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Unity & Division: Two Sides of the Same Coin

March 6th, 2020 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Christianity, Ephesians, New Testament, Unity

The apostle Paul gives us instruction on the true meaning of unity and what it takes to maintain it in Ephesians 4. First, he says unity is created by God and maintained by God’s people (4:3). God creates unity through the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We maintain the unity God created. The […]

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Tips for Building Your Own Theological Library

January 21st, 2020 · 3 Comments · Bible, Bible Resources, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation

Many of you love to read. That’s partly why you are here. I imagine you probably also like to read about theology, ministry, the Bible, etc…which is also why you are here. Over the years there have been a few things I have found helpful when making selections of which books to buy for my […]

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Introducing Discovery Bible Study – A Key to Growing Movements

November 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Class, Bible Curriculum, Bible Resources, Bible Study

In the last 9 months I came across an approach to studying the Bible that I want to make you aware of. It is called “Discovery Bible Study (DBS)” It has been around for quite some time and I have no idea how this slipped past my Bible study radar. Once I learned about it, […]

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What We Look For When We Read the Bible Influences What We Find

November 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment · Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ

I was once in a discussion about women passing communion on Sunday morning. One brother’s “gotcha” verse (that only men can serve the Supper/pass trays) was Acts 6:1-4, “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in […]

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Recommended Books on How To Better Read the Bible

October 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Class, Bible Curriculum, Bible Resources, Bible Study, Books, Christianity

I love reading books about how to read the Bible. I guess I love that because I love meta-cognition, thinking about how we think about things. There are so many treasures in the scriptures and, as Bobby Valentine has written in the last two articles, the closer we come to understand things about their world […]

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Am I In Or Am I Out? Freedom From Being Neurotic About Our Salvation

June 12th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Christianity

There are a lot of people who are plagued by these questions. “Am I saved or am I lost.” “Am I in or am I out?” The odd thing is, the people I am thinking of are people who have faith, are baptized, have repented of their sin, attend church, love God, read the Bible, […]

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A Must Have Discipleship Conversation – How We Read the Bible

May 29th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Discipleship

Please watch the following video and let’s discuss in the comments. We have a major problem with how we typically read the Bible. We miss important meanings because we are looking for the wrong things. We find things that aren’t there because we are looking for the wrong things. Understanding how to read the Bible […]

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My Simple Note Taking System in the Bible Margins

March 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Resources, Bible Study, Discipleship

I hope you find this as helpful as I have. It is one simple thing to help organize the notes you take in the margins of your Bible

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Video: Context, Context, Context. The Key to Biblical “Aha’s”

March 20th, 2019 · No Comments · Bible Study, Discipleship, Videos

I cannot emphasize how important this is for followers of Jesus. I am creating these videos in order to give people an easier resource and actions to thoughts on how to study the Bible more effectively. Check it out. Subscribe if you think it is worthwhile because there are more videos on the way. Thanks […]

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Video: Applying the Bible Study Method to the Parable of the Sower

March 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Discipleship, Discipleship Expedition, Gospel of Matthew, New Testament, The Journey, Videos

I took the outline I gave in the last video and used the Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13 to show how it would work on a specific text. I have found this approach quite helpful. We need to be in the word. I often hear people talk about how they don’t have time […]

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