Bibles for America Weekly Blog

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Quote of the Week: Matthew 1:21, note 1

10 Jul 2013

Matthew 1:21—“And she will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.”

Note 1 on Jesus: “Jesus is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew name Joshua (Num. 13:16), which means Jehovah the Savior, or the salvation of Jehovah. Hence, Jesus is not only a man but Jehovah, and not only Jehovah but Jehovah becoming our salvation. Thus, He is our Savior. He is also our Joshua, the One who brings us into rest (Heb. 4:8; Matt. 11:28-29), which is Himself as the good land to us.”

The verse and note are from the Recovery Version, published by Living Stream Ministry. The Recovery Version outlines, footnotes, and cross-references were all prepared by Witness Lee. Bibles for America gives away the New Testament Recovery Version for free. You can order your free copy here.

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Quote of the Week: The Economy of God

26 Jun 2013

“Through the incarnation of the Son, the unapproachable Father is now approachable to man. By this, man can see the Father, touch the Father, and commune with the Father through the Son.”

From The Economy of God by Witness Lee (mass-distribution ed., p. 11). You can order your free copy here. You can also download a free PDF version here.

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Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life

19 Jun 2013

“The normal Christian life must begin with a very definite ‘knowing,’ which is not just knowing something about the truth nor understanding some important doctrine. It is not an intellectual knowledge at all, but an opening of the eyes of the heart to see what we have in Christ.”

From The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 47). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here.

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Quote of the Week: Matthew 1:1, note 1

12 Jun 2013

Matthew 1:1—“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.”

Note 1 on Jesus Christ“The first name and the last name (Rev. 22:21) in the New Testament is Jesus, proving that Jesus Christ is the subject and content of the New Testament.

The Bible is a book of life, and this life is a living person, the wonderful and all-inclusive Christ. The Old Testament gives a portrait, in types and prophecies, of this wonderful person as the Coming One. Now, in the New Testament, this wonderful person has come. The first page of the New Testament, in recommending this wonderful person to us, gives us His genealogy. This genealogy can be considered an abstract of the Old Testament, which in itself is the detailed genealogy of Christ. To understand the genealogy in Matthew, we need to trace the origin and history of every incident…” (To read the rest of this note, click here.)

The verse and note are from the Recovery Version, published by Living Stream Ministry. The Recovery Version outlines, footnotes, and cross-references were all prepared by...

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Quote of the Week: The Economy of God

29 May 2013

“We have Christ as life within our spirit, but now we need Christ to spread into the inward parts of the soul and saturate them with Himself. This will transform our soul into His very image. The image of Christ will then be reflected in our thoughts. In whatever we think and consider, our renewed mind will express the glorious image of Christ.”

From The Economy of God by Witness Lee (mass-distribution ed., p. 85). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here. You can also download a PDF version from the publisher here.

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Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life

22 May 2013

“We shall see that the Blood deals with what we have done, whereas the Cross deals with what we are. The Blood disposes of our sins, while the Cross strikes at the root of our capacity for sin.”

From The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 5). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here.

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Quote of the Week: The Economy of God

15 May 2013

“Real comfort comes from the indwelling Spirit of Jesus. When we fellowship with Jesus in this Spirit and when we live in this wonderful Spirit, we automatically have inward comfort. Regardless of the outward environment, there is inward rest and comfort.”

From The Economy of God by Witness Lee (mass-distribution ed., p. 19). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here. You can also download a free PDF version here.

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Free Study Bibles for Boston

13 May 2013

Sadly, we’ve seen how traumatic events leave fear, anxiety, and heartbreak in their devastating wake. And even as the work of recovery begins, the previously comfortable sense of security is replaced by a lingering disquiet.

The bombing and subsequent events this April affected the people of Boston as a whole. Though they were shaken, their rising up to stand together in this crisis has been inspiring to the nation.

Yet as the city works toward recovery and survivors continue to heal physically, the inner wounds inflicted on the hearts and souls of the victims, their families and friends, and the residents of the area will take a long time to heal.

We would like to join in the process of healing. God’s Word provides the deep comfort, hope, and peace that heals the inward wounds of every person.

Beginning today, May 13, subway platforms and trains will display offers for a free study Bible from BfA on the two most heavily traveled subway lines (the “T”) of the Boston area. For the next eight weeks, as many as 400,000 riders a day will see ads like this one:

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Several of the displays will include words from the...

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Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life

08 May 2013

“God makes it quite clear in his Word that he has only one answer to every human need—his Son, Jesus Christ. In all his dealings with us he works by taking us out of the way and substituting Christ in our place. The Son of God died instead of us for our forgiveness: he lives instead of us for our deliverance.”

From The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 2). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here.

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An Exciting New Offer from BfA

06 May 2013

New two-book set!

We here at Bibles for America are excited to announce a special new offer. Starting today, for the first time ever, we’re offering a free set of The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee and The Economy of God by Witness Lee!

Our mission at BfA is to make freely available the things that we personally have benefitted from and that we know will guide others in their Christian journey. That’s why we offer free books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee and the New Testament Recovery Version.

We can tell you from firsthand experience that the two books in this set have helped us tremendously, and we want you to be helped by them too.

What’s special about this two-book set?

For decades, the two books in our new offering have been helping Christians to grow in their faith and in their understanding of the deep yet practical truths in the Bible.

  • The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee has sold over one million copies and is widely hailed as a top Christian classic. As the title indicates, the book shows from the Bible what the “normal,” or healthy, Christian life looks like, and how...

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