Guest Post by Jennifer Pipes Jennifer Pipes is passionate about knowing God through Bible study. She believes we live in a time when many Christians are at risk of falling prey to false teaching disguised as right teaching. She is married to James Pipes and is mom/stepmom to three sons, two adults and a 16 […]Read More I was Eager to Learn, but I Didn’t Really Understand
To me, God’s Word is a treasure to be mined, The deeper I go, the more I see its wisdom, the more it authenticates itself, the more it reveals to me the beauty of God’s plan to redeem all things through Christ. – Nancy Guthrie Knowing the Bible will come to a close this evening and […]Read More Recommendations: Online Course, Bible Studies, and Books
Biblical illiteracy. It hurts us personally, hurts our churches, and hurts our witness. Most importantly, it hurts the advancement of the gospel across the globe. Regarding our distraction from and inattention to the scriptures, Randy Alcorn writes, “It was God—not Satan—who made us learners. God doesn’t want us to stop learning. He wants us to […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Bible Study Method
Once you have established a time and place in your home, as well as readied your heart, it is time to go to the text. I like to go ahead and have my spiral bound notebook and pen close by to take a few notes, especially questions. It is our duty and our privilege to […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Read and Look
It is significant that Paul proclaimed the whole counsel of God, recognizing that everything written in the past was written to still teach us today (Acts 20:27). This was so that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope. He also noted that Israel’s history contains examples that were written as warnings to us. […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Research for Context
My purpose in writing this series is to both challenge and encourage Christian women to dig into the rich soil of Bible study for their personal edification, for the sake of the church, and ultimately for the glory of God. We cannot afford to simply do popular prewritten studies where we take other people’s word […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Prepare for Study
It’s crucial we come to the awareness that the Bible isn’t just for pastors. Clarity of Scripture means the Bible is written in such a way that it can be understood by the average layperson. The only prerequisite to understanding the Bible is the normal acquired ability to read texts. This means that understanding God’s […]Read More How Can I Get More Out Of My Bible Study?
We often find ourselves stretched on difficult days and decision making has the potential to become a challenge. Times will come when we might regret making a commitment, yet it is necessary to keep one’s word. But there is a sense in which, despite our best efforts, every promise we make is conditional because we […]Read More Our Promise Keeping God