Bible verses for when you feel isolated this Christmas

Avery Powers | December 2nd 2021

Few situations are more frustrating than an argument with that family member during Christmas dinner. However, not everyone is in the position to have family tussles over turkey. You may have a strained relationship with certain family members because of ongoing conflict. There may be injustice and abuse, or simply absence. ... continue reading

Did Jesus Bring Peace or Division?

Alistair Begg | November 30th 2021

Did Jesus come to bring peace on earth, as the angels sang at the first Christmas (Luke 2:14)? Or did He come to bring division, as He Himself announces here?

Yes.

How are we to reconcile Jesus’ claims that He would bring both peace and division?... continue reading

The best book for each person on your Christmas list

Avery Powers | November 25th 2021

Unsure what to give your loved ones this Christmas? Fret not—we’ve compiled a list of the perfect read for everyone on your list.... continue reading

I’m Dreaming of a Thankful Christmas

Ed Drew | November 23rd 2021

Every family does Christmas differently. My wife’s family would open their presents at the kitchen table, each opening one gift at a time with a few words of surprise and comment from others. I found it a bit intense (and the moment her mom held up her new knickers will live with me forever). We grew up with all of us opening our presents at the same time. It worked for us. Until the wrapping-paper blizzard. In that moment, it felt like my family were ripping through each present without gratitude or any sense that someone had generously given it to them.... continue reading

The Promised King

Tim Chester | November 18th 2021

For many people the future feels gloomy.

In Isaiah’s day, the future looked gloomy for God’s people too.... continue reading

Toothpaste or Champagne?

Tim Chester | November 16th 2021

Whenever I get to the end of a tube of toothpaste, I carefully roll up the tube to squeeze out the last bit of toothpaste. And that’s how my evangelism so often feels. I wrap myself up in guilt until a tiny bit of Jesus squeezes out.... continue reading

Sample: Day 1 of The Dawn of Redeeming Grace

Sinclair Ferguson | November 14th 2021

The following is an extract of Day 1 of Sinclair Ferguson’s new Advent devotional, The Dawn of Redeeming Grace. Available as a paperback and audiobook read by Sinclair himself.... continue reading

Sample: The Day Mary Visited Zechariah and Elizabeth

Katy Morgan | November 11th 2021

The following is a sample from one of the chapters in The Promise and the Light by Katy Morgan. Written as a series of vivid and dramatic first-person accounts, the book tells the stories of Mary, Joseph and Zechariah as they experience the events of the first Christmas... continue reading

Hidden details in Seek and Find: New Testament Bible Stories

Andre Parker | November 10th 2021

When illustrating the Seek and Find series, as well as the 450-plus things to find, count and sort, it's always fun to add a few little biblical details to each spread. Here are a few hidden things to look out for in our newest volume, Seek and Find New Testament Bible Stories:... continue reading

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Should we use our imagination when we read the Bible?

Katy Morgan | November 9th 2021

The NIV translates these words as “inclination” or “inmost thoughts”, so let's not get too carried away and read this as a blanket ban on creativity. Still, there is a need for caution when it comes to the imagination. Our hearts and minds are liable to lead us astray.... continue reading