Archive for the ‘Bible Study’ Category

The God Who Fixes… Or Doesn’t Fix… Your Problem

God is able. He’s definitely able. And it’s really irrelevant what kind of problem you are bringing to the table right now. It can be big, or it can be small. It can be global, or it can be local. It can be an issue of health, finance, spiritual condition, or church. No matter what [...]

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Be Careful When You Pull Jesus Aside

Sometimes Jesus spoke mysteriously. Through stories that seemed like riddles, Jesus talked about the past, predicted the future, and shed cutting light into the present. Very few people, even those who thought they knew Him best, understood most, or even half, of what He was saying at a given moment. But then there were moments [...]

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The True Issue at the Bottom of Kingdom Investment

“You evil, lazy slave!” These are the words the master had for the third servant in Jesus’ story recorded in Matthew 25. Each had been given a substantial sum of money; each had made choices about what to do with it. The first two servants, with varying success, had taken what had been entrusted to [...]

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The Promise of Bearing Fruit

There’s a big difference between a promise and a command. Every kid knows that’s true. Think about the difference between “I promise that we are going to get ice cream” and “Clean your room.” See? Different. But why are those things different? And why does it matter to us when it comes to God’s work in us? [...]

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The God Who Laughs… And Those Who Hide

He is the God who Provides. He’s also the God who Saves. He is yet still the God who Delivers. But He’s also the God who Laughs. This laughter of God is either immensely comforting, or incredibly frustrating, and which one depends on your standing in relation to Him. Psalm 2 gives us the picture [...]

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My Name is Joseph (Part 3)

You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. It didn’t take me long to decide what to do.  For the several nights Mary came by every evening to try and see me.  I just had my father send her away – I thought I would see how she liked it for a while.  [...]

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My Name is Joseph (Part 2)

Part 1 is here. That day is crystal clear to me.  She had sent word about a week ahead of time that she would soon be on her way, and I started to get excited.  Sure, I wanted some answers about why she had left, but more than anything, I just wanted my wife back.  [...]

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My Name is Joseph (Part 1)

You may or may not know that I have a 10-year-old son.  In English, his name is Joshua; the Greek translation is Jesus.  Both of those sound pretty good, but I think I like best of all the sound of the original Hebrew name: Yeshua.  Yeshua does pretty much the same things that all 10-year-olds [...]

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Racial Diversity is the Gospel Apologetic of the New Testament

How do you know the gospel is true? All kinds of ways really. We know it’s true because of the fruit in our lives – the outworking of the Holy Spirit in tangible ways among us. We know it’s true because of historical validation and eyewitness accounts. We know it’s true because of the way, [...]

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What Makes You Angry?

What makes you really, really mad? Maybe it’s a small thing, but for whatever the reason, it pushes your buttons. It might be what happens to you on your daily commute; it could be when someone fails to show you respect; maybe it’s a certain trait in someone else that you just can’t stand. Whatever [...]

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