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Nicodemus shows that when he makes a bold move, rendering himself unclean, he remains unblemished because of Christ’s love and power. Read this excerpt from the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible Notes to learn more. UNCLEAN BUT UNBLEMISHED It all started at night, when Nicodemus, a Pharisee and “a ruler…

The hyperactivity of today’s contemporary society and our cultural attention deficit disorder makes slow reflection and meditation a lost art. Nonetheless, if prayer is to be a true conversation with God, it must be regularly preceded by listening to God’s voice through meditation on the Scripture. Learn about meditating on…

Worrying can be an addiction that goes unseen and unaddressed. Yet, it can wreck so much havoc on your life! In this blog, we’ve taken an excerpt from the NIV Woman’s Study Bible. Hear this exhortation, read Bible verses about worry, and then spend some time in prayer and reflection!…

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7–8 THE UNIVERSAL LAWS OF LIFE Universal laws govern our lives.…

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” —Luke 15:20 IGNORING OUR FEELINGS Some Christians view feelings with suspicion. They think emotions are unimportant or…

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect…

Some presume Christianity is anti-intellectual. But does the Bible actually promote anti-intellectualism? On the contrary, the Bible promotes the life of the mind. Indeed, the Christian worldview values learning, and it grounds, fosters, and clarifies such intellectual pursuit. Note, for example, how the nature of God does so. God’s infinity…

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? Is there anything you can think of which is indispensable to your personal identity? Perhaps your hometown, family, or friends come to mind. While these are important aspects of what it means to be you, they do not travel physically…

​​I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love — Ephesians 4:1-2 (KJV) Paul calls out four particular aspects of how to “walk out” a life worthy…

When you think of discipleship, do you think of discipling your staff? The editors of the CSB Disciple’s Study Bible are PASSIONATE about teaching about discipleship. In this excerpt, they outline why you should disciple staff and how to do so effectively. And with the notes from this study Bible,…

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