What is True Humility?

Taken from the HelpFinder Bible Humility is the honest recognition of our own worth—our worth as God sees us. It is the delicate balance between humbly recognizing our sin yet knowing how much God loves and values us. While pride elevates us above others, and often above God himself, degrading our sense of self-worth is […]

Removing Deeper Hurts

Taken from the Life Recovery Bible 12-Step Devotional for Step 6 “We were entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.” When we are upset, we often depend on our addictions to make us feel better. As we get rid of our addictions, we must face the deeper character defects that God wants […]

Real Freedom Found Behind Real Bars

Women in Prison Unlock Hope and Healing with The Life Recovery Bible By Stephen Arterburn, Editor, The Life Recovery Bible I was raised in Bryan, Texas, so I did not think it was unusual to be opening a letter from a woman who lived in Brazos County near Bryan. What follows was anything but usual. She wrote: […]

Coming Together in God’s Word

Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, is a thriving multigenerational, multiethnic, multilingual congregation. Watch this video and discover how Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience has helped them grow together in unity and community.

Immersed as Family

I read an interesting article a few months ago that poses the question: As Christians, do we put our needs and wants for our families above our sacrificial living to God? It is an intriguing question and caused me to pause, pray, and reflect on my priorities. As I continued to think about that question, […]

Laziness and Hard work

Taken from the Illustrated Study Bible “I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: A […]

The Book of James

The Book of James is a short, but powerful book. Learn a bit more from The Swindoll Study Bible about who wrote the book, the original audience, and why it’s important. “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” James 2:17, NLT Taken from The […]

Jesus Is Coming

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.” Revelation 22:16, NLT Taken from the Wayfinding Bible In Revelation 22:16, Jesus clearly identifies himself and ties the past to the future. […]

Run to Win

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NLT Devotional from the Beyond Suffering Bible Using the metaphor of running a race, the apostle Paul instructed the church in Corinth to be disciplined in the way they live their lives as […]

Is God Okay with Celebrations?

“Then King David was told, ‘The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s household and everything he has because of the Ark of God.’ So David went there and brought the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the City of David with a great celebration. After the men who were carrying the Ark of the […]