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

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…

Speaking God

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. Old Testament Israel had mediators who stood between God…

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,…

Imitating Each Other

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…

Is the flesh inherently sinful?

According to Western liturgical tradition, February 21st is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival, or (if you’re Polish or simply fond of giant jelly donuts) Paczki Day. It marks one last day for liturgical Christians to revel in the “pleasures of the flesh” before they descend…

It’s a topic that lots of people have informed, and uninformed, opinions on: demons in the Bible. Read this excerpt from the Archaeological Study Bible to gain real insight on the topic. Demons and the Bible Many readers assume that the belief in demons attested in the New Testament is…

Where Do I Focus?

On August 21, 2017, we experienced “The Great American Eclipse.” Fourteen states throughout middle America were included in a 70-mile-wide path called the path of totality. It was only in this path that one would be able to see a “total” eclipse of the sun. Where I live, in Knoxville…

Leg Day: Getting Involved With Your Children

Let’s talk about “leg day.” Everyone loves the results, but most do not like the process to get there. When guys hit the gym, they are usually working on their arms as we all want those guns that impress. There are some that may work on arms, shoulders, abs, and…

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…

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