Do you know what the Bible is in its essence? The dictionary defines essence as the indispensable quality of something, the most important ingredient or crucial element of that thing. This is important because what something is determines how it’s handled. Thus, knowing the essence of the Bible determines how we handle the Bible.
We often think of the will of God in terms of His direction for our personal lives, things like what job we should take, where we should live, and who we should marry. But the Bible shows us that God has a will related to something He wants for Himself.
We’d like to share a new gospel tract about the most wonderful person in the universe: Jesus Christ. He is both the true God and a real man. The eternal God became a lowly man named Jesus in order to save us and give us His life. Now, He wants to be everything to us. Click here to view this gospel tract on our website and share it with anyone who would like to know Jesus in a personal way.
As Christians, we desire a closer relationship with God. Whatever our experience was last year, thank the Lord, we can freshly give ourselves to daily pursue Christ this year. At the beginning of this new year, we thought we’d share seven ways for us to have a new beginning with the Lord. The points below include inspiring and motivating quotes from well-known Bible teachers, preachers, Christian...
As the year ends, it’s a spiritually healthy practice for us to spend time before the Lord for prayerful reflection, giving thanks, and offering fresh consecration to Him. Besides thanking the Lord, item after item, for the many outward and material ways He’s met our needs, we can also ponder on and thank Him even more for the wonderful inward and eternal matters we have enjoyed as believers...
In 2018, the Bibles for America Blog has continued to grow in readership. We have over 29,000 subscribers, and the blog has been visited more than 820,000 times this year. We’re so thankful to Lord for this way of reaching people with God’s Word. We’d like to share with you the top five posts from this year. We hope you can find a little time to read and enjoy them.
Along life’s journey, none of us can avoid worries, hardships, or heartache. When we’re hurt, discouraged, or grieving, we yearn for someone to understand what we’re going through. We may tell our troubles to friends or family, but sometimes they can’t fully understand. And although we may get some relief by telling them about our situation, we still feel a deep need in our heart. At times like...
Every year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, America pauses to honor our nation’s veterans. The date for Veterans Day is deliberate; it marks the armistice signed in 1918 for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. It is a day to honor the veterans of all wars, but especially to honor those still living.
In the eyes of God, the most moral person has the same need as the most wicked: to be born again with His eternal, uncreated life. What matters to God is not our behavior, but whether or not we have His life. Today, God is calling many to be born anew.
You’re probably familiar with the story in Matthew 2 about the magi who came to worship Jesus after He was born in Bethlehem. But have you ever thought this story might be applicable to our Christian life? Let’s look at Matthew 2:1-6 with the notes in the New Testament Recovery Version to discover how it’s relevant to us today.