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Christian Baby Boy Names: From Aaron to Zechariah
This collection of Christian baby boy names brings together Bible names or names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.
6 Bible Verses for Giving Thanks and Praise
Here are a few Thanksgiving Bible verses to assist you when giving thanks and praise on Thanksgiving Day.
Give Thanks With This Collection of Thanksgivin...
Enjoy this collection of Thanksgiving prayers, poems and songs for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day.
Christian Baby Girl Names: From Abigail to Zina
This collection of Christian baby girl names brings together Bible names or names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.
What is the Advent Wreath?
The Advent wreath is used by Christians to prepare for Christ's coming at Christmas. Learn the meaning behind the symbols and customs of the Advent wreath.
Know Someone Who's Sick? Say This Healing Prayer
Jesus said many healing prayers, curing the sick when he walked this earth. Today he continues to pour out his healing balm for the sick.
When Is Advent 2014?
When is Advent 2014? This calendar gives the dates of the four Sundays of Advent and a brief explanation of how those dates are determined.
Meet the 12 Apostles of Jesus
The 12 apostles were ordinary men God used in extraordinary ways to carry the gospel to the world. Learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
3 Simple Prayers for Mealtime Blessings
These meal blessings are traditional Christian dinner prayers for saying grace and blessing the food at mealtimes. The prayers are short and simple, great for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or any dinner gathering.
Read the Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus...
The Christmas story gives a biblical account of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. It is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Important Dates of the 2015 Easter Season
This Easter 2015 calendar includes the important dates of the Easter season in Western Christianity as well as Orthodox Easter dates.
26 Meaningful Verses About Love
God's Word overflows with passages that speak of divine love, brotherly love, and romantic love. This collection showcases Bible verses about love.
Is a Loved One Sick? Turn to This Bible Verse...
Is your heart heavy with prayer for a sick friend or family member? You can stand in the gap with this Bible verse and prayer for healing.
17 Inspirational Bible Verses to Uplift Your...
This collection of inspirational Bible verses will encourage and uplift your spirit with messages and quotes from Scripture.
Thanksgiving Table Blessing
"Thanksgiving Table Blessing" is a Christian prayer submitted by an About.com member. Consider saying
44 Messianic Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled
Take a look at 44 messianic prophecies Jesus fulfilled in his life, along with supporting references from the Old and New Testament.
What the Story of David and Goliath Teaches Us...
The Bible story of David and Goliath teaches us a lesson about facing giant problems or impossible situations by seeing them from God's point of view.
What the Bible Says About Suicide
Over the years, I've received many questions about the Bible and suicide: Does God forgive suicide? What happens to a Christian who commits suicide?
8 Bible Verses to Help You Say Thank You
Are you looking for words to say thank you to a Christian friend or family member? Here are a few simple Scriptures to help you express appreciation.
Celebrating Advent
Celebrating Advent involves a period of spiritual preparation for Christmas when many Christians make themselves ready for the coming of Jesus Christ.
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
When the Bible speaks of homosexuality, it emphasizes the behavior, not the condition. Study what the Scriptures say about same sex sins with this extensive collection of Bible verses.
The Colors of Advent and What They Symbolize
Here you will find a brief explanation of the colors of Advent and what each color symbolizes.
In the Beginning: The Bible's Story of Creation
Take a look at the creation story from the book of Genesis. Learn the simple yet profound truth of the seven day creation account in the Bible.
25 Comforting Bible Verses for Hard Times
These comforting Bible verses contain some of the most inspiring words in Scripture. We worship a personal God who knows our troubles and cares deeply about us.
Christianity 101: Basic Doctrines and Beliefs
Christianity as a religion includes many branches with varying doctrinal positions. Here are the basic Christian beliefs central to most Christian faiths.
16 Bible Verses About Healing
These healing Bible verses will remind you that God hears your every prayer. In times of need, we can always cry out to our loving heavenly Father for help.
Encouraging Thanksgiving Poem: Pause and Give...
'Pause and Give Thanks' is an original Thanksgiving poem reminding believers to stop and take a moment to give thanks for the gift of Christ at Christmas.
Should Christians Really Have Tattoos?
Tattoos and Christians: Should Christians get tattoos? What does the Bible say about tattoos? Is it a sin? Learn if getting a tattoo is right or wrong.
24 Meaningful Bible Verses for Your Christian...
This selection of wedding Bible verses will help you narrow down the search for the perfect Scriptures to include in your Christian marriage ceremony.
What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?
What is the Rapture? Study biblical theories about an end times rapture of the church.
28 Comforting Bible Verses for Funerals and...
These funeral Bible verses are a meaningful way to allow God's powerful Word to offer solace and strength to your loved ones in their time of grief.
13 Bible Verses for a New Baby
These new baby verses from the Bible can be used in baby dedications, christenings, birth announcements, and baby shower greeting cards.
Explore the Symbolism of Numbers in the Bible
Bible numerology is a fascinating field for some and a dangerous temptation for others. Students and scholars agree, however, that certain numbers in the Bible have literal and symbolic meaning.
How Does the Bible Define Marriage?
What is the biblical definition of marriage? The Bible is very clear that marriage is a holy and divinely established covenant.
8 Step Method for Studying the Bible
Learn to study the Bible with this eight step method. This technique is great for beginners, but can be geared toward any level of study.
Celebrate Christ's Birth With These Christmas...
This collection of Christmas prayers and poems will help you celebrate the gift of Christ throughout your Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
A Collection of Bible Verses for Your Christmas...
Take a few minutes to meditate on these Christmas Bible verses and make Jesus Christ the center of your Christmas celebrations this year.
A Collection of Bible Verses About True...
This collection of friendship Bible verses celebrates the blessings of God in the gift of true Christian friendship.
A Thanksgiving Prayer: Christian Prayer for...
A Thanksgiving Prayer is an original prayer by Dawn M. Jones for saying with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.
Christmas Bible Quiz
Take this Christmas Bible quiz and learn the facts and fiction surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.
How Well Do You Know King David?
King David was one of the central figures of the Old Testament, a passionate man of extreme highs and lows. Learn why King David was called a man after God's own heart.
Meet Jesus of Nazareth: Savior of the World
Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity. Learn who Jesus is, what he accomplished, and the lessons we can learn from his life.
Learn How to Pray with These Tips from the Bible
When we look to the Bible for guidance on prayer, we discover that it's packed with praying people, and we can learn much from their examples.
14 Inspirational Quotes on Gratitude and...
Enjoy these Thanksgiving quotes by Christians, a memorable collection of thoughts on gratitude and thankfulness designed to inspire you spiritually.
Find the Perfect Prayer for Any Occasion
These prayers for all occasions will help you pray in times of need, if you're facing a problem, or simply assist you in developing your prayer life.
Your Guide to Planning a Traditional Christian...
This guide contains a complete outline to help you plan your Christian wedding ceremony and understand each aspect of the service.
What Is Agape Love?
Agape is a Greek term for one of the four types of love in the Bible. Jesus showed agape love and commands his followers to do likewise.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7: 'Love Is Patient, Love Is...
'Love is patient, love is kind' (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a) is a favorite verse about love. Compare this famous love Bible verse in several translations.
Do All Dogs (and Other Pets) Really Go to Heaven?
Many Christians wonder, 'Do animals have souls and will I see my pets in heaven?' Take a look at what the Bible says about animals in the afterlife.
Meet Elijah: Boldest of God's Prophets
Prophet Elijah performed stupendous miracles through the power of God, but he was human just like us. Follow Elijah's epic battles against false gods.
10 Bible Verses for Wishing a Happy Birthday
A birthday is a time for celebration, especially for Christians who are born again. You can rejoice in God's love with these birthday Bible verses.
Thanksgiving Traditions and Trivia
These Thanksgiving traditions and trivia include common traditions and some little known trivia about the Thanksgiving Day holiday. They are presented here to enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Who Is the Antichrist?
What does the Bible say about the antichrist? The Bible does not specifically name the antichrist, but it does give us clues as to what he will be like.
Learn What the Bible Tells Us About Prayer
Have you struggled with prayer? Learn the basics to prayer, what prayer is (and is not) and what the Bible has to say about prayer.
Jesse Tree Advent Custom
Consider this Jesse Tree Advent custom as a unique and fun way to teach your children about the Bible at Christmas time.
Get to Know the Biblical Story of Samson and...
The Bible story of Samson and Delilah teaches us that no matter how big we've failed, it's never too late to humble ourselves and turn to God.
10 Great Ways to Give Thanks as a Family
These Thanksgiving ideas offer 10 simple yet creative ways to help you and your family express thanks to God on Thanksgiving Day.
Learn the Lessons in the Story of Noah's Ark...
Noah's Ark and the Flood is a brief summary of the Bible story which teaches us a lesson about setting a godly example with our lives.
3 Easy Bedtime Prayers to Teach Your Child
Try teaching these bedtime prayers for children to your kids. They will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm while learning and praying these simple prayers.
Meet Mary: Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ
Mary the Mother of Jesus was chosen by God to give birth to the Savior of the World. The virgin Mary willingly submitted, trusting in God's plan.
How Do Christians Define Righteousness?
Righteousness is required by God for entering heaven, but humans cannot become righteous on their own. Learn how Jesus opened the way to heaven for you.
10 Biblical Reasons Not to Have Sex Outside of...
We have examples all around us of couples engaging in sex outside of marriage, but as Christians, we don't want to simply follow everyone else.
37 New Testament Miracles of Jesus Christ
The miracles of Jesus transformed countless lives. These divine acts of love and power led people to the Savior and opened their hearts to salvation.
18 Inspiring Bible Verses About Courage
If you need encouragement from God's Word to overcome your fears, take strength from these fear-busting Bible verses about courage.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
"A Thanksgiving Prayer," an original Christian Thanksgiving Day prayer, was submitted by an About.com
What the Story of Jonah Can Teach Us About...
The story of Jonah and the Whale records one of the strangest events in the Bible. Learn the lessons Jonah did as you consider what it means to obey God.
Meet King Solomon: The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived
King Solomon used his wisdom to lead Israel, but his accomplishments became meaningless when he turned from God. Learn the message his life holds for you today.
Compare Beliefs of Catholicism and Protestantism
Compare Calvinism and Arminianism side by side and learn why these doctrines form one of the most divisive debates in the history of the church.
Find the Perfect Bible Verse for Every Occasion
These Bible verses by topic are for all occasions and holidays, and are organized to help you quickly and easily locate the Bible verses you need.
How the Parable of the Prodigal Son Shows God's...
The Prodigal Son parable is also known as the Lost Son. This well-known Bible story demonstrates the loving, forgiving heart of God the Father.
Feeling Stressed? Try This Calming Prayer
The cares and problems of life can burden you with stress and anxiety, robbing you of peace. Take comfort from these Bible verses and prayer.
What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?
Forgiveness in the Bible is a megatheme. Learn what Scripture says about forgiveness and answer your frequently asked questions on the topic.
A Prayer to Remember the Hungry and Less...
This prayer of thanksgiving encourages believers to be sincere at Thanksgiving, and remember those who are less fortunate than us.
Why Marriage Matters in the Christian Life
Christian Marriage is an important issue in the life of a believer. Learn what the Bible says about marriage and how to develop a stronger one.
Why We Celebrate Christmas on December 25
The history of Christmas reveals much controversy over the actual date of Jesus' birth, the date of December 25, and the pagan origins of the holiday.
Great Ways to Help a Needy Child at Christmas
These favorite Christmas charity projects are trustworthy and reliable. Choose the project most appealing to your personal spirit of giving.
Get to Know the Apostle Paul, Once Saul of Tarsus
The Apostle Paul influenced Christianity second only to Jesus Christ. Paul spread the gospel throughout the Roman Empire and wrote 13 books of the Bible.
Why Jacob Was Such an Important Patriarch of...
Jacob in the Bible was a key character of the Old Testament, although not always an honorable one. He resorted to lying, cheating, and manipulating.
What You Need to Know About Infant Baby...
What is a baby dedication? Explore the practice of dedicating children to the Lord, its basis in the Bible, as well as the responsibilities involved.
Meet Abraham, Father of the Jewish Nation
Abraham, father of the Jewish nation, is the great patriarch of Israel. Learn about the character of this man believers today call 'The Father of Us All.'
Name of Jesus: Why Call Him Jesus If His Name...
The name of Jesus often raises a question: Why call him Jesus if his name is Yeshua? Some say we worship the wrong Savior if we don't him Yeshua.
What Does the Bible Say About Spiritual Gifts?
Spiritual gifts are the source of controversy and confusion among believers. Avoid the controversy and explore what the Bible says about spiritual gifts.
3 Easy Mealtime Blessings to Teach Your Child
Try teaching your child these mealtime blessings and dinner prayers. They'll enjoy learning with rhyme and rhythm as you pray these prayers together.
What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe and Practice
Learn about Jehovah Witness beliefs and practices. Compare how some Jehovah Witness beliefs differ from mainline Christianity.
What Does Communion Mean to Christians?
What is communion? Read a biblical explanation of the meaning, significance and purpose of Communion in the life of a Christian.
Explore 4 Types of Love in the Bible
We should expect to find love in the Bible because God is love. Explore the different types of love found in Scripture and passages that spotlight love.
Free Christian Wallpaper
Download free Christian desktop wallpaper featuring inspirational Bible verses and pictures for Windows and Macintosh.
What the Bible Really Says About Life After Death
Most Christians spend time thinking about the afterlife. This study takes a close look at what the Bible says about death, eternal life and heaven.
Top 10 Bibles to Read Today
If you're not sure which is the best Bible for you, here are several suggestions to consider from today's top Bibles.
We Give Thanks to You
"We Give Thanks to You," an original Christian Thanksgiving Day prayer , was submitted by an About.com
What the Tower of Babel Story Teaches Us for...
The Tower of Babel is a Bible story that teaches us lessons about unity and pride. This summary includes interesting points, and a question for reflection.
Bibles Verses and Prayers for Comfort in Times...
Find comfort in loss with these sure words from Scripture and pray this prayer, asking the Father to give you new hope and strength to go on.
6 Steps for Writing Your Christian Testimony
Learn how to write a Christian testimony with these easy steps, for both long and short, written and spoken testimonies.
Why Easter Is the Most Important Christian...
Easter is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Learn what Christians celebrate on Easter.
What Is the True Meaning of Blasphemy Against...
Many Christians have asked me, 'What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Is it the unforgivable sin?' Consider this very simple explanation.
Teach Your Kids These Prayers They Will Love to...
Your children will love to say these prayers with rhyme and rhythm. They are simple prayers for kids to pray in the morning, evening, mealtime or anytime.
7 Answers to Your Questions About Sin
For such a tiny word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. Learn the definition of sin in the Bible and answer your questions about sin.
20 Encouraging Bible Verses About Work
Bible verses about work show that God rewards honest labor. Nothing we accomplish, however minor it may seem, escapes his attention.
18 Bible Verses to Give You Strength
These Bible verses about strength will remind you where your strength comes from. The Lord is the source of our power, and his might is unlimited.
What Is the Meaning of Grace?
Grace: Definition of the biblical meaning of grace and an acronym to help you remember.
Meet Enoch: A Hero Who Did Not Die
Enoch was one of only two people in the Bible who did not die. The Bible says Enoch walked with God. Find out why God loved Enoch so much that he simply took him away.
Cremation vs. Burial: What Does God's Word Say?
Cremation versus burial: With the cost of funeral expenses today, many people are choosing cremation over burial, but what does the Bible say?
10 Ways to Keep Christ the Center of Your...
Here are 10 simple ways to keep Christ the central focus of your life this Christmas season.
What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Sin?
God created sex for our pleasure, but he also set limits for our protection. Study what the Bible says about sexual sin with this extensive list of verses.
Meet Ishmael: Abraham's Forgotten Son
Ishmael was the first son of Abraham, born to Hagar. He was to be heir until Isaac was born, creating the conflict that continues in their descendents.
Learn the Lessons in the Story of Jesus Raising...
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead in this miraculous Bible story that teaches us a lesson about persevering through difficult trials.
How Daniel Survived in the Lion's Den, and You...
Daniel in the den of lions is a story familiar to many, and amazingly relevant to our everyday lives. It teaches us how to get through times of crisis.
9 Comforting Bible Verses for Tough Times
We can trust our Savior and turn to him in hard times. God cares for us and he is sovereign. His Word is true. Ease your worries by meditating on these Bible verses for hard times.
What Is God's Plan of Salvation?
What is biblical salvation? Simply put, God's salvation plan is the divine romance recorded in the Bible, his way of delivering us from sin and death.
Full Lyrics to 'Jesus Loves Me' Hymn
'Jesus Loves Me' simply states the profound truth of God's love. Enjoy teaching your children this timeless and favorite hymn.
102 Biblical Names of God and Jesus
Studying the names of God is one of the most uplifting Bible adventures a Christian can explore. With 102 names presented, the list is quite extensive.
Meet Peter the Apostle, One of Jesus' Closest...
Peter the Apostle was one of Christ's most devoted followers, yet he denied knowing the Savior. See how Peter offers hope to all followers of Jesus.
Why God Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah, two ancient cities, were filled with all types of wickedness. See why God's holiness demanded that Sodom and Gomorrah perish.
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Who is the Holy Spirit? This begins the first study in a series of topical Bible studies on the Holy Spirit.
30 Inspirational Bible Verses to Build Your Faith
These faith building Bible verses form a collection of inspirational and topical Bible verses chosen to fortify your faith and inspire spiritual growth.
49 Ideas From the Bible for Naming a Male Pet
This collection of male pet names suggests several ideas from the Bible and why they might make a good name for your pet.
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Both the Good and...
'I Thank Thee' is a beautiful Thanksgiving prayer by Jane Crewdson (1860) offering thankfulness to God for all things in life, both the good and the bad.
24 Bible Verses About the Importance of Family
God designed us to live in families, therefore, family relationships are important to the Lord. These Bible verses about family show the various relational aspects of a godly family unit.
What Do Methodists Believe and Practice?
This overview of the Methodist Church includes the distinguishing beliefs and practices of the church as a Christian denomination.
Introduction to the Book of Esther
The book of Esther tells of a courageous woman who risked her life to serve God and her people. Discover the roots of the Feast of Lots, or Purim.
What's Unique About the New International...
The New International Version (NIV) is a popular Bible translation among Christians today. Read a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the NIV.
What Does the Bible Say About Going to Church?
What does the Bible say about church attendance? I often hear from Christians who have become disillusioned with the concept of going to church.
4 Biblical Reasons Not to Worry
We spend too much time worrying, time that can never be reclaimed. If you want to spend your time more wisely, here are four biblical reasons not to worry.
How Matthew Went from Crooked Tax Collector to...
Matthew responded to Jesus' invitation, leaving behind his job and his security. Find out why Matthew's Gospel still sounds an irresistible call.
7 Ways to Get a Free Bible (Without Stealing...
Obtaining a free Bible is easier than you might think. Here are 7 suggestions for getting a free copy of the Bible without stealing one from a hotel.
What We Can Learn from the Death of King Saul
King Saul was one of the tragic figures of the Old Testament. Learn how King Saul went wrong, and what you can do to avoid his fatal mistake.
What Is the Christian Season of Lent?
What is Lent and what do Christians observe during the lenten season? Learn all about this 40-day period of preparation before Easter.
What Is Romans Road to Salvation?
Romans Road lays out the plan of salvation through a series of Bible verses from the book of Romans. Learn this easy method to explaining the gospel.
What the Bible Tells Us About the Crucifixion...
This Bible story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ includes Scripture references, interesting points, lessons to be learned, and a question for reflection.
Essential Stats and Facts About Christianity...
Christianity is the largest religion in the world today. These facts and statistics provide a global look at Christianity as a world religion today.
Biblical Answers to FAQ's About Divorce and...
What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? From a biblical perspective, consider some of the most frequently asked questions.
10 Encouraging Words for Discouraged Believers
These 10 encouraging words for the discouraged are meant to inspire hope and courage in those who have grown weary in their faith.
Should Christians Care About the Illuminati...
The Illuminati conspiracy, while far-fetched, has many Christians worried that a secret society is manipulating world events for its own evil purposes.
How Saul Became Paul and Converted to...
The conversion of Paul on the Damascus Road was one of the most dramatic moments in the Bible. Learn how Paul brought the gospel to Gentiles like you and me.
Meet the Apostle John: Author of 5 Books of the...
John the Apostle was among the first chosen by Jesus to be his closest followers. Learn how John wove a message of love into all his gospel writings.
Worthy Christian Wedding Vows for Your Big Day
These sample Christian vows may be used as they are or modified for your Christian wedding ceremony.
Introduction to the Book of Isaiah
This introduction to the book of Isaiah will help you better understand God's purpose in the book and gain a more unified perspective on the Bible.
What to Expect in a Church Worship Service
If you've never been to a church worship service, this step-by-step will walk you through the most common elements in a typical church service.
Spiritual Fasting: What It Is and What It's Not
Early Christians weren't required to fast, but there's nothing in the Bible forbidding it. New Testament believers regularly observed prayer and fasting.
3 Special Wedding Prayers for Your Christian...
The wedding prayer was one of the most memorable moments of our ceremony, as we knelt to dedicate ourselves to God and to each other forever.
What Does the Bible Say About Adultery?
Adultery is any act of sexual intercourse that violates the marriage union. Fornication is a more general term. Learn what the Bible says with this extensive collection of Bible verses about adultery and fornication.
Bible Verses and a Prayer You Can Say for Your...
This parent's prayer for a child will help you reflect on God's Word and remember his promises as you dedicate your precious one to God in prayer.
Who Did Jesus Call the Greatest Man to Ever Live?
John the Baptist was a most distinctive character who wore wild clothing, lived in the desert on locust and honey, and preached a strange message.
A Simplified Summary of the 10 Commandments
This modern-day paraphrase of the 10 Commandments takes a fresh approach to the Ten Commandments or the Tablets of the Law.
What Do Lutherans Believe and Practice?
This overview of the Lutheran Church beliefs and practices includes the distinguishing beliefs of the church as a Christian denomination.
Can You Name the Beatitudes?
The beatitudes come from the opening verses of the famous Sermon on the Mount. These proverb-like sayings are packed with meaning and worthy of study.
See Why Calvinists and Arminians Disagree So...
Compare Calvinism and Arminianism side by side and learn why these doctrines form one of the most divisive debates in the history of the church.
What Kind of Love Is Eros?
Eros is a Greek term for a type of love. While this word does not appear in Scripture, eros is one of the four types of love in the Bible.
5 Ways You Can Hear God's Voice
Does God really talk to us? Can we really hear God's voice? Discover how listening to and hearing God's voice is a learned skill.
What Does the Mennonite Church Believe and...
Mennonite beliefs closely reflect those of other Christian denominations, with some exceptions. Get the true story on Mennonite beliefs and practices.
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