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How to Live the Bible — Knowing God the Creator

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This is the one-hundred-sixty-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here.


“Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.” Romans 1:20

Illustration of creation

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Addressing the Top Three Concerns about Homeschooling

Durenda WilsonBy Durenda Wilson

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.Proverbs 22:6

Most kids have a subject or two that aren’t their favorite, but the disconnect so many kids experience between their lives and their learning has become increasingly common, not to mention troubling. Is 12 years of drudgery really the best we can hope for when it comes to educating our kids?

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Bible News Roundup – Week of June 20, 2021

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Biblica to Launch Ewe Bible in Ho
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Christians Condemn Bombing of Memorial to the Bible in Brazil
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6 Bible Verses on the Responsibilities of Fathers

Buy your copy of the NIV Dad's Devotional Bible in the FaithGateway Store where you'll enjoy low prices every dayAccording to the Dictionary of Bible Themes on Bible Gateway, fathers have a responsibility to love, instruct, and discipline their children in the ways of the Lord. In return they are to be honored and obeyed by their children.

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Psalm 103:13 (NIV)

As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

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How to Live the Bible — Blessings for All

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This is the one-hundred-sixty-first lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here.


“The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”” Genesis 12:1, 3

Illustration of people lifting their arms and hands in worship

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Hope and High-Waisted Jeans

Jess ConnollyBy Jess Connolly

When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:3–5

If you grew up going to Christian events in the ’90s, you heard this kind of crazy metaphor: Your soul is like a house, with lots of rooms and doors. Jesus wants to come in and clean up every room. If you were at a ski retreat or youth beach trip or a revival night, the male speaker with the microphone and the airbrushed T-shirt would begin describing the one room you always tried to keep locked and hidden from God. Maybe you kept a padlock on the door, or maybe you’d even forgotten that it existed, but God wanted to come in (with grace) and tidy that space up.

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The NASB 2020 Bible Translation: An Interview with Pike Lambeth

Pike LambethWhether you pronounce it distinctly “N-A-S-B” or informally “naz-bee,” since its completion in the 1970s following 18 years of work, the New American Standard Bible (NASB) is widely embraced as the gold standard for the formal equivalence Bible translation philosophy, the method of rendering English text word-for-word from the original biblical languages as much as possible. The NASB 2020 updated version is now available.

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Bible Gateway interviewed Pike Lambeth, the executive vice president of The Lockman Foundation, about the New American Standard Bible.

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When and how was the NASB first created?

Pike Lambeth: In 1959, Mr. Dewy Lockman sensed the need for a translation of the Bible that would be clearly readable in the current English language, but, without sacrificing any accuracy in the translation from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. A group of scholars and pastors were organized with this vision in mind and work on the New American Standard Bible was begun and finally completed in 1977.

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Thomas Nelson Releases the Maclaren Series Large Print Reference Bible in KJV and NKJV

Buy your copy of the Maclaren Series Reference Bible in the FaithGateway Store where you'll enjoy low prices every dayThomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, announces the publishing of the Maclaren Series: Large Print Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2021) in the New King James Version (NKJV) and the King James Version (KJV) Bible translations.

“The Maclaren Series presents the Bible in a beautiful format using a rich blue tone as a secondary color,” says Dr. Philip Nation, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Thomas Nelson. “With its name inspired by Alexander Maclaren, one of history’s greatest expository preachers, it’s my hope that readers will find joy and an ease of engagement with God’s Word.”

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Bible News Roundup – Week of June 13, 2021

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Religious Freedom Group Wants Bible Removed From POW/MIA Table at Navy Base in Japan
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Modern-Day Jonah: Cape Cod Diver Swallowed by Humpback Whale, but Escapes
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How to Live the Bible — The Courage to Rebuild

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This is the one-hundred-sixtieth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here.


“And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, ‘Let us rise up and build.’ So they strengthened their hands for the good work.” Nehemiah 2:18

Illustration of Nehemiah rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem

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