This downloadable reading plan will guide you through the entire Bible in one year. Effective Bible Study On February 28, 2016, Aleix Segura Vendrell claimed a Guinness World Record by holding his breath for 24 minutes and 3 seconds. Survivalists and scientists have determined that most humans can survive a few days without water and perhaps a month or … [Read more...] about Bible Reading Plan for 2023
Bible teacher and pastor Dr. David Jeremiah provides practical tools to study the holy Scriptures and meditate on timeless truths.
Even Jesus’ closest friends didn’t get it. Why didn’t He overthrow the Romans and establish His Kingdom? Why was He rejected? Why did He have to die? So many details of His life did not make sense except for one thing: prophecy. Jump to an Article Topic: Prophecies Fulfilled by the First Coming • The Virgin Birth Prophecy • The Davidic Prophecy • The Bethlehem … [Read more...] about Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus
The last book in the Bible is one of the most misunderstood. Because of its complexity, some Christians avoid Revelation, leaving the weightier matters of end-time prophecy for Bible scholars and theologians. But 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, … [Read more...] about The Book of Revelation Explained
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see God face to face? To walk with Him and talk with Him? Moses was someone who enjoyed a unique relationship with God. The Lord spoke to him through a burning bush (Exodus 3), commissioned him to challenge the ruler of Egypt, empowered him to perform signs and miracles, and appointed him as a spokesman, prophet, and leader of the … [Read more...] about How Do We Know Jesus Is the Son of God?
If four of your closest friends wrote a biography about you, they might tell some of the same stories, but each description would be different. One friend might focus on your sense of humor, while another would emphasize your integrity. It is the same with the Gospels. Under the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, each of the Gospel writers highlights a different aspect of the life of … [Read more...] about Why Are There Four Gospels? Portraits of Jesus Christ
During Paul’s prolonged ministry in Ephesus, a man named Epaphras planted the Colossian church. Some years later, Epaphras grew distressed when error crept into the church. Paul was imprisoned in Rome by that time, so Epaphras visited him to share his heartache. In response, Paul wrote a letter to the Colossian church, defending sound theology, defining Jesus Christ in all His … [Read more...] about Why Did Paul Write Colossians?
At the very heart of the Bible lies the book of Psalms. The word Psalms comes from a Greek word meaning “to pluck the strings,” indicating the 150 units in the book of Psalms are songs. They are poetical, theological, and emotional, covering every aspect of life. In some of the psalms, the writer battles despair; in others, he shouts from the heights of joy. Many of the psalms … [Read more...] about What the Book of Psalms Is All About
At a time when the Bible was not yet complete, the Old Testament prophets communicated God’s messages to His people. Whenever a prophet appeared, it usually signified a moral failure on the part of Israel and their king. The Old Testament prophet’s role was to warn the people of the judgment that would follow their disobedience and teach them how to live during times of crisis … [Read more...] about Who Were the Old Testament Prophets?
In 2019, Ancestry.com surpassed 15 million customers in its DNA database. According to their blog, “It is a true sign of how deeply important it is for people to connect and learn about their past.” Indeed, something deep inside drives us to discover our roots and understand who we are. While we can learn a lot from genetic testing, only the Bible reveals our origins, … [Read more...] about Bible Overview: A Simple Introduction to God’s Word
Have you noticed something different about today’s Bibles? The text of Scripture has not changed, but various resources accompany the biblical text. After years of being asked to create such a study Bible, I finally felt the time was right to consolidate my life’s work into a single resource. Since 2013, The Jeremiah Study Bible has helped everyday students of the Word … [Read more...] about Introduction to The Jeremiah Study Bible
The Bible was written in three languages over a span of fifteen hundred years by more than forty human authors from all walks of life. Hailing from the Middle East, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Southern Europe, these men were kings, farmers, historians, fishermen, prophets, apostles, free men, and slaves. For all their differences, they shared a distinctive connection: The … [Read more...] about Why Study the Bible
1 Kings 18:1-40 Have you ever felt as if everyone is against us, as Christians? You’re not the only one. The prophet Elijah felt the same way. During his life, King Ahab and Queen Jezebel ruled Israel and “did evil in the sight of the Lord (1 Kings 16:30; 21:25). In fact, "Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were … [Read more...] about 4 Lessons From Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
The Bible says, "Elijah was a man with a nature like ours" (James 5:17); it also says he confronted idolatry, performed miracles, spoke God's judgment, and changed his world. This may seem like a tall order, but today's believers have a similar opportunity. Just as God spoke to Elijah in the Bible for the benefit of many, His Spirit of truth resides in us so that we may … [Read more...] about Who Was Elijah in the Bible? Meet God’s Prophet of Fire
Quick—name three well-known women from the early days of American history and three from the modern era. Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Betsy Ross might come to mind from America’s early days. (Can you name more? See the book Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts.) From the modern era, let’s list Madeleine Albright, Oprah Winfrey, and … [Read more...] about All the Women in the Bible
The idea that any family is just one generation away from decline needs no other example than the children of Israel. When Deborah rose to prominence as a prophetess and judge, the rebellious generation of Israelites that fled Egypt had died in the wilderness. A new generation traveled with Moses to the plains of Moab, and he taught them how to follow the Lord. Everything … [Read more...] about Life Lessons From Deborah in the Bible
A Note From Dr. David Jeremiah: I know God is real, and I know He loves me. I know that He loves you, too, whoever you are, whatever your circumstances may be. I’ve been through the good times and the bad times of life, and God has always been there for me. He has never failed me. But neither has He kept me free of problems or heartbreak. In this world, we must contend with … [Read more...] about How to Become a Christian
Someone has said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. It also can be a form of deception. Ever since Satan’s fall from heaven (Isaiah 14:12-15), he has counterfeited God’s power in an attempt to deceive mankind. During the End Times, Satan’s deception will escalate to include imitation of God’s signs and prophecies. The prophet Elijah will return, but a con man also … [Read more...] about Will Elijah Return During the Tribulation?
Like much of Revelation, mystery surrounds the 144,000 Tribulation witnesses. Who are they? What will be their objective? Will they be protected? Will they have any effect on the lost people of the Last Days? Although we do not know everything about the events that will take place and those involved, the Bible describes the 144,000 in some detail. Fast Facts on the 144,000 … [Read more...] about Who Are the 144,000 in the Book of Revelation?
Few passages of Scripture stir as much political controversy as Acts 2:44-45. It says, “Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.” Someone will likely tell you the Bible teaches socialism here and that the Early Church was communist. I will tell you this is a story of … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Socialism?
When you were growing up, what would you have given for the ability to binge-watch your favorite show on a rainy afternoon? Could you have imagined your mom ordering groceries through an online portal? What would your parents have said if you told them you wanted to make some extra cash by picking up strangers in the family car? They probably would have taken away the … [Read more...] about Turning Point: Dr. David Jeremiah’s Global Ministry
Of all the titles attached to Christ, perhaps the most poignant is “Son.” The prophet Isaiah wrote, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given” (Isaiah 9:6). The Gospel of Matthew opens with the words, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1). And at the Lord’s baptism, a voice burst from heaven like thunder … [Read more...] about Is Jesus the Son of God or the Son of Mary?
Trekking through Romans 8:28-29 is one of the most perilous journeys in the book of Romans. In just a few words, these verses contain a doctrine that has become the watershed between two different groups of Christians: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also … [Read more...] about Shattering the Myths of Predestination
Let’s face it: bad things happen to people. Some are the result of poor decisions and improper conduct. Some are the result of national or international crises—like pandemics. No matter how carefully we live, we cannot avoid the pain of unwelcomed interruptions. But Romans 8:28 provides Christians a unique way of processing life when bad things happen to them. Let’s explore … [Read more...] about What Is the Greatest Promise in the Bible?
Rome and the surrounding territories became increasingly hostile to Jesus’ followers after His death. According to tradition, every disciple, except one, was martyred for his faith, and that disciple’s fate wasn’t much better—John was exiled to a rocky, inhospitable island called Patmos. During this exile, Jesus Christ spoke to John in a vision. He revealed far-off future … [Read more...] about Seven Churches of Revelation Bible Study
Because of the prevalence of coal mines in West Virginia, that state has been in the news many times due to mining disasters. The thought of going several miles underground to work is a scary thought to most of us, but the hardworking people of West Virginia have learned to live with the dangers involved. Jesus’ death was the most significant event in history. It fueled a … [Read more...] about Why Did Jesus Have to Die on the Cross?
Human beings are wired to be grateful. Whether we receive a kiss from a grandchild, a compliment from a stranger, or a lovingly prepared gift, we instinctually feel a sense of appreciation. Then, of course, there are other times. Gratitude comes less naturally in seasons of loss, but the Word of God gives Christians clear instructions: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for … [Read more...] about Gratitude for Christians: A Thanksgiving Bible Study
Find Verses About: God's Dwelling Place Our Inheritance Christ's Presence Longing for Heaven The Hope of Heaven Resurrection Bodies The New Heaven and New Earth Living With a Heavenly Perspective The Bible contains nearly seven hundred references to the word heaven, and many more passages describe our eternal home using other terms and titles. Here is a collection of 65 … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Heaven? 65 Passages to Get You Started
Sometimes we take the blessing of our freedom for granted, but each election reminds us of the privileges of living in a free country. At its core, America was founded on the principles of liberty and was shaped by Christian thinkers. In his inaugural address as the first President of the United States, George Washington remarked, “No People can be bound to acknowledge and … [Read more...] about Making Sense of God and Politics in America: A Bible Study for the Christian Voter
In This Article: What Are Demons? Who Do Demons Work For? What Do Demons Do? Origins of the Nephilim Good News About Demons What Can I Do About Demons? C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, and the other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About the Origins of Angels, Demons, and Lucifer?
Most of us will never see an angel nor a demon as long as we walk this earth. These spirit beings live in heavenly realms, tending to matters outside of our sphere of experience. Supernatural appearances are rare, yet throughout history, there have been fascinating stories of angel encounters and terrifying tales of demonic activity. Some of these stories reek of self-serving … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Angels? Understanding Heaven’s Mighty Warriors
1. Is Jesus From History or Eternity? Jesus was born to a young Jewish couple in the first century A.D. and spent His life in the Middle East. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was … [Read more...] about 10 Bible Contradictions About Jesus Explained
It’s been said that a picture’s worth a thousand words, and that’s probably accurate. If you had never witnessed a sunset, I could spend hours describing one, and your mental picture might still be inadequate. In the absence of the real thing, it would require a picture for you to appreciate the immensity and beauty of a sunset. But then there are abstract concepts, like … [Read more...] about Why Did Jesus Teach in Parables?
I want to introduce you to the Man who has rescued me from death, filled me with hope, directed me in the decisions that have shaped my destiny, employed me in His global work, and is currently preparing a new home for me in a place where I’ll never grow old. He is my Mentor and Master; and it’s a joy to introduce you to the Jesus you may not know. None of us know Him … [Read more...] about Meet The Jesus You May Not Know
At some point in our life, we long for a mentor—someone who can wisely mold and shape our thoughts and habits, who can give us insights and help us find our way through life. You may not have a mentor right now, but there’s one very close to you—as close as your Bible. Think of the prophet Daniel as a personal mentor. God placed his remarkable story in the heart of the Bible to … [Read more...] about 5 Takeaways From the Life of Daniel
We’re living in unsettling times. Politics and economies are volatile; natural disasters and disease outbreaks are affecting millions; fear is a pandemic. It’s time for a change! While we cannot always alter our circumstances, let’s determine to transform our hearts, minds, and relationships through a renewed perspective of Christ’s imminent return and eternal promises. These … [Read more...] about 30 Reassuring Promises From God's Word
If anyone ever lived in a day when people were blind to the meaning of life, it is today. That is one explanation for our culture’s inclination toward the many self-destructive activities that are prevalent in our world. The other reason, of course, is they are blinded by sin and have not found their purpose for living through Christ. Recognizing that this is the kind of … [Read more...] about The Undeniable Proof of Jesus’ Resurrection—Bible Study
Throughout history, God has raised up men and women to be world changers. Some people, like Daniel, make such an impact on society that they continue to be well known beyond their lifetime. Have you ever wondered what sets them apart? How does God select individuals for such important work? Sometimes God appoints powerful people to serve Him, but He often chooses more … [Read more...] about Feeling Powerless? Discover 4 Power Principles in Daniel’s 70-Weeks Prophecy
When Robert Louis Stevenson introduced the world to Treasure Island in 1883, he kindled something deep in the imagination of readers young and old. Thoughts of ruthless pirates, sea-swept islands, and buried treasure stretched readers’ minds to envision unknown places—and clues that might be hiding right under their noses. Newer adventure stories like Raiders of the Lost Ark … [Read more...] about Decoding Daniel’s Seventy-Weeks Prophecy
(Including Interesting Facts About the End of the World) If you spent any time in Sunday school as a child, you know about Daniel. You may have been treated to a flannelgraph presentation of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego emerging from the fiery furnace or a rousing reenactment of Daniel proclaiming God’s deliverance on his way out of the lions’ den. You may even be aware … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Study the Book of Daniel
When we think about the future of our children, our thoughts tend toward things like their education, their future spouse, and their walk with the Lord. Long hours are invested as we encourage them to obey God, hoping they learn from our mistakes rather than making their own. We imagine them enjoying the same comforts we have and maybe a few more. Certainly, Daniel’s … [Read more...] about Why Was Daniel Taken to Babylon?
We all encounter difficult seasons and circumstances in our life. Perhaps the desires of our heart long to be fulfilled. Perhaps we are struggling through family or financial difficulties. Perhaps we’ve been confronted with a sudden loss or diagnosis that has shaken our world to its core. When we face difficult times, how do we hold on to hope? King David knew a … [Read more...] about 5 Psalms for Hope in Hard Times
Change the oil in the car. Cook at home more often. Get adequate sleep. Play with the kids. Balance the budget. Walk the dog. Read the Bible. With so many worthwhile things to do, we often struggle to fit everything in. According to LifeWay Research, most Americans have a favorable view of the Bible, but only 57% say they’ve read at least half of it.1 We may feel … [Read more...] about 15 Benefits to Reading Psalms and Proverbs
Second Peter 1:3-11 is a remarkable passage of Scripture. It starts with a promise, ends with a blessing, and lists eight things we need to add to our faith to move from the promise to the blessing. What is this promise? Peter vows that those who intently pursue spiritual growth “will never stumble” on their journey “into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus … [Read more...] about 40 Bible Verses for Navigating God's Promises and Blessings
We’ve all done it. Maybe we promised to take the kids to the movies, but the show they wanted to see was sold out. Perhaps a traffic jam caused us to miss an important celebration. Or maybe a long overdue coffee date had to be rescheduled because of an illness. We don’t intend to break our promises, but sometimes unforeseen obstacles make it impossible to keep … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About God's Promises?
Samson was betrayed by a beautiful woman. David was hunted by Saul and eventually by his own son. Job lost his family and fortune. All but one of the disciples were martyred. It’s no secret: God’s people experience pain and hardship. How can we be at peace when our world is crashing in around us? The Bible offers wisdom that has the power to steady us in any … [Read more...] about Daily Scriptures for Finding Inner Peace
One of the questions I’m regularly asked is, “Pastor, can I commit a sin that God cannot forgive?” Jesus addressed the topic in Mark 3:20-30. According to Jesus, there is one thing a person can do for which there is no forgiveness either in this age or in the age to come: blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. But what does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? Let’s look … [Read more...] about Is There a Sin God Cannot Forgive?
Every year thousands of people travel to the Italian Alps to ascend a mountain which passes through the “stations of the cross.” Eventually they come to the foot of an outdoor crucifix, and there they meditate on their faith. One day a tourist noticed a trail leading away from the cross. Determined to find out where it would lead, he fought through all the … [Read more...] about The True Meaning of Easter and Seven Signs That Jesus Rose From the Dead
Relying on past success is a recipe for destruction—just ask the city of Sardis. Strategically located on the banks of the gold-laden Pactolus River, Sardis was once the prosperous capital of Lydia’s empire. At its peak, history suggests Sardis’s king Croesus financed construction of the Temple of Artemis—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Croesus’s father, … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Spiritual Awakening From Revelation
Modern church life is quite different from life in the early Church, but today’s believers have much to learn from the faithfulness of the church in Philadelphia. Christ praised the believers for four principles that we often lose sight of among the practices and programs of modern church culture. Although Christ addressed Revelation 3:7-13 to the church … [Read more...] about 4 Lessons From the Philadelphia Church in Revelation
The American philosopher Mortimer Adler (d. 2001) wrote and edited scores of books, including the 60-volume Great Books of the Western World series. So no one questioned his qualifications when he wrote one of his most popular volumes, How to Read a Book—a guide to getting the most out of any book. If it helps to have a plan for reading books written by human authors, how … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Read Your Bible
Can you imagine a world with no fear? No disease? No pain? No worry? That is what the Millennial Kingdom will be like. For a thousand years, there will be peace—we will live in a perfect world with Christ as our ruler. It is something we can look forward to when our lives are difficult and when our world is filled with chaos, immorality, and despair. As we go through hard … [Read more...] about What Is the Millennium? 7 Answers to 7 Questions
Doom and gloom? That’s how many think of the book of Revelation. Oftentimes, Christians shy away from the study of prophecy because they believe it is too complex or irrelevant to spend time examining. But this is not true. Revelation gives us insight into things that will come to pass and helps us understand the things that are happening in our world. It gives us heavenly … [Read more...] about Benefits of Biblical Prophecy in the World Today
Is there one particular angel whose God-given assignment is serving me—just me? One of the most common beliefs about angels is that each of us has a guardian angel. But the Bible does not explicitly state this. As far as I can determine, there are just two verses in the Bible that indicate there might be guardian angels in the world today: The first is Matthew 18:10 and the … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Really Say About Guardian Angels?
Genesis 11:1-9 Do you know what happened in the book of Genesis when people thought they could build a tower to the heavens and show God and others their greatness? Keep reading to find out... After the flood, God told Noah and his family to have children and spread out around the world. But instead, the people settled in one place. Then, they began building a tower so … [Read more...] about The Tower of Babel Story for Kids
Have you ever doubted your salvation? Perhaps your bad habits have caused you to wonder if God will change His mind about you. Or maybe you’ve made one life-changing mistake, and it seems there could be no way to get right with God. The good news is that eternal life is a gift we receive through faith in Jesus Christ. Our assurance of salvation does not depend on who we are or … [Read more...] about Bible Verses About the Assurance of Eternal Life
It’s not unusual to sing along to our favorite songs or say our favorite lines from movies. Maybe you can say your favorite book or bedtime story by heart because you love it so much. While it’s fun to have all those things we love in our mind, it’s even more important to memorize the Word of God. The Bible says its words are living and active. That means the Bible can … [Read more...] about 10 Bible Verses Every Kid Should Know
The president of a Christian university was famous for telling discouraged students: “It’s always too soon to quit.” Those words ring true for all of us, because life is difficult and we sometimes want to give up. Hebrews was written to tell us to persevere, to keep going, to focus on our great high priest, and to run with patience the race before us. According to … [Read more...] about Understanding the Book of Hebrews
Can a saved person ever be lost? Can you lose your salvation after you’ve become a Christian? No. But you can lose the joy of it, can't you? You can lose the productiveness of it. If you aren't living for the Lord, your salvation is "like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames" (1 Corinthians 3:15 NLT). Who would want to do that? Let's go on. Let's be the people … [Read more...] about 4 Answers to Your Questions About Salvation
Why did God anoint David, a shepherd boy, as king? As a young boy, David spent time in the hills of Bethlehem watching over the sheep for his father. This may seem like an insignificant, quiet occupation for a young boy, but that's where God prepared David for his future role as king of Israel. As he learned what it meant to be responsible for the sheep in his fold and to … [Read more...] about 4 Answers to Questions About King David