Studying Scripture Together

Have you ever been reading your Bible, and walked away not really understanding what was said or even why it was said? Do you ever wonder, “Why did God give certain details in the way He did?” “What is the purpose of certain stories in the Bible?” “Why didn’t God just tell us what He […]

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Taking God at His Word

What are your feelings about the Bible? How would you describe your attitude to the Word of God? Would you consider yourself to be one that is in awe of God’s Word? Would you say that you have a love and even a desperation for the Scriptures? Would you describe yourself as earnestly committed to […]

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2018 Bible Reading Challenge

Have you ever had good intentions of reading the Bible on a consistent basis? How long did you make it? Did you find yourself a bit overwhelmed or discouraged somewhere around Leviticus? Did you feel like you were actually grasping truth, or was it more like you were just checking boxes? What if you did […]

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Come & See Jesus, 2 (Prologue)

Last week we introduced the idea of using the Gospel of John in a casual Bible study setting for those willing to investigate Jesus. The goal of these posts is to provide you with tools so that you feel confident to answer questions, and facilitate discussion about Jesus. Before you begin reading and discussing the […]

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Come & See Jesus, 1

The point of the Bible is not simply education, though there is much to learn. Its point is not simply entertainment, though its stories and songs are inspirational. Its point is not simply ethical improvement, though it has shaped the moral life of civilizations. The point of the Bible is to encounter Jesus. (Glen Scrivener, 3 […]

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One Month Later …

Well, it’s been a couple of months now since we started into out our church-wide initiative of Treasuring Scripture Together. Some of us have been reading for distance through the Storyline of the Bible. Others have been reading for depth through the New Testament. We’ve also committed to memorize Scripture together. Hopefully, we have all been working to commit these […]

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Studying Scripture … Together

This year, we have made it a church-wide goal to Treasure Scripture Together by both reading and memorizing Scripture. Tonight, for our mid-week gathering, we are going to add one more layer to it … Studying Scripture Together. For the remainder of the Winter and through the Spring, our Wednesday evening meeting will focus on learning how to rightly divide […]

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Treasuring Scripture Together

We have stated that our key core value as a church is the Bible. The revelation from God to man and our only authority for belief and behavior. This has to be much more than a stated value; it has to be an actual reality in the life of our church. We want to be a group of people that […]

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Advent Reading Plan

It’s December 1st! Why not embark on a simple reading plan in preparation for Christmas? The following Advent Reading Plan includes readings from some major Old Testament passages expressing the expectations of Messiah and goes to the narratives of Matthew and Luke’ Gospels to John’s prologue introducing the deity of Jesus. This Advent Reading Plan starts on December 1 and ends on December 25. This reading plan for Advent is from The […]

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The Priority of Preaching

In his book, Reverberation, Jonathan Leeman states: God’s Word, working through God’s Spirit, is God’s primary instrument for growing God’s church. Unfortunately there is a prominent thinking among Christianity today that discredits preaching as outdated, and that something different is needed. The problem is that we have faulty ideas of what we think we need. […]

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Stop Reading the Bible in Isolation

Let’s face it – being consistent in reading the Bible has it’s challenges. In previous posts, we’ve discussed the problems of fragmenting the Bible and amputating the Bible. However, one of the greatest issues facing us in reading our Bible may come as a surprise to many. Too often, Christians read the Bible in isolation. What? Aren’t we supposed to get alone […]

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Stop Amputating the Bible

One of the reasons we said that we struggle with remaining consistent in reading and understanding the Bible is because we often fragment the Bible. You can read about that here. But another obstacle for us when it comes to reading the Bible is amputation. As a surgical procedure, doctors use amputation to control pain, or prevent […]

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