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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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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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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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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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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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Beware of Complaints

Whether facing overwhelming circumstances or even in the day-to-day drudge of life, it’s often easier to focus on what’s wrong with a situation than look to see how God is seeing us through. Often, that was the response of the Israelites while wandering in the wilderness. Here is an example from the Book of Numbers. […]

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Immerse: Prophets Is Here!

Immerse: Prophets, the final volume to be released in the Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience series, is now available! This volume takes you through the prophetic words of the Old Testament prophets grouped together by four historical periods. Before the fall of Israel’s Northern Kingdom: Amos Hosea Micah Isaiah Before the fall of the Southern Kingdom: […]

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