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20 Thanksgiving Hymns to Celebrate Gratitude

Thanksgiving is not just a time for some great food and family time. It's also a time to remember our blessings and have fellowship with other believers. These Thanksgiving hymns remind us how to give thanks to our heavenly father during this season. ...

Why Does the Bible Warn about Cultural Relativism?

Because culture is greatly influenced by man, and man is creative in ways that are both good and bad, many cultures have elements that are a mix of good, bad, or neutral. Removing any objective standard of measurement of the morality of a cultural practice is not Biblical....

4 Prayers for Those Who Are Job Hunting

As you can tell from the title, this is an article about prayers for those hunting for a job. Before I get to the prayers, I need to establish some points so the prayers below will make more sense. First, hunting for a job can be both exhilarating and frustrating at...

What Christians Should Know about the Year of Jubilee

The year of Jubilee was a great time in Israel, an event every 50 years that allowed for rest and celebration. What can we learn from this happy event that we can apply to our lives today?...

Why Is Unity So Crucial for the Church?

The way of the world is to quarrel and compare. Not so in God’s church, this passage reads. We often get so caught up in denominational differences, we fail to see how all of our different pieces fit together. ...

A Hard Lesson from Jonah – the Man Who Ran

“Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to...

How Can We Pursue God’s Life-Changing Vision for Our Lives?

Who cares what the naysayers and haters say, or what family and friends prefer for your life – that is not what creates a happy and blessed life. All that matters is what God wants for your life, and what He wants for you is good....

What Does Manifest Mean, and How Does It Help Us See God More Clearly?

Christians are to walk with Christ, manifesting His presence through our actions. Through the Spirit’s presence and work in us (John 15:26, Ephesians 1:13-14), we are able to provide unbelievers (and believers, too) with a visible manifestation of Christianity. ...

Why Does James Say We Should Be "Slow to Speak"?

The letter written by James was penned to Jewish Christians scattered throughout the Roman Empire. It contains many key themes, such as trials, faith and works, wisdom, and riches and poverty. The letter of James reiterates the idea that believers should not just hear the word of God, but be...

7 Ways to Incorporate God’s Word into Your Favorite Fall Activities

After the hottest July on record, many people are looking forward to fall. Not only does the season typically bring much cooler temperatures, but it kicks off a number of beloved holidays and festivals, from back-to-school time and fall football games to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Fall decorations abound, and...

An Unlikely Lesson in Faith from the Thief on the Cross

We, on this side of Calvary, can surmise the thief took all the mocking of Jesus to heart. No matter their intent, the thief heard the crowd remind Jesus that He said He would “destroy the temple and raise it again in three days” (Matthew 27:40). He heard about Jesus...

What Can We Learn from Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom?

The story of Solomon’s prayer for wisdom is much more than a beautiful tale of one man’s desire for wisdom. It holds powerful lessons for believers today — especially in a culture where people continually make foolish choices. Wisdom is valuable, to be sought for and highly esteemed; but having wisdom...

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....

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