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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...

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...

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...

Relational Evangelism: Does It Work?

Relational Evangelism: Does It Work?

How to reach the people you love with gospel truthBSF Editorial AssistantEight-year-old Lakhvir Kaur listened to her friend Stephanie talk about Jesus like He was her best friend. He sounded so amazing that Lakhvir wondered if she could meet Him too. She kept her...

Knowing Jesus to Make Jesus Known

Knowing Jesus to Make Jesus Known

I love studying John’s Gospel. It was BSF’s John study that helped me see both truth and grace on display. I find it incredible how Jesus never shrinks back from truth for the sake of grace. Nor does He offer grace at the expense of truth.  As one who grew up with an...

4 Strategies for Preventing Group Conflict

4 Strategies for Preventing Group Conflict

Managing potential conflict can build stronger communityBe honest—is there someone in your Bible study group you just don’t like? Or two people who always disagree? Do you leave without feeling heard and understood by others?   As you share vulnerably and openly, you...

5 Tips for Better Group Conversations

5 Tips for Better Group Conversations

Encouraging deep and meaningful Bible study discussionsIn a small group Bible study, the goal is always to create a healthy, secure space where open and honest conversations flow and everyone feels equally free to contribute. Some groups find their groove from the...

Jesus Invited the Unlikely; Will You?

Jesus Invited the Unlikely; Will You?

An invitation to BSF can change a life for eternityI was the last person you would expect to say “yes” to a BSF invitation.    In my early 20s, I had little Bible knowledge and had never done a Bible study. I did not believe in Jesus, and I was working long hours in a...

Lessons from the Disciples on Community

Lessons from the Disciples on Community

Joining a Bible study group can be intimidating. You may be wondering: Will we have anything in common? Is this a safe place to share openly? How are we going to get along? These are great and natural questions. To begin, remember that our sovereign, all-knowing, and...

The Secret to John’s Faith

The Secret to John’s Faith

How did this disciple persevere in a lifetime of adversity?If you could go back in time, what would you do differently? How have you matured? How have you changed? For each of us, time offers the benefit of hindsight. We learn from our mistakes, we strive to be...

How to Read the Bible Like a Scholar

How to Read the Bible Like a Scholar

What is the “right way” to read the Bible?   We all want to interpret Scripture correctly, but it can be difficult to know where to start. It seems everyone has their own opinion of what matters most. While some emphasize the historical context, others rely on church...

3 Reasons to Study John

3 Reasons to Study John

There is always something new to learnHow well do you know the book of John?    For many of us, this Gospel account feels familiar. We may remember John as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” his account of the woman at the well, or the moment when Peter stepped out of...

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