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How to Seek Jesus While We Wait on Him

How to Seek Jesus While We Wait on Him

Living for Jesus in Everyday LifeBSF Executive DirectorHave you ever struggled through a season of waiting—feeling stuck between God's work in the past and His promise for the future? Two years ago, I faced a particularly difficult situation I couldn’t solve on my...

Don’t Wait Until Next Easter

Don’t Wait Until Next Easter

Living for Jesus in Everyday LifeGuest ContributorI live in downtown Philadelphia, and when the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, the celebration was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Tens of thousands of people spilled into the streets late at night to...

The Final Words of Jesus

The Final Words of Jesus

Three reasons peace can be yours today Guest Contributor “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”  These are the final words spoken by Jesus on the cross.  The heartbreak of false accusations, betrayal, abandonment, and the crowds cheering for crucifixion have...

3 Lessons from a Brutal Cross

3 Lessons from a Brutal Cross

Three reasons peace can be yours today Guest Contributor The cross.   It’s a symbol revered all over the world. We put crosses inside church sanctuaries and on our worship facilities. Some churches are built in the shape of a cross.   We put crosses at graveyards....

4 Reasons the Resurrection Is Good News

4 Reasons the Resurrection Is Good News

Three reasons peace can be yours todayGuest ContributorAll over the world, Easter Sunday will be marked by unique celebrations. Christians will rejoice in the empty tomb. It’s more than a date on the church’s calendar. Resurrection Sunday defines Christianity.  Do you...

The Significance of Shepherds in the Bible

The Significance of Shepherds in the Bible

Connecting the Old and New TestamentsFrom the Editorial TeamThe Bible tells us a single story, weaving together threads from the Old and New Testaments. Discover how the Old Testament points to Jesus from our study of John’s Gospel: The Truth.“The Lord is my shepherd,...

The Significance of Bread in the Bible

The Significance of Bread in the Bible

Connecting the Old and New TestamentsFrom the Editorial TeamThe Bible tells us a single story, weaving together threads from the Old and New Testaments. Discover how the Old Testament points to Jesus from our study of John’s Gospel: The Truth.The account of God’s...

You Are Equipped to Follow Jesus

You Are Equipped to Follow Jesus

Two things we learn about true discipleship BSF Director of Global Cultural EngagementWhat does it mean to be a disciple?    There were many people who followed Jesus. John tells us that great crowds of people were always at Jesus’s heels. The more Jesus performed...

Want to Reach the Culture for Christ?

Want to Reach the Culture for Christ?

Three steps to get started Guest ContributorI recently came across a social media post that read: “You are called to be the salt of the earth. Not the salt of the church.”  The words hit home. I find that I am at my “saltiest” within a church setting. If I were to...

Seeking God’s Call

Seeking God’s Call

How to look for God's guidance in every situationFrom the Editorial TeamWhether we face a life-altering decision or are simply making everyday choices, we long to discern God’s wisdom.   Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord...

Feeling Troubled?

Feeling Troubled?

Three reasons peace can be yours todayBSF Content Development Director“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for...

Listening to His Voice

Listening to His Voice

Learning to hear God's voice through ScriptureGuest Contributor“For the word of God is living and powerful.”  (Hebrews 4:12)  My love of reading began early in life. My grandmother taught me to read when I was five years old. She and my grandfather lived right across...

6 Reflections for a Busy Christmas

6 Reflections for a Busy Christmas

Short devotionals from John 1:14From the Editorial TeamAfter a 90-mile journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, an exhausted mother-to-be felt the first pangs of childbirth. She knew her baby was special, a gift from God Himself, and this shining hope gave her strength. In...

Keep Going in Your Bible Study

Keep Going in Your Bible Study

Four tips when motivation is lowBSF Content Development DirectorWe speak of our great God as absolutely sovereign, the Lord of heaven and earth. But that raises some perplexing questions. For example, does God choose us? Or do we choose to follow God? Some of the most...

Does God Choose Me or Do I Choose God?

Does God Choose Me or Do I Choose God?

The mystery of God's election and our faith in salvationGuest ContributorWe speak of our great God as absolutely sovereign, the Lord of heaven and earth. But that raises some perplexing questions. For example, does God choose us? Or do we choose to follow God? Some of...

Personal Quiet Time

Personal Quiet Time

Getting the most out of your daily devotionsFrom the Editorial TeamWhether we are new to the Bible or have studied for years, reading Scripture can be challenging. When we feel limited by our lack of knowledge or are confused by difficult chapters, it helps to...

Where Is My Miracle?

Where Is My Miracle?

What to do when God doesn't answer the way we expectGuest ContributorNothing can describe the horror when you hear doctors say, “You will never walk again or use your hands.” I spent many sleepless nights in the hospital, praying, “Oh God, may it not be so!” Visitors...

How to View Miracles Like Jesus

How to View Miracles Like Jesus

What Feeding the 5,000 reveals about Jesus's prioritiesGuest ContributorThe fame of Jesus was spreading like wildfire.  No one had performed wondrous miracles like this man (John 6:2), and no one had spoken with authority like this teacher (Mark 1:22). People...

What I Learned Praying For a Miracle

What I Learned Praying For a Miracle

What to pray when you are waiting for a miracleBSF Editorial ManagerPaul Wambi needed a miracle. Hospital monitors beeped in the background while his infant son, Matthew, fought for survival.   As a husband and father, Paul stood helpless.   “I stood at the hospital...

How to Respond When Your Faith Is Questioned

How to Respond When Your Faith Is Questioned

Answering challenges during gospel conversationsGuest ContributorHas the prospect of sharing your faith ever intimidated or scared you? I think if we’re honest with ourselves, all who have tried to be faithful in the realm of evangelism would answer with a resounding...

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