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More Than a Decision

“Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go… You have to ask the question — you have ...

The High Cost of Following Christ

The first character we’re going to talk about in this study is Joseph Caiaphas. If you grew up in church, you probably know him as Caiaphas. He was the high ...

The Integrity Question

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. — Proverbs 10:9Am I Being Honest with Myself… Really? The easiest person to ...

Am I Being Honest with Myself... Really?

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? — Jeremiah 17:9 NIVGood question. Not me.Apparently, nobody.This explains why we’ve all said at some point, ...

The Maturity Question

What is the wise thing to do? What is the wise thing for me to do? We’ve never met, but here’s something I know about you. Your greatest regret…And I’m ...

The Secret Beliefs of Judgmental Christians

I would have made a good Pharisee.I was a good rule keeper. I was a good boy, a good teenager, a good college student. Not only was I good, I ...

Simply Resistible

Modern Bible readers see Jesus as an extension of the Jewish Scriptures, our Old Testament. Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day didn’t see Him as an extension or fulfillment of anything… ...

Who Needs Christmas?: The Story Behind the Story

The story of Christmas doesn’t begin the way you probably think it does. It doesn’t begin with angels announcing the birth of a savior. It doesn’t begin with a young ...

Guardrails: Direct and Protect

We’re all aware of the destructive consequences associated with poor decisions or lapses in judgment. We don’t plan to mess up. But it can easily happen if we try to ...

The Way of Grace: Inviting to the Unrighteous and Threatening to the Self-righteous

When Jesus began His ministry, He found the nation of Israel divided over the issue of personal righteousness; that is, how a person gains and maintains good standing with God. ...

The Story of Grace

Grace.It’s what I crave most when my guilt is exposed. The very thing I’m hesitant to extend when I’m confronted with the guilt of others — especially when their guilt ...

Grace: Getting What We Deserve Least

Twenty years had passed since the time Judah and his brothers sold Joseph into slavery. He had no way of knowing that Joseph had risen above a series of misfortunes ...

The Bible According to Jesus: Fully Filled

The Bible According to Jesus: Fully FilledSo what did Jesus mean when He said He came to fulfill the law? The Greek term translated fulfill is used by both Matthew ...

Why In the World: To Communicate and Demonstrate

Whether or not you’re a Christian, at some point in your life someone probably made a connection in your mind between God and fear. Maybe a Sunday school teacher told ...

Killing Arrogance: I Will Not Trust in Riches

Wealth has some pretty powerful side effects. If wealth were an over-the-counter medicine, there would be bold warnings printed on the packaging.Warning: May cause arrogance. While taking this medicine, extra ...

Jesus Said, "Follow Me"

Most people like the comfort of having rules to follow. Rules give us a clear understanding of what is expected. Obey the rules and we feel safe, confident in our ...

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The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

Discover how four women mentioned in Jesus' family tree--Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, & Mary-- changed the course of history in this special Advent study through The Women of the Bible Speak Workbook, based on the best-selling book by Shannon Bream! Sign up now to claim your spot and get a free bundle of Advent resources just for signing up! Study starts 11/28!