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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 on the Road to Emmaus

13 Now on that same day [that Jesus rose from the dead] two of [His followers] were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 19 He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22 Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” 25 Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. 28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. (NRSV, Luke 24:13–35)

Like many of Jesus' followers, these two had believed Jesus would rescue Israel from Roman occupation. With the death of Jesus it seemed all hope was lost, and they were skeptical of the reports that Jesus was alive again. It was not until Jesus blessed the bread, broke it and shared it with them that they recognized Him as God instead of an earthly king. There are disagreements about whether this is a reference to the sacrament known as Communion, the Lord's Supper or Eucharist. But clearly we cannot really know Jesus until we meet Him on His spiritual terms instead of our earthly terms. These two disciples were hoping for selfish gain from Jesus, but we must seek to obey Jesus rather than expect Him to satisfy our desires (Mark 10:35-45, Luke 6:46-49).

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.

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