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Star of Wonder, Star of Night

By Guideposts After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” —Matthew 2:1–2 Last night my […]

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30 Days to Growing in Your Christian Faith: An Interview with Max Anders

Once you become a Christian, how should you methodically grow in your faith so that it strengthens and matures? Is it enough to simply say, “Read the Bible, pray, and go to church”? What are the basics of the Christian life and how should they be practiced day-in and day-out to build a solid foundation […]

Filed under Books, Discipleship, Interviews, Introduction to the Bible

I Need Jesus with Me

By Guideposts And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. —John 1:14 (NASB) I stared at my December calendar filled with commitments. There was no room to breathe. Parties. Shopping. Bills. Baking. I struggled with […]

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Finding Hope in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

By Joni Eareckson Tada A well-known writer once wrote, “The essential thing ‘in heaven and in earth’ is . . . that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” Ask any marathon runner—it’s that seemingly […]

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How to Effectively Read the Bible as a Family

By Gladys Hunt My grandfather was a Dutch immigrant with ten children. He and Grandmother took seriously the instructions God gave Moses for the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 6:6–7, believing this to be a parent’s responsibility: These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. […]

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What Happened at the Cross

By Billy Graham Lifetime Television Network showcased the 40-foot glass cross as a camera crew entered The Billy Graham Library (@TheBGLibrary) to tape a program highlighting it as a point of interest in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. My colleague met the show’s cohost, Kristy Villa, and explained what visitors might experience while there, […]

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Is God Faithful?—Reasons to Trust God When Hope Feels Lost: An Interview with Robert Morgan

What does the Bible say about God’s faithfulness? In times of waiting or grieving, are we uncertain whether God will fulfill his promises. What are his promises? How can we know that God is present even in times of transition, loss, or doubt? [Sign up for the Biblical Meditation free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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The Profound Importance of Habits

By Justin Whitmel Earley You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and […]

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A Prayer for When You Are Afraid

By Charles F. Stanley Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. —ISAIAH 41:10 NKJV Father, how grateful I am for Your awesome love and that You are with me […]

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Embracing the Gift of Sleep

By Abide Christian Meditation In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves. —PSALM 127:2 Perhaps you’ve never thought of sleep as a gift from God. But it is. Sleep is a beautiful gift of peace and rest that comes from the Father’s […]

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