Why We Pray for Our Meals

Why we pray for our Meals by Jon Bloom Praying before we eat a meal is a beautiful thing — or should be a beautiful thing. It is gloriously appropriate to give thanks and praise to God from whom all blessings flow. And to have food to eat is a...

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7 Ways Christian History Benefits You

Christian history. Some of you already may be tempted to stop reading. History, after all, is a subject that can feel distant, boring, irrelevant. But I’m convinced you should care about the history of the church. In fact, I believe it’s essential. And for your good. Christianity is a history-anchored faith....

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The Christian Job Description

The Christian Job Description When I was a young seminary student, I had to read an extensive commentary by a Dutch theologian. I had never studied Dutch writing before, and I really struggled to understand the syntax. I asked an older student for help, and he directed me to an...

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A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance

A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance 7 Reasons Why Faithfully Showing Up Matters Editors’ note: The following is a statement from the elders at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Recently, they began releasing “Shepherd Studies” to help their congregation think well about important biblical topics that affect the life of...

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There Is Salvation in No One Else

There Is Salvation in No One Else January 20, 1991 by John Piper Scripture: Acts 4:1–12 Topic: The Gospel Series: Acts: What Jesus Did After the Beginning And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, annoyed because...

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