Here is a brief introduction to the research tools that I regularly use when studying the Bible and preparing to teach. These introductions describe what a particular reference tool has to offer, how it is arranged and how they might be used.
Over the years, I have found five specific ways of studying the Bible that have been very helpful for me. Since they have been such a blessing to me, I thought I’d take a few moments to share them with you.
One of the tragedies of our contemporary culture is that people are not convinced of the Bible’s worth. I have often shared with our congregation the burden that people in the 21st century do not believe the Bible has anything to say to today’s generation.
I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.
When I have preached on a psalm in a church, some people have mentioned to me that they were familiar with a verse from the psalm but they had not thought about the passage’s overall message. I have often wondered if believers have a good reading strategy for getting the most out of a psalm.
Many of the great figures in church history have kept a journal, and the church has benefited greatly from this window into their daily life (not as a voyeur, but to understand what spiritual greatness looks like in the mundane-ness of daily life).
The Bible is God’s very word and therefore carries the authority of God himself. But not all receive the truth of this light, and some esteem it as folly itself. How can this be? How could any reject its authoritative claims?