Author Archives: Fred Bittner

Bible Verses about Strength: 12 Scriptures

Bible Verses about Strength: 12 Scriptures

Bible Verses about Strength Say the word strength, and immediately one thinks of diet plans, workout routines, and trips to the gym. The word reminds us of the workout clothes we bought last year, with good intentions, but never wore. To be physically strong and fit is a fine goal, but there is a greater

A New Approach To Christmas

The NIV Bible Bible Study Reading: Isaiah 7:1-17; Isaiah 9:1-7 Once a year the Christmas season strikes both the sacred and the secular spheres of life with sledgehammer force. Suddenly Jesus Christ is everywhere. For approximately one month His presence is inescapable. You may accept Him or reject Him, affirm Him or deny Him, but

The Purpose of Thanksgiving

“For the Christian, every day is Thanksgiving Day.” — Billy Graham Consider the word “Thanksgiving”, and invariably images of family gatherings come to mind. Such gatherings with turkey dinners, pumpkin pies, fall decorations, football, and tryptophan grogginess are all too common in American homes. This may be what Thanksgiving has become but it is not the

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A Biblical Model For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been a great holiday for the church to spread the message of Christ. After all, the feast between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans was to give thanks to God for his provisions. The stated purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday was to thank “our beneficial Father.” But has our approach to Thanksgiving been

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Hope in the Suffering

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Zondervan Bibles has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to create a special NIV Pink Study Bible available to aid those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Throughout our country people will be marching, raising money for research, wearing pink on the fields of play

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You Look Like God, Mom

Family resemblances make for an interesting discussion. Where do your looks come from? Do you have your mother’s nose, your father’s eyes, or your grandmother’s shape? Genetics are passed from generation to generation. Common traits reveal themselves and cause people to say, “You remind me of your mother.” Your traits go beyond generational genetics. They

A. W. Tozer – What Is God Like?

What is God Like? Hebrews 13:8, reminds us that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. But has our view of God changed throughout the generations? A.W. Tozer offers a challenging and thought provoking challenge to the modern church. The following article is from the book Knowledge of The Holy published in 1961. Knowledge

On Singleness: The Inclusive Love of God

From its inception, Christianity was the most radical movement of all time. The incredible nature of the love of God reshaped all cultural norms of the day. This became evident when Jesus took a child in His arms and said, Whoever welcomes one of these little children in My Name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes

Father’s Day: Set Free to Win the Battles of Life

Father’s Day is a wonderful day to bestow honor on dads for all that they do for their families. Dads love to get cards and gifts, enjoy their favorite meal, and have some family fun doing the things dads likes to do. But on the Monday following Father’s Day, it is back to the grind, the struggles, the

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