Bible Stories Explained

Get new insights into these great, but often misunderstood, stories


The Bible is full of stories. Are they still relevant today? 2000+ years later? Yes! They're timeless. They are written in a kind of code, in which the literal words have an inner meaning. Here are some suggested feature stories, and below, a list of hundreds more. Many have explanations or commentary by New Christian scholars, writers, and artists.

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The Veil was Torn in Two

When Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the temple in Jerusalem was "rent in twain" from top to bottom. It was a watershed event in spiritual history.

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An illustration from the Miraculous Draft of Fishes, by J. James Tissot, between 1886 and 1896.

The Breakfast by the Sea of Galilee

After Jesus's resurrection, 7 disciples have gone back to Galilee. They're fishing - all night - and have caught nothing. Jesus appears, and tells them to fish on the right side of the boat. So, they do...

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Feed my lambs and Feed my sheep

An After-Breakfast Conversation

In this story, Jesus quizzes Peter - in the curious - 'Feed my Lambs' conversation. Then He tells 7 disciples a short parable, and squelches a flash of competitiveness.

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