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Moses had just spent forty days and nights in the glorious presence of I AM, the gracious and merciful God, the Deliverer of Israel, whose face could not be seen by mortal man. God had met Moses in a massive cloud of fire and lightning and thunder atop Mount Sinai—a sight so terrifying that the Israelite people were afraid to even approach the mountain. Now, Moses had finally descended, stone tablets of the Law in his arms, to proclaim the Word of God to the recently freed nation.
They had been convinced—so completely convinced—that Jesus of Nazareth was the One who would restore Israel and bring about the end of Roman rule. But Jesus was dead.
The beauty of using your cellphone as an alarm clock is that when you reach over and hit the snooze button, you are only a few taps away from accessing God’s Word. Before you’ve even said good morning to your family or roommates, you can be fully equipped with God’s armor (Ephesians 6:10-20). And while making your coffee and breakfast, instead of scrolling through your newsfeed, you can easily listen to a Psalm or another chapter in the Bible.
Faith Comes By Hearing eagerly announces the availability of the dramatized New International Version® for listening or reading on Bible.is!
Now, you longtime subscribers may think to yourselves, “I seem to recall that the NIV® used to be available on Bible.is,” and you’d be right—the New International Version®, Biblica, and Faith Comes By Hearing have a rich history!
Let’s face it, it’s not easy to be a believer. In fact, Jesus told us it wouldn’t be easy. Putting all of our trust and hope in God can be tough, especially when it seems like everything is going wrong. So, when you find yourself in the midst of a trial, take a look at God’s Word.
. . . or “250 million is a lot of people – until you consider . . . .”
Like all organizations, we enjoy celebrating milestones. You know, those achievement points that remind us how far we’ve come since (insert arbitrary date here). So when our digital Bible outreach recently passed the 250 million mark we were understandably elated that so many people had engaged with God’s Word through our digital networks over the last five years.
In this era of social media, we’re connected like never before. Old acquaintances from every level of school and from each former job or church send a near-constant barrage of electronic invites to re-friend them online. The concept of seasonal friendships has all but died out – now we’re (absurdly) expected to maintain some type of relationship with almost everyone we’ve ever met. But how “connected” are we really?
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