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New Year, New You? Getting a True Fresh Start This New Year

If we want a fresh start and the ability to greet the unexpected turns of the year ahead with trusting hope, what we need is not more resolutions, but more grace. Written by Nancy Taylor, author of God’s Call to a Deeper Life This Christmas didn’t turn out like I had expected. As a freelance writer, […]

Questions? God’s Help is at Hand with the HelpFinder Bible.

Know that you are not alone when you ask Why, and know that what you are looking for can be found in God’s amazing truth that’s not far away. Why do I feel so anxious? Why can’t I forgive? Why is my life so difficult? Often, we get pelted with questions, turmoil, and doubt when we feel […]

6 Real Gifts of Faith for Christmas

Sharing your faith with friends or neighbors creates anxiety for a lot of Christians, but at Christmas, people are more open to talking about Jesus than at any other time of year. Maybe you’ve been praying about someone for a while now. Christmas offers a great opportunity to start that conversation. Or maybe you’ve already had the […]

Your First Christmas as a New Believer

You’ve given your life to Christ this year—congratulations! Angels in heaven were rejoicing the very moment you decided to make Jesus your Lord and Savior and the center of your new life. Nothing makes God happier than seeing someone give their heart to him. You know that Christmas is a very important time of year […]

How to Love on People Every Day

God commands us to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14; Leviticus 9:18). It’s one of the greatest commandments He gives us—second only, in fact, to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). This is a very important commandment. But do we really understand how we […]

Small Groups Are Actually the Best, and Here’s Why.

You’ve likely heard the words “small groups” come up at your church from time to time. Sometimes they are known as life groups, home groups, growth groups, or cell groups. Whichever way they’re referred to, they all provide the same thing: fellowship in Christ. God designed us all to need fellowship. He wants each of […]

Heaven Is for Real? Your Questions Answered.

Heaven is a big place and a big subject. The word heaven has been used in more than 38,000 songs written in English. It is the subject of many movies and is featured in thousands of books. We are fascinated with the subject of heaven and what happens to us after death. It can be […]

Forgiveness Is Hard, but a Hard Heart Is Worse.

The Christian life is all about forgiveness. It begins with receiving God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus and his death on the cross; it continues as we then live in that forgiveness, receiving it daily from our heavenly Father and sharing it freely with others. We are called to forgive others; and if we do […]

Finding Your Life Purpose

It’s that question that keeps us up at night, that makes us anxious and sad when we don’t get what we think we need: “What is my life purpose? Why did God create me? What am I supposed to be doing here?” It can turn into an existential crisis if we don’t tie down exactly […]

Your Spiritual Gifts – How to Identify and Effectively Use Them.

Learning our spiritual gift(s) is a fun subject because we get to discover something about ourselves that we may not have known before. A spiritual gift is something God has chosen specifically for you so that you can help with the advancement of the church on earth by serving and using your special ability. This […]

Why Does God Allow Suffering in The World?

It’s a question we all worry about and wrestle with at some point in our spiritual journeys: Why does our loving God allow so much pain and suffering, evil and disaster, in the world? If he really loved us so much, wouldn’t he save us from this? After all, he can do anything—so why doesn’t […]