Bibles for America Distributing Free study Bibles and Christian Books to Feed America http://biblesforamerica.org The Love and Grace of God <p>“God’s love and grace toward us are not conditional or temporary. It was not love from our side that saved us, but love from His (<a href="http://online.recoveryversion.org/bibleverses.asp?fvid=7469&amp;lvid=7469">1 John 4:10</a>). He loved us with an eternal love (<a href="http://online.recoveryversion.org/bibleverses.asp?fvid=27653&amp;lvid=27653">Jer. 31:3</a>).&ldquo;</p> <p class='footer'>From Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1, by Witness Lee and Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 14). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/order/" target="_blank">order your free copy here</a>. You can also <a href="http://www.mass.ministrybooks.org/Download.aspx" target="_blank">download a free PDF version here</a>.</p> <p><img src="/media/BECL1_small.jpg" style="width: auto;" alt="BECL1_small.jpg"></p> Wed, 27 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-love-and-grace-of-god/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-love-and-grace-of-god/ How Can We Maintain the Joy of Our Salvation? [with video] <p>When we first believe in Christ, receiving Him as our Savior, we experience great joy. But sometimes, over the course of our Christian life, that joy begins to fade. We wonder what happened, and if we’ll ever get that joy back. </p> <p>How can we maintain the joy of our salvation? Find out in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpOkDzy-mGg">this video</a>, based on chapter 2 of Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1, which you can <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/order/">order for free on our website</a>.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kpOkDzy-mGg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-joy-of-salvation-with-video/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-joy-of-salvation-with-video/ The Spirit with Our Spirit <p>Romans 8:16—“The Spirit Himself witnesses with <strong>our spirit</strong> that we are children of God.”</p> <blockquote> <p>Note 2 on <strong>our spirit</strong> says: “This reveals that the Spirit of God today, the all-inclusive Spirit of the Triune God, dwells in our regenerated human spirit and works in our spirit. These two spirits are one; they live together, work together, and exist together as one mingled spirit (<a href="http://online.recoveryversion.org/bibleverses.asp?fvid=5340&amp;lvid=5340">1 Cor. 6:17</a>). See <a href="http://online.recoveryversion.org/bibleverses.asp?fvid=2982&amp;lvid=2982">John 3:6</a>; <a href="http://online.recoveryversion.org/bibleverses.asp?fvid=3036&amp;lvid=3036">4:24</a>; and notes there.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Cross-reference “b” on <strong>spirit</strong> directs us to these verses:</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-spirit-with-our-spirit/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-spirit-with-our-spirit/ Will God Keep Forgiving Me? <p><img src="/media/1%20John_1_9_small.gif" alt="1 John_1_9_small.gif"></p> <p>Christians know they aren’t immune to sin. But what happens when we commit the same sins over and over? Isn’t this disappointing to God? Will He become angry and, eventually, refuse to forgive us? How long does it take before that happens?</p> <p>As believers in Christ, we need to be clear concerning sin, forgiveness, and God’s heart toward us. When we don’t know or we forget what the Bible says concerning these things, or when we trust our feelings more than God’s Word, we begin to experience worry, anxiety, doubt, and even despair. In this post, let’s look at what God’s Word says specifically to Christians about when we sin.</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/will-god-keep-forgiving-me/ http://biblesforamerica.org/will-god-keep-forgiving-me/ The Resurrected Christ Can Meet the Need <p>“Apply the resurrected Christ, the unlimited, inexhaustible One. Tell Him, &lsquo;Lord, I cannot meet the need, I cannot face the situation, but how I praise You, You can. I go ahead trusting wholly in You, counting wholly upon You.&#39;”</p> <p class='footer'>From The All-Inclusive Christ, by Witness Lee (mass-distribution ed., p. 54). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/order/" target="_blank">order your free copy here</a>. You can also <a href="http://mass.ministrybooks.org/en/download-books/" target="_blank">download a free PDF version here</a>.</p> Wed, 13 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-resurrected-christ-can-meet-the-need/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-resurrected-christ-can-meet-the-need/ The Bible as Our Spiritual Food <p><img src="/media/1_tim_1_4_small.jpg" alt="1_tim_1_4_small.jpg"></p> <p>Have you ever heard that the Bible is meant to be food to Christians? Yet many of us frequently experience feeling spiritually dry, thirsty, hungry, and even empty deep inside. We can even experience this feeling right after we’ve finished reading or studying the Bible. Why is that?</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-bible-as-our-spiritual-food/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-bible-as-our-spiritual-food/ The Knowledge-Surpassing Love of Christ <p>Ephesians 3:19—“And to know the <strong>knowledge-surpassing</strong> love of Christ, that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.”</p> <blockquote> <p>Note 1 on <strong>knowledge-surpassing</strong> says: “The love of Christ is Christ Himself. Just as Christ is immeasurable, so also is His love; hence, it is knowledge-surpassing. Yet, we can know it by experiencing it.” </p> </blockquote> <p>Cross-reference “a” on <strong>love of Christ</strong> directs us to these verses:</p> Wed, 06 May 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-knowledge-surpassing-love-of-christ/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-knowledge-surpassing-love-of-christ/ What Is the Bible About? <p><img src="/media/matt_1_1_final_small.gif" alt="matt_1_1_final_small.gif"></p> <p>In a <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/what-the-bible-really-is-pt1/">previous post</a> we were calibrated in how we approach the Bible by discovering its essence. In <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/bibles-source-god-or-man/">another post</a>, our trust in God’s Word was fortified by seeing its source. Now we’ll look at the contents of the Bible and its focus.</p> <p>The Bible consists of two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament, 66 books, and many chapters. With so much material, what should we focus on when we read the Bible?</p> Sun, 03 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/whats-the-bible-really-about/ http://biblesforamerica.org/whats-the-bible-really-about/ The Answer to Every Human Need <p>“God has given us his Holy Spirit, and when love is needed the fruit of the Spirit is love; when joy is needed the fruit of the Spirit is joy. It is always true. It does not matter what your personal deficiency, or whether it be a hundred and one different things, God has always one sufficient answer, his Son Jesus Christ, and he is the answer to every human need.”</p> <p class='footer'>From The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 186). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can <a href="http://biblesforamerica.org/order/" target="_blank">order your free copy here</a>. You can also <a href="http://mass.ministrybooks.org/en/download-books/" target="_blank">download a free PDF version here</a>.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/the-answer-to-every-human-need/ http://biblesforamerica.org/the-answer-to-every-human-need/ Finding the Power Supply for Our Christian Life <p><img src="/media/philippians_4_13_small.gif" alt="philippians_4_13_small.gif"></p> <p>Many of us have experienced glancing at our cell phone to see that the battery is in the red zone. It has so little power left, it may run out while we’re on an important call or cause us to miss an important email. </p> <p>All too often our Christian life can look like this. The unending demands of day-to-day life, family, work, and financial woes wear us out. Furthermore, our sins and failures deflate us, and we feel powerless to follow the Lord. We barely have enough “juice” to deal with everything. It seems like we’re perpetually in a state of “low battery” and on the verge of completely running out.</p> <p>Feeling drained and weakened indicates we’re in need of power in our spiritual life. But what is the power we need? And how do we get it?</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://biblesforamerica.org/finding-the-power-supply-for-our-christian-life/ http://biblesforamerica.org/finding-the-power-supply-for-our-christian-life/