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A Fascinating Dive Into How Popular Bible Verses Were Translated

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Romans 8:28 is one of those well-known and often-quoted verses which many of us have drawn on when faced with tragedies, challenges or adversity. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV) Most translations follow the NA28/UBS5 Greek working text which is based on the majority of manuscript readings and is usually translated in English as, “And we know that…all things work …

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7 Things You Didn’t Learn About Samson in Sunday School

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Whether you grew up in Sunday School or not, chances are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the epic story of Samson, “the strongest man who ever lived.” But how recently have you actually taken the time to read the account of Samson’s life in Judges 13-16? Samson, while chosen by God to be a judge of Israel, had some serious flaws. With today’s release of the major motion picture “Samson,” we wanted to take some time and refresh you on some of the aspects of Sampson’s story your Sunday school teacher likely left out.

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Is the Reformation Still Relevant Today?

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We live in a world of multimedia where we connect via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google and YouTube. Our daily lives are run by apps on tablets, smartphones, smartwatches and exercise devices. In the medical field, we benefit from retinal implants, artificial pancreases, bionic limbs and lenses. Technological advances bring us camera pills, tooth chips, brain implants, artificial memory and artificial intelligence — the boundaries between human and machine blurring with every passing day. On October 31, 2017, the world …

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Art and the Bible: Part II

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ARTISTS Throughout modern history, art has played an important role in the understanding of Scripture. Artists have been inspired, motivated, in some cases obsessed with, communicating God’s Word in visual forms. Prior to Gutenberg’s first printed Bible in 1456, word-of-mouth was the principle means of conveying Scripture to the largely illiterate population of the world. Even after the invention of the printing press, the Bible continued to be largely unavailable, except to members of the upper classes and clergy. Art …

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Art and the Bible: Part I

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Why has God’s Word been a focus and theme for so many artists? There are probably many answers – personal faith, service to the Church, even an effort to paint what might sell… – but chief among them is the fact that the Bible speaks to the hearts of men and women. So it should be no surprise that the Creator uses His Word to inspire His creation to create.

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Do You Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?

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“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” – Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:13,14 While Good Friday represents an unprecedented act of selfless, sacrificial love, the resurrection is the event around which all of Christianity revolves. Jesus’ identity and credibility, as well as our faith, hinge on the validity of His rising from the dead on the third …