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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Turn Your Sorrow To Praise

Turn Your Sorrow To Praise

Learn the Language of LamentThe Bible commands believers to rejoice in all circumstances. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus for you.Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever...

5 Reasons to Study Lamentations

5 Reasons to Study Lamentations

5 Reasons to Study LamentationsRecovering the language of lamentBy Mark Vroegop, Guest Contributor Memorials matter.  Consider the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan, or the National...

Is my anger righteous?

Is my anger righteous?

Is My Anger Righteous? God calls us to be angry about the right things.By Paul David Tripp, Guest Contributor It’s unavoidable: this week you were angry. Everyone was in some way. When you look back on your anger, what do you see?  The prophet Micah writes, "He has...

How does Isaiah speak today?

How does Isaiah speak today?

How Does Isaiah Speak Today?God promised salvation to a people headed for destruction. Isaiah’s “Servant Songs” offered hope and they continue to speak to us today.This excerpt is from a pre-recorded lecture by BSF Executive Director Hollie Roberts. Portions of this...

What was Isaiah’s message?

What was Isaiah’s message?

What Was Isaiah's message?Through 66 chapters, Isaiah proclaimed a timeless message of judgment and salvation. Through poetry, prophecy, and history, Isaiah offered hope. This excerpt is from a pre-recorded lecture by BSF Executive Director Hollie Roberts. Portions of...

Who was Isaiah?

Who was Isaiah?

Who Was Isaiah?What caused Isaiah to trade riches and respect for a life of rags and rejection? Surely something extraordinary. We find the answer in Isaiah 6.This excerpt is from a pre-recorded lecture by BSF Executive Director Hollie Roberts. Portions of this...

Three Steps to Understanding Prophecy

Three Steps to Understanding Prophecy

Three Keys to Unlock ProphecyHow to Unpack Difficult Scripture PassagesBy Todd Wethall — Study Content Specialist I have a confession – I have struggled to read through the Old Testament prophets. Maybe you can relate.  As a long-, long-, long-time BSFer, I did my...

Is God the Same in the New and Old Testament?

Is God the Same in the New and Old Testament?

New vs. Old Testament: Is God the Same?By Hollie Roberts - BSF Executive DirectorFrom an early age, I asked a lot of questions. “Why do beans sprout? Where does rubber go when it comes off your tires? What makes the sky so many colors? Where does the devil live? How...

Why Does God Judge?

Why Does God Judge?

Why Does God Judge the People He Loves?By Dr. David Talley, Guest ContributorAs a professor of the Old Testament, I begin my classes by asking for students’ views of God. Without fail, the intensity of God’s judgment surfaces. Someone always asks, “If He is loving,...

Did God Choose Israel and Not the Other Nations?

Did God Choose Israel and Not the Other Nations?

Did God Choose Israel and Not the Other Nations? By Dr. Mark Bailey - BSF Board MemberOne of my greatest joys during the past 35 years has been leading Bible study tours to Israel. Each group is unique. Some are students, others are professors, many have been BSF...

3 Reasons Not to Skip the Kings and Prophets

3 Reasons Not to Skip the Kings and Prophets

3 Reasons Not to Skip the Kings and Prophets How to Read Unfamiliar Books of the Bible By Bennett Rolan - BSF Editorial Manager A year ago, I could confidently say that I had read the books of Amos and Obadiah. But beyond being checked off my Bible reading plan, I...

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