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Meditation 9/5 - 9/11: A time for everything ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time ...Read more

How do I live on the positive side of life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My youth pastor preached recently on the positives and negatives of life and asked everyone to think of an example of living on the positive side of life. Is there a Bible verse that says something about this? – Y.G.

A: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called ...Read more

Meditation 9/5 - 9/11: A time for everything NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

There is an appointed time for everything.
And there is a time for every event under heaven--

A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to weep and a time ...Read more

Is there ever a time when isolation can be a good thing?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In light of the horrible pandemic that drove people inward, locking themselves away from society, what does God say about isolation? Is there ever a time when it can be a good thing? – P.W.

A: Loneliness is the predominant attitude in our culture. A person can be lonely in the ...Read more

Meditation 9/5 - 9/11: A time for everything NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn ...Read more

How can a person learn to “enjoy” the Bible and encourage others to read it?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a person learn to “enjoy” the Bible and encourage others to read it? – B.I.

A: For the Christian, learning to enjoy the Bible is to open the Word of God and read His truth. Almighty God communicates with His people through prayer and the richness of His Word; this is ...Read more

Meditation 9/5 - 9/11: A time for everything KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Time for Everything

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;...Read more

Why do so many able-bodied Americans refuse to work?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I would like to see our nation repent this Labor Day. It is embarrassing to see how many Americans who are able-bodied refuse to work. Surely, this is going to end up in a disaster. – R.W.

A: Jesus had a great deal to say about labor (work). He was interested in ...Read more

Meditation 8/29 - 9/4 All Scripture Is God Breathed NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching...Read more

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Jewish congregations turn to livestreams, outdoor services as COVID-19 concerns once again loom over high holiday celebrations

Religion / Religious News /

CHICAGO – When safety mitigations around the coronavirus pandemic began to ease earlier this year, many area Jews hoped for a return to traditional services during the high holiday season.

In many cases, those hopes were dashed as the surging delta variant and rising COVID-19 case counts in Illinois have lead to continued unease around large ...Read more

Why are some so skeptical of an outward expression of faith in God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I saw a family praying before their meal in a restaurant. My friends who were with me scoffed and said it was an insincere display. Why are some so skeptical of an outward expression of faith in God? – P.F.

A: The Bible says that we should “give ourselves continually to prayer�...Read more

Meditation 8/29 - 9/4 All Scripture Is God Breathed NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful...Read more

The God Squad: Mercy High School Final exam questions continued

Religion / God Squad /

There were several questions about God’s plan for our lives.

Q: From S: I just became in touch with God this year. How do I know that God is putting me in the right direction? How do I know that I’m making the right choice that God wants me to make?

Q: From C: How do we know if we are following the right path God has laid out for us? How ...Read more

Does the Bible explain how God views the human race?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does the Bible explain how God views the human race? – B.V.

A: We see ourselves as self-sufficient, self-important, and self-sustaining; God sees us as dependent, self-centered, and self-deceived. Our worldly wisdom has made us calloused and hard. Our natural wisdom, as the ...Read more

Meditation 8/29 - 9/4 All Scripture Is God Breathed MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

But don't let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers - why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother's milk! There's nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one...Read more

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Brooklyn Catholic bishop cleared by independent investigation of abuse allegations from two accusers

Religion / Religious News /

NEW YORK — An independent investigation ordered by the Vatican cleared Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of sexually abusing two young boys while working in a New Jersey parish nearly a half-century ago, officials announced Wednesday.

The probe, conducted by a former federal prosecutor and a company headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, ...Read more

Why do preachers say that God can do anything, yet the world travails?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do preachers say that God can do anything, yet the world travails? – L.G.

A: The love of God is so great that man has difficulty accepting His supreme sacrifice designed to redeem the human race. But there is one thing God’s love cannot do. It cannot forgive the unrepentant...Read more

Meditation 8/29 - 9/4 All Scripture Is God Breathed ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, ...Read more

How do I help my children understand the consequences that will come by making bad choices?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have suddenly been thrust into being a parent to three teenagers. Growing up myself, I never struggled too much with making good decisions. My challenge today is trying to help my children understand the consequences that will come by making bad choices. – T.C.

A: Lessons about...Read more

Meditation 8/29 - 9/4 All Scripture Is God Breathed CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things. Since childhood, you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise enough to have faith in Christ Jesus and be saved.

Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for teaching and ...Read more