The Bible

By Scott Bessenecker

When the ocean liner Titanic set off across the Atlantic, most of her passengers had spent days preparing for the adventure. Passengers brought what they thought they would need, including extensive collections of jewelry, furniture, artwork and servants. When disaster struck, one of the wealthy passengers made her way to the life rafts.

By Scott Bessenecker

I'm ashamed now to admit I paid real money to see The Karate Kid, a cheesy 80's movie. What's worse, I liked it. In the movie, Ralph Machio is the picked-on new kid in school. He decides to take up Karate and asks an old martial arts master to teach him the secrets of the trade.

By Scott Bessenecker

I remember coming home for Christmas break during my freshman year at Iowa State University. I had become a Christian during the fall and was not exactly sure how my family would react. I soon found out. While reading my little Gideon's Bible in our living room one evening my dad asked, “That's not a Bible you're reading is it son?”

By Scott Bessenecker

A friend and I were driving to a coffee shop when he said, “The thing that baffles me most about Jesus is when he says something like ‘I am the only way,’” “You mean the part of the Bible,” I said, “where Jesus tells his disciples, 'I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me.'” “That's it,” he told me, “it just sounds so arrogant!”

By Scott Bessenecker

Let's take a look in Luke 9: 46-62 at how great God is and our want to be more like him. This is the fifth of a series of six studies designed to prepare teams for short-term trips: Letting...

By Isaac Canales

This study is one of a six-part Bible study series on mission: Part 1: An Affair of the Heart Part 2: Wholesome Care Part 3: The Creation of Culture Part 4: God's Love for All Cultures Part...

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By Isaac Canales

This study is one of a six-part Bible study series on mission: Part 1: An Affair of the Heart Part 2: Wholesome Care Part 3: The Creation of Culture Part 4: God's Love for All Cultures Part...

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By Donna Laird and David and Alyce T. Reimer

Imagine that you are a casting director for a film being produced about the life of Naaman. You need to assemble an ensemble of people to play these parts. Look carefully at each person in this...

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This well-known Psalm points our the amazing knowledge God has of us, giving us a better picture of who he is and his vast knkowledge. 1. Verses 1-18 describe in three sections the psalmist's...

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