My Prayer for the Charismatic Movement

Yesterday I saw an ad on Facebook for an online discussion about if the prophetic is still for today. It had several well-known leaders in the prophetic movement listed to speak. I thought to myself; you're missing the point; charismatics aren't questioning if prophecy is for today; they're asking about the accuracy and legitimacy of... 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 →

Jesus is…

“Did God actually say?” That is the question that brought the fall of man, and it is the same question that causes us to doubt the Word of God today. But as much as the enemy causes people to question what the Bible says, a little while after his initial question, God told him that... Continue Reading →

A Realization About My Approach to Scripture

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord... Continue Reading →

Final Thoughts on 1 Corinthians 1-5

Today was my last day in 1 Corinthians 1-5. In June, I will be reading chapters 6-11 every day, writing down my thoughts, insights, and questions in my journal and consulting commentaries and my CSB He Reads Truth Bible along the way. I do my first read-through in the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, and the rest of the... Continue Reading →

Understanding Spiritual Words (1 Corinthians 2:12-16)

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the depths graciously given to us by God,13 of which depths we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual depths with spiritual... Continue Reading →

Psalm 1

Psalms is a book of songs, prayers, struggle, and encouragement that deals with just about any area of life you can think about. I find myself reading the Psalms when I don't know what to read. I read the Psalms when I'm discouraged and need hope, when I'm overwhelmed with emotion, and overwhelmed by the... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Portion and Promise

"The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words." Psalm 119:57 ESV "In Him every need is met, whether in life or in death. With God as your portion you are rich indeed, for He will supply your need, comfrot your heart, relieve your grief, guide your steps, walk with you in a... Continue Reading →

Devotion: God is God

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;" - Psalm 19:7 NKJV. The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Bible begins with the words, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." No explanation is... Continue Reading →

The Right Kind of Faith (Hebrews 11:1)

I have noticed a pattern with my posts lately that got me to thinking. The pattern has been emphasizing the importance of reading and studying the Bible on a daily basis. I realized growing up Word of Faith, I was taught to give the Word first place and make it final authority in my life.... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Word

"My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word." Psalm 119:28 NKJV Are you fearful, worried, or depressed? Your strength, your hope, and your peace is found in the Word of God. We are directed by the Word and we rejoice in the Word. As we meditate on the Word of God it... Continue Reading →

Valuing the Word of God

John chapter seventeen records Jesus's prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. In verse seventeen we read, "Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth." Psalm 138:2 NKJV "I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name."... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: God

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Hebrews 11:6 NKJV What is faith? Believing that God is. The Bible starts from the position that you must accept that God is,... Continue Reading →

Christ, the Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. The words of the hymn by Edward Mote began playing in... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Jesus

"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:" Matthew 1:1 NKJV The Hebrew Bible ends with the books of Chronicles. The books that tell the history of Israel. The last prophet is Malachi who says, "Behold I am sending My messenger" and "Behold I am going to... Continue Reading →

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