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Want to learn more about the Bible? about God? about Jesus? Dig into these resources for the basics.

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Value of conviction

If you tell someone, “I believe the Bible. I value what God values,” you can be mocked, targeted, and called awful names. It’s hard….

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Your #1 motivation

If there’s a gap between the person you are now and the person you want to be, what gets you to change? If you…

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Gentle rain

I was listening to an agronomist talk about the relative infrequency of gentle rains. He had data showing we are getting more and more…

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Four false teachings

Faithful pastors (and committed Christians) must have the courage to call out false teaching. “[The pastor] must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as…

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As sweet as honey

Psalm 12 speaks about untrustworthiness in human relationships, but the psalmist starkly contrasts the words and communication we receive from God. It’s a very…

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How can it be?

A few years ago, three songwriters handed Lauren Daigle, a Christian artist, some lyrics they wanted her to consider for a new song. The…

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Hold firmly to the Word

Would you dig through 8 tons of garbage? One husband and wife did. The wife had taken off her 12.5-carat wedding ring to do…

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Study skills

Ezra was a professional copyist. He transcribed Moses’ scrolls so God’s Word could be passed around to more people. What Ezra worked on worked…

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Humble and happy

Have I ever told you about my note cards? One of the few stories I repeat often in my teaching is the research I…

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Christmas happened!

Christmas is the season of stuff that didn’t actually happen. A magical snowman with a button nose. A bullied reindeer with a heartwarming story…

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Farewell Moses

Among the most poignant stories in the Bible are those dealing with the last days of great leaders. No leader loomed larger than Moses…

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Born again?

Have you ever heard the phrase “born again”? To some people, born again is a certain type of Christian who tends to vote in…