A Georgia woman who claimed to be selling children's Bibles door-to-door was actually the front for a group of home invaders.
According to police, after the woman successfully convinced a Forsyth County resident to open the front door, she and several men forced their way into the house on Tuesday afternoon.
Whether it be a hard day at work, family trouble, health issues, heartache, depression, or a relationship that is causing stress in your life; there is always something in the Bible to look up to and lift us up when we are feeling down.
It is in God's Word that we can find encouraging verses to uplift us and give us hope when we are down. For anyone who is feeling the "weight of the world" on their shoulders, cast your care upon the One up above whose shoulders are big enough to carry the burden for you.
Below are 10 Bible verses that will bring the peace you are searching for: more >>
YouVersion's newest creation, The Bible App for Kids, has already been downloaded more than a million times since it was made available less than a week after its release on Thanksgiving Day. The app was developed in collaboration with the international ministry OneHope.
"Just like we've seen the Bible App transform how our generation is engaging with Scripture, we believe the Bible App for Kids will change how the next generation discovers the grand narrative of the Bible," said Bobby Gruenewald, innovation pastor of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma, which created YouVersion.
The primary catalyst for the project was the YouVersion community itself, "the world's largest digital Bible-sharing community," the Bible App creators say. Though some kids are already using the original Bible App, it wasn't really made with them in mind. YouVersion moved forward with the project when its survey indicated that more than 95 percent of its community of parents surveyed would be interested in the Bible App for Kids and that it would help their children engage with the Bible more in their everyday lives. more >>
Democratic Senator Mark Pryor (Ark.), who is in a tough reelection fight, has released a new campaign ad of him holding a Bible and discussing the esteem to which he gives it.
"I'm not ashamed to say I believe in God and I believe in his word," Pryor tells viewers in the 30 second clip. "The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. And neither political party is always right."
Pryor also shares with the audience that the Bible guides how he makes decisions. more >>
Surviving and even thriving in the midst of today's economic upheaval is the challenging task we all face. Many churches in addressing financial matters will focus on the area of giving the tithe, which is paramount, yet oftentimes overlook what God says about handling the other 90 percent. As a result, millions of people look to financial counselors like Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman or secular forecasters for guidance and help.
Here's the deal as we close out this year: God wants to both encourage and instruct all of us (myself included)to be ever looking to Him as our ultimate Provider in addition to being better financial stewards so we can glorify Him and be channels of blessing to others in need.
This is personal for my wife and me as we find ourselves closing the year without any more partial salary from a local church, health insurance, cell phone coverage or any perks that have been part of my ministry for over 41 years. This is by divine design as God recently transitioned me from a local church involvement "because of the impending distress" (1 Cor 7:26) coming upon America to serve the wider Body of Christ in our desperate need for spiritual awakening and assurance as children of God. more >>
Every year at Christmastime, like clockwork, you can expect the mainstream media to come out with some sort of "fresh" perspective on Jesus. We see this on TV specials and in magazines and reports. Since December has just begun, I thought I'd be pro-active in answering the critics.
The basic questions are these: Can we trust the Bible? Can we trust the Gospels? If they were put on trial, as in a court case, how would they hold up?
One man who contributed significantly to Christian apologetics was one of America's great legal leaders. Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) was a professor at Harvard Law School (1833-1848). He contributed a great deal to the school, expanding it, including its library. more >>