christmas: The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs

    Dr. John Barnett
    Christmas: The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs Christmas in America is mostly about gifts given and received. But Christmas is really about the gift no one seeks but everyone needs.
  • Mary: Portrait of a Woman Used by God

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss
    Mary: Portrait of a Woman Used by God One of my favorite biblical role models is Mary of Nazareth. In her life I have found a wealth of wisdom for my own walk with God. Her story illustrates many of the characteristics of the kind of woman God uses to fulfill His redemptive purposes in our world.
  • Running Wild with Hope

    Russ Ramsey
    Running Wild with Hope As his parents watched Jesus mature, they couldn’t help but see his Nazareth years as a time of preparation for a calling they knew would inevitably lead him away from them.
  • 7 Reasons Waiting Helps Us Grow

    Founders Ministries Blog
    7 Reasons Waiting Helps Us Grow I don’t like to wait. No, let’s be completely honest: I despise waiting. Yet waiting on the Lord is essential for our growth.
  • Beyond Sunday: A Family Affair

    Beyond Sunday: A Family Affair When Christ's family looked for Him, they did not go in to find Him. They wanted Him to obey their wishes.
  • The Birth of Jesus through Joseph's Eyes

    R.C. Sproul
    The Birth of Jesus through Joseph's Eyes When we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmastime, our attention is most often given to Luke’s account, because it gives us so much information. But Matthew's account is just as important in our understanding the event through the eyes of Joseph.
  • Jesus... in Every Book of the Bible

    Philip Nation
    Jesus... in Every Book of the Bible Here is a quick tour of how God reveals Himself in every book of the Bible.
  • What Does It Mean to "Seek the Lord"?

    John Piper
    What Does It Mean to Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. But aren't his children always in his presence? Yes and no.
  • Whatever is Lovely...

    Randy Newman
    Whatever is Lovely... Philippians 4:8 admonishes us to think about things which are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. Are these only spiritual things?