Tag Archive | Bible study

Meditation Topics

Meditation Topics

I did an in depth study of Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (NKJV, bold emphasis mine). I happened to do my study in the New King James version. Typically, my […]

The Dreaded D Word

The Dreaded D Word

That dreaded “D” word. No, I don’t mean Democrat or Donald. You people have a one-track mind. Eye roll. I also don’t mean the “D” word as in taking a synonym for condemnation and adding “it” to the end either. I’m talking about “Discipline”, and if you’re like me, you’re thinking of punishment of some […]

Why I read the Bible out of order

Why I read the Bible out of order

I don’t know if anyone actually tries to read the Bible in order. I know I did when I was a kid. Because, y’know, that’s how books work, right? You begin at the beginning, and when you get to the end, stop, as the king said to the White Rabbit. But with the Bible, that […]

Early morning prayer and app shopping

Early morning prayer and app shopping

Developing the discipline of early morning prayer and Scripture reading is important to us as Christians, but it’s not easy. I resisted this practice for years, despite hearing and reading multiple exhortations. What finally got me was this quote from George Washington Carver: All my life I have risen regularly at four o’clock and have […]

What can Leviticus teach New Testament people?

What can Leviticus teach New Testament people?

About three times a year, we have a series of Wednesday night Bible studies at church. Because I enjoy teaching, I usually volunteer. This month, I recycled some material that I taught in my regular Sunday school class at the beginning of the year. It’s based on the book Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Wisdom […]

That eye-of-a-needle metaphor? It really is about needles.

That eye-of-a-needle metaphor? It really is about needles.

The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples were even more amazed, and […]

If these qualities are yours and increasing… you will never fail.

If these qualities are yours and increasing… you will never fail.

1st and 2nd Peter are two of my favorite books in the Bible, both for the numerous passages meant to encourage those in the darkness, but also because of strong apologetic defenses in areas like biblical inspiration and the security of one’s salvation. My pastor has been preaching through the first chapter of 2nd Peter […]