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This category contains a mix of blogs on different Biblical and scriptural topics.

We all get angry. We all know it can get ugly. So it’s no surprise that there are countless mentions of anger in the Bible! We’ve included seven verses on anger in the post, along with commentary from some of the major spiritual giants in Christianity. These quotes are gathered…

Baptism Meaning

Have you wondered what the meaning of baptism is in different traditions? The Orthodox Study Bible explains the understanding first baptisms up until baptisms today in the Orthodox tradition. Below is an excerpt from this resource! What is the meaning of baptism? Simply put, baptism is our death, burial, and…

Moses and the Law of Sacrifice in Leadership

There is undeniably sacrifice in leadership. You’re constantly called to put others before yourself! John Maxwell, Christian leadership expert, put together a study Bible that teaches you biblical leadership principles. This excerpt comes from that study Bible, and delves into the sacrifices Moses made while being in leadership. Here’s the…

When you think of Jesus, do you think of a man gently petting sheep? Do you think of a warrior on a white horse with a fire in his eyes? The truth about Jesus Christ is that he is all this and more. Learn about how dynamic and counter-culture Jesus…

Sanhedrin

The Gospels and Acts mention the Sanhedrin quite a bit. But what do you know about them? Test your knowledge with this excerpt! It’s from the new John volume of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. We guarantee you’ll learn something new! The Sanhedrin: A Ruling Council A high priest…

NIV Study Bible Excerpt: Understanding God the Father

It can be hard (or to be honest, impossible!) to wrap your mind around the Trinity. So let’s take one quick, clear look at who God the Father is with an NIV Study Bible excerpt. God the Father is Our Father For those who are led by the Spirit of…

One of the most fundamental characteristics of the God who created all things and who has definitively made himself known in Jesus Christ is that he speaks. God speaks. In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these…

Anointing Holy Spirit Old Testament MacArthur

When did the Holy Spirit decide to anoint leaders in the Old Testament? How was this done and for what purpose? These are questions that John MacArthur addresses in this excerpt. We found this article inside MacArthur’s one-volume commentary. First, Moses is anointed by the Holy Spirit. Old Testament Israel…

Personal Legacy - Black History Month Olive Tree

Can I be honest? When I was younger, I was super-excited about Black History Month. I loved learning about those who had come before me and the great things they accomplished. But, as I got older, it appealed less to me because there was a disconnect. Sure, they are black,…

We are called to imitate God—to be holy like him. It can seem like a daunting amount of growth. But just like in our other deep relationships, time together will cause you to grow together. Here is an encouraging article on this growth from the Couple’s Devotional Bible. But just…

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