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6 Bible Verses on the Responsibilities of Fathers

According to the Dictionary of Bible Themes on Bible Gateway, fathers have a responsibility to love, instruct, and discipline their children in the ways of the Lord. In return they are to be honored and obeyed by their children. [Browse the Gifts for Fathers section in the Bible Gateway Store] Psalm 103:13 (NIV) As a […]

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Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Advancing the Church

The following article is excerpted from The Jesus Bible (Zondervan, 2018), available in NIV, ESV, and (Spanish) NVI Bible translations. Copyright © 2018 by Zondervan. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com. Pages 1692-1693. All rights reserved. The news of Jesus cannot be stopped. Beginning with a fledgling band of disciples, the transforming message of hope […]

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It’s Ascension Day! Here’s What It Means for You

By Daniel Marrs Forty days after Jesus rose from the grave, another miracle marked the completion of Jesus’ earthly ministry: the Ascension. This episode doesn’t get as much attention as Jesus’ birth, crucifixion, or resurrection. Christmas and Easter are major cultural events, even outside of Christian circles. But for many Christians, Ascension Day passes by […]

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The Perfect Graduation Gift (It Can be Hard to Find!)

By Melinda Bouma That season is quickly upon us, in which family, friends, babysitters, youth group kids, neighbors, our colleagues’ kids, and perhaps our very own kids are graduating. When it’s your own child, you know them well enough to know what they want (or need). But the older we get, the more frequently we […]

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8 Bible Blessings for Your Mother

Among the Ten Commandments is the directive to “honor your father and your mother.” [Browse the Gifts for Mothers section in the Bible Gateway Store.] The following are blessings from the Bible you can pray on Mother’s Day (and all year) to show the great esteem with which you hold your mother.

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Video: The Joy of Spring Renewal

God’s steadfast faithfulness is seen year after year—since time began—when the earth is renewed from its winter dormancy and springs forth with bluer skies and greener fields. This extraordinary season of renewal is also a powerful reminder of the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ! Meditate on God’s Word as you savor the colorful video below […]

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Follow-up to the Sri Lanka Church Bombings

Photo: Open Doors. Funeral for a Sunday school teacher and 13-year-old boy killed in the Sri Lanka church suicide bombings. On Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, coordinated terrorist suicide attacks targeted worshipers in Christian church services north of Sri Lanka’s capitol Colombo (West), in Negombo (West), and in Batticaloa (East), as Christians celebrated the resurrection […]

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Video: Easter with the Jesus Storybook Bible

Eastertide (the season of Easter which is 50 days before Pentecost Sunday) is a great time for adults to read to children about the life of Jesus. For your season of Easter enjoyment, below is a video with British actor David Suchet reading about the Resurrection from the award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible (Zonderkidz, 2007). [Read […]

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God’s Creation Is Marvelous!

Stop and ponder the wonder of creation that surrounds you today. Read the Genesis creation account and remember that stewardship of God’s creation is an important part of our lives as Christ-followers. Psalm 19:1-6 (TLB) The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship. Day and night they […]

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He Is Risen! Indeed!

ALLELUIA! The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (1898) by Eugène Burnand, based on John 20:1-4 “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So […]

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