3 Helpful Tips for Bible Reading

 

In January, many Christians start a Bible reading plan to read the Bible through in a year. But, sometimes, they become bogged down in difficult sections, get behind schedule, and give up. How can we stay on track with our Bible reading? How can we keep our devotions fresh and interesting? 

 

Here are 3 helpful tips for Bible reading.

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5 Ways that Christians Should Battle Depression

 
If you’ve ever experienced symptoms of depression, you’re not alone. Results from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey showed that 11% of 15-24 year olds had experienced depression at some point. And a 2002 Canadian study found that approximately 8% of Canadians will have major depression in their lifetime. Sometimes, depression can result from physical problems. When this is the case, it’s important that you see a doctor and deal with the underlying medical condition. However, God’s Word also gives us principles to help us deal with depression. 

 

Here are 5 ways that Christians should battle depression.

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Learning to Serve in a Me-Focused Culture

 

One of the defining characteristics of our culture is the selfish pursuit of pleasure. We often hear, “If you had fun, that’s the most important thing.” And we tend to understand life through the question, “How will it affect me?” But, in the Gospels, Jesus taught us to live in a radically different way. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus calls us to deny our selfish desires and serve others instead. Philippians 2:4 commands us, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” How can we learn to serve others? 

 

Read on for 3 steps to serving others in a me-focused culture.

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