Kids and the Bible: Are We Discipling Nonreaders?

Glenn Paauw, Institute for Bible Reading Many adults are struggling to read the Bible. We know this. At some level it’s understandable because the Bible is a big, complicated, and very ancient book. Yet the Bible is where Christianity gets its story, so the faith community needs to be deeply committed to knowing it well […]

Bitterness

Throughout the Beyond Suffering Bible Joni Eareckson Tada shares personal insights on how God can use anything, even suffering, to bring us closer to him and display his glory. When our lives don’t go the way we want, when the suffering and pain seem too much to bear we have a choice, we can either […]

Making Sense of Faith in Suffering

WAY-FM’s World’s Biggest Small Group recently did a study on where God is in suffering. They used the Beyond Suffering Bible to explore how to connect the goodness of God with the pain and suffering we see in this world. Having been a quadriplegic for fifty years after a tragic diving accident, suffering from chronic […]

Reading Together

by Glenn Paauw, Institute for Bible Reading Reading the Bible well doesn’t happen automatically. There are steps we must take to ensure we’re receiving the Bible on its own terms. We read a well-translated Bible, and we read it holistically. We read complete literary units. If at all possible, we read in a nice, clean, […]

Fulfilling Our Unmet Needs and Desires

Devotional from the Life Recovery Bible Read Proverbs 3:13-26 None of us set out to become addicted to something. We were seeking something else—escape from pain, perhaps, or something to make up for our losses and brokenness—or maybe we had a subconscious desire for self-destruction. Unfortunately, the things we turned to could not satisfy our deepest needs […]

Building a Firm Foundation

Matt Sherro is the pastor of Abounding Grace Baptist Church, a church plant in Phoenix, AZ.  Abounding Grace is intentional about reaching people for Christ. Instead of meeting in a building, they gather in a local park on Sunday mornings, inviting everyone to come worship and learn more about God’s plan of salvation. Read how […]

Can Immerse Help You Keep Your New Years Resolution?

by Alex Goodwin Reading the Bible more is one of the most common resolutions for Christians heading into 2019. But statistics show that 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by mid-February. Maybe this has been your experience. You find a new reading plan, you try harder. But by springtime, that same feeling of guilt and […]

Make a Habit of Talking About the Lord

Taken from the New Believer’s Bible “Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name.” Malachi 3:16, NLT Some people assume that holy and sacred […]

By Faith

Article from the Illustrated Study Bible  “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come […]

From Thunder to Love

Article from the Every Man’s Bible TODAY WE KNOW JOHN as “the apostle of love,” but he didn’t start out that way. Had he not allowed Christ to soften his personality and temperament, history might have remembered him in a very different light. Whenever the Gospels mention John, they usually tie him to his brother, James. […]