Don’t Miss Our Most Popular Posts of the Year

As this year draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on all the Lord has done through Bibles for America (BfA), and through the BfA Blog. Our posts have been viewed by over 1.5 million people not only in the United States, but in almost every country around the world.

We’ve gathered our 5 most popular posts of the year here. Whether you’re reading them for the first time or reviewing them, we hope they encourage you in your walk with the Lord Jesus. 

What is the Difference Between the Soul and the Spirit?

This post uses verses from the New Testament Recovery Version to examine the difference between the human soul and the human spirit. It explains why God created us with these two distinct parts and how knowing they’re different impacts our Christian life and our relationship with the Lord. 

8 Verses that Show Jesus Christ Lives In You

In 2 Corinthians 13:5, the apostle Paul asks the Corinthian believers a question: “Or do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?” When we received Jesus Christ as our Savior, He came to live in our spirit, our deepest part. Now Christ isn’t outside of us as some kind of Helper in our time of need; He actually lives in us and is with us all the time. Read this post to discover eight eye-opening verses that affirm this incredible fact. 

The Three Parts of Man—Spirit, Soul, and Body

God created us with three parts: a body, a soul, and a spirit. Our body contacts the tangible things of the material world using our five physical senses. Our soul is our personality, who we are. With our soul we think, experience emotions, and make decisions. And the human spirit is our deepest part with which we can contact God in the spiritual realm. Read this post to learn why God created us in this special, meaningful way. 

What Does It Mean to Be Blessed By God?

When we think of being blessed by God, do we only think of material things? Though these are included, thinking of God’s blessing in terms of material things severely limits our understanding of what is in God’s heart for us as believers. So what is the fuller meaning of being blessed by God?

In this post, we explore how God blesses us with something far greater than material things. He wants to bless us with the all-inclusive Christ. As believers, we have this all-inclusive Christ dwelling in our spirit and we’re truly blessed when we experience Christ as our love, our peace, our patience, our satisfaction, our joy, and so many other aspects of Himself.

6 Functions of the Living Word of God

The Word of God is wonderful, and it’s more than just black and white letters. Hebrews 4:12 says: “The word of God is living and operative.” Because God’s Word is living and active, it does many things for us. This post looks at six of the primary functions of the Word in our experience, including how it’s our spiritual milk, our bread of life, and how it turns us back to the Lord and His way.