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  • Through the bible, a phrase a day

    Many phrases in the English language have originated from the Bible, such as ‘given up the ghost‘, or ‘Pride comes before a fall‘. Glen Scrivener, of Speak Life, takes one phrase at a time, and unpacks spiritual truths, in 365 daily devotional videos that take you through the whole Bible! For this week's phrases, click on the links below:

     

    Saturday, 5/29/21 (Day 149): "They Shall Mount Up with Wings Like Eagles"

    Sunday, 5/30/21 (Day 150): "Seeing Eye to Eye"

    Monday, 5/31/21 (Day 151): "Led Like a Lamb to the Slaughter"

    Tuesday, 6/1/21 (Day 152): "Rise and Shine"

    Wednesday, 6/2/21 (Day 153): "Bind Up the Broken Hearted"

    Thursday, 6/3/21 (Day 154): "No Rest for the Wicked"

    Friday, 6/4/21 (Day 155): "No Eye Has Seen, No Ear Has Heard"

    Saturday, 6/5/21 (Day 156): "Holier Than Thou"  

  • dig deeper into the bible in 2021

    Experience the story of Jesus like never before with a reading plan from BibleProject. Reflect on major themes in Scripture as you read through the entire Bible in one year.


    This week we dive into Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah!


    We hope you enjoyed last week’s reading. The more you read these prophetic books, the more you'll grow to appreciate the poetic language used by the prophets as they describe Israel’s covenant failure and God's faithfulness. We should remember that even though these books were written to an ancient Jewish audience, they are for all generations of God’s covenant people.


    This week you'll explore the rest of the minor prophets in Israel’s pre exilic history, a collection of some pretty unique books. The book of Jonah is a prophetic work, but it doesn’t contain words of warning addressed to Israel. Rather, it’s a story about the prophet Jonah himself. The book of Habakkuk tells a story about a prophet's struggle with the lingering evil he sees all around him. These are the same struggles modern readers still experience, and these books have amazing wisdom to offer.


    Day 1: Read Jonah, Psalm 129. Watch Jonah.

    Day 2: Read Micah 1-4, Psalm 130. Watch Micah.

    Day 3: Read Micah 5-7, Psalm 131.

    Day 4: Read Nahum, Psalm 132. Watch Nahum.

    Day 5: Read Habakkuk, Psalm 133. Watch Habakkuk.

    Day 6: Read Zephaniah, Psalm 134. Watch Zephaniah.

    Day 7: Read Job 1-3, Psalm 135. Watch Job

    Take a deeper look at two more of the minor prophets this week in the blog post Nahum’s Oracle and Habakkuk’s Grievance

  • REFLECTIONS BIBLE STUDY - by bibleproject

    Engage with Scripture! Featuring a weekly 15-minute podcast and reflection questions to help you create space for the biblical story in your life. 


    Start a new weekly routine: 

    1. Listen to a new weekly message.

    2. Reflect on a few questions.

    3. Go deeper into study on your own or with a group.

  • God uses difficult circumstances.


    Does God really bring “good” from man’s evil intentions?


    Joseph of the “technicolor coat” fame is one of the most popular people from the Old Testament. But it's easy to forget that he was a real person who endured an incredibly difficult life of hardship and pain. Explore Joseph’s amazing journey from dungeon to throne room chapter-by-chapter and discover how God was there in the midst of his mess… and ours.


    Click HERE to download BSF’s five-week study of Joseph’s life as covered in Genesis 37-47.

  • Could you use some help when it comes to studying the Bible? In this short video, David Platt shares a simple framework to follow when reading God's Word.


    Runtime: 5 min. 45 sec.

  • Eyewitness video narratives are Bible-based and are designed to spark your imagination and provoke your curiosity. Each video is 8-15 minutes long and addresses a portion of the Bible from the viewpoint of a Bible character. The videos and study guides provide a significant amount of historical, cultural, and chronological information that the original writers and hearers of the Bible knew, but are not well-known by most people today. 


    It is our hope that these videos will entice viewers to read and study the related Scriptures. For those who want to go deeper, we have provided study guides for the videos and related Scriptures (see the RESOURCES tab below each video).


  • The Word One to One is a guided read-through of John’s gospel, an eyewitness account of the life of Jesus. Each episode takes a small section of John’s gospel to read through verse by verse. The notes are designed to be read with a friend and contain all that you need to guide you through the gospel of John. This includes the passage, possible questions and notes which can serve as a framework for your conversation.

  • Every religion, every worldview is telling a story. They're trying to take the things we know about the world and fit them together into a big picture. Click on the link above to learn more about the true Story of Reality.

    Time: 4 minutes, 25 seconds

  • These messages are designed for those who are curious about Jesus or who want to grow in their knowledge of Jesus. Each short podcast is focused on who Jesus is and what He has done for us! Feel free to share them with friends.

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