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The People’s Perspective— Expectation

“Moses continued, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you yourselves requested of the Lord your God when you were assembled at Mount Sinai. You said, ‘Don’t let us hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore or see this blazing fire, […]

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Jim Cymbala’s Reaction to Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience

Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle and nearly 5,000 congregants participated in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Hear what he has to say about this experience, leading the church through the New Testament and their plans for continued reading in the future. Learn more about Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience: http://immersebible.com/ Learn more about […]

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The New Covenant

Jeremiah 30–33 stands out in its optimistic view of Israel’s future. The high point of this section (31:31‑34) is the announcement that the Lord God will form a new covenant with his people. The key affirmation of the Sinai covenant was, “I will be their God, and they will be my people” (31:33; see also […]

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God’s Masterpiece

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. –Ephesians 2:10 Read: Ephesians 2:1-10 A masterpiece is an artist’s best work. It comes from years of study and practice until the artist finally creates the ultimate piece of […]

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We Were Made for This

by Joni Eareckson Tada “I will say to the north and south, ‘Bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant corners of the earth. Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.’” Isaiah 43: 6-7, NLT. Ever wonder […]

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Immerse Goes to High School

“What if we gave our students enough credit to think they could read the Bible if we were to able to offer them the very words of the Bible in the simplest format?” Matt Laidlaw, dean of student life, Calvin Christian High School. See what happens when high school student get engaged while reading Scripture […]

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Lazarus’s Urgent Need

When facing difficult circumstances it can be hard to understand “why.” Chris Tiegreen in the Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible uses the story of Lazarus to give us insight into how and why we can trust even when it seems hopeless. Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible “But when Jesus heard about it he said, ‘Lazarus’s […]

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Where Do You Turn?

People throughout the Bible faced difficult, even dire circumstances. No matter what we are facing God is there, waiting for us to call out to Him. Read the prayers of anguish from Jeremiah and David. As you read the note from the Beyond Suffering Bible reflect on how God has walked with you through the valleys […]

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Reading the Lord’s Prayer in Context

It is one of the most recited portions of Scripture, the Lord’s Prayer, but by taking it out of context do we lose an integral part of its meaning? Read what Glenn Paauw, from our partners at the Institute for Bible Reading, has to say. Reading the Lord’s Prayer in Context – Institute For Bible […]

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The Man God Picked

With Father’s Day approaching we think about the men who have played an important role in our lives. Not all of us were raised by our biological fathers, but most of us can think of a man who had a significant impact on who we are today. Even Jesus had a parental figure who was […]

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