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 →

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 →

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 →

Submitting to Jesus as Lord

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV ““Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders... 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 get... 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 →

From Revival to Discipleship

The Lord has been talking to me about my desire and my prayer for this generation and the next for the last few weeks. I have said the last several years that I am a person about revival; I want to pastor a people of revival. The Lord began to speak to me and say,... 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 →

The Person of the Word

One of the most amazing Bible passages to me is John 1:1-5, 14. The Wuest Expanded Translation puts things into a new perspective. “In the beginning the Word was existing. And the Word was in fellowship with God the Father. And the Word as to his existence was absolute deity. This Word was in the... Continue Reading →

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