8 Simple Places to Explore A study Bible is a wealth of information at your fingertips, but it can often seem overwhelming. Here are eight easy places to explore in order to get the most out of it. 1. Study Notes Look at any page of your study Bible (containing scripture). Usually, in the margins or
“Eventually, you will lose your game of Russian Roulette.” It seems that nearly every week another prominent individual is fired from their position because of something done in secret. Although their positions, stories, and circumstances vary, they share three very important similarities. They did something in private hoping it would never be discovered. They did
“He was patient during my bitter doubts knowing that eventually His power and purpose would unfold.” I didn’t always have such a fond opinion of Psalm 40. In December of 2005 I wrote out the first verses of this Psalm in a journal. I included some skeptical, critical, and angry thoughts about how I doubted
“…there will always be someone who has it easier, makes it further, has more opportunity, and achieves more success.” “Quit looking around at everyone else.” These were some harsh words Peter had to hear. For just a moment, he compared his assignment with someone else’s. Jesus quickly called him out: “What is that to you?
Following Jesus is a lifelong journey. If you are following Jesus, you have likely already discovered that staying on course doesn’t just happen naturally. Every moment there are dozens of things working against our best efforts to stay on the path – some come from the outside and some come from within. Either way,
“It didn’t sound like a lie!” If you knew it was a lie, would you continue to believe it? We are quick to assume we would never believe a lie. But sadly, we all fall prey to a few or more lies every day. The problem is that we don’t see them for what they
Following Jesus is a journey that will likely take a person through a variety of different stages – but ultimately, there is no arrival along the road of spiritual growth. You may find some checkpoints along the way, but no finish line (at least on this side of eternity.) Spiritual growth is a lifelong process.
I’ve wished a lot of time away. …some of it was missed preoccupied with the future. …some of it was wasted trapped by the past. The rearview mirror is an important tool. But in order to drive, you need to keep looking forward – only glance at the rearview mirror as needed. Chained and
They sat across the table together betrayed, wounded, and defeated. They had poured out their broken hearts to my wife and me; and we all just sat for a moment with a dreary silence among us. What Happened? Many years ago, our dear friends had each surrendered their lives to Jesus. They were
Fiction or Blasphemy? “Best book ever!” or “Straight from hell!”? The book “The Shack” has stirred up much controversy since being published. With the impending release of the movie, the firestorm of opinions seems to have been freshly stirred up. So should you read the book, watch the movie, or avoid both as a person