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How the Story of the Bible is Incredibly Unfair

By Michael and Lauren McAfee When I (Michael) was in the eighth grade, one of my favorite classes was art. Not necessarily because I was a young da Vinci. I was more like a young Picasso, but no one seemed to appreciate my, um, unique perspective. Art class became a relaxing hour to decompress and […]

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What I Learned from the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: An Interview with the Editor

By Melinda Bouma One of the coolest parts about working in Bible publishing is getting first-hand experience in reading new insights about the Bible, and learning at the feet (well, minds and hands!) of incredible Bible scholars and teachers. A popular Bible in the past few years—that is so popular it’s now available in three […]

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How a Biblical View of Money Changed Our Marriage

By Aaron and Jennifer Smith A survey done by Ramsey Solutions published in February 2018 reported that money is the number one issue married couples argue about. We have definitely had our moments of arguing about money problems. However, as God transformed our hearts and minds toward money, not only did we get out of […]

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The Beautiful Unity of the Church

By Luis Palau Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.— EPHESIANS 4:11–13 Deep in […]

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The Biblical Cure for When the World Has Beat You Down

By Patrick Morley We are made for relationships. A godly friendship can change everything. There is a peculiar math to friendship: shared joys are doubled, and shared sorrows are cut in half. Friendship is a central theme of Jesus’ life and teaching. He tells us to encourage each other: “My command is this: Love each […]

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Suffering Is Never for Nothing

By Elisabeth Elliot I look upon suffering as one of God’s ways of getting our attention. In fact, C. S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” I’d like for us to think about some […]

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Sarah – “Yes, Lord” No Matter What

This is the fifteenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell 1 Peter 3:5, 6 […]

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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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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Joseph – Get the Right Attitude

This is the fourteenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell Genesis 50 Some of […]

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John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Joseph – The Middle of the Journey

This is the thirteenth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell Genesis 41 Twenty-two years […]

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