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A Quiet Faith: Does it Have to be Energetic to be Real?

Kirk Abatelli

Does lack of excitement mean that we lack passion for God? Or does lack of enthusiasm mean our passion for Christ is gone? Not at all. Many would define passion today as a barely controllable emotio...

7 Tips to Actually Read Through the Bible in a Year

Sheila Alewine

John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”As a teenager growing up in a very conservative, independent, Baptist church, I was often challenged to make...

10 Promises from the Bible to Embrace Today

Sarah Coleman

Embrace - to accept a belief willingly and enthusiastically. The Bible is full of promises. According to Bible Gateway, 5,467 to be exact. And every one of those promises are for believers. All the ...

3 Incredible Reasons to Develop a Lifestyle of Forgiveness

Frank Santora

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy...

Can Jesus Trust You?

Michael Jakes

There is a certain type of faith that the Lord requires, and shallow faith misses the mark. What makes shallow faith shallow and how can one break free from its clutches to experience the blessings of...

A Timely Warning from the Laodicean Church to Us Today

Michael Jakes

Because this church so closely mirrors the mindset and character of today’s church, we should all pay very close attention to Christ’s words and warning to them. The Lord’s message to this church is a...

What Does Hallelujah Mean?

Mike Leake

The worship leader introduces the song for the morning and says, “Alright, y’all let’s stand up and praise the Lord.” If we place this same worship leader into the exilic period and give him a psalter...

Who Was Anna the Prophetess and How Does She Fit into the Christmas Story?

Jessica Brodie

Not only does Scripture tell us Jesus' birth was heralded by a choir of angelic beings, but when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple, they also encountered two prophets who praised God in a ...

Why Does God Say "Not by Might, nor by Power"?

Clarence L. Haynes Jr.

God is committed to completing any work that he has begun and any work he has asked you to do. When you align with his will and purpose then you can be certain he will finish what he started. ...

Why Is It So Powerful That Jesus Washed His Disciples' Feet?

Emma Danzey

Right before the pinnacle of Jesus’ ministry here on earth (Maundy Thursday), He decided to take the place of a servant and wash His disciples’ feet. It is the picture of a teacher serving the student...

What is Deism and Is It Influencing Your Faith?

Alyssa Roat

Though the word “deism” may conjure up vague ideas of Enlightenment philosophy or American history, it is more than just an outdated idea. Deism continues to affect our lives even today....

What Does the Bible Say about How to 'Train Up a Child'?

Heather Riggleman

I understand what it means to “Train up a child in the way that he should go…” Despite being a child myself, God saw it fit to give me three amazing, free-thinking, strong-willed children. ...

What Does the Bible Say about Meditation?

Shelby Turner

Meditation and mindfulness are hot trends these days, but are these activities that Christians should be participating in? Or will "opening your mind" open it to the wrong sorts of things? W...

Why Do We Remember John Bunyan Today?

Ken Curtis

How did John Buyan go from being a troublemaker to a preacher who wouldn't stop sharing God's message?...

What Is the Purpose of Baptism for Christians?

Rev. Kyle Norman

Baptism is not an end; it is a beginning. One is baptized into a new life, as a sign of one’s new creation by the Spirit of Jesus, embodied within the context of a new community. In this way, despite ...

Celebrating Easter through God’s Eyes

Dawn Wilson

Easter is not simply about the physical death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, though it is that. The perspective of the participants is important too. Just imagine all the vantage points — for go...

What the Prophet Agabus in Acts Teaches Believers Today

Joel Ryan

Agabus is mentioned twice in the Book of Acts and foretells two important events. So what does he foretell? Do his predictions come true?...

Today, Look for More Opportunities to Be Grateful

Frank Santora

When we say “Thank You,” we are really saying to Him, “I realize that I’m nothing without You, that all I have and all I hope to be comes from Your gracious hand. I recognize that You are my source of...