Did you make a New Year's resolution to start reading the Bible more regularly? It's mid-January and now is about the time some of us start to lose steam. I want to encourage you to hang in there! Many times, all that's needed, besides commitment, is some tools. Well, you're in luck! Below is an … Continue reading BIBLE STUDY TOOL BOX
“God, I don’t understand your book!” I cried. I had recommitted my life to Christ in my mid-twenties and was hungry to know God. I knew from attending church, the primary way God speaks is through His word. The problem was, whenever I sat down to read the Bible, I was confused and frustrated. … Continue reading 3 OVERLOOKED REASONS CHRISTIANS DON’T READ THE BIBLE
WELCOME TO PART II OF BIBLE READING 101! (link to part I) I wiped away the tiny beads of sweat from my forehead with the back of my hand. But soon my teeth began to chatter. I pulled a blanket over my shoulders. A few minutes later, I was tossing the blanket off. It had been … Continue reading TWO-STEP PLAN: GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE BIBLE
Welcome to Bible Reading 101: Part I—Fundamental Pieces Before we get started, I’d like to tell you that I don’t hold a degree in theology. I do, however, consider myself a student of the Word. From my experience of nearly thirty years in the church and ministry, I have learned (by trial and error mostly) … Continue reading BIBLE READING 101 Fundamental Pieces
Ring, ring, ring! It's that time of year again. Can you hear the school bell ringing? A new school year means new beginnings, new friends, new school clothes, new supplies, new teachers, new classes... New. New can be exciting, but it can also be scary and intimidating. Even though as adults we have outgrown going … Continue reading BACK TO SCHOOL—ARE YOU READY?