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10 most popular articles of 2017

By: chris dunagan

What does the Bible say about racism? What is communion and why do we do it? Can Christians get tattoos? All great questions with answers that can be found in Scripture.

With so many opinions flying around Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it's helpful to know what you believe and why you believe it. The Bible tells us the truth of who God is and contains a wealth of knowledge on how to follow Jesus each day.

With a team of volunteer writers in cities across the Palmetto State we publish five articles weekly to help you understand the Bible in a clear and practical way. We've explored topics like marriage, sex, divorce, as well as topics like pornography, anxiety, and suicide.

We know reading the Bible can be confusing, and sometimes you're uncertain how to apply what you read. We're here to help. Drop us a note to let us know what you're interested in reading more about in 2018, and in the meantime, check out this list of the most read articles on our site this year.

10 Most-Read Articles of 2017

10. 11 verses to pray when you don't know what to say

Have you ever been at a loss for words? What about when you talk with God? This is a list of helpful Bible verses to help you navigate the most common situations in life including when you are afraid, when you are brokenhearted, when you need to feel God's protection, and even when you simply want to praise God.

9. What does it mean to have faith — and why is it so important?

Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6), but what is faith? How do you get it? If you're curious to learn more about faith, including where it comes from, what it is for, and how faith changes your life, this is a must read article.

8. Everything You Need To Know About Ruth

This infographic is part of a series called, Bible Need To Know. Think of it like the intro page in your study Bible, but prettier. Learn why each book of the Bible was written, who it was originally for, and what it means to us today.

7. Six things Satan wants for your life

They say the best offense is a good defense. The same is true for spiritual warfare. Knowing Satan’s schemes is the first step to not falling for them. This article highlights six schemes of Satan along with six scriptures to help you escape his scandalous lies.

6. Can Christians get tattoos?

When you do a Google search for "Can Christians get tattoos?", this article is at the top of the list. Should any Christian ever get a tattoo or is this strictly forbidden in the Bible? Perhaps, we’ve been asking the wrong question. What if instead we starting asking, "Will having a tattoo honor God?" Read this article to find out.

People who would never ask me about my faith will ask me about my tattoo.

5. 10 reasons to read the Bible

A straightforward list of reasons and scriptures to back them. Share this article with a friend to help start a discussion about the importance of reading the Bible.

4. 10 scriptures on spiritual warfare

Making its way up from number ten last year, this collection of scriptures on spiritual warfare will get you started memorizing Bible verses that the Holy Spirit can bring to mind at just the right time. Satan is a real enemy who wants to distract us from who we are in Christ. Read and memorize these 10 verses to prepare your heart and mind for the battle.

3. What does the Bible say about racism?

Google searches for "is racism a sin" have increased following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the increase in Black Lives Matter protests, and the controversy over whether NFL players should be allowed kneel during the national anthem. One positive result of the hurt and heartbreak that's defined 2017 is more and more people searching for biblical truth — and that's always a good thing.

2. Eight blessings we get from serving

We all want our lives to matter, and serving is one of the easiest ways to make a difference in the lives of people in your city, your state, and your world. After you read this, check out these 10 easy ways to serve someone today.

1. What is Communion and why do we do it?

Try a quick Google search for "What is communion" and this article is at the top of the list. It gets the most traffic on Sundays when people are apparently more curious about the traditions of their faith, what they mean, and why we do them in the first place.

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