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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:17:35 +0000

 



Read the Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus...

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The Christmas story gives a biblical paraphrase of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. It is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.



The Ultimate Collection of Bible Verses for...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Take a few minutes to meditate on these Christmas Bible verses and make Jesus Christ the center of your Christmas celebrations this year.



Celebrate Advent: The Coming of Jesus Christ at...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Celebrating Advent involves a period of spiritual preparation for Christmas when many Christians make themselves ready for the coming of Jesus Christ.



44 Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

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Take a look at 44 Messianic prophecies Jesus fulfilled in his life, along with supporting Scripture references from the Old and New Testament.



3 Main Advent Colors Are Packed With Meaning

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Three main Advent colors are packed with rich meaning. Enhance your appreciation of the season by better understanding of what each color symbolizes.



When Is Advent in 2016? (Plus Previous and...

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This 2016 Advent dates calendar gives the four Sundays of Advent (plus previous years) and an explanation of how those dates are determined.



Learn the Meaning Behind the Customs of the...

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The Advent wreath is used by Christians to prepare for Christ's coming at Christmas. Learn the meaning behind the customs of the Advent wreath.



Christian Baby Boy Names: From Aaron to Zechariah

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This collection of Christian baby boy names brings together Bible names or names from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.



102 Biblical Names of God and Jesus

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Studying the names of God is one of the most uplifting Bible adventures a Christian can explore. With 102 names presented, the list is quite extensive.



Christian Baby Girl Names: From Abigail to Zina

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This collection of Christian baby girl names brings together Bible names or names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin, and meaning.



Why Joseph Was Chosen as the Earthly Father of...

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Learn about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, what he accomplished, his character strengths, and what he teaches us about integrity and obedience.



Celebrate Christ's Birth With Christmas Prayers...

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This collection of Christmas prayers and poems will help you celebrate the gift of Christ throughout the season of his birth.



19 Inspirational Bible Verses Guaranteed to...

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This collection of 19 inspirational Bible verses will encourage and lift your spirit with messages and promises from Scripture.



Learn 'A Christmas Lesson' Through a Young...

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'A Christmas Lesson' is an original Christian poem exploring the true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of a young boy.



What Is the Definition of Immanuel in the Bible?

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What does Immanuel mean? Mentioned by Isaiah, the word predicted that a savior would come live among his people. 700 years later, Jesus was born.



Is Your Loved One Sick? Say These Healing Prayers

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Jesus said many prayers for healing, curing the sick as he walked this earth. Today, as his followers pray, he continues to pour out his healing balm.



Meet King Herod the Great and Learn Why He...

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King Herod the Great stopped at nothing to keep his throne. Learn how an angel warned Joseph and Mary to escape with the future Savior of the world.​



What Do Copts Believe and Practice?

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The Coptic Christian Church teaches that both God and people play a role in salvation. Learn what Copts believe and how they practice their faith today.



Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas With...

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Focus on celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, as you enjoy two original Christian poems about the true meaning of Christmas.



Read a Unique Poetical Version of the Christmas...

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13 Bible Verses for Parents of a New Baby

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Parents, consider one of these new baby Bible verses for your baby dedication service, christening, birth announcements, and baby shower cards.



25 Optimistic Bible Verses to Give You Hope

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As you meditate on these uplifting Bible verses about hope, allow the Lord to inspire your spirit with assurance and peace.



Find Out Why We Celebrate Christmas on December...

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Christian history reveals quite a bit of controversy over the actual date of Jesus' birth, raising the question, why do we celebrate Christmas at all?



10 Inspiring Bible Verses to Bring in the New...

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Meditate on these Bible verses for the New Year and be inspired to lead a fresh walk forward with God and a deeper commitment to living your faith.



Get Acquainted With the 12 Apostles of Jesus...

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The 12 apostles were ordinary men God used in extraordinary ways to carry the gospel to the world. Learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.



In the Beginning: The Bible's Story of Creation

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Take a look at the creation story from the book of Genesis. Learn simple yet profound nuggets of truth from the seven days of creation in the Bible.



Meet Elizabeth: Mother of John the Baptist

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Learn about the life and qualities of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. Elizabeth has served as a model of patience and humility for centuries.



37 New Testament Miracles of Jesus in...

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The miracles of Jesus transformed countless lives. These divine acts of love and power led people to the Savior and opened their hearts to salvation.



Meet Mary: Mother of Jesus and Humble Servant...

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Mary the Mother of Jesus was chosen by God to give birth to the Savior of the World. The virgin Mary willingly submitted, trusting in God's plan.



6 Timeless Christmas Movies for Christians to...

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I've selected a few favorite Christmas movies sure to appeal to Christian families and provide an opportunity for a memorable family movie night.



Meet the Wise Men Who Visited Jesus

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Three Kings followed a star to find the young Messiah, Jesus Christ. Learn the amazing story of the Three Kings from the East.



What the Story of David and Goliath Teaches Us...

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The Bible story of David and Goliath teaches us a lesson about facing giant problems or impossible situations by seeing them from God's point of view.



28 Comforting Bible Verses for Funerals and...

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These funeral Bible verses are a meaningful way to allow God's powerful Word to offer solace and strength to your loved ones in their time of grief.



10 Ways to Keep Christ at the Center of Your...

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Here are ten simple yet purposeful ways to set aside the usual distractions and keep Christ in Christmas throughout the holiday season.



Agape: What Does the Bible Say About the...

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Agape is a Greek term for one of the four types of love in the Bible. Jesus showed agape love and commanded​ his followers to do likewise.



Explore the Uniqueness of God the Father

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God the Father is one of the three Persons in the Trinity, and the One True God. See how the Heavenly Father is as an example to all other fathers.​



Who Did Jesus Call the Greatest Man to Ever Live?

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John the Baptist was a most distinctive character who wore wild clothing, lived in the desert on locust and honey, and preached a strange message.



12 Bible Verses to Help You Say Thank You

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Are you looking for words to express your appreciation to a friend or family member? Here are thank you Bible verses to help you get the job done.



Find the Perfect Prayer for Any Occasion

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These prayers for all occasions will help you pray in times of need, if you're facing a problem, or simply assist you in developing your prayer life.



25 Meaningful Bible Verses About Love

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

God's Word overflows with passages that speak of divine love, brotherly love, and romantic love. This collection showcases 25 Bible verses about love.



6 Prayers and Poems to Celebrate Thanksgiving Day

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Enjoy this collection of Christ-focused Thanksgiving prayers and poems as you give thanks and celebrate the holiday with family and friends.



16 Bible Verses About Healing the Body and Spirit

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These healing Bible verses will remind you that God hears your every prayer. In times of need, we can cry out to our loving heavenly Father for help.



The Gospel of Mark Paints a Striking Image of...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

The Gospel of Mark reveals Jesus the Servant. This dramatic, action-filled account was written by John Mark to prove that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.



Travel the Steps of Romans Road to Salvation

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Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans. Learn this easy method of explaining the gospel.



18 Bible Verses to Give You Strength

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These Bible verses about strength will remind you where your strength comes from. The Lord is the source of our power, and his might is unlimited.



Meet Zechariah: Priest and John the Baptist's...

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Zechariah, a priest in the Jerusalem temple, had his prayers miraculously answered in his old age. He and Elizabeth were John the Baptist's parents.



5 Bedtime Prayers to Teach (and Enjoy With)...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Try teaching these bedtime prayers for children to your kids. They will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm while learning and praying these simple prayers.



Conquer Your Fears With 18 Bible Verses About...

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These Bible verses about courage supply powerful reinforcement from God's Word to overcome your fears. Take strength from Scripture just as Jesus did.



13 Traditional Dinner Prayers for Saying Grace

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These meal blessings are traditional, simple Christian dinner prayers for saying grace. They are great for mealtimes and holidays like Thanksgiving.



26 Bible Verses About Children to Share With...

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Christian parents, as you're making a fresh commitment to memorize Bible verses this year, why not make it fun and get your children involved too?



What Are the Core Doctrines and Beliefs of...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Christianity as a religion includes many branches with varying doctrinal positions. Here are the core beliefs central to most Christian denominations.



10 Bible Verses for Wishing a Happy Birthday

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A birthday is a time for celebration, especially for Christians who are born again. You can rejoice in God's love with these birthday Bible verses.



Remember God's Care With 25 Bible Verses for...

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These comforting Bible verses contain some of the most inspiring words in Scripture, proving that we worship a personal God who cares deeply about us.



Samson and Delilah Teach Us It's Never Too Late...

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The Bible story of Samson and Delilah teaches us that no matter how big we've failed, it's never too late to humble ourselves and turn to God.



Christmas Manger Poems: Return to the True...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Return to the true reason we celebrate the Christmas season with these original Christmas manger poems by Barb Cash and Tom Krause.



Celebrate God's Gift of Friendship With These...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

This uplifting collection of Bible verses about friendship celebrates the blessings of God in the gift of true Christian friendship.



Meet Jesus of Nazareth: Savior of the World

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Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity. Learn who Jesus is, what he accomplished, and the lessons we can learn from his life.



Teach Kids About the Bible With a Jesse Tree...

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Consider this Jesse Tree Advent custom as a unique and fun way to teach your children about the Bible at Christmas time.



The Complete Traditional Christian Wedding...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Plan and customize your Christian wedding ceremony, and understand each aspect of the service with this complete guide and outline to help you.



Why Easter Is the Most Important Christian...

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Easter Sunday is typically the most well-attended church service of the year. Learn the meaning of Easter and why Christians celebrate it.



Teach Your Kids These Prayers They Will Love to...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Kids love to say prayers with rhyme and rhythm. These are simple kids' prayers for children to say in the morning, evening, mealtime or anytime.



What Do Christians Celebrate on Epiphany?

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Learn all about Epiphany, also called Three Kings Day and Twelfth Day, and why it's observed primarily by Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican Christians.



Meet King Solomon: The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived

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King Solomon used wisdom to lead Israel, but his accomplishments became meaningless when he turned from God. Learn the message his life holds today.



Meet James the Less: Obscure Apostle

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James the Less was one of the least known apostles. Although we learn almost nothing about him in Scripture, we do know he sacrificed everything to answer God's call. His obscurity may have been the most remarkable detail of his life.



How Well Do You Know King David?

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King David was one of the central figures of the Old Testament, a passionate man of extreme highs and lows. Learn why King David was called a man after God's own heart.



What the Bible Says About Relationships

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Relationships are important to God. He is the one who instituted marriage and designed for us to live within families. The Bible has much to say about our earthly relationships.



Meet Isaac: Miracle Son of Abraham and Father...

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Isaac, the miracle son of Abraham, was one of the great Jewish patriarchs. Learn how Isaac fulfilled God's promise to make Israel a great nation.



Meet the Original Christmas Angel: Gabriel

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The Christmas angel, Gabriel, appeared to a virgin named Mary and told her she would be the mother of Jesus, the Savior of the world.



24 Meaningful Bible Verses for Your Christian...

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This selection of wedding Bible verses will help you narrow down your search with ideal Scriptures to include in your Christian marriage ceremony.



What the Bible Teaches About Herod Antipas

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Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, was a co-conspirator in the death of Christ. Learn how he unjustly sacrificed Jesus for his own political gain.



10 Bible Verses to Inspire Graduates With Hope...

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These Bible verses for graduation will inspire faith and hope in young graduates as they celebrate accomplishments and prepare for new experiences.



Learn the Lessons in the Story of Noah's Ark...

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The Bible story of Noah's Ark and the Flood teaches us lessons about obedience and setting a godly example with our lives.



6 Family-Friendly Movie Recommendations

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If your family is anything like mine, you're becoming quite selective when choosing family-friendly movies. Here are some of my family's best-loved films.



Do All Dogs (and Other Pets) Really Go to Heaven?

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Many Christians wonder, 'Do animals have souls? Do our pets go to heaven?' Take a look at what the Bible says about animals in the afterlife.



Gain an Overview of the Coptic Orthodox Church

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

The Coptic Orthodox Church claims the evangelist John Mark as its founder. This church has spread from its home in Egypt to countries all over the world.



Find Out Why Jacob Was Such an Important Old...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Jacob in the Bible was a key character of the Old Testament, although not always an honorable one. He resorted to lying, cheating, and manipulating.​



God Confirmed His Covenant Through Jacob's Ladder

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Learn the meaning of the story of Jacob's ladder in the Bible when a vision unfolds of angels going up and down a stairway from heaven to earth.



Remember the Homeless With 'The Holiday Prayer'...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

'The Holiday Prayer' is a Christian poem in the form of a prayer reminding us to care for the homeless, the broken and the poor at Christmas.



30 Inspirational Bible Verses to Build Your Faith

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

These faith building Bible verses form a collection of inspirational and topical Bible verses chosen to fortify your faith and inspire spiritual growth.



What Does the Assemblies of God Denomination...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

This overview of the Assemblies of God Church includes the distinguishing beliefs and practices of church as a Christian denomination.



Why God Had a Strange Plan for the Battle of...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

The battle of Jericho called for absolute obedience to God. Learn the lesson Joshua learned as you consider his strong faith and obedience to God.



Why Is the Holy Spirit the Least Understood...

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The Holy Spirit, member of the eternal Godhead with the Father and Son, serves as Christ's presence on Earth, ready to guide and empower believers.



Meet Abraham, Father of the Jewish Nation

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Abraham, father of the Jewish nation, is the great patriarch of Israel. Learn about the character of this man believers today call 'The Father of Us All.'



Explore Bethlehem: City of David and Birthplace...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Learn about Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in centuries past and see its ancient and enduring treasure, the Church of the Nativity.



Valuable Takeaways From the Life of Noah in the...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Noah in the Bible was a rare example of righteousness. In a world taken over by evil, he was the only faithful follower of God to be found.​



Introduction to the Book of Genesis

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This resource introduces the book of Genesis, or the 'book of origins,' setting the stage for the rest of the Bible and revealing the nature of God.



How to Incorporate a Unity Candle into Your...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Get tips for planning the Lighting of the Unity Candle in your Christian wedding ceremony and try this sample narrative.



Learn the Surprising Prophecy Caesar Augustus...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Caesar Augustus was the first emperor in the ancient Roman Empire. Discover how the improvements he made later helped the spread of Christianity.



Know Someone Graduating? Share This Christian...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Enjoy a graduation prayer by Mary Fairchild based on the Word of God. It reads as a poem dedicated to Christian graduates.



What Constitutes a Marriage in the Eyes of God?

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

What is the biblical definition of marriage? The Bible is very clear that marriage is a divinely established covenant between a man and a woman.



Bible Verses and a Prayer You Can Say for Your...

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This parent's prayer for a child will help you reflect on God's Word and remember his promises as you dedicate your precious one to God in prayer.



20 Bible Facts to Help You Know God Better

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Get to know the God of Scripture with these 20 Bible facts about God. Learn all about his nature and character.



Want to Become a Christian? Start Here

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

To become a Christian means taking the most important step in your life on earth. Learn what the Bible teaches about becoming a follower of Christ.



3 Special Wedding Prayers for Your Christian...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

As you dedicate yourselves to God and one another in holy matrimony, here are three sample wedding prayers you may choose to include in your ceremony.



Why Do Couples Exchange Rings in a Christian...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Get tips for planning the Exchanging of the Rings during your Christian wedding ceremony and choose from one of these sample scripts.



What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

What is the Rapture according to Christians? Study biblical theories about a cataclysmic, end times event unlike any other phenomenon in history.



What Is God's Plan of Salvation?

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

What is biblical salvation? Simply put, God's salvation plan is the divine romance recorded in the Bible, his way of delivering us from sin and death.



Explore 4 Different Types of Love in the Bible

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

We should expect to find love in the Bible because God is love. Explore the different types of love found in Scripture and passages that spotlight love.



How Do Christians Define Righteousness?

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Righteousness is the moral state of perfection required by God to enter heaven. Learn how Jesus Christ opened the way to heaven for you.



Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree, Why Do...

2017-01-23T11:17:35Z

Christmas trees represent eternal life found only in Jesus Christ. Trace the origin of the beloved holiday tradition of putting up a decorated tree.