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Seeing beyond your fears is not always the easiest thing to do. This short story follows Naomi’s journey as she faces her fears and discovers that home was never that far away.

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Discoveries of an adventurer

A compilation of little posters that share the discoveries of a traveller on a life changing adventure.

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  • Purim and the Bible
    by Jonathan Petersen on March 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    The Jewish holiday of Purim, based on the Bible’s book of Esther, commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from genocide at the direction of the Persian official Haman. [Read about Esther in the Encyclopedia of The Bible on Bible Gateway] According to the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (one of the many study references available […] The post Purim and the Bible appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog. […]

  • John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Jonah – Second Chances
    by Jonathan Petersen on March 18, 2019 at 9:33 am

    This is the sixth lesson in bestselling author and speaker John Maxwell’s Leadership by the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, tell them to sign up to receive John’s free email devotional here. By John C. Maxwell Jonah 3:1-3 “Now the […] The post John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Jonah – Second Chances appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog. […]

  • Entering the Passion of Jesus– Part Fourteen
    by Ben Witherington on March 18, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Q. I found your interpretation of the rending of the temple veil intriguing— you say it is a sign of God mourning over the coming loss of his Son (p. 135)? And so it is not a follow up to Ezekiel’s ‘the spirit of God left the building’, leaving the building to be destroyed later? […]

  • 9 Ways to Show Faith in Jesus (Session 4, Mark 5:21-24,35-43)
    by David Briscoe on March 18, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Faith is not a single event. It’s a process, a journey. While the old saying is true that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, the journey doesn’t end after the first step. My wife and I learned this lesson when we hiked one of the popular trails in the Smoky Mountains […]

  • Practical Helps for Overcoming Sin
    by noreply@blogger.com (Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com) on March 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    As an introduction to this Bible study, please read the 1-minute devotion Believing Both Verses.Scripture tells us God is the only one who can change us spiritually, but we have an important role in that process:Philippians 2:12-13: Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Romans 8:5-6.12-14: Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. ...12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Below are some practical ideas to help us "work out our salvation" and fulfill "our obligation" to overcome sin. Read through them and ask God which you can apply to your situation.1. Read, recite, memorize, or write Scriptures that apply to your sin problem.God's Word is alive and it can help us understand our sins and overcome them.2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Using Scripture to overcome sin is explained in I Can't Change. And you can find specific Bible verses to use in Scriptures and Resources for Conquering Anger and Scriptures for Developing Self-Control. 2. Start your day with Scripture promises. Colossians 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  See Eight Statements Christians Should Make Each Day. 3. Don't let problems get you off course with the Lord. Process them biblically. Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. See 5 Ways to Process Problems.4. Start by transforming your thought life because sins usually start in our thoughts.2 Corinthians 10:3-5: For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.Romans 12:2:Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.   See Take Your Thoughts Captive,  2 Steps to Sexual Sin, and Do You Have a Happiness Diary?5. Avoid influences that cause you to sin. Psalm 101:3: I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.1 Corinthians 15:33: Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." See What About Bad TV and 4 Types of People God Tells us to Avoid.I pray that some of these practical suggestions will help you overcome sin in your life so that you can enjoy the freedom and grace of Christ more fully. copyright, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com Bite Size Bible Study […]

  • Bible News Roundup – Week of March 17, 2019
    by Jonathan Petersen on March 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ Researchers Double-Checking Polls on Religion’s Demise ⇨ Baptist News Global ⇨ Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Bible-Related Research ▼ ⇨ See other Bible News Roundup weekly posts Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial […] The post Bible News Roundup – Week of March 17, 2019 appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog. […]

  • Entering the Passion of Jesus– Part Thirteen
    by Ben Witherington on March 17, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Q. One of the most helpful insights that recurs in this study is that a fuller reading of the OT texts alluded to or cited in the Passion narrative, provides a richer understanding of the story in the Passion narrative. For example, the citing of ‘the poor you have with you always’ from Deut. 15.11, […]

  • Entering the Passion of Jesus– Part Twelve
    by Ben Witherington on March 16, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Q. On p. 97ff. you make much of the fact that women were able to be ‘bread-winners’ on their own in early Judaism, and that stereotypes about Jesus liberating women from the oppressive patriarchy of early Judaism go too far. Leaving stereotypes out for the moment, it does seem to be true that Jesus attracted […]

  • Saint Patrick Loved the Bible
    by Jonathan Petersen on March 15, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Saint Patrick is not an officially canonized saint by the Catholic church, his birth name was Maewyn Succat (or Sucat), and he wasn’t originally from Ireland. He was born at the end of the 4th century in what is now Dumbarton, Scotland (northwest of Glasgow). By his own admission, he ignored Christianity until he was […] The post Saint Patrick Loved the Bible appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog. […]

  • Entering the Passion of Jesus— Part Eleven
    by Ben Witherington on March 15, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Q. As you note, in the Markan anointing story, the word myridzo rather than some form of the word christos is used in reference to the woman anointing Jesus, even though the anointing is on the head, like a kingly anointing. Why do you think Mark doesn’t make more out of Jesus being the anointed […]


 

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  • Rick Christian leaves literary agency that transformed Christian publishing
    by christiannewsjournal on March 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    As a San Diego high school student in the early 1970s, Rick Christian was frustrated when he heard radio commercials for best-sellers that ended with the words: “available wherever books are sold.” The books he wanted to read — Bibles, concordances and other Christian works — were hard to find in regular bookstores. “I thought, … The post Rick Christian leaves literary agency that transformed Christian publishing appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Equality Act could endanger freedom of conscience rights
    by christiannewsjournal on March 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    New legislation that bans discrimination against gay and transgender people would cripple Americans’ freedom of conscience rights, Christian and conservative leaders say. On Wednesday (March 13), Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced the Equality Act, a proposal that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the classifications protected in federal … The post Equality Act could endanger freedom of conscience rights appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Mammoth statue of Jesus planned for Russian site once set aside for Lenin
    by christiannewsjournal on March 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Authorities in Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, are planning to erect a gigantic statue of Jesus Christ on a site once designated for a monument of Vladimir Lenin. The statue, which has not yet been approved by the Russian Orthodox Church, is to be 125 feet high – the same height as … The post Mammoth statue of Jesus planned for Russian site once set aside for Lenin appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance
    by christiannewsjournal on March 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    An evangelical church is suing the state of Washington over a new law requiring employers to cover abortion in insurance plans if those policies also cover maternity. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit March 8 on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland, Wash., challenging the Reproductive Parity Act signed into law … The post Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Abortion survivors speak out | Faces and stories change hearts and minds
    by christiannewsjournal on March 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    A chilling quote is often attributed to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin: “One death is a tragedy. One million deaths are a statistic.” Stalin is alleged to have said this in the days leading up to one of the largest man-made disasters and mass-murders in history: the 1932 Ukrainian famine. It may be that the quote actually … The post Abortion survivors speak out | Faces and stories change hearts and minds appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]