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3 Christmas Bible Studies for Advent [Free Videos]

3 Christmas Bible Studies for Advent [Free Videos]

Is your small group or Sunday school class looking for Christmas Bible Studies? The Advent season is a time to get ready and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Doing a Christmas Bible Study is a chance to build up in anticipation of the grand event, and to dive deeper

You Are Not an Accident

I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born. – Isaiah 44:2a God does not play dice. – Albert Einstein You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by

What On Earth Am I Here For?

Editor’s Note: American swimming star Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, made headlines last week when he opened up about the pain in his life and shared how he was deeply impacted by Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. Phelps turned to Warren’s bestseller while in rehab, and he was nicknamed “Preacher

Fellowship: 7 Steps to Restoring Broken Relationships

God has restored our relationship with Him through Christ, and has given us this ministry of restoring relationships. — 2 Corinthians 5:18 (GWT) Relationships are always worth restoring. God has given us the ministry of restoring relationships. For this reason a significant amount of the New Testament is devoted to teaching us how to get

10 Favorite Devotionals of 2015

Devotional books are terrific for so many reasons (let me count the ways!), but if you’re like me, the main reason I love devos is because, even though I’d love to have a leisurely hour by a cozy fire with my dog Maisy, Bible, devotional, journal, a doppio cappuccino, and a pecan roll (Hello, Instagram!), my morning

Live a Life Filled With Purpose

Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? We begin asking ourselves these questions from the moment we learn to speak. As our children grow, they ask us these questions as well. Some people ask these questions until they take their final breath. Do you know the reason why you’re

The Lord’s Prayer: Teach Your Children To Pray Like Jesus Prayed

Teaching your children how to pray and watching them spiritually flourish is a blessing and life experience that most Christian parents look forward to. However, the prospect of spiritually nurturing your children can also be a daunting prospect for many new parents! As you held your baby in your arms and gazed into your infant’s

Created to Become Like Christ

You were created to become like Christ. From the very beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son, Jesus. This is your destiny and the third purpose of your life. God announced this intention at Creation: Then God said, ‘Let Us make human beings in Our image and likeness’. – Genesis 1:26 In all of

How Can I Overcome Loneliness?

There are both good ways and self-defeating ways to deal with loneliness. One self-defeating way is to become a workaholic. You spend all your time and energy working, working, working. You get up in the morning and work all day until finally you flop into bed exhausted at night. But eventually that takes its toll on you physically and emotionally. Some people try

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