Why The TLV?

I have loved the Bible since I was a kid. I guess you could say I’m a collector, with a modest count of fifty-four Bibles (at the writing of this post). I enjoy reading all translations and have always bounced back and forth with "my main translation.” In 2022, my goal was to read through... Continue Reading →

The Cultural Component of Bible Study

As Christians, we understand the importance of Bible reading and study. But inevitably, there will always be something that trips us up primarily because we don't understand the context of what is being said or happening in a story. We've all been there; we grab a commentary, look up a word, or search the internet... Continue Reading →

Bible Reading Encouragement

Many of us are on day four of a bible reading plan, and in a few weeks or months, some of us will ask the question, how can I keep the momentum going? Bible reading isn't a chore or a checklist (even though I check off as I read). Reading the Bible is how we... Continue Reading →

When it’s Difficult

Do you ever wake up, lay there and think I don't know what to pray? You know situations you need to pray about and people you need to pray for, but words aren't coming to mind? There are a few basics in our Christian walks like prayer, Bible reading, and Bible study; however, we can... Continue Reading →

Reading the Bible Devotionally

I frequently post on the importance of Bible study, going deeper into the text, and reading old books. But today, I want to give you some tips to help you read the Bible devotionally. Typically when we think of devotions, we think of a plan on the Bible app or reading a Devotional book. While... Continue Reading →

Tips for Studying the New Testament

  BASIC THINGS NEEDED FOR SERIOUS STUDY Use a study Bible and a text Bible. A Study Bible is good to help you know where to go and the notes can help you go into deeper study. A text Bible will help you focus as you do your daily reading of the text before you... Continue Reading →

Tips for Reading Through the Bible in a Year

It's getting close to the new year and that means many of us are thinking about reading through the Bible. Some have attempted it before and didn't make it through and others are doing it again.  There is no magic formula or perfect plan to guarantee that you will make it all the way through... Continue Reading →

Developing a Bible Reading Habit

Have you ever subscribed to a reading plan on your Bible app and not finished it? Do you ever get frustrated reading the Old Testament and end up putting your Bible down? Do you skip Leviticus every year? Does the thought of reading the entire Bible overwhelm you? Do you find yourself not wanting to... Continue Reading →

Bible Study Tips

I just finished reading through the New Testament, which got me thinking about Bible study. Bible study isn't dull, and knowing theology isn't just for preachers. Granted, pastors should go deeper and spend more time studying because they are teaching a church; however, studying is also for the believer. In this post, I will share... Continue Reading →

Studying a book of the Bible

Using A Study Bible The most rewarding way to study the Bible for me is to read through a book. If you are doing a book study, I recommend using a Zondervan NASB Study Bible or an NLT New Spirit-Filled Life Bible to assist you. The MacArthur Bible includes all necessary information for a book... Continue Reading →

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