7 Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Memorize Scripture

By Chuck Lawless I still remember the first Bible verses I memorized, even though I memorized them decades ago (and in the King James Version, for that matter): 1 John 4:8 – “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave […]

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Friday Is for Freebies – The Bible

Many of us remember singing the song in Vacation Bible School as children—”The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me.” As adults, I would hope that is still the case. Yet for many, it is not. Less than one in five American Protestant churchgoers read the Bible daily. In Canada, that number is just over […]

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A Bible Reading Strategy for 2014

I struggled for years to find a Bible reading plan that works for me. A few years ago, though, I developed a plan that now works well for me. I share that strategy not because I think it’s a perfect one (it’s not), but because I hope it helps you think about reading through the Word in 2014. Here are the steps I follow:

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Top Ten Bible Translations in the United States

The Christian Booksellers Association has published its list of bestselling Bible translations in 2012 for the United States. 2012 – Based on Dollar Sales New International Version King James Version New Living Translation New King James Version English Standard Version Holman Christian Standard Bible New American Standard Bible Common English Bible Reina Valera 1960 The Message 2012 […]

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