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32 Beautiful Bible Verses All Women Should Know

The Bible is God’s living word that teaches, inspires, corrects, and builds up. When women of God approach Scripture, they can come with confidence that it will speak to every issue and worry they have and equip them to reflect the love of God. God’s word contains beautiful poetry, wisdom,...

What Does the Bible Tell Us about Armageddon?

This gathering will culminate with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, for it is at Armageddon that the short and diabolical reign of the Antichrist, who deceived the nations, will come to an abrupt and fiery end. ...

Why Do We Have to Let Our "Yes Be Yes, and Our No Be No"?

Christ in essence is saying here, that not only are we to be people who mean what we say, we are also to be people who keep what we say. If we have to resort to an oath to uphold or reinforce our words, what does that say about us?...

How Are “Wars and Rumors of Wars” Tied to the End Times?

When examined in context, it is clear that wars and rumors of wars will increase as the return of Jesus approaches, but no one war is necessarily the herald of the end of days, since only the Father knows when that will happen. ...

Why Love Keeps No Record of Wrong

We know the Bible tells us "love keeps no record of wrong," but how do we actually practice that? Do we need to practice that when dealing with toxic people? Fortunately, the Bible gives us further instructions....

14 Things to Know about Attending a House Church

From a biblical perspective, “church” is not a building but a people – more specifically the body of Christ in the form of His disciples who follow His way and do His will. While today’s church usually meets in a building, the building itself is not the true church. And...

Six God Lessons from My Cats

I’ve written before about how, when my husband and I adopted our German shepherd puppy, Captain, I didn’t have a clue what I was getting into. As a lifelong “cat person,” I had no idea dogs required so much attention. Not only did I need to learn important things about...

Naomi: A Life That Went from Bitter to Blessed

If Naomi had held the pen by which her story would be written, it would have ended as a tragedy. She believed that her life was over. All her decisions, or more so her husband’s decisions, led them to this bitter place. And it ended in death and no hope....

How Do We Find the Gospel in the Short Book of Obadiah?

The message of Obadiah, then, is a message of judgment against those who rule poorly. It’s a message about those who gloat and celebrate the destruction of God’s people. It’s a picture of what happens when humanity rules by their own heart. ...

Nine Ways “Help My Unbelief” Is a Powerful Prayer

The father’s acknowledgment of his own weak faith and desperate plea for help is an important lesson for us today, for many of us struggle with faulty belief and trust in the only One who can possibly save us. And we can gain much from this lesson by turning to...

How Can Fathers Raise Kids without Provoking Them to Anger?

It is clear that fathers have a role to set the tone for Godliness in our homes. When fathers tell their kids how much better we were at their age, compare them to others unfairly, demand compliance to unfair expectations, expect them to act differently in church than at home,...

What Is So Impactful about Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream?

Dreams can be funny, intriguing, or scary. Rarely, though, is one unforgettable. As we find in the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had an unforgettable dream....

How Does the Bible Guide Us through Conflict Resolution?

I hate conflict. I’d rather shave with a cheese grater than have to be in conflict. I’m not alone in this sentiment either. Though some people seem to relish conflict, for most of us we would rather avoid disagreement and confrontation. Our bodies are hard-wired for agreement.In his book, Collective...

The Nearness of God in Our Waiting

We are also in a phase of imminent arrival of our dearest wishes and dreams coming true. Birth pangs of the world mean that the resolution to the hard matters of our lives will indeed come quickly. So, we need not focus on the pain, if at all possible. We...

5 Practical Ways Christians Should Approach Dating

I know dating is not always easy, and honestly sometimes it is not even fun. But with God’s help and you asking, seeking, and knocking, I pray you would find the one you want to spend the rest of your life with....

How to Keep Pushing through to Your Promised Land

Sometimes it’s a very long journey from “Egypt” to the “Promised Land” in our lives. After the excitement of deliverance from bondage to Pharoah, we set off into the wilderness, thinking it’s only an 11-day trip to a new life of freedom and prosperity. But forty years later, we are...

An Introduction to Corporate Election

The Bible was written in a time when the family, clan, and tribe were very important. And one’s identity was largely based on the group they were a part of. For them, the idea of corporate election would be easy to understand and accept....

Do You Have to Be Saved to Take Communion?

Members of the Christian church — those who have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ — practice many traditions. Some customs include but are not limited to worshipping on Sundays (which is a command, as seen in Hebrews 10:24-25) and celebrating Christmas and Resurrection Sunday.In addition to traditions, Christians follow...

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