Bible Study to the Max

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My wife and I have regular discussions about Bible study. We both attended Moody Bible Institute and therefore have a good foundation on how to study God precious Word. But not everyone has this privilege. May, if not most, Christians have never been to a Bible college and therefore church and discipleship are the only training they have to do Bible study. So how can they (you!) get the most out of Bible study?

About 16 months ago, I wrote a blog that answers this very question and I want to renew it today. It is helpful and practical.

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bible_studyStudying the Bible is a task that takes time, effort, and work.… Continue reading

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Has America Abandoned God? Reprise

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torn flagAs a culture we are at a strange place, we seem to be headed toward a precipice at breakneck speed.  From the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, to the recent release of the undercover videos showing the management of Planned Parenthood haggling over the price of the its tiny murder victims, and the mindless defense of PP on the part of many and the complete ignoring of the story by the mainstream media (while there was widespread outrage over and wall to wall media coverage of the legal killing of a lion in Zimbabwe) I have heard many believers asking has America abandoned God?… Continue reading

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Accountability – How Does It Work?

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In a previous post, we looked at the subject of accountability and why every Christian needs it. Today, I’d like to evaluate the process itself – and consider how we can actually do it well.

Most of us know the stereotype of Christian accountability. You work unsuccessfully on changing some sin for a time, without the help of anyone else. Eventually you decide that whatever you’re doing isn’t working and you decide to ask someone to “hold you accountable” concerning that sin.

How does it go? Perhaps something like this:

  • Your motivation not to have the other person see something helps you self-correct for a few days, weeks, or months.
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Where were you on 9/11? (Reprise/Update)

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Never ForgetNote: This post was first run on September 11, 2014, in light of the 15th anniversary of the attacks upon the U.S. it seems appropriate to run it again.

As you read this article today, a mere two days before the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, I am sure you cannot help but to reflect on the realization that nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes and then flew two of those planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one of them into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and ultimately lost control of the fourth (with a little help from the passengers) crashing it into a field in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading

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Don’t You Judge Me!

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1375985_820852567971891_7567170042034129667_nThere are two common expressions I hear from people used to defend a belief or action. In fact, most of us have probably encountered it, if not used it at one point in our life. For instance, your sibling is cheating on her husband and you tell her it is a sin and she needs to repent. What is the common response? “Stop judging me.”

The second common response I hear, “Well this is my experience and you cannot tell me I am wrong.” I have also heard, “The Lord told me in a dream the other night . . .”… Continue reading

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