9 Bible Verses About Joy

Rejoice together as we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ! Save this page and reflect on the many reasons to be joyful this holiday season.

9 Bible Verses to Inspire Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time to humble ourselves as loving servants of a living God and celebrate our good and faithful Lord. Save this post and focus on the true meaning of giving thanks this holiday season.

Build Your Faith

Jesus taught that faith doesn’t have to be large to achieve great things. He compared it to a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20 NKJV). The mustard seed is quite small, about 1/8 inch around. Jesus taught us that faith, like a seed, can grow. The common mustard plant in Israel grows from seed to 10 feet tall in a single growing season. In the same way, your faith can grow very large in a short time. God gave us the strategy to build faith in His written Word, the Bible. Try a few of these tactics to give your faith a workout.

Wise Counsel for the Holidays

Holiday festivities often revolve around food, but the critical reason we gather every December involves no culinary expertise. Whether or not all of your dishes come out perfectly and on time, God is thankful His children gather together for a birthday feast in His Son’s honor.

How Do I Grow in Spiritual Discernment?

When the FBI trains the counterfeit detection agency to discern fake monies, agents study real money. The same principle applies to us: To grow to discern what is true and what is not, we must first study and know the truth. The more discernment matures, the better we clearly see what is true and what is false.

11 Common Biblical Misunderstandings

The Bible is the literal Word of God. It is to be read, studied and memorized so we might know how to live a life of joy and freedom in Christ. Unfortunately, the Bible is often misunderstood, misquoted, misused and abused—whether intentionally or unintentionally—to serve selfish purposes.

Guide to Reading Scripture

Reading the Bible intentionally requires a dedication to explore and discover the author’s message. These suggestions provide greater understanding of Scripture.

Communion

How would you like to share a meal with Jesus? That’s what Communion provides: a time of fellowship with Jesus that centers around a sacred supper. The celebration of Christ’s sacrificial death—and all it accomplished for those who believe in Him—offers a way to strengthen your faith and deepen your relationship with Christ Jesus.

Tips for an Organized Baking Center

An organized baking center—with essentials close at hand—makes holiday baking a piece of cake! Locate a hub for your mixer, bakeware, shelf-stable ingredients and other items close to where you prep. Even small kitchens become orderly when you cluster baking essentials together in a cupboard, drawers, pantry or movable cart.

9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Beautiful gifts, delivered directly from Heaven, are ready for you to receive. The first, a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, is more precious than diamonds, silver and gold. With Him, comes your new best friend, the Holy Spirit, a counselor and guide who brings many gifts. Unwrap your gifts and see how they make your life on Earth more wonderful and powerful, all for the glory of God.

Grow Up in the Word

As parents and grandparents, we give our kids and grandkids the best in life we can afford–name-brand shoes, after-school sports, music lessons. We want them to have better things than we had as children. But the best gift is teaching them the Bible.

Seeking God in the Ordinary

Folding laundry, cooking dinner and putting children to bed may seem routine, yet they all offer opportunities to see Christ clearly in the ebb and flow of everyday life.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is your counselor, guide, comforter, teacher, coach and friend who speaks to you about your deepest thoughts and desires. Imagine it, the most powerful One in the universe has chosen you. He comes to be with you. You are His temple. Your relationship with God Himself can radically change who you are and how you see the world. Meet the friend of your soul.

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