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Who Was John?

Though the Bible doesn’t always specifically name the author of each book, early tradition helps us identify many authors. Here is an excerpt from the NLT Study Bible that gives us a glimpse of John, son of Zebedde and Apostle Christ. “The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to […]

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Journaling Under the Bridge

Tyndale House Publishers had the opportunity to partner with a Texas bookstore called Flint Gypsy, which frequently holds Bible-journaling activities, for their Journaling Under the Bridge event in Tyler’s tent city on Saturday. There may be no greater way to share the love of God than to meet tangible needs of those going through hard times. […]

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Pastor Reviews Ryken’s Bible Handbook

We are so thankful to Pastor Mike Philliber for his review of Ryken’s Bible Handbook. We hope you enjoy it too. <link href=’https://www.blogger.com/dyn-css/authorization.css?targetBlogID=1243632722786443561&amp;zx=5efe7630-3957-437e-95a4-f39577258156′ rel=’stylesheet’/> Someone gave me a copy as a “Thank You” for speaking to their group. I started to shove it into a nook in my library, but then thought I’d look it over […]

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Giving God Our Best

It’s amazing how challenges and struggles that the men and women in the Bible faced are often similar to the ones we face today. Though the setting and context can be different, the heart issue is often very much the same. Read  from the Christian Basics Bible about Haggai’s struggle to get the returning exiles to get […]

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Why is the 23rd Psalm So Beloved?

Psalm 23 is the best-known psalm and the favorite biblical passage of many. Why? Because it does more than tell us that God protects, guides, and blesses. It shows us a poetic image of a powerless sheep being tended by an unfailingly careful shepherd. In a world of dangerous ditches and ravenous wolves, we need […]

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In the King’s Court

New situations are often a challenge. Starting a new job, first day of school or moving around the world, being plucked from what we know and understand can leave us feeling vulnerable and unsettled. Read from the Wayfinding Bible about how Daniel and his friends responded after being forcefully taken from their homes and thrust […]

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Wayfinding Bible – The Backstory

I love anything that is “behind the scenes.” There used to be a show on the radio called The Rest of the Story hosted by a man named Paul Harvey. Even though I was little I couldn’t get enough of it. I wanted to know more. Whether building a bridge, creating Disneyland or inventing a […]

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Are You a Basic Believer?

The world goes by at a million miles an hour, and it seems to go faster and become more complicated at every turn. It’s not at all hard to get distracted, disgruntled, and even disillusioned. We chase so hard after the things that we think we are supposed to—success, respect, love, money, whatever. We adopt […]

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Moral and Spiritual Cleansing

“Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1, NLT Purification rites were common in traditional African religions. Washing and cleansing rituals served as ways to be freed from curses […]

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Real Freedom Found Behind Real Bars

Women in Prison Unlock Hope and Healing with The Life Recovery Bible By Stephen Arterburn Editor, The Life Recovery Bible I was raised in Bryan, Texas, so I did not think it was unusual to be opening a letter from a woman who lived in Brazos County near Bryan. What follows was anything but usual. She […]

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