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Bible Topics, Anniversaries, and God's Faithfulness | From the Editors

  • December 2013 Issue
From the Editors

Dear readers,

The year of Today in the Word’s 25th anniversary is coming to an end, and looking back at the quarter century of our devotional’s existence we can say: God has been faithful!

We thank Him for the ministry of Today in the Word, and we also thank Him for you, our readers. You have studied the Bible with us, prayed with and for Moody, encouraged all of us, and let us know when you didn’t agree with us. Many of you also have helped support the ministry of Today in the Word financially. We hope this friendship and partnership with our readers continues in the second quarter century.

In 2013 our monthly devotions have covered a lot of biblical ground. We’ve studied the books of 2 Corinthians, Song of Songs, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. We’ve learned more about foundations of our faith, prayer, temptation and overcoming sin. We’ve learned from Bible characters in the Old and New Testaments, and we’ve been surprised by God’s grace in the midst of disappointments.

This year, to commemorate our 25th anniversary, we also produced volume two of The Best of Today in the Word, a follow-up to the first volume, published for the 20th anniversary of Today in the Word. Volume two is based on the reader survey we conducted at the end of 2012 and includes devotions most liked by our readers: Characters of Faith and Wisdom, Lessons from Children in the Bible, The Gospel of Luke, A Practical Theology of Language, and others. You can request both volumes on the enclosed reply card.

We’re excited about the coming year and what God has in store for us. We know that we can count on God’s faithfulness in the future as we have in the past. Fittingly, the first topic we’ll delve into in the New Year is The Faithfulness of God. We’ll study the books of Matthew, Daniel, Philippians, and Deuteronomy. We’ll find out what the Bible says about lament, comfort, and hope. We’ll also learn more about change, desire, and the Bible’s use of important images. We pray that every issue of 2014 helps you grow closer to Christ.

Thank you for reading Today in the Word! Thank you for standing with this ministry—it wouldn’t be possible without your support. From all of us at Today in the Word, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

BY Elena Mafter

Elena Mafter has been working at Moody Bible Institute's Strategic Marketing and Communications department since 1999 and has been part of the Today in the Word team in a variety of roles: editor, proofreader, project coordinator, and contributing columnist. A transplant to the United States, she loves traveling, getting to know other cultures, and learning foreign languages (she's fluent in several!)

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