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6 Reasons You Should Read Your Bible Every Day

Bible & Bible Helps Christian Living Stewardship

It sounds obvious to all Christians that we should read God’s Word daily, but sounding obvious and doing what is obvious are two separate issues. In a world filled with constant distractions and entertainment all competing for our attention, doing some of the basics of the Christian walk of life can be increasingly difficult. So let me offer six reasons why you should make Bible reading a normal routine in your busy life.1. It is God’s Word. This one might be the most obvious. In fact, it is perhaps the most apparent truth about the Bible, so much so, that...

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Send the Light: The Importance of Christian Missions

Bible & Bible Helps Christian Living Missions

Consider four important truths about missions. First, the work of missions is a glorious work. The word “glorious” is associated with something that has striking beauty, and innate splendor. Feelings of delighted admiration are elicited from the soul as the eye sees, and the mind comprehends something that is marvelous, magnificent, and superb. In the book of Revelation, John beheld a unique and holy people called out of every tribe, tongue, and nation. He saw the eternal purpose of God, the glorious work of missions, fulfilled. John recorded the wonderful result of the glorious work of redemption accomplished and applied....

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Pictures of Christ in the Song of Solomon

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The following is extracted from a recent reprint of Hudson Taylor's, Union and Communion: Reflections on the Song of Solomon. *   *   * Throughout most of the history of the Church, the Song of Solomon has been treated primarily as an allegory of Christ’s love for His bride, the Church, and of God’s love for His people. Hudson Taylor, noted Christian missionary to China, similarly expressed this view and penned a small book to unfold the symbols and imagery found in Solomon’s love poem. In so doing, he sets forth in plain language the deep truths of the believer’s personal...

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The Sense of the Divine

Apologetics Bible & Bible Helps Church History Sin & Salvation

Classic Christianity teaches that God principally revealed himself through nature, history, providence, and revelation—speaking to His creatures and servants in a myriad of ways. Scripture communicates that fear of the Lord, or reverential awe, is the beginning of wisdom (Ps. 111:10; Prov. 9:10; 15:33) and knowledge (Prov. 1:7). The apostle Paul, likewise, talks about God’s law beginning lodged in the hearts of all people, fixing within them a conscience so that every person is able to determine right from wrong (Rom. 2:14–15). This is what the French Reformer John Calvin termed the sensus divinitatis, the sense of the divine. As...

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5 Easy Ways To Foster Your Devotional Life

Bible & Bible Helps Christian Living Prayer Stewardship

Our ultimate purpose here on earth is that we may know the one true God who has graciously and lovingly revealed Himself in the person of Jesus and in the written Word. “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). Developing the habit of a consistent study and prayer time each day is essential in the amazement of knowing this personal, sovereign, and good God. Here are five helpful tips for cultivating this life-giving habit. 1. Pick a consistent time of the day to read and pray....

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