Living by the Spirit

Note from the Christian Basics Bible “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23, NLT. Throughout this letter to the Galatians, Paul has been arguing that trying to obey the Jewish Law only […]

Psalm 23 Came Out of David’s Humble Experience

I recently saw a Twitter post about a garbage man who was continuing to do his job amidst the COVID-19 quarantine. I thought how integral his role is in all our health and safety. So often we take for granted those around us who have jobs that aren’t in the spotlight. God calls each of […]

The Beginning of it All

Article from the New Believer’s Bible “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought […]

The Accidental Bible

How the Christian Basics Bible came about By Mike Beaumont, editor of the Christian Basics Bible Penicillin, saccharine, Coca-Cola, the microwave oven and the pacemaker…all have one thing in common: they all came about by accident, discovered when someone found something that they weren’t originally looking for. And that’s how the Christian Basics Bible came about. […]

1 Samuel: A Catalog of Lives to Learn From

Book Introduction from the Life Recovery Bible The book of 1 Samuel begins with the birth of the prophet Samuel and ends with the death of King Saul. It contains a catalog of lives for us to learn from—some exemplary, others not. Samuel was born in the time of the judges, when “people did whatever […]

Chuck Swindoll on Humble Thankfulness

We have so much to be thankful for, but do we truly give thanks to God for his many blessings? Instead of giving glory to God for his provision, the children of Israel became arrogant and selfish. Read more from The Swindoll Study Bible on the importance of living a life of humble thankfulness: “This is what […]

Learn About the Roots of Immerse

Where did Immerse come from? Turns out, it’s the result of over a decade of research and experimentation by the Institute for Bible Reading (IFBR), the creators of Immerse. We caught up with Glenn Paauw, Senior Director of Content for Institute for Bible Reading, to dig deeper into the history, research, and mission behind Immerse. […]

Finding Roots in God’s Word

As the son of a marine, Joshua grew up moving from military base to military base. Rarely having time to catch his breath, let alone put down roots, he moved from one location to the next feeling alone and unable to connect, especially when it came to church. From talking to the base chaplain to […]

Pointing Toward Hope

With a uniform comes a sense of responsibility. No matter the country of origin, when a man or woman puts on a military uniform, they are representing their nation. They have become a protector of ideals and a defender of the people. But at times this weight of responsibility can seem overwhelming or a person […]

Vulnerability and Everyday Miracles

Devotional from the Beyond Suffering Bible “One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, ‘My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the Lord. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.”What can I do […]