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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:59:15 +0000

 



What Is the Christian Season of Lent?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

What is Lent and what do Christians observe during the Lenten season? Learn all about this 40-day period of preparation before Easter.



19 Inspirational Bible Verses Guaranteed to...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Why Do Christians Observe Ash Wednesday?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Learn all about Ash Wednesday and what Christians commemorate this first day of the Lenten Season?



Christian Baby Girl Names: From Abigail to Zina

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Why Easter Is the Most Important Christian...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Christian Baby Boy Names: From Aaron to Zechariah

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



44 Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Find Out Why the Date of Easter Changes Every...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

When is Easter this year? Learn why the date of Easter changes every year, and why the holiday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Ultimate Collection of Bible Story Summaries

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This extensive collection of Bible story summaries highlights the simple yet profound truths found in the ancient and enduring stories of the Bible.



Get Acquainted With the 12 Apostles of Jesus...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Is Your Loved One Sick? Say These Healing Prayers

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



102 Biblical Names of God and Jesus

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Why Do Christians Fast During Lent?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Lent and fasting seem natural for some Christian churches, but others make it a private matter. Discover how different churches approach the lenten fast.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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 the Story of David and Goliath Teaches Us...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



13 Bible Verses for Parents of a New Baby

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



25 Meaningful Bible Verses About Love

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



25 Optimistic Bible Verses to Give You Hope

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



In the Beginning: The Bible's Story of Creation

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



10 Bible Verses to Inspire Graduates With Hope...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



9 Comforting Bible Verses for Tough Times

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

We can trust our Savior and turn to him in hard times. God cares for us and he is sovereign. His Word is true. Ease your worries by meditating on these Bible verses for hard times.



37 New Testament Miracles of Jesus in...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Holy Week Timeline: Relive the Steps of Jesus

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

With this Holy Week timeline, together we'll walk with Jesus Christ along his journey to the cross, from his triumphal entry to his resurrection.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.​



What Actually Happened on the First Palm Sunday...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week for Christ's followers. Learn the story of Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.



The Complete Traditional Christian Wedding...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



28 Comforting Bible Verses for Funerals and...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Does Good Friday Mean to Christians?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Answer the question: What is Good Friday and what do Christians celebrate on this important holy day?



7 Morning Prayers Your Kids Will Love to Pray

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Try teaching your Christian children these morning prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.



Explore 4 Different Types of Love in the Bible

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



15 Easy Mealtime Blessings to Teach Your Child

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Try teaching your child these mealtime blessings and dinner prayers. They'll enjoy learning with rhyme and rhythm as you pray these prayers together.



Meet James the Less: Obscure Apostle

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Conquer Your Fears With 18 Bible Verses About...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Uncover the Meaning Behind Today's Christian...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Make your marriage ceremony more meaningful and memorable by learning the biblical significance of today's Christian wedding traditions and symbols.



The Trinity Doctrine Expresses the Fullness of...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The Trinity expresses the belief that God is one being made of three persons who exist in co-equal, co-eternal communion as Father, Son and Spirit.



What Are the Core Doctrines and Beliefs of...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Why Marriage Matters in the Christian Life

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Christian Marriage is an important issue in the life of a believer. Learn what the Bible says about marriage and how to develop a stronger one.



What the Bible Says About Relationships

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Why Is the Holy Spirit the Least Understood...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



10 Bible Verses for Wishing a Happy Birthday

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



24 Meaningful Bible Verses for Your Christian...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



What Does the Bible Say About Going to Church?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

What does the Bible say about church attendance? I often hear from Christians who have become disillusioned with the concept of going to church.



See How the Parable of the Prodigal Son Shows...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The Prodigal Son story in Luke 15:11-32 is also known as the Lost Son. See how this well-known parable demonstrates the loving, forgiving heart of God.



Important Dates of the 2017 Easter Season (Plus...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This Easter 2017 calendar includes important dates of the Easter season in both Western and Eastern Christianity, plus previous and future years.



Storge: What Does the Bible Say About Family...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Storge is a Greek word describing one of the four types of love in the Bible. Explore the meaning of this term and where it can be found in Scripture.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Do Palm Branches on Palm Sunday Symbolize?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Palm branches are a traditional part of Palm Sunday celebrations in many Christian churches. Learn what they symbolized and said about Jesus Christ.



Why the Last Supper Is Still Commemorated Today

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The Last Supper Bible story teaches us about our commitment to Christ. It includes interesting points, a lesson, and a question for reflection.



Tower of Babel Story: The Perils of Unity,...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The Tower of Babel Bible story teaches us lessons about unity and arrogance. Learn why God at times intervenes with a divisive hand in man's affairs.



What Do Catholics Mean by 'Transubstantiation'?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

What is the meaning of Transubstantiation? Learn the definition in Catholic theology, along with information about Real Presence and Communion.



Meet Jesus of Nazareth: Savior of the World

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



What Foods Did People Eat in the Bible?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

See a complete list of spices, fruits, vegetables, grains, meats and other foods in the Bible. References are included for each of the Bible foods.



How Well Do You Know King David?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Suicide in the Bible: Does God Forgive Suicide?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Over the years, I've received many questions about what the Bible says about suicide: Does God forgive it? Do Christian who commit suicide go to hell?



What Does the Presbyterian Church Believe and...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This overview of the Presbyterian Church as a Christian denomination includes the distinguishing beliefs and practices of the denomination.



7 Last Words Jesus Christ Spoke on the Cross

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Jesus Christ spoke seven last words during his final hours on the cross. They offer a glimpse into the depth of his suffering to accomplish redemption.



12 Bible Verses to Help You Say Thank You

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Does Forgiveness Mean in the Bible?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

What is forgiveness? This question must be answered​ on God's terms. Learn the definition of biblical forgiveness and what it means to God and for us.



Explore the Symbolism of Numbers in the Bible

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Biblical numerology is a fascinating field for some and a dangerous temptation for others. Students and scholars agree that certain numbers have meaning.



13 Traditional Dinner Prayers for Saying Grace

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



Meet the Apostle John: Author of 5 Books of the...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

John the Apostle was among the first chosen by Jesus to be his closest followers. Learn how John wove a message of love into all his gospel writings.



Rightly Divide the Bible: How the 66 Books Are...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This study will analyze the 66 books of the Bible considered authoritative in Protestant churches and explain why the Apocryphal books are excluded.



Meet Abraham, Father of the Jewish Nation

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.'



What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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



What Does the Bible Say About Hell?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Study four different terms for hell in the Bible and how they are translated. These passages help us understand what the Bible says about hell.



Find the Perfect Prayer for Any Occasion

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Worthy Christian Wedding Vows for Your Big Day

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

These tips and samples of Christian wedding vows are to help you plan your special day. The vows can be used as they are or modified for your ceremony.



The Salvation Army

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The Salvation Army is known worldwide for its missionary work to the poor and victims of disasters, but it is also a Christian denomination. This unique church, with its uniforms and military ranks for its clergy, battled for acceptance in its early years. Learn the fascinating facts behind the Salvation Army.



Relive the Bible Story of the First Palm Sunday

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

In this Palm Sunday story, discover why Jesus' triumphal entry was not what it appeared, but was more earth-shaking than could have been imagined.



The Ultimate List of Bible Animals With...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

While the names of Bible animals vary in translations, and some are hard to identify, God's Word showcases about 100 members of the animal kingdom.



How and When Was the Methodist Church Founded?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Trace a brief history of the Methodist Church denomination. Learn how Methodism received its name and how it became a popular movement in America.



Travel the Steps of Romans Road to Salvation

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Constitutes a Marriage in the Eyes of God?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Do Methodists Believe and Practice?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This overview of Methodist beliefs and practices will give you an understanding of the denomination's teachings and how adherents live out their faith.



35 Facts That May Surprise You About Angels in...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

What are angels exactly? How do they appear and what do they do? Let's take a look at some surprising and fascinating facts about angels in the Bible.



These 7 Bible Commentaries Are Worth Taking a...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Are you searching for Bible commentaries, but not sure which ones are best suited for you? Here are 7 top Bible commentaries worth looking into.



What Kind of Love Is Eros in the Bible?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Eros love is a Greek term for sexual attraction. While this word does not appear in the New Testament, it is one of four types of love in the Bible.



Meet Methuselah and Learn the Secret to His...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old, continues to fascinate Bible readers today. Explore some theories on why he survived so long.



Begin to Heal by Reciting These Prayers for...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Let God heal you as you pray these recovery prayers for peace, serenity, and healing, including the popular 12-step prayer and a prayer for peace.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Does God's Grace Mean to Christians?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This resources provides a biblical definition of grace, an acronym to help you remember the meaning, and important Bible verses about God's grace.



Relive Jesus Christ's Final Hours of Passion...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

This timeline of Jesus' death on the cross includes Good Friday events just before and immediately following the crucifixion as recorded in Scripture.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



The Big List of Bible Verses About Sexual Sin

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

God created sex for pleasure, but also set limits for protection. Study what the Bible says about sexual immorality with this giant list of verses.



What Is the True Meaning of Faith in the...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Discover the meaning of faith as defined in the Bible and why faith is vitally important in the Christian life.



What Sets Mennonites Apart From Other Faiths?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Mennonite beliefs closely reflect those of other Christian denominations, with some exceptions. Get the true story on what it means to be a Mennonite.



24 Bible Verses About the Importance of Family

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

God designed us to live in families. These 24 key Bible verses about family show important relational aspects of a godly family unit.​



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

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



Facts About Noah and the Ark

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Noah and the ark provided a second chance for mankind, but sin remained. Learn God's permanent solution to humanity's sin problem.



Meet John Wesley: Co-Founder of Methodism

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

John Wesley, one of the co-founders of the Methodist Church, was a man driven to serve God. Learn why he is admired as a true giant of Christianity.



5 Key Differences Between the Rapture and the...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

There are differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ. Learn why these two events appear to be similar but are actually separate.



The Story of Jonah Proves You Can't Run From God

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

The story of Jonah and the Whale records one of the strangest events in the Bible. Learn the large lessons Jonah did as you consider what it means to obey.



What Does God Say About Prayer in the Bible?

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

Do you struggle in your prayer life? Learn the basics to prayer, what prayer is and is not, and exactly what the Bible has to say about prayer.



18 Bible Verses to Give You Strength

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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.



What Does the Bible Teach Us About Being an...

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

An apostle in the Bible was a specially chosen follower of Jesus Christ. Learn what it meant to be an apostle and the important assignment he gave them.



Meet King Solomon: The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived

2017-03-13T11:59:15Z

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