Archive for the ‘Bible Study’ Category

The Showcase of Our Self-Righteousness

What destroys the work of the gospel in a person? All kinds of things, but certainly not least on that list would be self-righteousness. Confidence in ourselves, being proud of how good we are, or internally harboring the belief that “we’re really not all that bad” runs contrary to the core of what the gospel [...]

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Um, Shouldn’t You Be Attacking Right Now?

That’s the feeling you get as you flip the page from Joshua 4 to Joshua 5. It had been a long road for the Israelites to get across the Jordan River. 400 years of slavery. Then the miraculous deliverance from Egypt. Then 40 more years of wandering in the desert until the last of the [...]

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Why Might We Give Up Meeting Together?

The writer of Hebrews gave a very practical instruction in Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Don’t give [...]

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The Responsibility of Suffering

Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment, everything is normal and the next… There’s the phone call. Or the conversation. Or the doctor’s appointment. And suddenly, your life has been divided before your very eyes. And though you don’t know for sure all the implications of what just happened, you do [...]

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An Old School Scripture Memory System That’s So Simple It Just Might Work

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Making Decisions Before a Sovereign God

Jesus said to wait, and wait they did. The fledgling church had been through the ringer. They had walked away from the crucifixion as a defeated movement, cowards to their own cause. But then they had seen the impossible stand before them. They had put their hands in His and watched Him do everyday things [...]

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What Keeps Us From Believing Genesis 50:20?

Imagine the scene with me. Years had passed since they had parted ways. Those years had humbled the brash, overconfident young man in the beautiful coat given to him by his father. Those same years, along with the struggle and famine, had softened the bitterness and anger of his brothers who had thrown him into [...]

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Cultural Engagement

A great post about the nature of cultural engagement from Russell Moore: Early in my ministry, I served as a youth pastor, and like every other evangelical youth minister, I received all the advertisements from youth ministry curriculum-hawkers telling me how I could be “relevant” to “today’s teenagers.” The advertisements promised me ways I could [...]

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“Remember Who You Are”

Today two of our three kids will get dropped off at school. It’s the yearly ritual of picking out the right first day outfit, getting back into the routine of making the lunches and getting up on time, pictures alone, pictures together, getting the right shoes on the right feet, and then eventually getting out [...]

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Walk Carefully, Christian, But Not In the Way You Might Think

Our family lives in a relatively old house, built in the late 1950’s. It’s a great old home that’s been through some renovations in the last years, but through all the gutting and knocking down of walls we’ve kept the same hardwood flooring that’s been there from the beginning. While it’s great looking, complete with [...]

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