Paul’s Trip to Philippi — the Story of Lydia, the Demon, and Jail – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

The Book of Acts, according to tradition, was written by the apostle Luke from his personal experiences and those of people he knew. There are, however, academics that believe another source of authorship should be considered, but that is not our focus at this time. Our study will concern chapter 16 of Acts, which includes a journey of Paul, Silas, and Timothy to Macedonia. First, let us learn a little background information. Paul had neither required Gentile converts to be…

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When & How Do People Get Their Souls? – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

Most Christians believe in something called a human soul that survives death. The questions of when and how a person obtains that soul, whatever it is, have been discussed and debated throughout Christian history. It is no different today, especially for those who are trying to determine abortion law. Although atheists don’t believe in God, they will certainly use the Bible for reference, if its scripture can be twisted to their advantage. Even using the same book, Christians find a…

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The Silent Witness that Speaks Volumes – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.  (1 Corinthians 14:34) If they wish to inquire about something, they are to ask their own husbands at home; for it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in the church. (1 Corinthians 14:35) A woman must learn in quietness and full submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or…

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Walk With God on the Path of Life: An Interview with Lisa Robertson – Christian Article

The path of life is similar to natural paths: it leads to a destination, someone has gone before to create it, and it’s time-tested and established. What does it mean to find God’s path for you? Bible Gateway interviewed Lisa Robertson (@lisanrobertson_) about her book, The Path of Life: Walking in the Loving Presence of God (Thomas Nelson, 2019). Why is Psalm 16:11 special to you? Lisa Robertson: In a wedding present, this verse was included with the card. The…

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Podcast: The False Messages Facing Women Today (Lydia Brownback) – Christian Article

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Dangers of Self-Focus In this interview, Lydia Brownback, author of Flourish: How the Love of Christ Sets Us Free from Self-Focus highlights the false messages directed at Christian women today, reflecting on the increase of anxiety and depression among believers, the importance of discernment when it comes to the Christian leaders we follow, and the danger of a hyperexamined life. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher |…

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Endgame’s Rally of Women Avengers – Christian Article

** The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. ** The interesting thing about engaging in superhero stories with a six-year-old boy is that he has not yet fully conceptualized the gender dynamics that are often at play. My son began watching movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe late and out of order, as one does when said universe pre-dates him by half a decade. His first experiences with the superhero genre were with movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther,…

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8 Bible Blessings for Your Mother – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway Among the Ten Commandments is the directive to “honor your father and your mother.” [Browse the Gifts for Mothers section in the Bible Gateway Store.] The following are blessings from the Bible you can pray on Mother’s Day (and all year) to show the great esteem with which you hold your mother. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Four Biblical Mothers to Remember on Mother’s Day (and Lots of Devotions for Moms)] Numbers 6:24-26 (VOICE)…

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Podcast: Womanhood and the Bible (Abigail Dodds) – Christian Article

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. What the Bible Says about Womanhood In this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Abigail Dodds, author of (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ takes a fresh look at what the Bible actually says about womanhood, discussing some of the differences and similarities between men and women, reflecting on the use of the term “complementarianism,” and encouraging us to show kindness and grace toward others when discussing these issues.…

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You Need an Older, Bolder Friend – Christian Article

I invited Katherine to lunch that day because I knew she’d tell me the truth. I was pressuring my husband into a major financial decision—behavior I knew was wrong but was rationalizing in many ways. I needed someone to lovingly set me straight. Katherine didn’t disappoint. She is my older, bolder friend. Over the years, God has provided various older women as teachers and examples. In my 20s, I looked up to the women whose children I babysat. In my…

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Women Preachers? Where’s that in the Bible?! – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

I have three daughters. When they get a little older and start drawing the attention of young men, I will give them this piece of timeless advice: Don’t just listen to what he says; watch what he does. A man may say anything, but his actions will always reveal his heart. This is good to remember when we come to scriptures regarding women in the Bible. For instance, did Paul really believe that women must not teach and that women…

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Should Women be Silent in Church? (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

My three daughters are growing up in a country where women often reach the highest levels of leadership. In New Zealand we’ve had female heads of state and government and everything else besides. As a father, I am thrilled that my daughters will be able to do just about anything they put their mind to. As long as they don’t aspire to preach, teach, or speak in church. The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are…

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Are Women Permitted to Teach? (1 Timothy 2:12) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. (1 Tim 2:12) Oh dear. Don’t tell Joyce Meyer that women aren’t allowed to teach. Or my mum, my wife, or a gazillion other ladies who teach in church. They’re all sinning. They should stop teaching and be quiet. Paul said so. But wait a second. Paul endorsed several female teachers including Junia, Priscilla, Euodia and Syntyche. Was Paul confused about the…

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When You’re Disappointed, Disillusioned, and Wondering About the Reality of God’s Goodness: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst

What happens when life doesn’t turn out the way you expected? What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, his lack of intervention hurtful, and his promises doubtful? [Sign up to receive 5 Days to Knowing God is Close, the free 5-day email devotional by Lysa TerKeurst that offers you hope in the midst of hardship] In this Bible Gateway Q&A, Lysa TerKeurst (@LysaTerKeurst) talks about her book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When…

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