Bible Study

Every Logos Sale Happening Now, in One Post – Christian Article

From free books to discounts on Logos 8, here’s everything that’s free and on sale this month on Logos.com, Faithlife Connect, and Faithlife Ebooks. Free books At the links above you’ll also find books for $2–$4, including two popular Old and New Testament exegesis books. 4 free Bible study bundles To celebrate the new year and all the new opportunities to dig into God’s Word, we’ve put together four free bundles. One is for anyone who doesn’t own a Logos…

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Is it Wrong to be Rewards-Driven When Serving the Lord? – Christian Article

“By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill treatment with God’s people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time; accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:24-27 WEB) There was a man sometime…

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God’s Promise to Keep Us – Christian Article

Tweet It can be a very hopeless thing to believe that once God has saved you from certain death that you can be lost (unsaved). God promises that no one can pluck us out of His hand once He gives us eternal life (John 10:28) and that once we are saved because we believe that Jesus died to pay our wage for sin (Romans 6:23) we are sealed (kept) until He comes…

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What Does It Mean That Women Should “Remain Quiet” in Church? (1 Timothy 2) – Christian Article

This article is part of the Tough Passages series. 8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.12I do not permit a woman to teach or to…

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​How to Step into your God-Given Calling ​ – Christian Article

  ​How to Step into your God-Given Calling ​ ​Passage of the Day: “Jesse said to David his son, “Now take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers; and bring these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers are doing, and bring back news.”” (1 Samuel 17:17-18 WEB) I think we can probably all agree that David’s calling was to become the…

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Does Baptism Save? (1 Peter 3) – Christian Article

This article is part of the Tough Passages series. 18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight…

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The Magi, Astrology, and Epiphany: Deciphering the Star – Christian Article

We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Oh, star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright. Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light. Many Christians around the world will be celebrating Epiphany this Sunday, which marks the end of the Christmas season and commemorates the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus. The star of Bethlehem is one of the most…

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Start the New Year with Our Bible Narratives Reading Plan – Christian Article

Stories shape us. When we read a story, we enter a world that the author has created and thus become shaped by that world. Experiencing the world of the story forms our imaginations of reality, our perceptions and affections, and even our worldview and beliefs. The same is true—perhaps even more so—with the stories of Scripture. Biblical narratives shape our imagination of who God is, what he is like, and what he expects of his people. The difference, of course,…

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3 Reasons to Study the Biblical Geography of Israel – Christian Article

Israel’s geography is more than side trivia for the events in the Bible—it’s the stage God chose to place the characters of his story. The narrative unfolds across many different landscapes, from the Mediterranean coastal region to the lower Galilee to the southern desert and beyond. It’s an epic story of God’s kingdom expanding from a garden to the whole known world. The Bible’s original audience would’ve known these places and regions and why they were important to the story.…

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Get a Free Bible Study Starter Pack – Christian Article

Yesterday we posted about ways to kickstart your yearly Bible study goals. Today, we’re back with another of a different kind: free Bible study starter packs. We all come into the new year with different goals. Some of us just want to finally nail down a habit of Bible reading, while others have loftier goals, like learning (or relearning) Greek and Hebrew. We’ve put together three packs for three different goals, available free with a trial to Faithlife Connect (and…

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How Logos Bible Software Can Transform Your Bible Study – Christian Article

I don’t normally review or promote products on this blog, but because I’ve really been blown away by Logos Bible Software I am willing to make an exception. The kind folks at Faithlife gave me a free upgrade to the new Logos 8 to review and after reviewing it for the last few weeks, I believe there are some features which could really transform your Bible study. Here are some of my thoughts on Logos Bible Software. Digital Bible Study…

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The Biblical Definition of Marriage? [Guest Post]

The following is a guest post by a previous contributor Rev. Brady Whitton  (see articles here and here). Take a read for a helpful contribution to the General Conference 2019 debate.  === The Biblical Definition of Marriage? By Rev. Brady S. Whitton As the Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church draws near (St. Louis, February 23-26), I’ve talked with many United Methodists who are on the fence about the practice of same-gender marriage. What I…

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How Can You Learn To Trust God? – Christian Article

Tweet How can we learn to trust God in such uncertain times? Our Way The first way we can learn to trust God and lean upon Him is to not lean upon our own understanding. When we do, we’re leaning on ourselves, and that’s shaky ground. That’s building a house on sand. It just won’t work because the first storm that hits it, demolishes it. The Proverbs say, “Trust in the LORD…

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Visiting the Holy Land: Sites in Israel to Help Your Child Connect With God – Christian Article

  Visiting the Holy Land: Sites in Israel to Help Your Child Connect With God Milton Goh and Amilee Kang also visited Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived. Many of Jesus’ miracles as recorded in the four Gospels were done there. ​About the Author Jennifer Glenn left her corporate finance job to pursue her true passion of writing. She now prefers to spend more time with her three beautiful children. ​​ The number of young adults and children that claim to…

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Why I Started to Investigate Christianity (Video) – Cold Case Christianity – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner addresses the question: What got you started on your investigation of Christianity? Why did you apply your detective skills to the case for the Resurrection of Jesus? In addition, if your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study right now. You can also…

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3 Westminster John Knox Bundles 30% Off – Christian Article

With a publishing history dating back to 1838, Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) and its predecessors have faithfully served scholars, students, clergy, and general readers for almost two centuries. This month we’re putting several WJK resources on sale. Browse the highlights below to see if any would be a good addition to your library, or browse all the WJK resources on sale. The Old and New Testament Library Series (63 vols.) – 30% OffThis series offers authoritative commentary on many…

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