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

Fear diminishes our quality of life, our ability to love, and keeps us from the freedom we gain in Christ. But how does fear affect faith? How can we move from fear to faith? Below is an excerpt from Max Lucado’s Encouraging Word Bible. Max gives you notes, short articles,…

Heretics & Christian Minds

The word “heretic” can be flippantly thrown around in Christian circles. Its definition is often reduced to “someone who believes differently than we do”. In its true sense, a heretic is someone who teaches outside of Christian orthodoxy. Which, the umbrella of orthodoxy is rather large. But, as Jesus most…

Anger in the Bible

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…

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…

The Truth About Jesus Excerpt from the NIV Storyline Study Bible

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…

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…

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. But how does God speak to us? In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times…

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…