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Topics and Themes from the Bible

The Spirit and The Bride saying, “Come”

First and Last Mentions of “Spirit” in Bible Let’s look at the first mention of the word, “Spirit” in the entire Bible, and then let’s look at the last mention. The first mention of the word, “Spirit” should be in … Continue reading

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Worship God in Spirit

Out of everything in the whole universe, our human spirit is the most important because it allow us to worship God who is Spirit. God wants worship, the best (and only) way is to worship God is with our spirit, because God is … Continue reading

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God is the God of Fellowship – Video

God wants fellowship between us and God. He is desperate for communion. It’s like two friends talking over coffee or tea. God wants an intimate relationship between us and God. When something like sin got in the way of this … Continue reading

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Intimacy Between God and Man

God loves us. God is love. It is hard to find a religion where God loves man. God wants an intimate loving relationship between God and man. When man sins, God loves to restore us. He does not give up … Continue reading

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Listen To Jesus

It’s so easy to get distracted with good religious things and miss Jesus. Jesus is the focus of the New Testament. Jesus is the main subject. Even the good disciples like Peter could get distracted with doing something “great” for … Continue reading

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Jesus as the Focus…

The whole New Testament from Matthew to Revelation, all 27 books has a focus and that focus is Jesus Christ.  So Jesus Christ is the focus of the last book of the Bible, the book called “Revelation”. Everyone loves a … Continue reading

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Prayer to Encourage the Believer

Praying for Healing from Depression James 5:13-18 (KJV): “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them … Continue reading

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Elijah’s Name – My God is Jehovah

Biblical names are often full of great meaning, and that is definitely true of Elijah’s name. The Hebrew word for “God” in the Old Testament is Elohim, which is occasionally shortened to EL. Elijah’s name begins with “God”, telling us … Continue reading

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Seeing God Who is Hidden

God sometimes seems to us to be quiet or hidden. Many of us would prefer a very visible God, but God is Spirit, and often works in wonderfully hidden ways. We can’t always see what He is doing. Occasionally we … Continue reading

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Friends with God

John 15:13-15 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does … Continue reading

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God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations! Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God … Continue reading

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Divine Purpose with Elijah

God has a purpose, a divine purpose resting behind every event in life. Many times we do not realize it till we look back and see God’s hand working, protecting and guiding us. Why did we meet this person, why … Continue reading

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Martin Luther Rediscovers the Bible

In the 1500’s there were many men and women who helped to change the world, but none as much as the German monk-turned-professor Martin Luther. He helped reform Christian tradition by speaking against the many religious errors of his day … Continue reading

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Best Time To Pray – Mornings

The best time to pray is in the morning. Enjoy this short video on Prayer in the morning. The Bible is a book that tells a story. The story the Bible tells is God’s story. So the Bible is not … Continue reading

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Christmas Bible Video Animations

These are very simple animated Bible stories that relate to Christmas time, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was inspired … Continue reading

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Great Software, but it’s all about God

We have great software that uniquely enhances your ability to study the Bible, but when all is said and done, it’s not about our software. It’s about the magnificent Word of a mighty God, who desires to communicate truth to … Continue reading

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The Word of God

The Word of God comes to us in a form of a Book, The Bible. This is from Martin Luther who appreciated the Bible as a book. A book inspired by God so we can read it.

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Leadership is Courage and Obedience to God

Joshua in the Bible learned that leadership is courage and obedience to God.

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Ephesians – the Grand Canyon of the Bible

Someone has called the book of Ephesians the Grand Canyon of the Bible because of the vivid pictures, descriptions, and talk about God and Christ, coupled with applications for our Christian lives. The book of Ephesians and Romans both lay … Continue reading

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Like a Mirror

When we pray and read the Bible we reflect the Lord and slowly are changed into His image.   The water in this little river reflects the trees and clouds, but like a camera our hearts keep the images and … Continue reading

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Dark Understanding

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work … Continue reading

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Death Connects Us to Eternity

When people die it helps us connect with eternity, especially when its someone we know, love and respect.  Experiencing the death of someone we care about causes  us to think about eternity.   The Bible is the book most qualified … Continue reading

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The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes. Here is the full text: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Satan tempted … Continue reading

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Why Man was Created by God

Sometimes it is hard to understand why God created man. In the beginning there was the earth, plants, animals and there was man. What is all this for and why are we here?  These are some universal questions. In the … Continue reading

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Spurgeon and Prayer

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a man of Bible study, prayer, teaching and preaching. It has been estimated that he preached to about 10 million people. Here is a great quote on prayer from C.H. Spurgeon:  Of course the preacher is … Continue reading

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Where is Peace?

From Romans chapter 8, “.., to set the thoughts on the spirit is life and peace”. There is only one pace for peace, that is in God. Everywhere else is only a mirage of peace. In this world you will … Continue reading

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The Bible is God’s Story

The Bible is God’s story written from His side.  So when there is an argument between two people, each person has a side. Well the Bible is God’s side of the story. We may have our worldview and opinions, but … Continue reading

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What is the Bible?

Wow, what a great question – What is the Bible?  The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible tells us what God thinks, how God feels and why He created the earth and mankind.      The thoughts of … Continue reading

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God Uses People Like Gideon with Little Faith

God even uses people with little faith. Do we ever wonder why God put us in some situations? Well Gideon also wondered.  Look at this Bible passage. Gideon almost gave up, until the Lord spoke to him. And after the Lord spoke, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Bible

Martin Luther was fighting for the Bible in a day where the predominant religious mindset was that money influences God.  He wanted to focus God’s people on what the Bible says rather than on what the religious institutions taught. There is … Continue reading

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Jesus has Feelings of Love

Jesus has feelings and emotions towards His people. He has a loving care for His children. In John 3 …God so loved…, but in John 1: his own received him not. Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and … Continue reading

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When God speaks, He Eventually Gets His way – Jonah

God did not give-up with Jonah. He still wanted Jonah to fulfill God’s original plan, purpose or burden that God called him for.  In Jonah 3 it says that God spoke again to Jonah. God speaks again.  God again asked Jonah to go … Continue reading

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Bumps in Life

A few of us humans encounter bumps and troubles in life.  I think only about 99.9999 percent of humans experience bumps. Consider the Apostle Paul who encountered a few bumps in his life and ministry; look at Second Corinthians chapter … Continue reading

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God is Eternal

God is eternal, and powerful, He cannot be kept or contained in a box. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 103:17 … Continue reading

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Merry CHRISTmas

Besides the stories in Matthew and Luke, we have the Isaiah Bible verse Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall … Continue reading

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Morning Bible Verses – Revelation Chapter 12

The encouraging overcoming morning verses for today are from Revelation 12.  Notice the strong overcoming words like:   salvation, strength, kingdom, power, cast down, overcome, and rule. Revelation 12:12  I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 11

God always wins and the Bible story has an encouraging happy ending. So God in His word, the Bible, the scriptures looks forward to the day where every evil thing is subdued on the earth. At that future time the … Continue reading

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God Sees Tears, Pain and Disappointment

When we or others cry, go through pain or disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  God actually remembers all our tears and pain. Look at the Bible verse in Psalm 56:8 … you(God) know my wanderings: you(God) put … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 10

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 9

Its sad to see in Revelation chapter nine, that after six trumpets of God, God’s judgement, that man still refuses to turn back to God. The word “repent” in these Bibles verses simply mean to turn back to God, or … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 8

Revelation chapter 8 talks about the prayers of the saints resulting in the seven trumpets of God’s judgment. In this Bible verse the saints are the Christians and God’s people.  The first four trumpets are covered in this chapter. The … Continue reading

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Happy Ending

Everyone loves a happy ending. The Bible ends in a happy way. Some people jump to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, and read how God finishes the Bible in a  happy way. At the end, … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 7

Today’s Bible verses are from Revelation chapter 7. These verses exalt Christ and are a great comfort to us believers. All three of these verses mention Christ as the Lamb of God. Revelation 7:10 and crying out with a loud … Continue reading

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Tribulation

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;   See my blog God Feels Pain, Tears and Disappointment.

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 6

Some morning Bible verses to think about, no commentary today. Revelation 6:9-10 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they … Continue reading

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Video Animations on the Bible

We have been working on a few experimental animations telling the Bible story, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was … Continue reading

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God Feels Pain, Tears and Disappointment

When we or others go through pain and disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  We may think God is remote or does not care, but He does.  Remember the promise at the end of the Bible – Revelation … Continue reading

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God Writes History

God writes history. This is a mystery, but time and events are in God’s hand. Man thinks he is in charge,  but each person cannot set their birth or death date. God is in control. God is sovereign. He sometimes … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 5

See the books of Revelation and John coming together. In John chapter one, Jesus is called the Lamb of God, then in Revelation 5:12 the Lamb is exalted as the worth one, because He is chosen by God to do … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 4

The universe, and the angels acknowledge that God created the universe, and so He is worth of all honor.   No one but God can create something out of nothing.  God is eternal.  Here is today’s verse from Revelation chapter … Continue reading

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