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One Hundred Bible Studies, Part 2

As the prophet Amos declared of old, “There is a famine in the land, not of bread or water, but of hearing and knowing the Word of the Lord.”  Most of our churches teach and preach from 30% or less of the Bible.  This results in the deconstruction of the complete message of the Word…

One Hundred Bible Studies, Part 1

The Bible has been around for twenty five hundred years and it continues to be the bestselling book on the planet.  From its obscure origination it has become a worldwide sacred and revered text.  It reveals how we can have a relationship with God and with fellow humans.  In studying the Bible we discover that…

“One-anothering”

Love one another as I have loved you. Wash one another’s feet…serve one another in love. Be at peace with each other. Be devoted to one another with mutual affection. Honor one another above yourselves. Live in harmony with one another. Stop passing judgment on one another. Accept one another as Christ accepted you. Greet…

Think About It

1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  “Selah,” Think about that; do you live like you believe it?…

Intersection of Heaven and Earth

We must ignite our thinking about prayer!  In prayer we find ourselves in an environment in which God is the pivotal center of action.  Prayer places us in a posture of receptivity before God.  He orients us to His person and purposes.  As we pray, we become aware that we are taken seriously, we acquire…

Recognizing How and When God Answers

A Christ-follower needs to understand and leverage the privilege and the responsibility of prayer.  The believer needs to assimilate and acclimate to the ways God answers prayer.   The next post will challenge the disciple to explore and discover how to keep the communication of prayer both continual and creative. When and how does God answer…

Evening, Morning, and at Noon

New believers are often told that to “grow in the Christian life” they must participate in certain basic disciplines, such as Bible reading, prayer, witnessing, and of course, giving.  With the exception of giving, we receive very little instruction on these concepts in our churches.  This eventually leaves the immature Christ-follower discouraged or stunted in…

A Reasoned/ Reasonable Hope, 3

“Declaring truth in an age of universal delusion is a revolutionary act” (Orwell).  “The worth of a person is determined by how much truth they can tolerate” (Nietzsche).  We live in a day of interactive communication where people are relentlessly involved in self- promotion: presenting themselves, explaining themselves, defending themselves, and selling themselves.  Our culture…

A Reasoned / Reasonable Hope, 2

This post builds on our critical need for civil conversation. Before engaging cultural issues outside the church, Christ-followers initially need to discuss their theology, faith, convictions, and preferences among themselves.  This will not happen randomly, but intentionally and organically through a Spirit guided and guarded checks and balances process instituted by Jesus Christ in Matthew…

A Reasoned / Reasonable Hope, 1

Civil conversation is on the endangered list in our culture; it’s perilously close to extinction.  There are those who refuse to discuss issues, choosing to remain comfortably numb: in their apathetic or fearful silence they are complicit in the difficulties and/or evils of society.  Others are arrogant and see interaction as competitive with the goal…