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The Humanity of Jesus

The Humanity of Jesus

This week’s Bible study discusses the humanity of Jesus – that he was truly God and truly man in the fullest sense of the terms. For this study and discussion, we turn to an excerpt from Start! The Bible For New Believers. This Bible, which uses the New King James Version as its text, contains necessary

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You Matter To God

You are not an accident. You matter to God. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for His purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! The search for the purpose of life has

The Life of Jesus: A Chronological Study

Our Bible Study this week focuses on the life of Jesus as presented in the Gospels, and a comparison and contrast of accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This study is an excerpt from the New Testament introduction to the new NIV Integrated Study Bible (NIVISB), which presents the Bible in chronological order so

The Gift of Loneliness

I recently conducted an informal poll on Twitter to find out the biggest challenge we singles face, and far and away, loneliness won the day. This hurt my heart. I actually sat in my booth at Starbucks and cried. I suppose it’s not really a huge shock that this is a major issue for single

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Is Hell Real?

Is Hell Real? We haven’t heard much about hell since the “hellfire and brimstone” era of the church. Today, little if anything is spoken in churches about hell. So the question has become increasingly important: Is Hell Real? If it is, then where is hell, who goes to hell, and can we be saved after

The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too

Editor’s Note: Former CEO of MOPS International Elisa Morgan shares, for the first time, the struggles of her own family in her new book, The Beauty of Broken. May you find encouragement in Elisa’s story and be assured there’s no such thing as a perfect family and that God makes beauty out of the broken.

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Fight Like a Man – Bible Study of the Week

Guys, this week’s Bible study is for you. The last thing you need is another book, podcast, motivational CD, or even Bible study that tells you how to be a man of God in four easy steps. That’s not what we’re doing here. We’re focusing on the core issue that I’m convinced will motivate you deep within your heart:

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The 5 Most Important Lessons I’ve Taught My Kids from the Bible

Let’s face it, sifting through what’s truly important in life is not an easy task. As Christians, obviously we want our kids to grow up to not only believe in God, but to truly know Him and make their faith their own. But as a parent, how do you hone in on the most important

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Intentional Walk: Faith and the St. Louis Cardinals

Chapter 1: David Freese The night before the Cardinals played their opening game of the 2012 regular season on April 4, the first-ever game at Marlins Park in Miami, a visiting reporter walked into a well-known restaurant to have dinner. It was not surprising to him that some of the Cardinals were there. What he was

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One Light Still Shines

I’d like to tell you a love story. I could tell another story instead. I could recount a gruesome, premeditated murder. I could describe unspeakable acts. I could take you behind the scenes into the shielded private world of my Amish neighbors as they mourned the horrific losses of their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, sisters, and

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