What does God say about sacrifice and persecution?

As we approach the annual day in which we focus on the persecuted church around the world many may wonder how they can think more deeply on this topic. Voice of the Martyrs has created a seven day reading plan to help you out. In this seven day reading plan you will learn about the letter “N” and why it is associated with persecution, you […]

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God’s Rest

The idea of rest is an integral part of the story of Scripture beginning with God resting on the seventh day. This rest by God is the basis for the weekly Sabbath day rest, which is the basis for the special Sabbath rests related to God’s Appointed Times (Feasts/Holy Days). These are then expanded for an entire year with the Sabbath Year – every seventh […]

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What about Joy?

Week 22: Joy KEY QUESTION: What gives us true happiness and contentment in life? God may shower us with blessings and circumstances that bring joy to our lives, but true joy is found not in those things themselves but in their source. Joy can also be fueled and found in living out God’s Word and trusting in the promises God gives us in his Word. […]

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What is Bible Study?

Day 13: Bible Study KEY QUESTION: How do I study God’s Word? The Bible is unlike any other narrative. It is God’s story chock-full of amazing depth and application for our lives. Jesus reminds us that the condition of our heart is important when we hear or read God’s Word. If we are open and receptive to God’s words, they will take root in our […]

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What is Prayer?

  Week 12: Prayer KEY QUESTION: How do I grow by communicating with God? Our God is a personal God who desires a real relationship with us. He is not a distant, cosmic being, but a good father who longs to interact with his children. Prayer is a conversation between God and his people. We serve a God who is not threatened by our questions […]

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WORDsearch Bible Software

Last week I posted about FREE Bible Software and focused on Logos Bible Software from Faithlife. I urged you to get Logos because even if you don’t have the money to utilized all its features or purchase books through Logos you can still benefit from some top name scholarly books and commentaries that they give away for FREE each week/month. This week I want to […]

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Free Books, Bible Software and more with Logos/Faithlife!

In the 21st century we have many options for reading, both electronically and in print. Though my personal preference is a good print book (with a highlighter and sticky tabs by my side), the fact of the matter is that for Bible study, sermon prep and research, my electronic library is invaluable. Today I want to simply point you to a few sources to help […]

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