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Life, Death & 'Power of the Tongue': Why What You Say Truly Matters

By Billy Hallowell on 1/23/20 9:00 AM

What we say matters. And the Bible makes it blatantly clear that we can cause a lot of trouble when we open our mouths and fail to think about what's coming out. This is the primary lesson we learn in James Chapter 3 and, in particular, James 3:1-12.

Topics: Christianity Prayer Bible Study
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5 Pro-Life Bible Verses That Will Inspire You

By Billy Hallowell on 1/22/20 10:01 AM

The Bible is filled with pro-life Bible verses that speak about the power of God's love for His creation. With this in mind, the scriptures overwhelmingly offer up Bible verses against abortion and in defense of the unborn.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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'A World of Evil': Why Watching Your Mouth Deeply Matters

By Billy Hallowell on 1/20/20 5:29 AM

What comes out of our mouths matters — deeply. As Christians, what we say and do can have a major impact not only on other people, but also on the trajectory of our own lives.

Topics: Christianity Podcasts
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Is Believing in God Enough?

By Billy Hallowell on 1/17/20 8:28 AM

Is believing in God enough? The Bible makes it clear that spiritual salvation is dependent upon a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not merely a belief in God.

Topics: Christianity Podcasts
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5 Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Worth Pondering

By Billy Hallowell on 1/15/20 9:30 AM

As we honor Martin Luther King Jr. — the pastor, activist and civil rights icon who inspired millions —  it’s important to look back at his words of wisdom to glean timeless lessons that can continue to guide our personal relations and culture.

Topics: Influencers Inspiration
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Facing Trials? Looking for Strength? This Devotional Will Inspire You

By Billy Hallowell on 1/15/20 8:12 AM

Are you looking for perseverance, strength — and wisdom? The Book of James has all that and more. 

Topics: Podcasts Bible Study
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Is Believing Enough? Faith vs. Works and Other Lessons From James 2

By Billy Hallowell on 1/10/20 9:25 AM

The Book of James is filled with fulfilling advice and perspective, with James Chapter 2 offering essential lessons about favoritism, faith vs. works and more. Three of the most important take-aways in this chapter are found in James 2:1, James 2:14 and James 2:17.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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How Faith Can Transform Even the Toughest and Gruffest Among Us

By Billy Hallowell on 1/9/20 10:04 AM


It's often amazing to watch some of the gruffest, toughest people give their lives to Jesus — people from whom one would never expect to see open vulnerability. Yet, truth suddenly softens them.

Topics: Pure Flix Original
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Millennial Evangelists' Bold Plan to Combat 'Chaos of This Culture'

By Billy Hallowell on 1/6/20 10:49 AM

It's no secret that culture is in a truly chaotic place, with confusion, infighting, anger and hatred all-too-often raging on social media and across the nation and world.

Topics: Christianity Influencers Inspiration
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5 Powerful Lessons (and Warnings) in James 1

By Billy Hallowell on 1/2/20 11:18 AM

The Book of James is a relatively short, five-chapter book of the Bible, but despite it's brief length, this epistle is filled with essential spiritual advice and guidance. 

Topics: Bible Study Bible Verses Devotionals
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'Taming the Tongue': 4 Lessons to Make You Rethink Everything You Say

By Billy Hallowell on 12/31/19 3:24 PM

The Bible has a lot to say about the importance of watching how we speak to others, and the most pointed scripture on this issue is found in James 3.

Topics: Bible Study Lifestyle
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5 Powerful Bible Verses to Prepare Your Heart for 2020 (and Beyond)

By Billy Hallowell on 12/27/19 11:28 AM

With 2019 coming to a close and 2020 upon us, millions of Americans are sure to begin crafting resolutions, proclamations and pledges — promises to enact change in their lives in the new year.

Topics: Bible Verses
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The Incredible Way God Used Ordinary People to Bring Us Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on 12/23/19 9:03 AM

As the world prepares to celebrate Jesus' birth, one author is inspiring us to look deeper and more introspectively at the Christmas story. 

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The Amazing Old Testament Prophecy Surrounding Jesus' Birth

By Billy Hallowell on 12/18/19 12:28 PM

Isaiah 7 is one of the most fascinating Old Testament chapters — and it's perhaps the one (alongside Isaiah 9) that gets the most attention during the Christmas season. Why, you ask?

Topics: Christianity Christmas Bible Study
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The History Behind Christmas: Bethlehem and the Wise Men

By Billy Hallowell on 12/16/19 10:05 AM

Most of us are very familiar with the nativity story, but while we might know the general details, perhaps we’re not as well-versed with some of the more intricate details surrounding the birthplace of Jesus, the Magi (also known as the three wise men) and the significance of gold, frankincense and myrrh — the gifts given to Jesus.

Topics: Christmas
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8 Powerful Bible Quotes and Scriptures About Jesus' Birth

By Billy Hallowell on 12/13/19 11:00 AM

The events surrounding Jesus' birth are fascinating, eye-opening and patently divine. Some of the most powerful elements of the story found in Matthew and Luke offer us some important insight.

Topics: Christmas Bible Verses
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Take the Quiz: Which Biblical Character Are You Most Like?

By Billy Hallowell on 12/10/19 9:31 AM

The Bible is filled with many stories of people who have sought God, overcome trials and performed stunning acts for the Christian faith. 

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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Who Were the Shepherds? 5 Amazing Details About Their Nativity Role

By Billy Hallowell on 12/9/19 9:00 AM

One of the most compelling parts of the nativity narrative are the people whom God chose to include in the story.

These people, who directly received the most powerful news in human history, are some of the most well-known figures, especially when it comes to recounting the story of Jesus' birth at Christmas.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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Joseph & Jesus: 4 Lessons Jesus' Father Can Teach Us at Christmastime

By Billy Hallowell on 12/6/19 9:00 AM

Many of us love to tell the Christmas story each year as we remember Jesus' arrival on Earth and his resulting ministry. But one of the most fascinating parts of the story is examining the key individuals involved and the lessons they can teach us.

Topics: Christmas Bible Study Bible Story
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The Origin of Christmas: Is Christmas a ‘Pagan’ Holiday?

By Billy Hallowell on 12/4/19 11:00 AM

The Christmas season is filled with joy, love, and the remembrance of Jesus’ birth. But while we know that Christ’s arrival is the true origin of Christmas, there are some important questions some might have about the real history of Christmas.

Topics: Christmas Holidays
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This Is the Shortest Chapter in the Bible but It Delivers BIG Lessons

By Billy Hallowell on 12/4/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is no doubt filled with life-affirming content, with the scriptures guiding Christians in our faith walk, helping explain God's relationship to humanity and offering a guide for how we should live, love and interact with one another.

Topics: Bible Study Bible Verses Inspiration
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Christmas Angels: The Powerful Role of Angels in the Nativity Story

By Billy Hallowell on 11/29/19 10:32 AM

The Christmas story is one of the most well-known biblical accounts, with millions of people around the world celebrating the story of Jesus’ arrival to save humanity from sin. One of the most interesting elements is the role that angels in the Bible play in the nativity story. 

Topics: Holidays Prayer
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5 Big Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding the Story of Jesus’ Birth

By Billy Hallowell on 11/27/19 9:12 AM

Most Americans are deeply familiar with the nativity — the traditional Christmas scene that captures the story of Jesus’ birth. It’s a display that typically shows the baby Christ surrounded by stable animals, Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds and the three wise men. 

Topics: Holidays
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'Jesus Marveled': Key Moment in Scripture Teaches a Big 'God' Lesson

By Ray Comfort on 11/19/19 12:28 PM

No one can run fast enough, jump high enough, sing well enough, or drop enough money into the collection bag to impress God. This is because every ability we have and everything we own comes from Him.

Topics: Inspiration Bible Story
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6 Essential Ephesians 4 Lessons About What It Means to Be a Christian

By Billy Hallowell on 11/13/19 8:53 AM

The Bible is filled with life-affirming information aimed at helping us  connect with God and live out our individual purposes. Ephesians 4 is one area of scripture, in particular, that helps guide us in what it means to truly live a Christ-centered life.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study Inspiration
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars’ Powerful Quotes About Jesus & Faith

By Billy Hallowell on 11/12/19 9:00 AM

“Duck Dynasty” family members Jase and Missy Robertson are known for living faithfully. The couple — along with the rest of the Robertson clan — have been outspoken Christians who regularly speak out about faith, love and the value of others.

Topics: Bible Verses
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10 Bible Verses About Good Leadership in Church and Beyond

By Billy Hallowell on 11/8/19 9:00 AM

Are you in a leadership position? Or, perhaps you are looking for Bible verses about leadership qualities. Either way, one never knows when he or she could end up in charge or running something — and that's why it's essential to know the ins and outs of Bible verses on leadership.

Topics: Bible Verses Inspiration
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Ray Comfort Reveals: How to Widen the Eyes of Sinners

By Ray Comfort on 11/6/19 10:00 AM

I‘ve always been desperate to reach the lost and, because of that, I’m continually pleading with God to save them. Their fate weighs heavily on my heart as it should on the heart of every Christian.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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15 Inspiring Bible Verses That Will Uplift Your Spirit

By Billy Hallowell on 11/5/19 10:00 AM

Life can be both beautiful and difficult, with different seasons ushering in a variety of emotions, victories and struggles.

While there's plenty of insight in the Bible to guide us through the difficult times, there are also countless uplifting Bible verses that can help us reflect on inspiration and all we have to be grateful for.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses Inspiration
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Ex-Abortion Doctor Reveals the Moment That Changed Everything for Him

By Billy Hallowell on 11/1/19 9:57 AM

Dr. Haywood Robinson performed hundreds of abortions before an encounter with Christianity totally transformed his perspective and catapulted him into pro-life advocacy.

Topics: Christianity Podcasts
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How to Pray to God: Your Ultimate Guide to Effective Invocations

By Billy Hallowell on 10/25/19 9:00 AM

For Christians, prayer is a powerful tool for making it through each and every day. From prayers of gratitude to requests for help, invocations to God allow us to ask Him to guide us and others through our struggles and victories. 

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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What Are Angels, Demons and Cherubim? Your Ultimate Explainer

By Billy Hallowell on 10/23/19 9:00 AM

As Halloween approaches, chatter and debate about the spiritual world will certainly intensify. Ironically — but perhaps not too surprisingly — it’s a good time for Christians to focus not only on building up their own faith amid these discussions, but also on helping others understand what the Bible tells us about the spiritual realm.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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15 Bible Verses About Courage That Will Help You Raise Brave Kids

By Billy Hallowell on 10/22/19 9:00 AM

In an increasingly chaotic and confused culture, many Christian parents are looking for ways to raise brave kids — children who put God first and who grow up to live biblically in a world that many times eschews the Lord and His word.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Little Boy With Brain Cancer's Final Wish Sparks Incredible Response

By Billy Hallowell on 10/21/19 12:02 PM

The aunt of a terminally-ill little boy is speaking out with gratitude as people around the U.S. continue to rally together to grant her nephew and family one final wish.

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration
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11 Bible Verses About Sadness, Grief and Overcoming the Odds

By Billy Hallowell on 10/18/19 9:00 AM

When life throws us difficult circumstances, we might find ourselves on the prowl for the best Bible verse that can help us understand, cope and carry on. It’s during these difficult moments that we seek Bible verses about sadness and Bible verses about grief that can help lift us up and out of our difficult circumstances. 

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Understanding the Narrow Path – How to Get to Heaven

By Billy Hallowell on 10/17/19 9:00 AM

The New Testament is filled with information on what it means to be a Christ follower, with Jesus beautifully detailing and describing “the narrow path.” This path can be summarized as: embracing Jesus’ sacrifice for mankind, believing he died for our sins and living life for him.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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Report: Christianity Declining in America at 'Rapid Pace'

By Billy Hallowell on 10/17/19 7:57 AM

Christianity in America is declining at a "rapid pace," according to startling new analysis from The Pew Research Center.

Topics: News
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How to Share Your Faith: 6 Essential Tips & Bible Verses

By Billy Hallowell on 10/11/19 9:00 AM

How you share your faith truly matters. The method, the tone, the context and the level of passion and authenticity all play a role in how the gospel is received. That’s why we’ve prepared some helpful Bible verses about sharing your faith and verses about sharing the gospel.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses Inspiration
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‘I’ll Pray For You’: 7 Ways to Truly Live Out Your Promise

By Billy Hallowell on 10/8/19 9:00 AM

Prayer is an essential element of the Christian experience, but with the chaos of schedules it’s sometimes difficult to set up a good and solid routine that we can keep up with. 

Topics: Christianity Prayer Lifestyle
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Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: 8 Life-Changing Lessons

By Billy Hallowell on 10/4/19 9:00 AM

One of the most popular parts of the gospel is Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, a portion of scripture that is found in Matthew 5-7. It’s a section of scripture in which Jesus covers many topics. We’ll offer a Sermon on the Mount summary to cover just some of the topics Christ went over in this robust part of the Bible. 

Topics: Christianity Bible Study Inspiration
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10 Powerful Lessons About Love From 1 Corinthians 13

By Billy Hallowell on 10/1/19 9:00 AM

“Love” is a topic that is at the core of the Christian Gospel. John 3:16 (NIV) tells us that “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God’s love for mankind is evident, and Christ’s call for believers to replicate that love is also at the core of living an authentically gospel-driven life.

Topics: Christianity Prayer Bible Study
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Tithing: What Is It and How Should You Do It?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/25/19 9:00 AM

The concept of tithing money to one’s church has biblical roots. But even though there’s tithing in the Bible, there’s also a debate today over what church tithes should look like and how much people should give.

Topics: Christianity
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Today's Devotion: 'Lying Lips' and the Truth — What's Your Struggle?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/25/19 3:01 AM

The Bible reminds us throughout the New and Old Testaments that truth is deeply important. But living out this reality can be difficult in a culture that treats truth as relative or fluid.

Topics: Christianity Devotionals
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Balancing a Christian Lifestyle in a Secular Work Environment

By Billy Hallowell on 9/24/19 9:00 AM

Faith in the workplace is an interesting topic that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. As Christians, we’re called to live out Godly leadership no matter where we are, which is why it’s essential to consider religion in the workplace and how we can be a true Christian at work.

Topics: Christianity
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Hollywood, Money & Power: The Most Convicting Verses You'll Hear Today

By Billy Hallowell on 9/24/19 2:36 AM

The Bible says a great deal about how we're called to treat others, but there's one theme that is often overlooked: treating individuals — especially when it comes to the disparity between the poor and rich — in an equitable way.

Topics: Inspiration Devotionals
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Today's Devotional: Should We Really 'Fear' God?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/23/19 2:00 AM

Should we "fear" God? Proverbs 9:10 (NIV) gives us some solid foundational truth worth pondering. The verse reads: 

Topics: Inspiration Devotionals
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Today's Devotion: Are Fear and Anxiety Overtaking You? There's Hope

By Billy Hallowell on 9/20/19 8:52 PM

Life can be both beautiful and — at moments — painful. Uncertainty can breed anxiety and unfortunate events will often birth worry.

But the Bible tells us there's hope.

Topics: Podcasts Devotionals
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Today's Devotion: The '6 Things God Hates' — Are You Guilty?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/20/19 2:33 AM

The Bible makes it clear that God's standards matter, with scripture repeatedly telling us about the Lord's character and, in turn, how we should act if we want to reflect and live like our Creator.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration Devotionals
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Today's Devotion: How Do We Live a Moral Life in a Confused Culture?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/19/19 2:39 AM

We're living in an "anything goes" culture — one that encourages people to create and foster their own baseline of morality. While self-restraint and biblical values once took center stage, the current situation looks radically different.

Topics: Inspiration Devotionals
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10 Bible Verses to Help You Battle Fear and Anxiety

By Billy Hallowell on 9/18/19 9:00 AM

Life can be both beautiful and painful. And when uncertainty hits, it’s not uncommon for fear and anxiety to take hold. That’s why we’ve put together a list of Bible scriptures on fear — Bible verses about fear and anxiety that will help you overcome whatever you face.

Topics: Bible Verses
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FACT CHECK: Does the Bible Really Tell Us to 'Follow Our Hearts?'

By Billy Hallowell on 9/18/19 2:35 AM

Culture embraces many cliches that encourage us to embark on journeys to find our personal destinies. From "follow your heart" to "be true to yourself" and "be who you want to be," there are plenty of feel-good slogans that some of us have come to embrace.

Topics: Inspiration Devotionals
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Today's Devotional: If Love Is the Antidote, Where Does Truth Fall?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/17/19 2:41 AM

There's a profound struggle today among some Christians to properly balance truth and love. Perhaps you've faced this dynamic — the call to love and abide by God, while also being relational with those who reject biblical truth.

Topics: Bible Study Inspiration
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5 Christians in the NFL Who Are Living for Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on 9/16/19 9:00 AM

Football is without a doubt one of the most popular sports in America. And while much of the interest in the NFL centers on players’ talents and devotion, there’s been an uptick in intrigue surrounding players’ faith. 

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
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Today's Devotion: Where Are You Finding Your Morals and Values?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/16/19 2:31 AM

As we continue our devotional series, I want to ask an important question: Where do your morals, values and ethics come from? This is an essential question, because, whether we realize it, each one of us has a defined moral and ethical framework — and many of our ideas come from what we choose to put into our hearts and minds.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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Morning Devotional: The 3,000-Year-Old Lesson That Could Cure Culture

By Billy Hallowell on 9/13/19 2:49 AM

Culture today is profoundly and deeply struggling with the concepts of "knowledge" and "truth." But while there is a multitude of confusion abounding, the Bible is pretty clear about where knowledge comes from, what it is, where we can obtain it — and why it truly matters.

Topics: Bible Study Inspiration
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4 Ways Having a Giving Heart Will Bless Your Life

By Billy Hallowell on 9/12/19 9:00 AM

The scriptures are filled with Bible stories about helping others, and these stories are meant to inspire us in our own journeys as we work to have a giving heart and be more like Jesus. One of the most fascinating proclamations from Christ is delivered in Acts 20.

Topics: Christianity Lifestyle
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How Do We Respond When Life Hurts and Nothing Makes Sense?

By Billy Hallowell on 9/12/19 3:16 AM

How should we respond when unimaginable tragedy strikes, when everything around us seems to be imploding — or when life simply doesn't go as planned?

Topics: Christianity Podcasts Inspiration
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7 Powerful Bible Verse Images to Share on Social Media Right Now

By Billy Hallowell on 9/11/19 11:00 AM

Social media is a great place to share scripture, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular Bible verses — famous Bible verses that you can share today.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Tenth Avenue North Singer’s Incredible Survival Story After Car Wreck

By Billy Hallowell on 9/11/19 9:00 AM

Tenth Avenue North lead singer Mike Donehey knows a thing or two about having his plans, dreams and life goals interrupted. 

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration Music
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12 Bible Verses for Strength and Courage Amid Illness

By Billy Hallowell on 9/4/19 9:00 AM

We often seek God when we’re facing our most difficult moments — challenges that force us to think deeper about eternal things. This might happen when we face financial crisis, illness or another life-altering scenario.

Topics: Bible Verses
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6 Life-Changing Lessons From Hebrews 11

By Billy Hallowell on 9/3/19 11:00 AM

Hebrews 11 is a powerful chapter in the Bible that teaches Christians quite a bit about the importance of putting faith into action. The first verse opens with a powerful reminder of what faith truly is, with the chapter offering powerful lessons throughout. 

Topics: Christianity
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Saul to Paul? The Conversion That Transformed Human History

By Billy Hallowell on 8/28/19 9:00 AM

The most compelling evidence for the Christian faith is the profound change that unfolds in the lives of genuine adherents — the transformations that take people from sinful lifestyles to Christ-centered lives. The Bible is also filled with these stories, with Saul’s conversion standing as the most well-known of these pivot-point stories.

Topics: Christianity
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8,670 Flood Ball Field at Greg Laurie’s Harvest to Accept Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on 8/26/19 12:00 PM

In a stunning show of faith and newfound devotion, 8,670 people made the life-altering decision to accept Jesus Christ and follow the gospel this weekend during Pastor Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest, an evangelistic crusade held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. 

Topics: Christianity
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Powerful Resources for Leading a Small Group Bible Study

By Billy Hallowell on 8/23/19 9:00 AM

If you lead Bible studies, small groups, or Christian gatherings, you might be on the lookout for books and other points of guidance that can help you set the tone and content of your small group. And you might be looking for icebreakers for small groups to get conversation flowing.

Topics: Christianity
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6 Incredible Examples of Lives Totally Transformed by God's Grace

By Billy Hallowell on 8/22/19 12:00 PM

One of the most profound proofs of God’s grace and mercy is the radical change people go through after accepting Christ. Stories of true life-change are sometimes so intense and seemingly unbelievable that it’s apparent only God could have sparked these peoples’ journeys.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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8 Ways to Make Your Prayer Life More Powerful

By Billy Hallowell on 8/19/19 10:00 AM

The power of prayer is spoken about throughout the Bible, but while many of us know or have at least read verses about praying, it’s easy to sometimes de-emphasize the importance and power of invoking God. Whether we are grateful or struggling, power of prayer scriptures reveal to us the call we have as Christians to regularly communicate with the Lord.

Topics: Christianity
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Greg Laurie’s Prayer Challenge: ‘Do This...for God’s Glory’

By Billy Hallowell on 8/16/19 9:00 AM

Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, is issuing a challenge to Christians as he prepares to host another one of his famous evangelistic events.  

Topics: Christianity
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Love Your Neighbor: 5 Tips to Spread the Love of Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 8/14/19 9:00 AM

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but what does this look like in practice? There are numerous verses in the Old and New Testaments that speak to the power of love, and implore human beings to love your neighbor as you love yourself.

Topics: Christianity
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Devotions for Kids: The 8 Best Children’s Devotionals About Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on 8/13/19 10:00 AM

If you’re a parent looking for spiritual guidance for your children, consider picking up some powerful devotions for kids. Kids devotions help guide children to learn more about the Bible and to also explore important truths about life.

Topics: Christianity
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‘I Can Only Imagine’ Director’s Must-Hear ‘God’ Message

By Billy Hallowell on 8/9/19 12:00 PM

Filmmakers Jon and Andy Erwin struck box office gold with their movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” a 2018 feature film about Mercy Me frontman Bart Millard’s life story.

Topics: Pure Talk
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What it Means to Find True Freedom in Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 8/8/19 9:00 AM

What does it look like to live a Christ-centered life? The Bible spells out the importance of putting Jesus at the center of your life, with the scriptures revealing what it truly looks like when you fully allow Christ to transform you.

Topics: Christianity
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‘An Epic Story’: What’s in the Bible and Why Is It There?

By Billy Hallowell on 8/6/19 1:00 PM

The Bible is “one of the most influential books in human history,” but what’s the deeper story? What’s in the Bible, and why is it there? What’s the real difference between the Old and New Testaments — and what about the other debated writings that didn’t make the cut?

Topics: Christianity
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8 Powerful Back-to-School Prayers for Kids

By Billy Hallowell on 8/6/19 9:00 AM

As kids and young adults around America prepare to head back to school, it’s essential to keep in mind the importance of turning to God to ask Him to bless and guide their paths. That’s why we’ve put together a list of helpful back-to-school prayer options — invocations you can use throughout the year to ask God to bless your children’s lives.

Topics: Christianity
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4 Life-Altering Lessons From Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood

By Billy Hallowell on 8/5/19 9:00 AM

Most people are familiar with Noah’s ark story, as it is one of the most discussed biblical accounts in history. The story of the great flood — found in Genesis 6-9 — explains that the catastrophe was brought about my mankind’s wickedness and violence. 

Topics: Christianity
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10 Inspirational Bible Verses to Put in Your Kid’s Lunchbox

By Billy Hallowell on 8/1/19 9:00 AM

As kids across America are either back in school or preparing to get back into their daily educational routines, we wanted to offer up some inspirational Bible verses for kids — and some positive ways you can help your children keep God in mind throughout the day.

Topics: Bible Verses
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10 Bible Verses to Build Perseverance of Faith

By Billy Hallowell on 7/31/19 6:00 PM

Life comes along with its share of ups and downs, challenges and victories, highs and lows. No matter what happens, we must push onward and move forward. Luckily, there are countless Bible verses about perseverance — scriptures that can inspire us even in our most difficult moments.

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Is This the Most Compelling Evidence for Christianity?

By Billy Hallowell on 7/31/19 1:30 PM

What’s the most compelling evidence for Christianity? Some might cite miracles or personal faith journeys, but apologist Sean McDowell believes that the disciples’ bravery is one of the factors that takes center stage when it comes to assessing biblical truth.

Topics: Podcasts
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5 Ways to Get Closer to God

By Billy Hallowell on 7/30/19 9:00 AM

Summer offers a unique opportunity to spend more time outdoors, to be more active and find quiet moments of reflection. As the season kicks into high gear, consider how to get closer to God. With vacation time, increased physical activity and other elements at play, getting closer to God can be quite easy. 

Topics: Christianity
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7 Must-Read Bible Verses About the Power of Friendship

By Billy Hallowell on 7/29/19 3:30 PM

What does it mean to be a good friend? The Bible talks quite a bit about friendship, but did you know that there’s also a cultural event known as the International Day of Friendship? 

Topics: Bible Verses
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5 Powerful Gospel Truths From Popular Christian Singers

By Billy Hallowell on 7/25/19 9:00 AM

Christian singers are known for their vocal power and for helping believers connect to God through music. But some of the most popular Christian singers are also speakers, authors and encouragers — individuals who often speak important gospel truths. Pure Flix Insider has interviewed some of these stars, and we’ve assembled some of their most powerful proclamations.

Topics: Music
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Bear Grylls’ Powerful Words About ‘God’s Calling’ and Vision

By Billy Hallowell on 7/24/19 9:15 AM

Author and TV host Bear Grylls is known for his popular shows “Man vs Wild” and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” — and for his adventurous spirit. But he’s also a man of deep faith.

Topics: Entertainment
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Jesus’ 5 Most Amazing Miracles

By Billy Hallowell on 7/18/19 8:30 AM

Miracle stories have long captivated the masses. Unexplained stories of healing and overcoming insurmountable odds give human beings hope amid difficulties. This is why Hollywood has often turned to miracle stories in movies and TV shows — themes that empower viewers and capture their attention. 

Topics: Christianity
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Scientist Who Studied Genetics Unveils Powerful Message About God

By Billy Hallowell on 7/18/19 8:00 AM

Dr. Georgia Purdom is a scientist and Christian with a PhD in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. Well-educated in matters of both faith and science, she believes much of what’s observable in science aligns with the truths described in the Bible.

Topics: Christianity
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Jesus Died for Us: 10 Powerful Bible Verses About Salvation

By Billy Hallowell on 7/17/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is filled with beautiful verses that discuss the fact that Jesus died for us, rose again and guaranteed us eternal life through his sacrifice. Bible verses about salvation explain the importance of embracing God’s love for us and believing in Jesus with our whole hearts.

Topics: Bible Verses
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‘My Life Seemed Crushed’: Texas Gov’s Major Triumph Over Tragedy

By Billy Hallowell on 7/15/19 7:45 AM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a powerful message on Sunday night, speaking about the tragic accident 35 years ago that left him paralyzed and feeling hopeless. 

Topics: Inspiration
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He Saved 16,000 Unborn Babies’ Lives and Helped Rescue Abby Johnson

By Billy Hallowell on 7/12/19 2:00 PM

Anyone who watched “Unplanned” — the popular feature film about Abby Johnson’s transformation from a Planned Parenthood clinic director to one of the most well-known pro-life activists in America — saw the pivotal role a man named Shawn Carney played in Johnson’s life.

Topics: Podcasts
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Archaeologists Find ‘Lost’ Biblical City — and It Backs Scripture

By Billy Hallowell on 7/12/19 8:30 AM

Archaeologists have reportedly uncovered the location of an Old Testament city connected to King David — an exciting development that lines up with the biblical narrative. 

Topics: Christianity
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The End Times: What the Bible Says About Christ’s Second Coming

By Billy Hallowell on 7/10/19 9:00 AM

The study of the end times — also known as “eschatology” — is a complex area of theological exploration. Due to the many scriptural elements surrounding eschatology, the second coming of Jesus and the signs of Jesus’ second coming are highly debated.

Topics: Christianity
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The Lessons Intense Christian Persecution Can Teach Us All

By Pure Flix Editors on 7/5/19 11:30 AM

The battle over the separation of church and state continues to rage in the United States, but David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, wants American Christians to know what persecution is like in other areas of the globe — and it’s a pretty shocking paradigm.

Topics: Podcasts
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Army Vet Tried to Take His Own Life — but God Stepped In

By Billy Hallowell on 7/5/19 9:00 AM

Bryan Flanery knows what it’s like to be in despair. Flanery, who before his retirement served in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan, experienced the physical and emotional scars that often come with war — and those internal and external pains brought him to the brink of suicide.

Topics: Giving Back
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10 Bible Verses About Finding True Freedom

By Billy Hallowell on 7/3/19 9:00 AM

July 4 celebrations generally leave us thinking deeper about the concept of “freedom.” In America, true freedom means being able to believe what we wish, among other rights guaranteed to us in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. But the Bible’s definition, which focuses on freedom in Christ, is more specific and applies to all of humanity, as shown through countless verses about freedom.

Topics: Bible Verses
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Michael W. Smith Missed a Major Flight — but God Had Other Plans

By Billy Hallowell on 7/2/19 9:00 AM

Popular Christian singer Michael W. Smith recently shared how a “divine interruption” led him to a surprise conversation with an Uber driver who truly needed to hear the gospel. 

Topics: Christianity
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He Nearly Took His Own Life, but God Changed Everything

By Pure Flix Editors on 6/28/19 1:30 PM

If there’s one thing that author and speaker Ben Courson wants struggling Christians to know it’s that they’re in good company.

Topics: Podcasts
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‘Life Changing’: NFL Star Gets Baptized in the Jordan River

By Billy Hallowell on 6/27/19 11:00 AM

It’s always inspiring to see celebrities turn their lives over to Jesus — a paradigm that sometimes seems all too rare when it comes to the world of fame and fortune. 

Topics: Christianity
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‘For God So Loved the World’: What Jesus Tells Us About Salvation

By Billy Hallowell on 6/27/19 9:00 AM

John 3:16 is without a doubt one of the most popular Bible verses in the New Testament. In this section of scripture, Jesus lays out God’s love for the world in sending Christ to die for the sins of humanity. But exactly what does John 3:16 mean? In order to understand the entirety of John 3:16 one must take a clearer look at the entirety of John 3.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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How to Get Over Trauma: Reading Scripture for Emotional Healing

By Billy Hallowell on 6/26/19 9:00 AM

No matter what you face in life, God is there to pick you up, guide your path and infuse your life with hope. There are countless Bible verses that can help us deal with traumatic events, with many scriptures offering guidance when it comes to how to get over trauma.

Topics: Christianity
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Inside Actor Mark Wahlberg’s Deep Faith: ‘I Want to Serve God’

By Billy Hallowell on 6/25/19 9:25 AM

Actor Mark Wahlberg has long credited his deep faith with helping turn his life around. While millions know Wahlberg as an entertaining and beloved performer, his early years actually started out quite differently.

Topics: Entertainment
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‘Jesus Is the Word’: Inside the Meaning of John Chapter 1

By Billy Hallowell on 6/19/19 1:00 PM

The meaning of John Chapter 1 is quite fascinating, as it encapsulates the importance of Jesus and establishes the fact that Christ has always been one with God. The bulk of the chapter, which is filled with beautiful proclamations about the core of the gospel, also speaks about John the Baptist.

Topics: Bible Verses
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‘Unlike Anything You’ve Seen’: A Powerful Show About Jesus’ Life

By Billy Hallowell on 6/17/19 9:00 AM

Filmmaker Dallas Jenkins has broken records and boundaries with his new project, “The Chosen,” the first-ever multi-season TV series about Jesus’ life. This innovative project is also the biggest crowdfunding media project in world history, with more than 16,000 investors giving over $10 million.

Topics: Pure Talk
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7 Bible Verses and Life Lessons to Encourage Dads in Your Life

By Billy Hallowell on 6/14/19 9:00 AM

If you’re looking for Bible verses for fathers — scriptures that will encourage and enrich the lives of the dads in your life — look no further. This article contains a list of Father’s Day Bible verses that can be used year-round to remind dads of their calling and to help encourage fathers to live out God’s plan for their lives.

Topics: Christianity
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Who Created God? Author Responds to Atheists’ Burning Question

By Billy Hallowell on 6/13/19 9:45 AM

Atheists tend to wage a number of common critiques against God and the Bible. Among the most frequent qualms is the question: “Well, if God created everything, then who created God?” It’s a curiosity that Bodie Hodge, an author, speaker and researcher for Answers in Genesis, is all too familiar with — and one to which he has an intriguing response.

Topics: Christianity
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5 Powerful Christian Wedding Vows — and the Meaning of Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on 6/13/19 9:00 AM

Summer comes along with a slew of events. From swimming at the beach to family fun, there’s also another fixture: weddings. This spring, summer and fall are popular seasons for getting married. And if you’re planning to attend a wedding this year, there’s a good chance you’ll hear some Christian wedding vows.

Topics: Family Romance
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10 Powerful Lessons Dads Can Learn From God the Father

By Billy Hallowell on 6/12/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is filled with information about how to be a good father. In fact, there are countless Bible verses about fathers, with God the Father serving as a prime example of what it truly means to live a successful life and to properly raise children.

Topics: Family
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‘Prayer For My Husband’: 6 Ways to Ask God to Help Your Spouse

By Billy Hallowell on 6/11/19 1:00 PM

Perhaps you’re looking for ways you can help inspire your husband. Maybe he’s facing an uphill battle. Or, you’re hoping God can help guide his role as a father or in your marriage. No matter why you’re turning to God, we have some suggestions for any wife who is praying for a husband.

Topics: Christianity Family
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He Confronted the Shooter Who Murdered His Wife...With the Gospel

By Billy Hallowell on 6/11/19 9:00 AM

Pastor Anthony Thompson faced the most unthinkable circumstance on June 17, 2015, when he learned that his wife, Myra, was one of the nine African American victims gunned down by a white shooter during a Bible study at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Where Is Pentecost in the Bible — and What Is It?

By Billy Hallowell on 6/7/19 9:00 AM

Anyone who has read the Book of Acts in the Bible knows the importance of the Pentecost story, though some people might not know all the details — or might still have some questions about what unfolded. It’s an issue worthy of further exploration, as Pentecost in the Bible marks the day the Holy Spirit came down on the disciples and Christ’s Apostles.

Topics: Christianity
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10 Powerful and Life-Changing Bible Verses for Graduates

By Billy Hallowell on 6/5/19 9:00 AM

Graduating high school and college is a significant achievement — one that sends young people into totally new phases of life. With that in mind, there are many graduation Bible verses worth sharing. These Bible verses for graduates offer advice, guidance and reminders that can help graduates focus on what matters most: their faith and reliance in God.

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Loving Others in an Era of Cultural Chaos: 3 Biblical Tips

By Billy Hallowell on 5/30/19 9:00 AM

Jesus tells us to “let our light shine before others” so that people can see our good works and, in turn, see the hand of God at work. But it’s sometimes easy to get so wrapped up in the world — or to be so turned off by what’s happening in the world — that we lose sight of what it means to be “salt and light” and to live out this spiritual mandate.

Topics: Christianity
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3 Essential Details About Jesus That Could Transform Our Culture

By Billy Hallowell on 5/29/19 9:00 AM

Evangelist and author Matt Brown is on a mission to help Christians find the balance between truth and love, encouraging people to consider how they should “walk and act and be like Jesus.”

Topics: Christianity
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Ex-NFL Player’s Stunning Story of Kicking Drugs & Finding Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 5/24/19 9:00 AM

Miles McPherson, pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, California, was once an NFL player who used cocaine and partied — but an encounter with God early one morning sent his life on a totally different trajectory.

Topics: Podcasts
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Olympian’s ‘Crazy Journey’ Offers Message to Those Struggling

By Billy Hallowell on 5/23/19 9:00 AM

Olympic runner Ryan Hall has had a “crazy journey” filled with amazing highs and difficult lows — and now he’s sharing the backstory surrounding how he discovered true purpose and God’s goodness amid the ebbs and flows.

Topics: Podcasts
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‘There’s a Human There’: Author’s BIG Challenge to Christians

By Billy Hallowell on 5/22/19 9:00 AM

As the nation’s abortion battle heats up, faith leaders like Daniel Darling, a pastor and the vice president for communications of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, are on the front lines.

Topics: Podcasts
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Greg Laurie’s ‘Crazy, Chaotic’ Childhood and His Path to Faith

By Billy Hallowell on 5/20/19 9:00 AM

Pastor Greg Laurie, founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, once had a “crazy, chaotic” childhood, but a chance encounter with the gospel set him on course to become one of the most transformative pastors of the modern era.

Topics: Pure Talk
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6 Tips for Prayer at the Dining Room Table

By Billy Hallowell on 5/16/19 9:00 AM

Saying grace before each meal is an incredible way to teach children about the importance of gratitude. In a world in which so many people go to bed hungry, the decision to say grace before each meal is one that can help transform kids’ understanding of the world around them.

Topics: Christianity
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Mother’s Day Inspiration from Mothers of the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on 5/9/19 3:00 PM

Biblical Examples of Mothers to Inspire This Mother’s Day

Motherhood is one of the most essential roles in human history. As we honor moms, it’s important to remember that they fulfill a divine role when it comes to shaping children and teaching them about the holy spirit, the Bible and God’s work in our lives.

Topics: Bible Study Bible Story
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‘I Committed Murder’: How a Violent Gang Member Found Jesus

By Billy Hallowell on 5/9/19 10:00 AM

Casey Diaz was once a gang member and murderer who took pleasure in the violence and chaos that was inherent to his lifestyle — until an encounter with the Bible’s message of hope changed his life in the most profound ways imaginable.

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5 Encouraging Prayers for Mothers

By Billy Hallowell on 5/8/19 12:00 PM

Mothers serve one of the most essential roles in all of human culture — and this has been the case throughout human history. From Eve, humanity’s first mom, down the line, there are powerful examples of motherhood that should inspire us all.

Topics: Holidays
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CHILLS: Huge NYC Crowd Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ in Defense of Unborn

By Billy Hallowell on 5/8/19 9:00 AM

We already showed you the stunning clip of thousands of Christians singing “How Great Is Our God” while assembled in New York City’s Times Square — but now there’s another video showing the crowd singing a powerful rendition of the popular hymn “Amazing Grace.”

Topics: News
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America’s First Post-Christian Generation Rises—but There’s Hope

By Billy Hallowell on 5/6/19 9:00 AM

As researchers and experts warn that America’s youth are part of “the first truly post-Christian generation,” author and apologist Sean McDowell has a powerful and encouraging message for parents who have fears about their kids’ futures.

Topics: Podcasts
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‘Gay Girl, Good God’: Jackie Hill Perry’s Journey to Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 5/3/19 9:00 AM

Author and hip hop artist Jackie Hill Perry is on a mission to help equip the Christian church, while also encouraging people who are same-sex attracted. Perry released a new book last year that dives deep into her life experiences — and the Bible’s presentation of hope and truth.

Topics: Podcasts
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29 Bible Verses About Wives, Marriage and Love

By Sarah Hartland on 5/2/19 3:00 PM

Marriage is an incredible journey ordained by God. Keeping Him at the center of your marriage is important, and that’s why these Bible verses about wives, marriage, and love are crucial to hold dear in your heart. Pray over these verses alone or with your spouse to encourage and uplift your life and your marriage. Check out our list, which is sorted by topic — Bible verses about being a good wife, Bible verses about marriage, and Bible verses about love.

Topics: Bible Verses Relationships
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Psalm 23 Meaning: Analysis of This Powerful Scripture

By Billy Hallowell on 5/2/19 9:00 AM

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and beloved Bible chapters. Its contents have been known to inspire people to remember God’s grace and guidance in times of turmoil and difficulty. The scriptures held within are a powerful reminder that we have a loving God who journeys alongside us as we navigate life’s many ups and downs.

Topics: Bible Verses
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The Incredible Role Prayer Played in America’s Founding

By Billy Hallowell on 5/1/19 3:00 PM

Millions of Americans will join together in prayer on May 2, 2019, turning to the Almighty to ask for His blessings upon the nation. It’s an annual celebration known as the National Day of Prayer — a special event that holds a deep and profound history.

Topics: Politics News
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Columbine Victim’s Daughter Reveals Amazing Story of Forgiveness

By Billy Hallowell on 4/26/19 9:00 AM

Forgiveness is one of the most difficult quests in the human experience, especially when it comes to horrific crimes and injustices. Survivors of events like the Columbine tragedy – people who have made a concerted effort to let go of hate and anger toward those who perpetrated the unthinkable — offer some of the most powerful acts of forgiveness for us to ponder.

Topics: Inspiration Pure Flix Original
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Real Miracle: Mom ‘Prays Son Back to Life’ After Drowning Death

By Billy Hallowell on 4/25/19 9:00 AM

Hollywood film producer DeVon Franklin recently spoke out about his new hit film, “Breakthrough,” revealing that the movie, which stars actors Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace, is based on the true story of a teenager who died and then came back to life after his mother uttered an impassioned prayer to God.

Topics: Pure Talk
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10 Bible Verses About Hard Work and Dedication

By Billy Hallowell on 4/22/19 9:00 AM

Hard work and dedication yield results. The Bible tells us the importance of developing a solid work ethic, and of putting our all into everything we do. There are numerous Bible verses about hard work and diligence — scriptures that should get us thinking deeper about how we are to look at our jobs and responsibilities.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Presidential Writer Felt Called to Pen Incredible Jesus Story

By Billy Hallowell on 4/19/19 12:30 PM

Douglas MacKinnon has had a fascinating life and career. A writer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a former Pentagon official and an author and columnist, MacKinnon’s career has been robust and impactful — but it’s his faith journey that has perhaps been the most transformative and uplifting.  

Topics: Christianity
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4 Dangers of Misplacing Our Purpose and Identity — and the Fix

By Billy Hallowell on 4/18/19 9:00 AM

The Bible makes it clear that Christians should find their purpose and identity in Jesus. Believers are called to allow God to guide their paths. A true and authentic faith means learning how to hand one’s life over to the Lord and allowing Him to work through each and every person. Unfortunately, many of us hold back from truly allowing God to work in our lives.

Topics: Christianity
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The Powerful Lessons the ‘Thief on the Cross’ Teaches Us All

By Billy Hallowell on 4/17/19 9:00 AM

Among the Bible’s most touching stories of personal transformation is the criminal on the cross’ embrace of Jesus — a moment that came as Christ was dying alongside him. The gospels tell us that two “rebels” were put to death alongside Jesus. We aren’t given their names, though Luke illustrates the stunning conversations that unfolded as their lives drew to a close.

Topics: Christianity
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5 Powerful Bible Verses About Jesus’ Resurrection and Easter

By Billy Hallowell on 4/16/19 3:00 PM

The Easter story is the centerpiece of the Christian faith — one that offers faith, hope and redemption to humanity. It is the story of Jesus Christ’s willing sacrifice on the cross to save the sins of every man, woman and child who has and who will ever live.

Topics: Bible Verses
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How to Forgive: Essential Lessons From the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on 4/15/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is filled with scriptures that teach us how to forgive a person who has wronged us, how to ask God for forgiveness and how to journey through the pain we sometimes experience in life. In addition to these scriptures that guide us, there are also numerous stories that show us how well-known Bible figures came to forgiveness in their own lives.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Actor Reveals How Shocking Explosion Brought Him Back to God

By Billy Hallowell on 4/10/19 10:00 AM

Kristopher Polaha is one of the most faithful actors in Hollywood, with a story about rediscovering faith that holds the power to inspire us all. Polaha, who has starred in films and TV shows like “Where Hope Grows,” “Run the Race” and “Life Unexpected,” recently revealed how he once fell away from his Christian roots but was brought back after an unexpected life event.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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Columbine Shooting Anniversary: Faith, Forgiveness, and Hope

By Billy Hallowell on 4/10/19 9:00 AM

Americans were left shocked and horrified after two students entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999, and gunned down 12 of their fellow students and one teacher before turning their weapons on themselves.

Topics: Inspiration Pure Flix Original
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Apologists Ken Ham and Ray Comfort Join Forces to Change Culture

By Billy Hallowell on 4/8/19 9:00 AM

Apologists Ken Ham and Ray Comfort are on a mission to inspire Christians to share their faith more boldly. They are joining forces for an upcoming conference that seeks to answer atheists’ biggest critiques of the Christian faith.

Topics: Christianity Interviews
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Pastor Reveals the Biggest Lie too Many Christians Believe

By Billy Hallowell on 4/2/19 12:00 PM

After nearly two decades as a pastor, speaker and Christian leader, Shane Pruitt has discovered some of the pervasive “lies” that too many people of faith have come to believe. And he’s on a mission to right these theological wrongs in an effort to stop misplaced beliefs from holding people back in their faith.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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Doctor Who Performed 1,200 Abortions Reveals What Stopped Him

By Billy Hallowell on 4/1/19 11:00 AM

Dr. Anthony Levatino is a gynecologist who performed around 1,200 first and second trimester abortions early in his career before a stunning change-of-heart left him sickened and distraught, transforming him into an outspoken pro-life advocate.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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Can You Really Trust the Bible?

By Billy Hallowell on 3/29/19 9:00 AM

Can human beings truly trust the Bible? Is it reliable? One of the most frequent criticisms made by atheists and skeptics against the Old and New Testaments is that the texts are dated, antiquated and contradictory — and that they are a collection of books written by mere men.  

Topics: Interviews
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5 Ways to Reboot Your Relationship With God and the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on 3/28/19 1:00 PM

Spring is here, and with the change of seasons will come warmth, the blooming of flowers and the ushering in of new life all around us. And as we gear up for warmer weather and our collective emergence from the cold, winter months, perhaps it’s a good time to be thinking about how we can also spiritually reset and spark the budding of our own personal faith journeys.

Topics: Christianity
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Filmmaker ‘Horrified’ by Abortion Just Unveiled a Bold Response

By Billy Hallowell on 3/28/19 10:00 AM

Apologist Ray Comfort has released a new film that aims to change hearts and minds. “7 Reasons” is a movie that challenges viewers to think deeper about the abortion debate — a project that was motivated by Comfort’s discontent with the current state of affairs in America.

Topics: Christianity
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How to Ask God for Forgiveness and Learn to Forgive Others

By Billy Hallowell on 3/28/19 9:00 AM

Forgiveness is at the core of the Christian gospel. It is simultaneously one of the most beautiful and difficult acts for human beings to embrace and live out, but luckily we are offered the most profound example of how to forgive when we examine God’s love for mankind. The Lord so loved humanity that He sent Jesus Christ to sacrifice himself and die for every person’s sins.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Singer Lost Her Hearing & Gave Up Hope — Then 'Wowed' Millions

By Billy Hallowell on 3/26/19 9:00 AM

It’s been two years since Mandy Harvey absolutely stunned the world with her viral “America’s Got Talent” performance — a display that left the typically harsh Simon Cowell in awe. Harvey’s vocals were on-point, but that wasn’t the only reason Cowell, his fellow judges and the studio audience erupted in applause and a standing ovation.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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He Was a Troubled Gang Member Until the Gospel Transformed Him

By Billy Hallowell on 3/22/19 9:00 AM

Emeal “E.Z.” Zwayne was once a troubled teen and gang member who attempted suicide in front of his own family — but his life radically transformed after a chance encounter when the Bible instantaneously changed his heart. Years later, he’s a dynamic speaker who has executive produced Christian films and reached millions of people with the gospel.

Topics: Interviews
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Is the Bible True? The Perfect Response to Atheists’ Criticisms

By Billy Hallowell on 3/21/19 11:00 AM

Biblical Christianity has faced no shortage of critique over the past two millennia, with atheists and skeptics questioning whether the scriptures can be trusted — and whether Jesus was truly the man portrayed in the gospels.

Topics: Christianity
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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

By Kaitlin Wernet on 3/21/19 9:00 AM

Of all the babies I’ve had the chance to know since birth, Leo is probably my favorite. His mama, Rebecca, and I met at work around the same time she found out she was pregnant, which is why we refer to him as our “friendship baby.” I like to think that one day when we’re old and gray and can’t recall how long we’ve known one another, we’ll hold up our best guesses to the age of her fourth son. But for now, Leo is almost 4, which is old enough to almost pronounce my name correctly (Although I somewhat hope he says “Kait-Win” forever), yet still young enough to let me place him on my lap and marvel at his curly blonde locks.

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John 3:16 Meaning: Understand This Transformative Bible Verse

By Billy Hallowell on 3/18/19 10:00 AM

John 3:16 is without a doubt one of the most popular and well-known Bible verses in the Christian world. It provides the core context of the Christian gospel, revealing the fact that God so intensely loved humanity that He sent His son to die on the cross to save mankind from its sin. It is the reality in this verse that underpins the entirety of the biblical narrative.

Topics: Bible Verses
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Apologist Breaks Down Why 'Atheism is So Attractive' to Some

By Billy Hallowell on 3/15/19 10:05 AM

Apologist Ray Comfort is known for his creative approach to sharing the gospel. Comfort, who founded the Living Waters ministry, regularly creates documentaries and other outreach projects aimed at reaching people with biblical truth. But the well-known apologist wasn’t always the Bible-believing man he is today.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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20 Bible Verses About Surviving and Thriving at Work

By Billy Hallowell on 3/14/19 9:00 AM

God’s Word offers guidance for our lives. The scriptures cover a variety of subjects pertaining to God the Father, performing good works and dealing with stress and worry. But the Bible isn’t simply limited to those topics, as the New and Old Testaments also tell us about hard work, dedication and advice we can heed for how to handle the workplace.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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A St. Patrick’s Day Prayer: 5 Powerful Lessons About God

By Billy Hallowell on 3/13/19 9:00 AM

St. Patrick’s Day is a widely observed celebration, though secular society has transformed the ways in which it is commemorated. While the real meaning of the day is often forgotten in pop culture, it’s important to go back to the roots of what it’s really about: the remembrance of St Patrick, a man credited with following God’s call and helping bolster the Christian faith in Ireland.

Topics: Christianity
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'God Loves You’: Chris Pratt’s 5 Most Powerful Christian Quotes

By Billy Hallowell on 3/8/19 11:00 AM

Chris Pratt has had no shortage of public moments during which he has openly shared his Christian faith, with the actor telling young people and adults, alike, that God loves them, wants the best for them — and that he personally seeks a relationship with the Almighty.

Topics: Podcasts
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‘Be Bold for the Christian Faith’: Your Key to Engaging Atheists

By Billy Hallowell on 3/8/19 9:00 AM

Apologist Ken Ham believes it’s essential for Christians to solidify the Bible as the true foundation of their faith, learning to fully comprehend scriptural truths so that God’s Word can infuse their lives while also equipping them to answer skeptics’ questions and concerns.

Topics: Christianity
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‘Everything Belongs to God’: The Real Story Behind Chick-fil-A

By Billy Hallowell on 3/6/19 9:00 AM

Chick-fil-A is without a doubt one of the nation’s most popular and beloved fast-food chains. In addition to delicious chicken, the company is also known for embracing Christian values. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays and frequently goes above and beyond the call to help communities in need – and as it turns out, these values are rooted in the founder’s deep faith.

Topics: Interviews Podcasts
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10 Things That Happen When You Start Going to Church Weekly

By Billy Hallowell on 3/4/19 9:00 AM

There are many benefits of going to church each week. From finding inspiration to diving deeper into the Bible and discovering a like-minded community, there’s a great deal of positivity that can come when you decide to go to church every Sunday.

Topics: Christianity
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6 Powerful Bits of Life-Changing Wisdom from the Apostles

By Billy Hallowell on 2/27/19 9:00 AM

There’s a lot we can glean from the lives of Jesus’ 12 apostles as we flip through the Bible’s pages. From positive lessons to mistakes that teach us how to cope with our own doubt and poor decisions, the disciples offer us an important lens into what it means to live out our faith in the midst of uncertainty. Let’s explore the words and acts of the apostles and see what we can learn from these incredible men:

The 12 Apostles Teach Us Boldness

The apostles teach us the importance of boldness. When you think back to the time of Roman dominance and consider that Jesus’ message was so captivating that it led these men to leave their lives and routines to devote themselves to him, one of the first words that comes to mind is “courage.”

Topics: Christianity Bible Story
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Billy Graham’s Grandson Breaks Down the Best ‘Proof of God’

By Billy Hallowell on 2/22/19 9:00 AM

Evangelist Will Graham comes from a well-known family line of famous preachers. His grandfather, the late Rev. Billy Graham, and his dad, Franklin Graham, have both made a monumental impact across the globe. Will Graham is following in their footsteps as he preaches, teaches and carries on the family legacy of spreading the Christian gospel.

Topics: Christianity
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20 Bible Verses about Loving Yourself

By Billy Hallowell on 2/20/19 9:30 AM

The Bible offers all the instructions we need to ensure we are living a spiritually healthy life. In a gospel context, this means embracing Jesus Christ and His sacrifice and living our lives based on that paradigm. Part of being a healthy individual is figuring out who God wants us to be and learning to grow into — and love — that person.

Topics: Bible Verses
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20 Bible Verses About God’s Love

By Billy Hallowell on 2/18/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is a beautiful explanation of God’s love for humanity. Starting with the creation story, the holy book offers a historical account of the Lord’s relationship to man, while also providing inspirational guidance along the way. Most importantly, the New Testament recounts how God sent his son, Jesus, to die for the sins of humanity — the most profound act of love in history.

Topics: Bible Verses
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‘A Very Big Miracle’: This Story Proves Love Fixes Every Heart

By Brian Bird on 2/14/19 10:00 AM

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, with our culture commemorating romantic love in 327 million different ways, I wonder if there’s a bigger story to tell about love than we usually give the holiday credit for.

Topics: News
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25 Bible Verses About Loving Others

By Billy Hallowell on 2/14/19 9:00 AM

Loving others is one of the most prevalent themes in the New Testament, with Jesus proclaiming that the greatest two commandments are to love the Lord and to have love for others. And Bible verses about loving others make it clear that it’s essential to have love not only for our friends and family, but also for enemies and those we dislike.

Topics: Bible Verses
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22 Bible Verses About Husbands and Their Role In Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on 2/13/19 9:00 AM

The scriptures are filled with instructive Bible verses about husbands, wives and marriage — verses that can help us learn and grow, while discerning the knowledge needed to discover marital bliss. These scriptures tells us what God believes about love and the importance of honoring one’s marriage.

Topics: Bible Verses
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20 Short Bible Verses About Love for God and Others

By Billy Hallowell on 2/11/19 10:30 AM

The Bible is filled with topical verses that can inspire and uplift us. Among the most prevalent topics tackled among the scriptures is love, with a focus on the importance of loving God and loving others. Here are 20 short Bible verses about love — each with some commentary to help you understand why each scripture matters:

Topics: Bible Verses
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Tony Evans: Here’s How God Accomplishes His Will

By Tony Evans on 2/8/19 9:00 AM

God’s providence refers to how He controls the spinning wheel of history behind the scenes. It is a subset of the doctrine of God’s sovereignty. In other words, one way that He achieves His sovereignty is by His providence. The providence of God is the miraculous and mysterious way in which He intersects and interconnects things in order to bring about His sovereignty.

Topics: Christianity
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Daily Word of God: 8 Ways to Stick to Your Daily Bible Reading

By Billy Hallowell on 2/7/19 9:00 AM

Life can get busy and chaotic, but it’s essential for Christians to make the time to keep learning and growing in their faith. No matter what happens, keeping up with daily Bible reading is essential, as is turning to the Lord in prayer each day as you navigate life’s many struggles and victories. A daily word of God routine will truly help keep you on spiritual track.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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30 Bible Verses About Caring for Others

By Billy Hallowell on 2/1/19 9:00 AM

Love is one of the most pressing and important issues discussed in the Bible, so it should come as no surprise that the Old and New Testaments are filled with Bible verses about caring for others — scriptures that encourage people to help the poor, sick and downtrodden. These verses also inspire us to show love to people around us and to be good and caring friends.

Topics: Bible Verses
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Bible Prophecy: Who are the Prophets of the Bible?

By Billy Hallowell on 1/30/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is filled with prophetic texts, and while some Bible prophecy has already come to fruition throughout the course of history, there are prophets in the Bible who discuss events that many theologians believe are still unfulfilled. It is fascinating to study Bible prophecy today and to gain a full understanding of biblical truth. In that process, it is essential to understand who the prophets are and what they predicted.

Topics: Bible Study
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Bible Study: 7 Tips for How to Read the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on 1/29/19 9:00 AM

One of the most important steps to building and sustaining a relationship with God is learning how to read the Bible. And with modern technology, it’s easier than ever to engage the scriptures. You can read the Bible online, on your mobile device or on paper — the options are limitless. We’ve gathered some tips on how you can get the most out of your Bible study experience.

Topics: Bible Study
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10 Great and Inspiring Christian Books for Teens

By Billy Hallowell on 1/28/19 4:00 PM

Raising teenagers in the modern era is no easy feat. With so much access to information — and an influx of entertainment that does little to inspire or enrich the soul — you might be looking for Christian books for teens and other resources to help inspire the young adults in your life. Look no further, as this article offers up some books every teen should read.

Topics: Christianity Inspiration
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Incredible Miracle Leaves Doctors Shaking Their Heads in Awe

By Billy Hallowell on 1/28/19 9:00 AM

Author and TV veteran SQuire Rushnell knows a thing or two about miracles. He coined the widely used term “godwinks,” which refers to events and happenings that can only be explained as miracles and “divine coincidences.” And he has focused his energies in recent years on telling some incredible, real-life stories in book, movie and TV form.

Topics: Podcasts Inspiration
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5 Peaceful Night Prayers to End Your Day

By Sarah Hartland on 1/26/19 7:00 AM

The best way to unwind and end your day on a positive, thankful note (no matter the circumstances) is with a bedtime prayer. At the end of a stressful day, if you’re drawing a blank on what to say to God, these peaceful night prayers are a great place to start. With this prayer guide, we picked our five favorite bedtime prayers and recently added even more great nighttime prayers to help you enjoy a well-earned rest.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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7 People in the Bible and What They Tell Us About God’s Word

By Billy Hallowell on 1/23/19 10:30 AM

The Bible is filled with people who face a variety of challenges, victories and uncertainties. These Bible characters have stories that hold the power to leave us inspired in our own journeys and walks with God. In fact, there’s a great deal we can learn not only about life, but also about the Lord through studying people in the Bible. Let’s explore just seven famed Bible characters:

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25 Short Bible Verses for When You’re On the Go

By Billy Hallowell on 1/17/19 9:00 AM

Life can get quite busy — and that can make Bible reading difficult, especially if we allow distractions to take us away from God’s word. That said, there are plenty of opportunities to dive deeper into the Bible. In fact, the scriptures are filled with short verses that you can reflect on, commit to memory and read daily when you’re on the go.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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10 Bedtime Prayers for Children

By Billy Hallowell on 1/16/19 10:00 AM

If you’re looking to instill positive values in your kids, bedtime prayers for children are a key component worth integrating into your nightly routine. Evening prayers can help focus families on the day’s blessings, while also teaching kids how to rely on God. It’s important during bedtime prayer to ask for various needs and to thank the Lord for his provision.

Topics: Christianity
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Read The Bible in a Year: 2019 Goals

By Billy Hallowell on 1/15/19 3:00 PM

With millions of New Year’s resolutions taking form at the start of January, why not consider some spiritual measures to help you get closer to God? One possible goal is to read the Bible in a year. If you’re looking to learn more about God and faith, you can find reading plans that will guide you through the entirety of the New Testament and Old Testament.

Topics: Christianity Bible Study
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7 Powerful TV Shows to Help Your Spiritual Walk

By Billy Hallowell on 1/15/19 9:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to deepen your faith? With the New Year upon us, what better time to think deeper about your Christian walk, while assessing new steps you can take to pray more intensely, read the Bible more often and live out God’s call on your life more vibrantly? If you’re looking for guidance, consider some of the TV series currently available on PureFlix.com.

Topics: Movie List Bible Study
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Fame, Money, Power — or God? Here’s How You Build Eternal Legacy

By Billy Hallowell on 1/14/19 9:00 AM

When it comes to creating a legacy, many people’s minds turn to power, wealth and materialism — elements that too often become primary motivators. But Jackie Green, daughter-in-law of Hobby Lobby founder David Green, and her daughter, Lauren Green McAfee, are on a mission to transform the way people think about the legacy they leave behind.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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‘The Middle’ Star Reveals What Led Him to Commit to Christ

By Billy Hallowell on 1/8/19 9:00 AM

Atticus Shaffer made audiences laugh for nearly a decade with his comical portrayal of “Brick,” the youngest of the three Heck children on ABC’s popular sitcom “The Middle.” Shaffer, whose nine-year performance officially came to an end last May when the show’s series finale aired, is also an outspoken Christian who openly shares how his faith has guided him through difficult times.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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8 Lessons from the Life of John the Baptist

By Billy Hallowell on 1/2/19 9:00 AM

The Bible is filled with inspirational figures whose stories can uplift, inspire, warn and inform our own lives — particularly when it comes to our personal relationships with God. Among those individuals is John the Baptist, whose own birth and life story can teach us a multitude of lessons and love, devotion and trust.

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17 Bible Verses About a New Beginning for the New Year

By Billy Hallowell on 12/29/18 3:00 PM

Millions of Americans commit to New Year’s resolutions each year, yet most sadly give up pretty quickly on their newfound personal promises. The goal is generally some form of transformation, whether it be a new quest for physical fitness, healthy eating or a more organized lifestyle. The best way to start a new beginning, though, is to turn to God and the Bible.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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6 Details You Might Have Wrong About the Bible’s Nativity Story

By Billy Hallowell on 12/24/18 9:00 AM

Most of us are intensely familiar with the traditional nativity story and scene, but are you aware that there are actually some common misconceptions enshrined in popular depictions of Jesus’ birth?

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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Greg Laurie Inspires With ‘Greatest Christmas Gift’ Imaginable

By Billy Hallowell on 12/21/18 2:00 PM

Greg Laurie, founder of Harvest Crusade and Harvest America and the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, recently revealed what he believes is the “greatest Christmas gift” imaginable, offering up an inspiring holiday message about hope and redemption.

Topics: Christmas
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5 Christmas Bible Verses and Stories to Reflect on This Season

By Billy Hallowell on 12/19/18 9:00 AM

The Christmas season is a busy one filled with a slew of activities — baking, shopping, planning, traveling and gathering. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget the real meaning of the season amid all the hustle and bustle. It’s essential to remember what Christmas is all about: The birth of Christ the Savior who came to Earth to save mankind.

Topics: Giving Back
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A Miracle? Doctors Shocked After Girl’s Brain Tumor Vanishes

By Billy Hallowell on 12/18/18 11:00 AM

A Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor has disappeared — and doctors are absolutely baffled. Roxli Doss, 11, was diagnosed with the tumor in June and her parents were reportedly told there was no cure. According to a GoFundMe page, Roxli had headaches and felt sick for weeks before doctors said she suffered from a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

Topics: Inspiration
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Best Christmas Albums We Can’t Stop Listening To

By Billy Hallowell on 12/17/18 9:00 AM

Are you on the search for the best Christmas albums this season? Look no further. The following list of top Christmas albums offers an array of music from well-known artists — songs that will inspire you, uplift you and get you into the holiday spirit. From MercyMe to Lauren Daigle and TobyMac, the following 10 albums are each unique in their own right:

Topics: Christmas Bible Study
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‘You Can’t Outrun God’: Crowder’s Powerful Message of Grace

By Billy Hallowell on 12/12/18 4:00 PM

Crowder is on a mission to share God’s love, using his music as a vehicle toward spreading the gospel. The solo performer, who formerly front-manned The David Crowder Band, recently told The Billy Hallowell Podcast that he believes Christians now have a unique opportunity to make a real impact in the midst of a divided culture.

Topics: Interviews
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15 Christmas Prayers to Share With Your Family

By Billy Hallowell on 12/11/18 9:00 AM

The Christmas season is an important time to spend time with family and loved ones. It’s also an essential time to focus on building up one’s faith — and keeping the true meaning of the holiday at the top of our minds. With prayer, Bible readings and other efforts to build your faith, you and your family can live in joy this holiday season.

Topics: Christmas Prayer
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5 Christian Singers Who Are Transforming Lives Through Music

By Billy Hallowell on 12/6/18 9:00 AM

The Christian music world is filled with incredible artists who are talented, devoted and inspirational — men and women who are using the gifts God has given them to help inspire the masses. Among these Christian music artists are performers who go above and beyond music-making to bring faith and uplifting sentiments into the lives of their fans and listeners.

Topics: Christianity Music
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You’ve Heard the Song — but What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

By Billy Hallowell on 12/5/18 9:00 AM

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” You probably found yourself humming along to those familiar lyrics as you read them. The “12 Days of Christmas” carol is a holiday staple, one that many know but few understand.

Topics: Christianity Christmas
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‘Malibu Dan’ Actress Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Fun

By Billy Hallowell on 12/4/18 9:00 AM

Actress Lauren Harper recently took PureFlix.com fans behind the scenes of her show “Malibu Dan the Family Man” to reveal her favorite episode, her filming experience and the fascinating move she made to leave Hollywood and attend Yale University. Harper, who plays character Nicole Kellihan, said that she “absolutely loved” filming the newly released episodes.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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15 Inspiring Christian Quotes to Share with Your Friends

By Greg Gudorf on 11/30/18 9:00 AM

It’s been one of those days. You woke up late, spilled coffee on your shirt, and forgot about an important meeting at work. You’re in for an even busier night with a networking event and leading the women’s group at church. Your friends are texting you about their bad days as well. You could all use a little pick-me-up. Share these inspiring Christian quotes to spread a message of positivity and improve even the darkest days though God! We’ve now added even more Christian inspirational quotes to give you an added boost.

Topics: Bible Verses
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The Message About Family That Culture Desperately Needs Right Now

By Billy Hallowell on 11/29/18 4:00 PM

At a time when many people see politics as the primary means to change culture, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is placing his attention on a very different institution: the family.

Topics: Christianity
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11 Powerful Bible Passages About the End Times and Jesus’ Return

By Billy Hallowell on 11/28/18 9:00 AM

Eschatology, which is also known as “end times” theology, is an area of biblical study that has captivated the masses for more than two millennia. Over time, various interpretations and theories have emerged surrounding Christ’s return and the end of the world as we know it. These ideas have been embedded in contemporary books and films, as believers look to entertainment — and current events — for clues surrounding what’s to come.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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Kevin Sorbo Reveals How Flames Miraculously Stopped Outside Home

By Billy Hallowell on 11/26/18 4:00 PM

Actors Kevin and Sam Sorbo are among the celebrities expressing gratitude that their home was spared during the recent California wildfires. The husband and wife duo recently revealed the miracle that unfolded when flames approached their home.

Topics: Holidays Inspiration
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10 Perfect Thanksgiving Prayers to Share with Your Family

By Billy Hallowell on 11/21/18 9:00 AM

When you gather at the Thanksgiving table this year, gratitude will certainly be a theme on the minds of both you and your loved ones. The holiday season is a wonderful time to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you, your family and your loved ones. From saying a blessing over your Thanksgiving meal to reflecting on all you have, Thanksgiving prayers can be a wonderful way to let God — and your family — know how blessed you feel.

Topics: Christianity Family
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Actress Pleads With God to Show He’s Real — Then This Happens

By Billy Hallowell on 11/19/18 10:00 AM

New episodes of “Malibu Dan the Family Man” are now streaming on PureFlix.com, so we sat down with stars Andrea Logan White and Kelly Stables to get some behind-the-scenes details, and to hear about their favorite on-set moments. White, who plays Holidae Sinclair, and Stables, who portrays Kate Marshall, revealed their favorite bloopers and much, much more.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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How to Tactfully Share the Gospel with Family this Thanksgiving

By Billy Hallowell on 11/16/18 9:00 AM

Are you looking for opportunities to share your faith this year across the Thanksgiving table? There are countless ways you can prepare to engage in sharing the gospel with non-Christians at the dinner table, taking a tactful and inspirational approach to discussing your beliefs in God, the Bible and Scripture with those near and dear to you.

Topics: Holidays Family
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15 Powerful Bible Verses About Thankfulness and Gratitude

By Billy Hallowell on 11/15/18 9:00 AM

The holiday season is when most people ponder all the things they’re thankful for, but it is especially important for Christians to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness throughout the year. The Bible encourages believers to thank the Lord regardless of life circumstances, with gratitude serving as a central theme in the human experience.

Topics: Bible Verses
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15 Bible Verses About Not Giving Up...Even in the Hardest Times

By Billy Hallowell on 11/9/18 4:00 PM

Suffering in this life is inevitable, but Christians have a special advantage. Inspired by the life of Jesus Christ, we can use our suffering as a tool to help ourselves and others grow closer to God. Now streaming on Pure Flix.com, the Christian movie “New Life” elegantly demonstrates this beauty in suffering and how to remain faithful to God in the hardest times.

Topics: Bible Verses
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Saying Grace: 10 Inspiring Mealtime Prayers to Share With Family

By Billy Hallowell on 11/2/18 9:00 AM

The Bible makes it clear that saying grace is an incredibly important act before eating a meal. Jesus himself gave thanks to the Father before feeding multitudes of people; Paul, too, gave thanks before having a meal. And 2,000 years later, Christians continue the tradition of uttering a grace prayer before each meal — a sign of gratitude, respect and love for the Creator.

Topics: Prayer Inspiration
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25 Encouraging Morning Prayers to Begin Your Day

By Billy Hallowell on 10/30/18 12:00 PM

Starting every morning with prayer is an important practice that can help begin the day with positivity and a focus on God’s word. Prayer holds the power to center us and to guide us into the flow of the day. It also helps people keep an eternal perspective amid life’s chaos, reminding us of God’s power in both good and bad times.

Topics: Prayer
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LISTEN: Kathie Lee Gifford’s Powerful Explanation of the Gospel

By Billy Hallowell on 10/25/18 12:00 PM

Veteran TV host Kathie Lee Gifford is a gifted entertainer who has found widespread success over the decades, but it’s her deep Christian faith that most defines her. Gifford has made headlines in recent years for openly and boldly sharing the gospel in overtly secular spaces — and for her call to let love triumph over all else.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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TobyMac on God, Life, Music and the Power of Community

By Billy Hallowell on 10/19/18 10:00 AM

With more than three decades in the Christian music industry under his belt, TobyMac — whose real name is Toby McKeehan — is still going strong. The popular singer-songwriter just released a new album called “The Elements,” and he opened up about his life, career and passion for community during a recent interview with “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.”

Topics: Influencers Interviews Music
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10 Best Online Prayer Request Groups and Communities

By Sarah Hartland on 10/12/18 4:00 PM

Sometimes it can feel like the Internet is just a gateway to negativity. If you find yourself frustrated with what you see online, seeking out Christian content through technology is a great way to stay positive and keep your walk with Christ active in all parts of your life. These groups across social media and the web are great options to connect with other Christians for prayer and encouragement.

Facebook Prayer Groups

The Encounter Fan Group - #EncounterJesus

Topics: Prayer
3 min read

He Once Said ‘I’ll Never Be a Christian,’ But God Had Other Plans

By Billy Hallowell on 10/12/18 1:00 PM

Singer Austin French is on a mission to make music that reaches fans’ hearts and souls. French, 24, recently shared his incredible journey from skeptical pastor’s kid to popular Christian musician — an exploration that forced him to question absolutely everything, including his childhood faith.

Topics: Influencers Interviews Music
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5 Ways To Turn The Other Cheek With Difficult People

By Billy Hallowell on 10/3/18 12:00 PM

What does it mean to “turn the other cheek?” The Bible has quite a bit to say when it comes to dealing with difficult people who have wronged or frustrated us, but despite the clear guidance, it can often times be difficult to live out that sentiment.

Topics: Bible Verses Lifestyle
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50 Bible Scriptures About Faith, Hope and Encouragement

By Billy Hallowell on 9/23/18 7:00 AM

There are scores of Bible verses that offer us faith, hope and encouragement. These popular Bible verses hold the power to transform lives, offering timeless truths that uplift, correct poor behavior and offer guidance for how to live our lives. From encouraging Bible verses to Bible verses about faith and Bible verses about hope, there’s plenty of wonderful content to help us navigate life’s ups and downs.

Topics: Bible Verses
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‘An Act of Great Moral Evil’: Why Ben Shapiro Battles Abortion

By Billy Hallowell on 9/21/18 7:00 AM

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro shows no fear when he tackles some of the most controversial issues of the day. Abortion is just one of the topics he frequently addresses with passionate fervor; it’s an issue that he firmly believes is “the great moral issue of our time” and one for which history will ultimately judge our society.

Topics: Influencers Interviews
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10 Best Sermons Online When You Can’t Get to Church

By Billy Hallowell on 9/15/18 7:00 AM

Technology has ushered in scores of changes that are aimed at making life easier and information more accessible. Some of these tools have been embraced by churches and Christian organizations, alike, creating new and innovative worship experiences. From free sermons online to Bible tools focused on making Scripture more available, there are many spirit-enriching options for the faithful on smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Topics: Series
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The 9 Christian Values That Change Lives

By Billy Hallowell on 9/6/18 5:00 PM

Jesus makes it clear in the Bible that the two most essential commandments are to love God and love others. These Christian values are at the center of the New Testament and serve as a general guide for how Christians should live and behave. But beyond these general parameters, Paul writes in Galatians about nine additional Judeo Christian values worth exploring.

Topics: Bible Verses
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What Does it Mean to 'Worship' as a Christian?

By Sarah Hartland on 8/23/18 7:00 AM

What does it mean to worship God? As modern Christians, we hear the word “worship” frequently. Your church calls Sunday morning a “worship service,” Christian radio refers to their music as “worship music,” and some people even refer to their time in nature as their personal worship.

Topics: Christianity Prayer Music
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10 Comforting Bible Verses for Illness

By Billy Hallowell on 8/22/18 7:00 AM

Illnesses can spark fears, worries and suffering, with individuals and families often emotionally crumbling under the pressures that sickness can bring. Fortunately, there are Bible verses about strength that can help people navigate the uncertainty of various health conditions.

Topics: Prayer Bible Verses
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How Much Does the Bible Impact Pop Culture? You’ll Be Surprised

By Billy Hallowell on 8/21/18 7:00 AM

How much does the Bible influence pop culture and modern-day life? Some people might be shocked to discover the sweeping influence that Scripture has on film, TV, music, Broadway, and even our daily sayings and proclamations. A trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., offers some insight into the Bible’s unparalleled influence.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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How a Little Boy’s Brain Tumor Miracle Transformed Ben Carson

By Billy Hallowell on 8/17/18 4:00 PM

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson was once one of the world’s most famous neurosurgeons, saving the lives of children with complex and deadly health conditions. With faith as his guide, the celebrated doctor took on procedures that had never been successfully performed — and helped pave new ground in neuroscience.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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15 Comforting Bible Verses for Stress Relief

By Billy Hallowell on 8/16/18 7:00 AM

The Bible is filled with life advice — tidbits of truth to help guide people through times of stress, struggle, pain and uncertainty. You don’t have to look very far into scripture to find Bible verses about strength and comfort. These verses help guide you through the tough times. When stress and anxiety hit, open up the Bible and you’ll quickly find guidance and solace.

Topics: Prayer Bible Verses
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Ben Carson Reveals the Death-Defying Moment He Truly Embraced God

By Billy Hallowell on 8/13/18 1:00 PM

Dr. Ben Carson overcame a childhood of intense poverty and struggle to become one of the most famous neurosurgeons in the world – but his story didn’t end there. Carson, an outspoken Christian who currently serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), also ran for president in 2016, inspiring millions of people in the process.

Topics: Interviews Pure Talk
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20 Bible Verses About Strength: God’s Word on Faith in Hard Times

By Billy Hallowell on 8/1/18 7:00 AM

In an uncertain world, we need to cling to hope. Fortunately, there are countless Bible verses about strength that are worth reading, pondering and integrating into our lives. The scriptures are filled with Bible verses that provide comfort and strength. It’s essential that we remain steadfast when hard times hit, never give up — and rely on God to navigate choppy waters.

Topics: Prayer Bible Verses
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Anthony Hopkins Reveals Journey From Atheist to God-Believer

By Billy Hallowell on 7/30/18 1:00 PM

Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was once an atheist, but he has since changed his view to embrace God’s existence, proclaiming during a recent public event that he once struggled with alcoholism and was “disgusted, busted and not to be trusted" — but that a single question about God changed everything.

Topics: Christianity Entertainment
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12 Bible Verses That Prove Why Repentance is Key

By Billy Hallowell on 7/24/18 7:00 AM

Christians are called to seek forgiveness for their sins — something that was made freely available by Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. Repentance is an essential act that is covered throughout the New Testament scriptures, with believers embracing Jesus’ sacrifice and making a concerted effort to change their ways.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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TX Police Chief Responds After Atheists Bash God-Themed Lip Sync

By Billy Hallowell on 7/20/18 9:00 AM

Crandall (Texas) Police Chief Dean Winters is speaking out after his department’s “God’s Not Dead” lip sync performance went viral, capturing attention across the nation — and the world. Winters told Pure Flix Insider in an email interview that he saw the effort as “a unique opportunity to create relationships and conversations” within his community.

Topics: Christianity News
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5 Tips for Learning How to ‘Pray Without Ceasing’

By Billy Hallowell on 7/19/18 7:00 AM

The Bible tells us to “pray without ceasing,” but what, exactly, does this mean? It’s a command that Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 when he tells the church in Thessalonica to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.” He goes on to tell readers that “this is God’s will” for them under Jesus Christ.

Topics: Prayer
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What's the Meaning and History Behind the Lord's Prayer?

By Billy Hallowell on 7/10/18 4:00 PM

The Lord’s Prayer, also known as the Our Father prayer, is very likely the most well-known invocation in the Christian world — which isn’t surprising considering that Christ himself revealed its structure in scripture. The Lord’s Prayer in the Bible can be found in the books of Luke and Matthew. Both books reveal Jesus’ invocation instructions, which came as Christ responded to a disciple’s request that he teach his followers to pray.

Topics: Prayer
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The Best Daily Devotional Apps to Download Now

By Sarah Hartland on 7/6/18 7:00 AM

Thanks to the smartphone in your pocket, it’s easier than ever to take God’s Word with you wherever you go. From daily devotionals to Bible studies and verse memorization, getting closer to God and holding His Word in your heart is just a few clicks away with these iPhone and Android apps.

Topics: Christianity Technology
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What is Christian Baptism — and Why Does it Matter?

By Billy Hallowell on 7/5/18 7:00 AM

Baptism is one of the most important actions in the Christian faith. The act, which involves using water to signify a person’s embrace of the gospel, is handled quite differently by various denominations. While some Christians baptize babies, others wait until children or adults are old enough to make a baptism decision for themselves.

Topics: Christianity
5 min read

5 Encouraging Morning Prayers to Begin Your Day

By Billy Hallowell on 6/27/18 7:00 AM

Starting every morning with prayer is an important practice that can help begin the day with positivity and a focus on God’s word. Prayer holds the power to center us and to guide us into the flow of the day. It also helps people keep an eternal perspective amid life’s chaos, reminding us of God’s power in both good and bad times.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
6 min read

5 Healing Prayers for Forgiveness

By Billy Hallowell on 6/26/18 7:00 AM

Forgiveness is the centerpiece of the Christian faith, and, in practice, it holds the power to free us from the grips of pain and anger that too often takes root when others wrong us. Perhaps you are seeking inspiration and guidance surrounding how to forgive yourself — or maybe you need help getting to a place of forgiveness for others. Either way you’ll find tips and examples of prayers to help you move forward in your forgiveness journey below.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
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Christine Caine's Powerful Message About Fear - and Truth

By Billy Hallowell on 6/16/18 7:00 AM

Evangelist Christine Caine believes it’s essential for Christians who are fearful or struggling in an increasingly secular culture to remember an important reality that sometimes gets lost in the social chaos: it’s essential to find a balance between truth and love.

Topics: Christianity Interviews
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How To Pick The Right Christian Summer Camp For Your Child

By Sarah Hartland on 6/13/18 7:00 AM

The benefits of sending your child to Christian summer camp are numerous. The memories and friends they’ll make, the spiritual tools they’ll acquire, and the lifelong impact even one week at camp can have are clear. If you went to camp as a child or teen, you probably have fond memories of crazy games, amazing bonfires, and learning how to grow your relationship with God.

Topics: Christianity Parenting
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5 Famous Fathers In The Bible Who Inspire Us

By Billy Hallowell on 6/10/18 7:00 AM

With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s important to explore central father figures throughout the Bible who inspire us with timeless lessons about how to behave — and not behave. Their thoughts, actions and reliance upon the Lord set a powerful standard for men to look to as they embark on the journey of raising children. From Adam, humanity’s first man, to Joseph, Jesus’ father, these men’s lives are worthy of exploration.

Topics: Bible Story
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17 Inspiring Bible Verses For Father's Day To Celebrate Dads

By Billy Hallowell on 6/9/18 7:00 AM

The Bible is filled with verses that provide guidance to fathers as they seek to offer encouragement, leadership and love to their families. Below, you’ll find 17 Bible verses for Father’s Day that shed light on God’s divine plan for dads. Consider sharing these verses with your kids and families, and use them to encourage — and pray for — the fathers in your life.

Topics: Holidays Bible Verses
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7 Powerful Prayers for God’s Protection and Safekeeping

By Billy Hallowell on 6/6/18 7:00 AM

Life can sometimes be unpredictable and scary, which is why faith in God is a powerful tool for navigating the unknown. Prayer, in particular, can help people cope with and overcome the worries and fears that can be crippling in a world plagued by various problems and evils.

Topics: Prayer
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5 Faithful Tips on How to Pray to God

By Billy Hallowell on 5/31/18 9:00 AM

Prayer is a powerful tool that can connect people to the Almighty, as they seek guidance for themselves, relief for loved ones and a more relational experience with God. One of the uncertainties that arises for many, though, is how to pray. The Bible makes it clear that invoking God is important, but the scriptures also give us some guidance on how to pray to God.

Topics: Prayer
5 min read

Christian Fasting for Beginners

By Sarah Hartland on 5/30/18 10:00 AM

Throughout Scripture, two words are often seen together: prayer and fasting. Though prayer is often discussed in modern churches, fasting receives notably less attention in some circles. When the Bible says, “with prayer and fasting,” what does it mean? Is fasting still relevant today? And if so, how does one actually do it? These questions and others in this “beginner’s guide” to Christian fasting.

Topics: Christianity Prayer
4 min read

‘Only God Could Have Done It’: Rock Star’s Radical Transformation

By Billy Hallowell on 5/29/18 7:00 AM

Jen Ledger, who has spent the past decade playing the drums for Christian rock band Skillet, recently ventured out on her own to release her first solo album titled, “LEDGER.” The rock star has also revealed that she’s on a mission to make a difference and to serve as a positive role model in an entertainment world that too often spews negativity.

Topics: Christianity Interviews
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How Incurable Cancer Transformed This Christian Professor’s Faith

By Billy Hallowell on 5/28/18 10:00 AM

Kate Bowler was an accomplished college professor, mother and wife when she was diagnosed in 2015 with incurable, stage four colon cancer — a earth-shattering reality that left the then-35-year-old totally stunned. Bowler, who continues to fight her illness, has chosen optimism in light of her plight, recently releasing a memoir titled, “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved.”

Topics: Christianity Interviews
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10 Bible Verses That Can Help Save — and Heal — Your Marriage

By Billy Hallowell on 5/24/18 7:00 AM

Fostering a good marriage means exercising love, devotion, selflessness, kindness, care and a plethora of other acts and emotions — ingredients that, when properly balanced, help to determine the level of happiness for husbands and wives. Unfortunately, when some of these important relationship elements are not properly weighed, marriages can end up in a precarious place.

Topics: Christianity Inspirational Movies
5 min read

Prayers for a Healthy Pregnancy You'll Want to Memorize

By Sarah Hartland on 5/22/18 7:00 AM

Pregnancy is a beautiful and sometimes difficult journey. Trying to conceive or carry a child to term is an important time to lean on God. Historically, the Judeo-Christian tradition has placed a significant emphasis on the blessing of children. It’s no wonder, then, that there are many beautiful prayers for you to offer up whether you’re trying to get pregnant or already are.

Topics: Prayer Devotionals
7 min read

38 Powerful Bible Verses For Overcoming Life’s Struggles

By Sarah Hartland on 5/15/18 7:00 AM

Suffering is an inescapable part of life. We live in a fallen world and are fallen beings — but with God’s help, we can overcome even the worst of what life throws at us. These verses from the books of Psalms, James, Jeremiah and others will encourage you when you need to overcome the trials of life. You can memorize these verses or print them out and post them around your home. Keeping them at the forefront of your mind is a great way to stay encouraged through all of life’s struggles.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
6 min read

15 Bible Verses to Encourage Mothers on Mother’s Day & Beyond

By Sarah Hartland on 5/6/18 7:00 AM

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, pausing to reflect on what God’s Word says about moms is a great exercise. Whether you just want to find a little encouragement for your mom or you need something to put in this year’s card, this list of bible verses about mothers is the perfect overview of what Scripture says about the women we all know and love.

Topics: Holidays Bible Verses
3 min read

10 Bible Verses Reveal How God Wants Us to Treat the Earth

By Billy Hallowell on 4/22/18 7:00 AM

As the world commemorates Earth Day on April 22, it’s interesting to explore what the Bible says about the importance of caring for the environment. The late evangelist Billy Graham once noted that “of all people, Christians should be the most concerned for the environment,” explaining that God created the world and entrusted humanity to protect it.

Topics: Christianity Bible Verses
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What God Really Meant When He Said ‘Love Others’

By Billy Hallowell on 4/19/18 7:00 AM

Jesus makes it clear in Mark 12:29-31 and Matthew 22:35-40 that the two most important commandments are love God and love others. Christ explained there is “no commandment greater than these” when he was asked by one of the teachers of the law which of God’s rules are the most essential.

Topics: Bible Story Inspirational Dramas
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3 Ways to Spiritually 'Reset' This Spring

By Billy Hallowell on 4/11/18 7:00 AM

Millions of Americans start each year with a fresh perspective. An estimated 40 percent of U.S. adults embark every January on quests to live out well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many people fail to fulfill these goals. A 2002 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that just 46 percent of people who committed to resolutions were still sticking with them six months into the year.

Topics: Bible Verses Inspiration Devotionals
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It's OK to Disagree - How to Debate with Compassion

By Greg Gudorf on 3/22/18 7:00 AM

As Christians, we are often challenged on our beliefs, and we naturally want to defend our faith against the attacks we face from a modern worldview. It is important, however, that we learn how to debate in a way that acknowledges that every person was made in the image of God, and every person deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. How we debate is as important as what we debate.

Topics: Christianity Relationships Devotionals
3 min read

4 Best Christian Podcasts for When You’re on the Go

By Greg Gudorf on 2/22/18 7:00 AM

Sometimes, getting from point A to point B can be a drag. The frustration of sitting in traffic during rush hour or pushing through crowds on a busy sidewalk can be enough to try anyone’s patience. Make the best use of your time and cultivate a positive attitude through God by listening to Christian podcasts. Whether you’re on your way to work, running errands or even doing work around the house, podcasts are a convenient way to build your faith while you’re on the go.  

Topics: Christianity Pure Talk Devotionals
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Express Your Love for God with These 4 Daily Devotionals

By Greg Gudorf on 2/16/18 7:00 AM

God’s love is unlike any love expressed by many in our culture today — His love never fails (Psalms 52:8, NIV), endures forever (Psalms 106:1, NIV), is uncalculating (Proverbs 30:5, NIV), and not motivated by personal gain (1 John 3:16, NIV). While His love cannot be matched, we can open our heart to His word and do our best to spread His grace. Take a moment each day to express your love for God and let His love flow through you with these daily devotionals.

Topics: Bible Verses Devotionals
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Spread Love Through God with These 15 Bible Quotes

By Greg Gudorf on 2/14/18 7:00 AM

This Valentine’s Day, spread love to one another through God’s word. Perfect for a do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day card, leave one of these verses on a co-worker’s desk, in your spouse’s lunchbox, or send in a text to a friend far away. Wherever you’re sending love, here are some verses that are sure to express a heartwarming and God-filled Valentine’s Day message.

Topics: Bible Verses Romance
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5 Bible Verses About Not Giving Up...Even In The Hardest of Times

By Greg Gudorf on 1/27/18 7:00 AM

While suffering in this life is inevitable, Christians have a special advantage. Inspired by the life of Jesus Christ, we can use our suffering as a tool to help ourselves and others grow closer to God. The Christian movie, “New Life,” elegantly demonstrates this beauty in suffering and how to remain faithful to God in the hardest times.

Topics: Christianity Faith Bible Verses
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Three Christmas Bible Verses to Reflect on This December

By Greg Gudorf on 12/22/17 7:00 AM

The true meaning of Christmas can be lost in the hustle and bustle of holiday planning and shopping. There is so much going on in our lives that if we aren’t careful, we can miss out on the awe and beauty of the miracle that occurred on Christmas morning. Take some time this holiday season to reflect on these verses from the Bible to restore your sense of wonder at the birth of Christ.

Topics: Christmas Holidays Bible Verses
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4 Daily Devotions Ideas for Teens

By Greg Gudorf on 12/13/17 7:00 AM

It can be tough to navigate the teen years - both for parents and teenagers. When it comes to their faith, finding content that speaks to them in their unique stage of life is important. Amid school, friends, and self-discovery, promote a spirit of calmness by asking your teen to spend a few minutes of every day with God. Help your teens strengthen their faith with these daily devotionals.

Topics: Kids Devotionals
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5 Great Daily Devotions for Men of God

By Greg Gudorf on 11/26/17 7:00 AM

In our culture, it can be difficult to define manhood and especially so for Christian men with few Christian role models to help guide the way. The modern man faces tremendous pressure to have all the answers when it comes to balancing a career, children, relationships and family life. Time is in demand and that can complicate our lives. We can look to Jesus for guidance in these troubled times and use Bible study tools to light our paths.

Topics: Lifestyle Devotionals
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5 Great Bible Study Plans to Try Today

By Greg Gudorf on 11/25/17 7:00 AM

Do you want to find wisdom, contentment and peace? Do you feel like you need direction from God on decisions you face? Do you want to be the best parent, friend, and spouse you can possibly be? People who incorporate regular Bible study into their life have found it’s the best way to hear from God, shape their attitude, and refine their faith. Connect with the author of life with one of these top Bible study plans.

Topics: Bible Study Devotionals
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4 Bible Verses About Being Thankful Over the Holidays

By Greg Gudorf on 11/18/17 7:00 AM

The holiday season is the time of year when most people start thinking of all the things they have to be thankful for, but as a Christian, it is important to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness year-round.

Topics: Holidays Bible Verses
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God’s Word: 5 Inspiring Christian Daily Devotionals for Women

By Sarah Hartland on 11/17/17 7:00 AM

Many women strive to be consistent in Bible study and prayer, but struggle to find the time. Busy schedules and distractions make it difficult to sit down and focus on a regular basis. Don’t give up on yourself if you’ve struggled in the past. Here are 7 great daily devotional plans, Bible study tools and online resources for Christian women looking to stay on track and develop a closer relationship with God and Jesus Christ!

Topics: Prayer Bible Study Devotionals
3 min read

7 Bible Verses for Effective Leadership in Church

By Greg Gudorf on 11/2/17 7:00 AM

The Bible can influence many aspects of our lives, providing guidance and direction when people need it most. It can be an especially effective tool for establishing leadership in church. Here are seven verses that demonstrate effectiveness for church leaders:

Topics: Bible Verses Pure Flix Exclusives Leadership
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9 Rejuvenating Bible Verses About Age

By Greg Gudorf on 10/22/17 7:00 AM

In our youthful culture, we fear and avoid aging. We fight wrinkles, color gray hair, and focus every effort on staying young. But what does the Bible say about aging? Here are nine Bible verses about age.

Topics: Bible Verses Lifestyle
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7 Bible Verses About Marriage to Hold Close

By Greg Gudorf on 10/3/17 12:00 PM

Marriage is a holy covenant; one that is part of God’s grand design. In your marriage, you may experience ups and downs. Through it all, the Bible can serve as a great resource and comfort. Here are seven Bible verses about marriage to see you through the good times and the bad.

Topics: Bible Verses Relationships
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Can We Rely on God to Protect Us? 7 Bible Verses About Protection

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/12/17 10:00 AM

The world seems to get more frightening every day. One hurricane devastates Texas and the next destroys countries in the Caribbean on its way to toward Florida. North Korea is looking like a real threat. Cancer takes one life after another, and evil men seem to prosper. As Christians, we put our faith in God, but can we really count on Him to protect us? These Bible verses about protection tell us we have a powerful defender, and that nothing can separate us from His love.

Topics: Bible Verses Inspiration
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5 Comforting Bible Verses for When Tragedy Strikes

By Pure Flix Editors on 9/5/17 12:00 PM

Recent images of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and Houston’s flooding have brought the nation face-to-face with tragedy. Individuals stand outside homes that have been ripped apart, unable to come to grips with the damage. Families wade through waist-high water holding children, pets, and possessions out of the muck. Media images have only begun to scratch the surface of a tragedy that will continue to unfold in the weeks and months to come. Where is God when the unthinkable happens? Why does he sometimes seem to delay? Where can we turn when the flood waters keep rising and there’s no end in sight? Scripture offers these verses for comfort when tragedy strikes.

Topics: Faith
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5 Examples of Expressive Worship in the Bible

By Greg Gudorf on 8/19/17 7:00 AM

Some of the most beautiful passages of scripture involve people who pour out their hearts in expressive worship. In churches, worship often means singing, but Christians shouldn’t feel constrained in their praise of God. In the Bible, there are many different ways people offer praise and adoration. Here are some of the most inspiring:

Topics: Faith Bible Verses
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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Devotional Time with Your Child

By Greg Gudorf on 8/13/17 7:00 AM

Fostering a child’s connection to God is one of the most important tasks parents undertake. However, young children have limited attention spans that can make building strong devotional habits difficult. To make an impact, devotions for kids must be relatively short and engaging. Consider some of the top ways you can start encouraging strong devotional habits today:

Topics: Family Faith Kids
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Digital Bible vs. Paper Bible: Which Is Best for You?

By Greg Gudorf on 8/12/17 7:00 AM

More than three-quarters of American adults own and use a smartphone on a regular basis, according to the Pew Research Center. Users read books, listen to podcasts, watch video content, and research. Millions of Christians are also using their smartphones and mobile devices to download Bible apps, but what works for some may not work for others.

Topics: Faith
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These Are the 7 Best Ways to Share Your Faith

By Greg Gudorf on 7/30/17 7:00 AM

When you have good news, what do you want to do with it? That’s right. You want to tell the whole wide world! Sharing your faith is GOOD NEWS! It can be easy to share the joy of your salvation from your heart when you know how to do it.

Topics: Christianity Faith
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7 Inspirational Daily Devotionals to Get You Through the Week

By Greg Gudorf on 7/7/17 7:00 AM

When you’re having a bad week, sometimes it’s easier to throw in the towel and accept defeat. However, as someone who has the strength of the Lord behind them, defeat isn’t an option. When you can’t find the encouragement you need to get through a rough week, read through these inspirational daily devotionals to find guidance. No matter how tough it’s been, these wise words can give you the strength to get through the day.

Topics: Prayer Faith
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Teach Your Kids 1 Corinthians 13 With These Christian Love Movies

By Sarah Hartland on 2/15/17 7:00 AM

1 Corinthians 13 is nicknamed the “love chapter” and is often read at weddings, receptions, vow renewals, and anniversaries. It is a description that reminds us love is so much more than romance, and a reminder of what our love toward one another should look like. Paul wrote to the Corinthian church:

Topics: Family Discussion Guides Kids
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New Devotional Uses Movies to Teach the Fruit of the Spirit

By Pure Flix Editors on 1/31/17 7:00 AM

“I am so grateful for Pure Flix! A friend told me about it. I've only been on for a couple of months... but I can't tell you how much I have been blessed over and over.” -Sandra H..

Have you ever watched a film on PureFlix.com that has inspired a positive change in your life and heart? Every day fans just like you share how Christian movies have impacted them. This is why we've created a devotional to help you get the most out of your viewing experience. Entitled, “Christian Movies that Teach the Fruit of Spirit,” the devotional is available to download for free.
Topics: Prayer Faith
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Top 10 Bible Verses on Social Media

By Pure Flix Editors on 1/22/17 7:00 AM

If you haven't liked Pure Flix on Facebook or started following on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, we invite you to join today. Everyday we  post inspirational stories, encouraging messages, and Bible verses to help make your day a little brighter. Over the years, we’ve noticed our fans treasure the Bible verses we publish. With that in mind, we've compiled the top ten verses that have received the most engagement. Now that you have them all in one place, come back regularly to be encouraged and share with your friends.

Topics: Pure Flix Digital Bible Verses
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We Asked Your Favorite Bible Verse: Here's What You Said

By Justina Miller on 10/9/16 7:00 AM

Last week, Pure Flix posted the following picture on Facebook. The response was so incredible! Within a day, we heard from nearly a thousand of you. It was beautiful to see which verses resonate with each of you. Here’s a quick recap of your comments:

Topics: Customers Bible Verses
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10 Bible Verses that Inspired Lines from Beyond the Mask

By Justina Miller on 7/14/16 7:00 AM

While the new Christian movie, “Beyond the Mask,” is full of action, romance, and patriotism, it leaves the viewer with one primary message: redemption is possible and only through Jesus Christ. As the film follows William Reynolds on the run in the American Colonies, we see how someone who used to be a villain can come to desire something more. Working to redeem his name and win the lovely Charlotte’s affections, Will hides behind the mask of a new name and occupation. However, he soon finds that there is only one name that can redeem him.

Topics: Movies Prayer Bible Verses
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