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5 Voices: The Battle for Our Lives

Proverbs opens on a battlefield of a young man’s life, where competing voices are vying for his heart. Their speeches present him—and us—with a choice.

Dealing with Hidden Sin

Sin is a reality with which we all must live. No one can escape the struggles we have with rebelling against God’s call on our lives. The battle can be overwhelming, but it does not have to result in demoralizing defeat.

A Woman of (Evil) Influence

Jezebel didn’t just support Ahab: She steered him for her own purposes. The writer of 1 Kings uses literary devices to point out just how evil her influence was.

The Rise of the Antichrist

Revelation pictures the antichrist as a beast 32 times. The image points to the brutal, bloody, uncontrolled, and wild character of this diabolical dictator.

Is the Bible an R-Rated Children's Book?

The Holy Bible has some of the most adult-themed passages written anywhere and a hero (God) who is no fairy-tale dandy.

  • Chris Legg, Dr. Stanley J. Ward |
  • September 22, 2014 |
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Meet the “Other Kings”

We remember the evil ones, like Ahab and Manasseh. We aspire to emulate the good ones, like Jehoshaphat and Josiah. But what about the other kings?

  • Rebecca Van Noord |
  • September 16, 2014 |
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Prophecy 101: How to Interpret the Bible’s Predictions

Whichever eschatology you choose, you need to realize that it is a choice and not the only possible way to interpret Scripture.

Passing the Mantle

Some see Elijah’s cloak as a magical talisman that gives source to his power. But the cloak is powerful because of the anointing of the prophetic office, not the other way around.

How NOT to Read the Bible
How NOT to Read the Bible

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  • August 28, 2014 |
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How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps

I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.

In Every Book of the Bible

Here is a quick tour of how God reveals Himself in every book of the Bible.

God’s Boardroom Discussion?

Ahab’s doom isn’t run-of-the-mill prophecy. It’s mixed with a vision of how God came to the final details of His decision: a divine boardroom discussion.

  • Michael S. Heiser |
  • August 19, 2014 |
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8 Keys to Knowing God’s Will For Your Life

How can we know God’s plan for our lives? Over the past twenty-five years that I have been in ministry, I have discovered eight vital keys to knowing God’s will. Here they are...

What Were the “High Places”?

In 1–2 Kings, the presence of “high places” serves as a type of litmus test for Israel’s morality. What were these high places? And why were they so detrimental to Yahweh worship but yet surprisingly acceptable at times?

Studying Your Bible

Over the last few months I have had hundreds of you request a post on “How to Study The Bible.” Well, here it is. I pray this post blesses you, challenges you, and inspires you to take the initiative to deepen your relationship with God.

The Time When Evil Won?

While Scripture is clear that good will triumph, it also says evil will win its share of battles. Second Kings 3 records a war event where evil won.

Work and Leisure

Keeping the Sabbath holy may not seem very productive, but there's more here than just a command. It reveals God's mercy.

Invention, Tradition or Revelation?

Where did the gospel come from?

Fake Repentance

True repentance has corroborating evidence. Perhaps the best way to learn what genuine repentance looks like is by examining the opposite: a counterfeit. In 2 Kings we find one in King Joram.

4 Answers to 1 Important Question

If the central question of each Gospel is “What do I need to know about Jesus?” each evangelist answers it differently.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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