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2 Corinthians Summary
Much of the New Testament is made up of a collection of letters sent to and from the leaders of the early church. These letters were prompted by specific context and circumstance but their wisdom and encouragement continue to ring...
1 Corinthians Summary and Overview
Most of us have at some point in our lives read or heard a passage from the Book of First Corinthians. Chapter 13 in particular is a favorite reading at weddings, with its beautiful rumination on the nature of love. ...
Best Christian Mothers Day Gifts
Mothers and mother figures plan such an important role in our lives. Caring for and supporting family at all stages of life is incredibly hard work. That’s why we’re grateful for the opportunity to let our moms know just how...
Easter Gifts for Mom
The Easter season is a time of great joy and celebration. We gather together—in our churches, with our families and friends—and give thanks for the miracle of Jesus risen. Often we give gifts, Easter baskets and Easter eggs, to the...
The Best Bible Apps for Women
One of the most important parts of any Christian woman’s walk is studying the Bible. And in the age of smartphones and tablets, it has become so convenient to carry God's Word around in your pocket. There are many fantastic...
Lessons from the Book of Philippians
Perhaps one of the most studied and quoted books in the entire Bible is the letter to the Philippians. We’ve explored a summary of this Biblical book elsewhere (see The Book of Philippians Summary), focusing on the structure and content...
The Book of Philippians Summary
Throughout the whole of Scripture, few books are as quotable and, indeed, oft-quoted as the Book of Philippians. In Christian circles, there is no shortage of wall art, jewelry, and journals emblazoned with the famous verse, Philippians 4:13. It is not...
What is the Gospel?
When one first encounters the Bible and begins to explore the core of Christian faith and practice, the notion of “the gospel” often takes central focus. We use this word frequently and in a few different contexts. “Gospel” is a...
Christmas Bible Verses
As the Christmas season dawns, it brings with it many traditions and celebrations. We adorn our trees and houses with twinkling heavenly lights and hang stockings and ornaments in pride of place. In the midst of all of our festivities,...
What Do the Advent Candles Mean?
The Christmas season is a time of numerous traditions and celebrations. We look forward to listening to and singing certain songs; we deck our halls with ornaments and trinkets passed down throughout the years. Some aspects of our holiday festivities...
Christian Christmas Gift Guide - Five Beautiful Gifts
Every year it seems like Christmas arrives sooner and sooner! We all want to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones to celebrate the holiday, and as Christians, we know that the best Christian gifts are the ones that encourage...
Bible Verses About Thankfulness
Whether in seasons of abundance or want, the practice of thanksgiving is an important part of focusing our minds on the movements of God. The evidence of a life rooted in thankfulness is present throughout the Scriptures as prophets and...
What is the Shema?
For people of faith, the practice of passing down famous and important prayers is an old one. Our minds may immediately turn to the Lord’s Prayer or the Serenity Prayer—time-honored prayers like these help to give structure to our prayer...
Best Psalms of Comfort
There are seasons in all our lives when the world seems bleak, dark, and grey. In the aftermath of loss, the uncertainty of the future, or a generalized daily doldrum, we may find ourselves discouraged and grieved. But these moments,...
Types of Psalms
One of the Bible’s most famous books, the book of Psalms centers around worship and prayer in the varied context of a life lived in pursuit of God. Written by various authors and spanning across a wide emotional spectrum, the...
Psalms for Protection
One of the most meaningful themes present throughout scripture is the assurance of God’s protection. In our daily lives and in times of trouble, the Bible invites us to experience the care and provision our Creator offers humanity. The poetry...
Psalms for Healing
There are moments of our lives that seem defined by grief and sorrow. As we grapple with pain and loss, we crave some kind of comfort—some assurance that the suffering is not permanent and that there is reason to hope....
Encouragement Psalms
In the midst of our busy lives, we may find ourselves drained and weary. Whether we feel worn down by the responsibility and stresses of daily life, or facing a particularly difficult season, we crave support and comfort. Thankfully, in...
Best Psalms
In the midst of the frenzy and excitement of our lives, it is easy to become overwhelmed. So much is happening all around us and it can be difficult to know how to pause, to center ourselves, and hold onto...
Psalms of Praise
Full of spiritual depth and emotional expression, the poetry of the Psalms is an encouraging resource for any walk of faith. to us the character of God and serves as inspiration for our own prayers to our Creator. One of...
Who Wrote the Book of Psalms?
The book of Psalms is a source of wisdom and inspiration for many. One of the most read and reread books of the entire Bible, hymns, biblical poetry, and prayers reveal to us the character of God and help give...