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27 Aug 2021

So, how did your Bible-speed-read time go?  Is it pulling you deeper into the word and is the Spirit using it to speak truth to your soul?  Honestly, it probably is too soon for me to ask that question as that method needs to be used long-term for quite a while before it really becomes effective.  It’s okay to save the speed-read technique for later, but if you’ve tried it, share some of your thoughts in the comments below.  I’d like to know how it has been working for you.

6 Aug 2021

Today’s post covers two topics.  First, is an informative lesson on how Bible grammar works.  I’m keeping it short.  After all, no one likes boring grammar lessons, right?  Actually, I think you’ll find it interesting and it will change, in small ways, the way you read the Bible.  Second, I introduce a new method/technique you can use as you go deeper into the word of God.  

Bible Grammar Explained

27 Jul 2021

Here’s the Christian timeline:  Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected, spent some time building up the disciples, and then ascended into heaven.  At Pentecost Jesus baptized the apostles (and a bunch of other people) in the Holy Spirit, filled them with His power, and gave them the gift of tongues – and the Christian church was born.  Those power-filled people then went out and started telling people about Jesus, leading them into salvation and...Jesus now has a problem.............

20 Jul 2021

A few posts back I suggested that you simply read the Bible without worrying about fully understanding everything about the passages you are going through.  The idea is to go for quantity.  Keep doing that!  For those of you who are new to Bible Study that should remain your major method for quite a while.  A few things will happen.  First, you will find yourself becoming familiar with how the Lord thinks and talks.  Then, as you find yourself moving through several books of the Bible, you will begin to see how the different books each have a different emphasis or point of view, even if the

19 Jul 2021

When it comes to Bible study it helps to look at the Bible from God’s perspective.  Put yourself in His shoes and think about how you would help your children get to know you.  Probably the best way to go about it would be to write down your thoughts explaining to them, maybe in a series of letters, why you do things the way you do.  You might even want to share some of the deeper things of your heart.  If your kids are to get to know you, they need to know both your hurts and your joys.  You may even need to address some of the ways they are the ones who hurt you.  That’s a hard place for

8 Jun 2021

Our second foundational principle for Bible study deals with listening to the Holy Spirit and letting Him reveal its meaning/application to us. The best way to understand how the Holy Spirit works in our lives is, perhaps, to see how He worked in the men of the New Testament......

4 Jun 2021

Principle #1: God’s word is true regardless of our perceptions or feelings. 2 Peter 3:8-9       But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.    There are sixty-six books in the Bible and God used around 40 different men to write them. Those men were “moved by the Holy Spirit” as they wrote the words we now call scripture. When we study the scripture.......

24 May 2021

Narrow view of scripture text 1I am, with this series of posts, likely speaking to several different groups of people. First, are those mature Christians who have studied the Bible for many years. Maybe, like me, they received the Lord into their life at an early age and have been walking with Him ever since. This group, I hope, will keep me on my toes and make sure I stay accurate in what I say. (So log in and comment if you have a concern or question about what I’m saying.) :>) A second group consists of those people who are either......

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