How Should One Read The Bible?

[95 words] We should read carefully, remembering that it is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). To read candidly with an open mind, free from prejudice (Acts 17:11) is essential to understanding the Bible. Constant readers we must be. Plan our time with the “book” and do not let other...

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Show Me, O God, How to Hate

  [84 words] Show me, O God, how to hateThis wicked world and all its ways,To hate this life wrapped up in things,In thoughts that throw us far from you. Destroy what cannot remain forever,That I might gain eternal blessing,Release desires and old resentments,For cleansing the heart grown hard by sin. Show me, O Father,...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 6:1-8

[80 words] “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the ___ principles of Christ…” It is ___ for those once enlightened to be renewed again to repentance. True or False: Repentance from dead works, faith toward God, the doctrine of baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment are foundational doctrines. Those who...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 6:9-12

[59 words] “But, beloved, we are ___ of better things concerning you… “For God is not ___ to forget your work and labor of love…” True or false: Ministering to our brethren is rewarded by God. True or false: Diligence in serving God brings assurance of hope. Will sluggishness in faith cause you to inherit...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 6:13-20

[50 words] God could swear by no one greater, so He swore by ___. “Surely ___ I will bless you…” “And ___ I will multiply you.” True or false: It is impossible for God to lie. “This hope we have as an ___ of the soul, both sure and steadfast…” Answers: Himself, blessing, multiplying, true,...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 7:1-10

[44 words] Melchizedek was the king of ___. Abraham honored Melchizedek by giving him a ___. Abraham received a ___ from Melchizedek. “Now beyond all contradiction the ___ is blessed by the greater.” “Even ___, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak…” Answers: Salem, tithe, blessing, lesser, Levi BulletinDigest.com...

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The Horrors of Warfare

[92 words] The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred on Sept. 17, 1862, when Union armies and Confederate forces clashed at Antietam in Maryland during the Civil War. By the end of that day 26,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing. Over the years, more than 1.3 million Americans have died as casualties of...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

[49 words] Who is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession? “For every ___ is built by someone…” “And Moses was ___ in all his house as a ___…” Who has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses? What do we have to do to be recognized as part of His house? BulletinDigest.com...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:7-15

[52 words] “Today if you will hear His ___…” “Do not ___ your hearts as in the rebellion…” The Hebrew Christians were in danger of __ __. What group of people is the Hebrew writer using as an example? “For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:1-10

[40 words] “Therefore, since a ___ remains of ___ His rest…” What sort of danger were the Hebrew Christians in? “And God ___ on the ___ day from all His works.” Some did not enter because of ___. What Old Testament men are mentioned in this section? BulletinDigest.com...

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Bible Quiz: Read Hebrews 1:1-4

[46 words] In times past, God spoke to the fathers by the ___. In these last days, He has spoken to us by ___ ___. God appointed Jesus ___ of all things, through Whom He also made the ___. What did Jesus purge? Jesus is ___ than the angels. BulletinDigest.com...

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Bible Quiz: Read Hebrews 1:5-13

[45 words] “You are My Son, today I have ___ You.” “Let all the angels of God ___ Him.” “Your ___, O God, is forever and ever.” “But You are the ___,  and Your years will not fail.” “Sit at My ___ ___, till I make Your ___ Your ___.” BulletinDigest.com...

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Bible Quiz: Read Hebrews 2:1-9

[57 words] Verse 1 warns us of the danger of ___ away. “How shall we ___ if we neglect so great a ___.” “God also bearing witness both with ___ and ___, with various ___ and ___ of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will.” How much of creation has been put in subjection...

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Bible Quiz: Hebrews 2:10-18

[93 words] “For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many ___ to glory, to make the ___ of their ___ perfect through sufferings.” True or False: Jesus is not ashamed to call the saved His brothers. Through ___ Jesus destroyed him who has...

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In Exchange

[97 words] This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good, but what I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it! When tomorrow comes, this day will be...

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My Daily ATTITUDE Action Plan is…

[63 words] Always making today my best day – Psa. 118:24 Taking pride in a job well done – Phil. 1:27 Treating others with respect – Eph. 4:32 Implementing positive thoughts – Phil. 4:8 Turning tasks into opportunities – Eph. 5:15-16 Utilizing my talents always – Matt. 25:29 Doing something that benefits others – Gal....

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Hope in All Circumstances

[98 words] Anne Frank is perhaps the best-known victim of the Nazi Holocaust. Anne and her family left Germany for Amsterdam to flee Nazi persecution, hiding out in an attic after Holland was invaded by the Germans. To help cope with the fear and loneliness, Anne started a diary in 1942. They were eventually discovered...

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Help Me!

[70 words] Help me find somebody today who needs what I have to share: a kind word, a thoughtful deed, a bit of loving care. Help me to take the time to be an understanding friend to someone who needs a helping hand on which they can depend. Help me to love as Jesus loves,...

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Bible Quiz: The Two Sons

[65 words] Read Matthew 21:28-32 1. What did the father ask his sons to do? 2. The first son said he would not, but later ___ it and went. 3. The second son said he would, but he ___ ___ go. 4. “Assuredly, I say to you that ___ ___ and ___ enter the kingdom...

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Bible Quiz: The Vineyard

[66 words] Read Matthew 21:33-44 1. A landowner planted a vineyard, leased it to ___, and went into a ___ country. 2. What happened when the landowner sent his servants to receive the vineyard’s fruit? 3. Last of all, the landowner sent his ___, saying “They will respect my ___.” 4. What did the vinedressers...

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Bible Quiz: The Wedding Feast

[68 words] Read Matthew 22:1-14 1. The kingdom of heaven is like a certain ___ who arranged a ___ for his son. 2. He sent out his ___ to call those who were ___, but they were not willing to come. 3. What happened when he sent them out again? 4. Since the original guests...

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Bible Quiz: The Ten Virgins

[67 words] Read Matthew 25:1-13 1. The kingdom of heaven was likened to ten virgins who took their ___ and went out to meet the ___. 2. Five of them were ___, and five were ___. 3. The foolish virgins took no ___ for their lamps. 4. What did the foolish virgins say when the...

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Bible Quiz: The Talents

[60 words] Read Matthew 25:14-30 1. This parable teaches that the kingdom of heaven is like a man ___ to a far country who delivered his ___ to his servants. 2. How much did he give to each servant? 3. What did the first two servants do? 4. What did the third servant do? 5....

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A Swing and a Miss

[99 words] The newly constructed tracks of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways were first linked at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869. In celebration, Leland Stanford, the president of Central Pacific, drove a golden spike symbolically completing the job. On his first swing, he missed the spike, drawing gales of laughter...

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Superhero Mom

[66 words] While many people are talking about the big-screen fictional superheroes The Avengers this spring,it’s nice to remember that there are real-life superheroes all around us: Mothers! Self-sacrificing, wise, and loving, godly mothers are worthy of our respect and admiration. This Mother’s Day, let’s remember to honor our mothers and recognize the power they...

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Go For the Prize

[91 words] With $25,000 up for grabs, Charles Lindbergh took off from Long Island on May 20, 1927 in an attempt to become the first man to fly solo non-stop from New York to Paris. He made the trip in 36 hours and became an instant worldwide hero. His example shows that great deeds require...

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What Hath God Wrought?

[66 words] On May 24, 1844, telegraph inventor Samuel Morse sent the first official message down the wire: “What hath God wrought?” Morse was amazed by the possibilities that lie in understanding God’s laws of physics. With each invention that comes along, man should recognize that the creative power of God makes it all possible,...

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Bible Quiz: The Net

[59 words] Read Matthew 13:47-50 1. The kingdom of heaven is like a ___ that was cast into the sea. 2. The fishermen gathered the ___ into vessels. 3. What did they do with the bad? 4. This parable represents the ___ of the ___. 5. The ___ will separate the wicked from among the...

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Bible Quiz: The Lost Sheep

[76 words] Read Matthew 18:10-14 1. “Take heed that you do not ___ one of these little ones…” 2. “The Son of Man came to ___ that which was ___.” 3. How many sheep did the man in the parable have? 4. How many had to go missing in order for the shepherd to go...

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Bible Quiz: The Unforgiving Servant

[56 words] Read Matthew 18:23-35 1. This parable was told because Peter asked Jesus about ___. 2. How many times should a person forgive? 3. In the parable, why did the king forgive his servant’s debt? 4. What did the servant do to his fellow servant who owed him money? 5. The king in this...

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Bible Quiz: The Vineyard

[60 words] Read Matthew 20:1-16 1. “The kingdom of heaven is like a ___ who went out early in the morning to hire ___ for his vineyard.” 2. Did he hire all of his workers at the same time? 3. Who did the landowner pay first? 4. Why were the first workers angry? 5. “So...

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Hard Work Pays Off

[79 words] Robert Griffin III, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, once said, “Hard work pays off. Hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.” How true this is in all of life, but certainly in the work of the church. How many people refuse to...

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Methods Change, the Need Remains

[80 words] On April 3, 1860, the Pony Express service began as the first rider departed St. Joseph, Missouri. For $5 an ounce, letters were delivered on horseback 2,000 miles to California within ten days. The service ended less than two years later upon the completion of the overland telegraph, which brought quicker and more...

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In God We Trust

[54 words] During the American Civil War years, the U.S. Congress passed an act to include the phrase “In God We Trust” on all newly-minted coins (April 22, 1864). All people would do well to be reminded that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalm 33:12a), and to act accordingly! BulletinDigest.com...

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World’s Largest Library

[99 words] The Library of Congress was established in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 1800. It is the world’s largest library. Among the 145 million items in its collections are more than 33 million books. Yet in all of these works of man, there is not one book that can lead a soul to eternal...

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The Words of Jesus

[63 words] “No man ever spoke like this man!” (John 7:46). The words of Jesus are: – Gracious words (Luke 4:22)– Powerful words (Luke 4:32)– Astonishing words (Mark 1:22)– Authoritative words (Mark 1:22)– Living words (John 6:63)– Judging words (John 12:48)– Cleansing words (John 15:3) What do the words of Jesus mean to you? Have...

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Bible Quiz: The Parable of the Sower

[84 words] Read Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23 The seed that fell by the wayside was devoured by _________. The seed on stony places represents one who hears and receives the word with joy, but has no ________ in himself. The seed that fell among the thorns represents one two hears the word, but the ________ of...

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Bible Quiz: The Wheat and the Tares

[67 words] Read Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 An ________ sowed tares among the wheat. The servants wondered if the master wanted them to ______ them up. At harvest, the wheat was to be put into the _____, but the tares were to be ______. The good seed was sown by the _____ of ______. The field...

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Bible Quiz: The Mustard Seed

[45 words] Read Matthew 13:31-32 The kingdom of _______ is like a mustard seed. Is a mustard seed large, or small? When it grows, it becomes a ______. The _____ of the air come and _____ in its branches. Thought Question: Would the kingdom be beneficial to the world? BulletinDigest.com...

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