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Conquering fear with faith

Conquering fear with faith

Lying facedown, Joy Machunga was prepared to die. Her leg throbbed after being brutally kicked, but she did not dare to move. Shots sounded overhead, and Joy prayed in silence. “I just said, ‘Lord, take control.’ ” 

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The Surrendered Life

The Surrendered Life

The joy of a surrendered lifeBY NATE THORESON | Regional Director, BSF Field Development  ust over a year ago, I was riding a mower across five acres in Idaho, comfortably involved in my BSF class and enjoying a fairly “normal” life.   What a...

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Sharing the Christmas Story

Sharing the Christmas Story

God gives Christian parents the responsibility to make clear to a child the real reason for gifts and celebrations at Christmas. Reading or telling the Christmas story to your children is invaluable because they learn much from their parents’ attitude and lifestyle throughout the holiday season. Start teaching the truths of Christ’s birth at an early age to help your child discern the valuable parts of the Christmas celebration.

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Introducing Word Go

Introducing Word Go

Just weeks after we moved, I was asked to test a new BSF model called WordGo.
Tapping in to BSF study material and four-fold approach, WordGo is designed to reach primarily young adults, those of us who were raised in a culture that claims, “The Church is outdated,” “The Bible is irrelevant” and “Religion is right if it feels good to you.”
To be honest, I was skeptical. Could the app possibly be as effective as an actual BSF class?

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“It happened in BSF…”

“It happened in BSF…”

“A few weeks after the People of the Promised Land 1 study year had ended, Joshua began talking more and more about getting baptized. He practically ran up when our pastor gave an invitation one Sunday. When prompted to give a date for surrendering his life to Christ, he looked at me questioningly … “

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Sharing in Our Brokenness

Sharing in Our Brokenness

A BSF teaching leader discusses her ongoing struggle with debilitating depression. Through her story, she encourages us to admit our weakness, celebrate God’s faithfulness, unite in our trials and come alongside one another in love and understanding.

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Sharing BSF Summit

Sharing BSF Summit

Susie Rowan explores the evidence of the Holy Spirit, His person, His power and His accessibility to all who believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her inspiring message leaves listeners with a deep sense of the unstoppable power of the triune God.

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Acts and Letters of the Apostles is here!

Acts and Letters of the Apostles is here!

Bible Study Fellowship classes and discussion groups around the world are again opening God’s Word together as we begin the study of Acts and Letters of the Apostles. What a joy it is to draw closer to our Unstoppable God who has empowered us with His Unstoppable Spirit to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth.

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Worshipping out of the depths

Worshipping out of the depths

For most people – including believers – “the depths” is the last place from which a song should be sung. We reserve singing for the higher moments of life and faith. For rejoicing. For reflection. For entertainment. For religious tradition. But the Psalms remind us that singing is a sacred act divinely intended for everything we will experience in this life. This includes a key part that today’s worship is often missing: lament. The song I Will Wait for You is very special to us. It is a setting of Psalm 130 – a modern reflection of what it means to trust God in the midst of trials.

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Museum of the Bible brings God’s Word to life

Museum of the Bible brings God’s Word to life

In the heart of Washington D.C., Genesis 1 soars 40 feet above street level, engraved on the Museum of the Bible’s bronze entrance. The text reminds us that God’s Word stands firm in a changing culture. That narrative continues throughout this spectacular facility, where cutting-edge technology and interactive displays present the Bible’s impact on human history.  

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