Bibles for America Distributing Free study Bibles and Christian Books to Feed America Lost and Found <p><img src="/media/luke_15_24_small.gif" alt="luke_15_24_small.gif"></p> <p><strong><em>How did I get here?</em> The young man took a long look at his life. He was penniless, homeless, filthy, and starving. You would never know that he had once lived under the loving care of his wealthy father.<br /> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">But he had left home, cut off his relationship with his father, squandered his inheritance on a life of sin, and ended up in this pitiful state. He finally came to his senses, and a deep feeling welled up in him: <em>I need to go back to my father.</em> But he was so ashamed. After all he had done, he wondered whether his father would even want him as a son anymore. In desperation, he decided he would return home and ask to be a servant.</p> <p dir="ltr">He was unaware of the depth of his father’s love. Little did he know that his father had been longing for him, waiting and watching for the day he would return. As the young man made his way home, his father spotted him, even when he was still a long way off, and ran to him, embraced him, and kissed him affectionately.</p> Mon, 30 May 2016 02:00:00 +0000 No Longer Enemies <p><img src="/media/rom_5_10_small.gif" alt="rom_5_10_small.gif"></p> <p><strong>Have you ever thought, “Why do I experience so much unrest? Why do I feel as if I’m not at peace with myself?”</strong></p> <p>Although you try different ways to find a solution, the inner peace you yearn for seems unattainable. We’ve all felt this disquiet within, regardless of our background, education, or social status. Why is that? The source of this feeling is rooted in a fundamental problem—we’re not at peace with God. And when we’re not at peace with God, it’s impossible for us to be at peace with ourselves.</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0000 The Third Part <p><img src="/media/job_32_8_small.gif" alt="job_32_8_small.gif"></p> <p><strong>Have you ever felt unsatisfied, let down, even inexplicably empty, after you got what you thought would make you happy?</strong></p> <p>You’re not alone. This perplexing feeling has been known to strike the most accomplished and wealthy people as well as the less accomplished and less wealthy. In fact, King Solomon had it all—a kingdom, untold wealth, and profound wisdom and knowledge—yet after pondering his life, he said that there was nothing new under the sun, and that everything was vanity.</p> <p>It’s as if something compels us to find the elusive missing piece that would bring lasting satisfaction. We may pursue a successful career, meaningful relationships, material possessions, or fun and entertainment. But nothing cures that mysterious empty feeling way down inside. Why do we feel this way?</p></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:00:00 +0000 The Big Question <p><img src="/media/the_big_question_small.gif" alt="the_big_question_small.gif"></p> <p><strong>A professor at a world-renowned American university regularly inquired at the beginning of his course, “If you could ask God one question, what would it be?” Students routinely answered that they&rsquo;d ask for money or material things. But on one occasion a student responded, &ldquo;I&rsquo;d ask God, What’s the purpose of my life?” This was right after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.</strong></p> <p>In the wake of cataclysmic events such as 9/11, horrific campus violence, huge earthquakes, killer hurricanes, devastating tsunamis, and unprecedented economic collapse, questions about life that lie deep down in us make their way to the surface.</p> <p>Eventually the trauma subsides, and life, as it must, goes on. We’re occupied with the usual college pursuits of studies, sports, a busy social life, and a plethora of campus activities. But in moments of quiet reflection, if we’re honest with ourselves, the big question haunts us—What is the meaning of my life?</p> Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 The Word of the Cross <p><img src="/media/1_cor_1_18_small.gif" alt="1_cor_1_18_small.gif"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"><strong>“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (<a href=";lvid=5237" target="_blank">1 Corinthians 1:18</a>)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Written nearly 2,000 years ago, these words in the Bible address the attitude of certain Greeks in Corinth who prided themselves on their philosophy. They ardently pursued wisdom in an attempt to understand the universe and mankind. Yet, although their philosophy had not answered the questions concerning the problems of human nature or the meaning of mankind’s existence, these wisdom seekers rejected the word concerning Jesus Christ and His crucifixion, dismissing it as foolishness.</p> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:00:00 +0000 Is Jesus in Your Boat? <p><img src="/media/John_6_20_small.gif" alt="John_6_20_small.gif"></p> <p>Whether we’re unsaved, newly saved, or have been Christians for a long time, we all have the same basic need—Jesus. We may need to receive Him for the first time, or we may need to receive Him into a particular situation. In this gospel post, we’ll see how we can invite Jesus into our turbulent life.</p> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:05:00 +0000