The Christian Bible Reference Site
A quick summary of the Bible Frequently asked questions about the Bible and its teachings Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages The Bible's wisdom. Family Life, Wealth, Good vs. Evil and more Jesus' teachings. Includes Bible quotes and maps. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these interactive quizzes Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes Bible Studies for groups or personal use Get a personal answer to a Bible question Topical index for our Website Search our Website Information about our Website Comments, corrections or suggestions? Send them to us

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The Christian Bible Reference Site is devoted to better understanding the Bible and its messages for the modern world.

Features include Summary of the Bible , Bible FAQ, Bible Stories, Wisdom of the Bible, Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels, Bible Quizzes, Bible Crossword Puzzles, Bible Word Search Puzzles, Bible Studies, and Ask a Bible Question.

Bible Verses of the Week

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the [Jewish religious leaders], Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”... 24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” (NRSV, John 20:19-21, 24-29)

Like Thomas, it is hard for us to believe Jesus could rise from the dead because nothing like that happens in our everyday life. There are no photographs, no video and no eyewitnesses still alive to offer proof. But Jesus' followers believed it strongly enough to suffer persecution, beatings, imprisonment and even death to spread the gospel message throughout the world. Jesus said to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Similarly, Jesus asks us to put our faith and trust in Him without proof of the spiritual truths that are beyond our understanding. There is more information in this article on our website: What Does the Bible Say About Faith?

Summary of the Bible

Summary and History of the Bible is a quick overview of the Bible. Topics include What is the Bible?, The Old Testament: Background and Synopsis, The New Testament: Background and Synopsis, Unity of the Bible, Bible Interpretation, Bible Translations, Books of the Old Testament and Books of the New Testament.

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible. Here are the answers to Bible questions that we have been asked most often.

Bible Stories

Bible Stories. Well known Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages. Includes Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham, The Tower of Babel, The Sermon on the Mount, The Birth of Jesus, The Good Samaritan, Easter and more.

Wisdom of the Bible

Wisdom of the Bible is an exploration of the Bible's major wisdom teachings as they relate to everyday life. Topics include Family Life, Generosity, Government, Wealth, Humility, Good vs. Evil, and Bible Translations.

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels. The Gospels, Who is Jesus?, God's Love for Mankind, The Kingdom of God, Love the Lord Your God, Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, The Parables of Jesus, chronological table and map of Jesus' life and ministry.

Bible Quizzes

Bible Quizzes. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these automatically scored quizzes. Topics include Books of the Bible, Famous Quotations, Bible Basics, Youth Section, Famous Stories, Parables of Jesus, Moses, Jesus' Life and Ministry, Jesus' Teachings and Bible Versions. A new "Quiz of the Week" is posted every Wednesday.

Bible Crossword Puzzles

Bible Crossword Puzzles. Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Word Search Puzzles

Bible Word Search Puzzles. Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes. Find all the Bible words in the puzzles. The leftover letters reveal the mystery word. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies. Nonsectarian, devotional, and suitable for use by all Christians. Each lesson consists of a Bible reading assignment and a number of thought-provoking questions intended to lead us to a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it applies to our faith and our lives.

Ask a Bible Question

Ask a Bible Question. Want to know what the Bible has to say on a particular topic? Or where to find a particular verse? Or some other Bible question? Ask here to get a personal reply by e‑mail. Sorry, but we can't help with academic or trivia questions.

Master Index

Master Index. An index of everything on this site.

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About The Christian Bible Reference Site

About Us. Information about the Christian Bible Reference Site. What, who and why.

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References

References. A partial list of reference works used by the Christian Bible Reference Site.

Copyright Notices and Terms of Use

Copyright Notices and Terms of Use. How to use the materials at this site in publications or online.

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Free PC software for scheduling church volunteers. CV-Schedule ("Church Volunteer Scheduler") makes service schedules for ushers, choir, musicians, lectors or readers, altar servers, nursery attendants, and any other ministries needed at church service or mass.

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