Power for Life

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword—piercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 TLV) I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against... Continue Reading →

From Passover to Pentecost

When Jesus rose from the dead, He stayed on earth for forty days. There is not a detailed record of what took place during those days, but there is one insight that is fascinating to me. Luke 24:44-49 NLT “Then he said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about... 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 →

From The Cradle to The Cross

As The Christmas season comes to a close, we turn our attention from the cradle to the cross. Yes, there are a few months between now and the celebration of Jesus' death and resurrection, but these two holidays remain in our hearts all year even though they are only once on the calendar. So as... Continue Reading →

2022 Reading Plan

As 2021 comes to a close, and we look towards next year, let me encourage you to read. Read your Bible all the way through and read good books. If you’ve read my blog or have been following me on social media, you probably know Charles Spurgeon is a hero of mine. I officially found... 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 →

Thoughts on Heaven

"They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever."  - Revelation 22:4-5 ESV Today I finished my study in the... Continue Reading →

Reverencing God

This morning I read the story of Gideon asking God for a sign in Judges 6:36-40 ESV “Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and... 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 →

Devotion: Diligence

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."II Timothy 2:15 NKJV Understanding Scripture in its context is important. We need to get the story right, and we need to understand that all of Scripture points to Jesus. In studying Scripture,... Continue Reading →

How’s Your Relationship?

A relationship with Jesus is common vernacular in the church today. It is such a common phrase you probably do not give much thought to it. But have you ever stopped to ponder the meaning of the phrase? We all know the implication behind the phrase is salvation. After that, it is about what living... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Renewed

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."Romans 12:2 NKJV The only way our minds can be renewed is by spending time in the Word. It's easy for us as Christians... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Agree

"And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:" Acts 15:15 NKJV From beginning to end, the words of the Bible agree. There are prophecies that have been fulfilled and those that are still yet to be fulfilled. One of the things I love about Scripture is how Moses and... Continue Reading →

Give Attention to the Word (James 1:19-27)

In the last two weeks we have looked at how to handle temptation, keep a right perspective and how to persevere through trial. This week we will look at a major key in all of those areas, giving attention to the instruction of Scripture. Making Bible reading a priority in life, but not just reading,... Continue Reading →

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