Paul the Apostle

One could say that the Apostle Paul lived the lives of ten men. He lived a faithful life and is a worthy example to follow from a radical conversion on the road to Damascus, fifteen different journeys, starting churches, mentoring young pastors, and all the persecution he suffered. In the coming weeks and months, we... 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 →

What are you Building? (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

Today as I was reading 1 Corinthians chapters one through five, a few verses from chapter three caught my attention. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 LSB “According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be... Continue Reading →

Partiality in the Pews (James 2:1-13)

James 2:1-4 NKJV "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the... 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 →

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 →

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