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God’s Enormous Love Expressed in Tiny Truths: An Interview with Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner

 

How can you help your young children understand that the stories in the Bible can be connected to each other as tiny truths to teach one grand lesson: the story of God's love for his children, starting with the magnificence of creation and including Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish, and ultimately the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the rescuing King? Bible Gateway interviewed Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner about their colorful storybook, The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible (Zonderkidz, 2019).


 

Reading the Greek New Testament with the Highest Resolution: An Interview with Dr. Dirk Jongkind

 

Achieving clarity and confidence when engaging the New Testament in its original Greek language requires the highest resolution of early manuscripts. Why can’t Bible translators just copy the original Greek texts word for word? Why is it important to have a precise text of the Greek New Testament? In this interview, Dr. Dirk Jongkind talks about An Introduction to the Greek New Testament: Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge (Crossway, 2019).



 

Video: God’s Wonderful Animals

 

Each one of the more than six million species of animals in the world is a masterpiece of divine biological design, engineering, and artistry. Reflect upon the glory and brilliance of God’s creative power in this video.

 
 


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The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing is July 20. Browse Heavens' Declare resources in the Bible Gateway Store.

 
 
 

BLOG SERIES: John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Jonathan – Strengthen Your Leader, Save a Nation

 

This leadership study in the life of Jonathan – the 22nd in the weekly series on the Bible Gateway Blog – is one of the 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons in The Maxwell Leadership Bible / Third Edition.

 

How to Live Your Faith in a Rapidly Changing Multi-Religious Society

 

Irving Hexham, author of Encountering World Religions (Zondervan, 2019), says the Bible's statment that the world God created was and is good contradicts many views in popular philosophies and religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Learn more by reading this Bible Gateway Blog post.


Stepping Stones to Shalom

 

People typically define peace as the absence of war. But in Judaism, peace—shalom—is rooted in the Hebrew word shalem, which means whole or complete. Shalom is so much more than the absence of turbulence. Shalom is the presence of wholeness....


How Billy Graham Overcame His Doubts about the Bible

 

Matt Brown, author of Truth Plus Love: The Jesus Way to Influence (Zondervan, 2019), says, "In a day when people feel like they can believe whatever they want, and no one is allowed to tell them otherwise, we need truth plus love more than ever...."


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How to Live the Bible — We Need Integrity

 

In this 68th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “Integrity is a commitment to a whole-life process of constructing and reconstructing character, all with a background of humility. Integrity is a process that is never finished.” If you want to know how to live the Bible every day, read this installment of his series on our Blog and encourage your friends and followers to receive it by email.

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How to Move from Epic Failure to Epic Success

 

Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon Ryan Hall, author of Run the Mile You’re In: Finding God in Every Step (Zondervan, 2019), says, "In my running career, I’d had plenty of failures. The ones that stuck out the most were my costing my team an NCAA cross-country team championship during my freshman year at Stanford...."


When Trusting Jesus Means Stepping Out into Unknown Waters

 

Kim Walker-Smith, author of Brave Surrender: Let God’s Love Rewrite Your Story (Zondervan, 2019), says "I saw others in my circle of friends who felt they were supposed to do something different but allowed fear to keep them standing still. As I talked to Jesus about it, I began to hear his still small voice whispering to my heart, 'Step out. You can trust me.'".


Why Satan’s Temptation of Jesus Failed

 

Dallas Willard, author of Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23 (Thomas Nelson, 2019), says, "When Satan confronted Jesus with temptation in the desert, he had to appeal to Jesus and then wait for Jesus’ response. Rather than speak on his own behalf, Jesus used the Scriptures to respond to Satan...."


Watch the Free Webcast July 23 with Laura Story on the ChurchSource Channel

 

Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, July 23, at 3:00 pm ET with Grammy Award–winning singer/songwriter Laura Story, author of I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The topic is: Finding Joy in a Surrendered Life.

 

You Can Still Join the FREE Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study

 

Join this free 5-session online video Bible study from now to July 28. Max Lucado, author of Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, invites you to dive deep into Scripture and explore God's treatment plan for worry found in the most underlined verse in the Bible: Philippians 4:6-7.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Anxious for Nothing: An Interview with Max Lucado.



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