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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.
Christian Baby Boy Names: From Aaron to Zechariah
This collection of Christian baby boy names brings together Bible names or names from biblical words, including the language, origin and meaning.
Know Someone Who's Sick? Say This Healing Prayer
Jesus said many prayers for healing, curing the sick as he walked this earth. Today, as his followers pray, he continues to pour out his healing balm.
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.
Learn Why the Date of Easter Changes Every Year
Learn why the date of Easter changes every year, so that Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.
Why Do Christians Observe Ash Wednesday?
Learn all about Ash Wednesday and what Christians commemorate this first day of the Lenten Season?
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.
Meet the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ
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.
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.
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.
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 Meaningful Bible Verses About Love
God's Word overflows with passages that speak of divine love, brotherly love, and romantic love. This collection showcases 25 Bible verses about love.
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.
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.
19 Inspirational Bible Verses Guaranteed to...
This collection of 19 inspirational Bible verses will encourage and lift your spirit with messages and promises from Scripture.
Important Dates of the 2016 Easter Season
This Easter 2016 calendar includes important dates of the Easter season in Western Christianity as well as Orthodox Easter dates.
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.
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.
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.
Meet King Solomon: The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived
King Solomon used wisdom to lead Israel, but his accomplishments became meaningless when he turned from God. Learn the message his life holds today.
Why Do Christians Fast During Lent?
Lent and fasting seem natural for some Christian churches, but others make it a private matter. Discover how different churches approach the lenten fast.
How Do Christians Define Righteousness?
Righteousness is the moral state of perfection required by God to enter heaven. Learn how Jesus Christ opened the way to heaven for you.
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.
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.
Explore 4 Different 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.
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.
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.
An 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?
What is the Rapture? Study biblical theories about an end times rapture of the church.
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.
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.
7 Questions (and Answers) About Forgiveness in...
Forgiveness in the Bible is a mega-theme. Learn what Scripture says about forgiveness and answer your frequently asked questions on the topic.
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.
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.
Free Christian Wallpaper
Download free Christian desktop wallpaper featuring inspirational Bible verses and pictures for Windows and Macintosh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why the Last Supper Is Still Commemorated Today
The Last Supper Bible story teaches us about commitment. This summary includes interesting points, lessons from the story, and a question for reflection.
What Does the Bible Say About Family Love?
Storge is a Greek word describing one of the four types of love in the Bible. Learn the meaning of storge.
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.
What Christians Can Learn From the Passover Feast
Take a look at the Bible Feast of Passover, or Pesach, from a Christian perspective and consider the fulfillment of the Messiah through the feast.
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.
Explore the Uniqueness of God the Father
God the Father is one of the three Persons in the Trinity, and the One True God. See how the Heavenly Father is as an example for all fathers to follow.
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.'
Do Babies Who Die Before Baptism Go to Heaven?
Babies go to heaven based on the unchanging character of God. See why the goodness of the Lord ensures the salvation of infants even before baptism.
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.
How God Confirmed His Covenant Through Jacob's...
Jacob's ladder was a vision of angels going up and down a stairway between heaven and earth. Learn the real meaning of this well-known Bible story.
12 Bible Verses to Help You Say Thank You
Are you looking for words to express your appreciation to a friend or family member? Here are thank you Bible verses to help you get the job done.
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.
39 Female Pet Name Ideas from the Bible
The Bible is a great source for finding female pet names. This collection suggests several ideas and why they might make a good name for your pet.
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?
What the Tower of Babel Story Teaches Us Today
The Tower of Babel Bible story teaches us lessons about unity and pride. This summary includes interesting points and a question for reflection.
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.
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.
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.
Essential Facts Christians Should Know About...
The Bible is truly a remarkable book. In this Bible definition, you'll discover the origins of the best selling book of all time.
What Does God's Grace Mean to Christians?
This resources provides a biblical definition of grace, an acronym to help you remember the meaning, and important Bible verses about God's grace.
What Does the Bible Say About the Antichrist?
What does the Bible say about the antichrist? The Bible does not specifically name him, but it does give us clues as to what he will be like.
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.
What Actually Happened on the First Palm Sunday...
Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week for Christ's followers. Learn the story of Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
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 Is the True Meaning of Faith in the...
Discover the meaning of faith as defined in the Bible and why faith is vitally important in the Christian life.
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.
What the Bible Says About Forgiveness
What is biblical forgiveness? This is a question we must answer on God's terms. Learn how forgiveness of our sins obligates us to forgive others.
Compare 20 Beliefs of Catholics and Protestants
Compare the main differences between Roman Catholic beliefs and the teachings of most other Protestant denominations.
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.
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.
Meet Isaac: Son of Abraham
Isaac, the miracle son of Abraham, was one of the great Jewish patriarchs. Learn how Isaac fulfilled God's promise to make Israel a great nation.
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.
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.
Meet James: The First Apostle to Die for Jesus
The Apostle James and his brother John, were members of Jesus Christ's inner circle, along with Peter. Learn how his devotion to Jesus cost him his life.
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.
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.
How Heavy Was a Talent in the Bible?
What is a talent in the Bible? The talent was the heaviest and largest unit of measurement for weight and value in Scripture. Learn the meaning, current-day equivalent, weight and value of several units of measurement used in Scripture.
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.
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.
What the Eastern Orthodox Church Believes and...
This overview of the Eastern Orthodox Church as a Christian denomination includes the distinguishing beliefs of Eastern Orthodoxy.
15 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.
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.
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.
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.
What Happened on the Day of Pentecost?
The Day of Pentecost marked a turning point for the early Christian church. Learn the miraculous events that happened on the Day of Pentecost.
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.
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.
25 Optimistic Bible Verses to Give You Hope
As you meditate on these uplifting Bible verses about hope, allow the Lord to inspire your spirit with assurance and peace.
What Kind of Love Is Philia?
Philia is one of the four types of love in the Bible, found in the New Testament. Learn what philia means and how it affects your life as a Christian.
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?
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.
What Does the Bible Say About Obeying God?
Obedience to God in the Old and New Testament relates to hearing or hearkening to a higher authority. It also conveys the idea of submission and trust.
What the Bible Says About Relationships
Relationships are important to God. He is the one who instituted marriage and designed for us to live within families. The Bible has much to say about our earthly relationships.
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.
How Jesus Shocked the Woman at the Well with...
The Bible story of the Woman at the Well tells of God's love and acceptance. In this summary, you'll learn what Jesus said to change her life forever.
7 Last Words Jesus Said on the Cross
Jesus Christ spoke seven last words during his final hours on the cross. They offer a glimpse into the depth of his suffering to accomplish redemption.
How to Know When God Is Calling You
Is God calling you? This question can cause anxiety in the Christian life. Confront the issues typically faced when attempting to discover your calling.
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.
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.
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.
Meet King Herod and Learn Why He Hated Jesus
Herod the Great stopped at nothing to keep his throne as king of Israel. Learn how an angel warned Joseph and Mary to escape Herod the Great with the future Savior of the world.
6 Facts Surrounding the Crucifixion of Jesus...
Crucifixion was one of the most disgraceful and painful forms of death in the ancient world. Consider the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
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 Genesis
This resource introduces the book of Genesis, or the 'book of origins,' setting the stage for the rest of the Bible and revealing the nature of God.
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.
Little Known Reasons for Christian Wedding...
Learn the biblical significance of today's wedding traditions and customs to make your Christian wedding ceremony more meaningful and memorable.
Feeling Anxious and Stressed? Try This Calming...
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.
Tips for Teaching Children How to Pray
Teaching children to pray at a young age is an excellent way to help them grow closer to Jesus and develop an enduring relationship with God.
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.
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.
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 We Can Learn from Noah in the Bible
Noah was a righteous man in a world taken over by evil, violence and corruption. Moreover, Noah was the only follower of God left on the earth.
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.
Learn the Apostles' Creed in Modern and...
The ancient text known as the Apostles' Creed is widely accepted as a statement of faith in Christian churches. Learn the origins of the Apostles' Creed.
Meet the Courageous Shadrach, Meshach and...
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were three young men determined to worship the One true God only. Their story speaks a strong word of encouragement.
What Is the 'Full Armor of God?'
In this illustrated Bible study of the Full Armor of God, you'll learn the importance of wearing your spiritual armor daily and how it protects you.
Why God Had a Strange Plan for the Battle of...
The battle of Jericho called for absolute obedience to God. Learn the lesson Joshua learned as you consider his strong faith and obedience to God.
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.
Meet Simon the Zealot: Mystery Apostle
Simon the Zealot remains a man of mystery among Jesus' twelve disciples. See why Bible scholars are still debating about Simon the Zealot today.
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.
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 Does the Southern Baptist Church Believe...
This overview of the Southern Baptist Church as a Christian denomination includes the distinguishing beliefs of the denomination.
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.
What Does the Assemblies of God Denomination...
This overview of the Assemblies of God Church includes the distinguishing beliefs and practices of church as a Christian denomination.
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 Is the Role of a Deacon?
A deacon is a servant-leader who ministers to the physical needs of church members. The Bible indicates women deaconesses also served in the church.
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.
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.
Give Thanks With This Collection of Thanksgivin...
Enjoy this collection of Thanksgiving prayers, poems and songs for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day.
Morning Prayers to Pray With Your Kids
Try teaching your Christian children these morning prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.
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.
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.
10 Inspiring Bible Verses for Bringing in the...
As you meditate on these Bible verses for the New Year, receive inspiration for a fresh new walk with God and a deeper commitment to living your faith.
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.
Introduction to the Book of Romans
The book of Romans, the Apostle Paul's inspirational masterpiece, explains God's plan of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
Should Christians Have Tattoos? To Tattoo or...
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.
What Does Good Friday Mean to Christians?
Answer the question: What is Good Friday and what do Christians celebrate on this important holy day?

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