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Many Americans who identify as Christians say they don’t believe in a literal Holy Spirit. The Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University found that “62% of self-identified Christians contend that the Holy Spirit is not a real, living being but merely a symbol of God’s power, presence, or purity.”[...]

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“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7   When the Bible addresses generosity, it starts with what we have in our hearts, not what we have in the bank. In fact,[...]

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“’Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.”[...]

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“How long, O Lord, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, ‘Violence!’ Yet You do not save.” Habakkuk 1:2   It can be disheartening when God seems to be silent about the problems surrounding us. It’s hard to know what we should[...]

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“You who rejoice in Lodebar, and say, ‘Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?’” Amos 6:13   It’s a red flag to our spiritual condition when we celebrate victories that do not require faith. That’s exactly what happened to Israel in today’s passage. Lodebar and Karnaim[...]

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“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2   God delights in making much out of little.[...]

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Some days, reading what’s on social media can be very disheartening. But social media has also become a virtual mission field where we can share the good news of Jesus and encourage other believers. That's why the BKM team works to produce clear and concise Bible-based content that's easy to share. I hope you'll[...]

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The goal of progressive thinking is right there in the name—to make progress. But I believe there’s ample proof that progressive ideas are actually causing us to regress as a society. The problem is not hard to see. The goal of progressive thought is to reverse traditional thinking. So, laws[...]

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“The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” Nahum 1:3   If God sent a message directly to you, would you listen to it? Most Christians would reply, “Of course!” Well, that’s exactly what the Lord did[...]

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