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.

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...

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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