Americans are celebrating the national holiday of Thanksgiving, commemorating when, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until […]
Are you starting to feel the holiday stress already? Thanksgiving in the U.S. is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t far beyond that. For a holiday season that is theoretically devoted to the celebration of gratitude and peace on earth, it’s an unfortunate fact that for many of us, the hectic pace of November […]
Yom Kippur, the most significant holy day in Judaism, begins tonight and runs through sundown tomorrow. Jews observe this event with prayer and repentance, much as the Old Testament Israelites did. It was established during the time of Moses as the Day of Atonement, and is described in Leviticus 16: “This is to be a […]
By Mel Lawrenz, author of Spiritual Influence (which shows the value of Christian work). More than 80 countries in the world have a day which commemorates the value of work, and the contributions of workers to the well-being of society. In the United States and Canada, it is the first Monday in September. The Bible […]
Father’s Day is this weekend! In two days, millions of people young and old will take time to express their appreciation for good old dad (or for a father figure, for those whose dad isn’t—or never was—present in their lives). What does a good father look like, according to the Bible? You may be familiar […]
The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said.”
The following Infographics are from the NIV QuickView Bible (Zondervan, 2012) (website). Navigate and understand the Bible easily with more than 360 visual Infographics, 20 maps, lists, and color-coded sections alongside the NIV text. The Bible is presented as never before through at-a-glance snapshots that visually display key stories and insights from God’s Word.
Today is Good Friday, the bleakest moment in the Gospel story. Have you read the story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution? Do you know why it’s relevant to us today?
Here are portions of Scripture to help us focus our attention during each day of Holy Week. PALM SUNDAY Philippians 2:5-11: Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking […]
Whatever your plans for Valentine’s Day, take a minute to reflect on these five powerful Bible verses that explain what true love looks like.