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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 reciting 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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5 Tips for Reading the Bible in Community

Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience was created to be read in community, but we are often asked “where do I even start?” Our friends at the Institute for Bible Reading share some tips on how to read the Bible as a group. 5 Tips for Reading the Bible in Community In a recent survey the […]

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Communal Reading In the Time of Jesus: How Did the First Christians Learn the Bible?

So many of us are getting into the Word of God in personal study. This is important, but we often forget the importance of coming together as a community and reading God’s Word together like they did in the early church. Communal Bible reading is at the heart of Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Read what […]

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Open My Eyes

by Kevin O’Brien, brand manager for Study Bibles and Bible Reference at Tyndale House Publishers. Sometimes it all seems like too much. Life presses in, and I am going to implode under the pressure. It’s not supposed to be like that. I know better. I mean, I really know better. Not sort of, not I […]

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Immerse: Poets Now Available!

We are excited that the most recent volume of Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience has been released. Immerse: Poets presents the poetical books of the First Testament divided into two groupings. Songs: Psalms Lamentations Song of Songs Wisdom: Proverbs Ecclesiastes Job These writing all reflect the daily, down-to-earth faith of God’s people as they live out their covenant […]

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Small Group Loves “Fresh” Experience with Immerse

by Alex Goodwin, Institute for Bible Reading Barb and Glenn Martin have spent much of their lives in the education field — Barb as a faculty member at Bethel University, Glenn as a teacher, coach, and high-school principal. They both love the Word of God, faithfully participating in Bible studies and programs at their church […]

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