What I Learned in August (Bible Study Edition) – Brokenness, Mercy, and More

Lately I’ve spent my personal Bible study time in the book of Joel – a tiny, 3-chapter book of prophecy in the Old Testament.

I have a fascination with books like this one. The minor prophets just always get right to the heart of Israel’s […]

The Journey of Joy

I’ve been chewing on James 1:2 the past several weeks ever since my summer Bible study group studied this verse last month, and I just can’t quite move on from this idea, this command, to “count it all joy.” I sense God wanting to work that joy deeper into me, […]

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A Bible Study Mission

Our 31st day is finally here! In closing, I want to share with you a Bible story I just love –
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to […]

Bible Study and Better Community

Reading through the book of Acts highlights the importance of the Word as the center of Christian fellowship. Evidencing the Holy Spirit’s power and providing vignettes of what his work looked like in beginning and growing the church, this book’s record of early church history elevates the […]

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Bible Study and Fellowship

Throughout our 31 day journey toward embracing the grace of Bible Study, we’ve focused a lot on growing our individual Bible study habits, but for our final days of this series we’ll be looking at the group aspect of studying God’s Word.

My heart feels tender toward […]

Returning to God Through Bible Study

The power of God’s Word reaches beyond its use as a weapon for spiritual warfare. Not only does it help us battle outside forces, but it strengthens us for the fight within. Not wanting to give Satan too much credit, wouldn’t you agree that many of our […]

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How Bible Study Arms Us For Warfare

Do you think of God’s Word as a weapon? Several days ago, I mentioned that God’s Word is used to demolish incorrect thinking, but today let’s look at where that idea came from. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Paul says,
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging […]

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Prayer, Praise, Preparation

Thanking God for how involved he is in setting my eyes on Jesus, there are three specific ways I see Bible study helping with this:
1. Bible Study Teaches Me How to Pray.
When I’m digging into the Bible and learning more of God’s heart, I become […]

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Mind of Christ

Considering how our natural thoughts default to ways opposed to God, I’m grateful to be a new creation in Christ with an entirely new capability of seeing things from God’s perspective. These Scriptures are brimming with hope:
But as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear […]

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A Mindset Trained By The Word

I said yesterday that the gift of Bible study sharpening our vision involves the mind, and today our focus is on just that: how our minds are trained by the truth of God’s Word. 

The idea comes from Scriptures like Romans 12:1-2 which say,
“I appeal […]

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