A Prayer for Those Who Mourn the Gilroy Shooting

My heart twisted when I heard the news on Sunday—another mass shooting. A 19-year-old man opened fire at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people and wounding 12...

The English School in Marietta Georgia is Touching Lives and Sharing the Gospel

It began the size of a mustard seed, grew in favor and stature and multiplied in a small town in Cobb County, Georgia.The English School of First Baptist Church of Marietta was formed in 1971. It was a ministry consisting of five teachers and fifteen students, which grew over the years.

A Blueprint for Prayer: Three Personal Petitions

Martin Lloyd-Jones said, “Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” Jesus knew the importance of coming face to...

Why a House Church?

Soon, the Lord made it clear to Brittian that theirs was to be a House Church, modeled after God\'s commands from the New Testament.

App Sees Increase in Bible Engagement with 1 Million New Subscribers in 24 Hours

On the heels of setting New Year’s resolutions, the YouVersion Bible App posted a record-breaking number of new plan subscriptions last January 1st.

Blessed to be a Blessing

W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

New Bible Published to Help Catholics in Scriptural Knowledge

A new Bible was designed by Bible scholars to help Catholics “make sense” of the scripture.new Bible was designed by Bible scholars to help Catholics “make sense” of the Scripture and change the perception that studying the Scripture is a practice of Protestants.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.
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