Have you ever done one of those Bible in 1 Year reading plans? Raise your hand if you got stuck in Leviticus! Whenever we read those parts of the Old Testament, we often ask these questions: Why is this in the Bible? What does it mean for me? Should I follow these Old Testament laws? It's easy to misinterpret the Old Testament, so these are really great questions to ask as you learn to interpret the Bible. This page contains affiliate links - they sure help to pay off those student loans! ... Read More about How to Know if You Should Follow Old Testament Laws
Ok, you clicked on this post, so you've probably been there. Which got your attention? Spiritual disciplines, or "get your faith out of a rut?" Maybe you feel like you're not growing, you're just going through the motions. Maybe you seem to be struggling with the same sin issues over and over again. Trying harder just isn't fixing it. Or maybe you've lost that woo-woo Jesus feeling. I've been there. All of it. I remember one year I described it as having a "spiritual cold." I was ... Read More about 5 Spiritual Disciplines to Get Your Faith out of a Rut
Let's face it, some people don't even think about this question. Learning strategy for Bible study? You either do Bible study, or you don't. There's only one way to do it, and you're either good at it or you aren't. Right? Wrong. Yes, some are better at Bible study than others because they have practice, and some parts of Bible study will come easier to you than to me. But the Bible is for everyone, and Bible study is for everyone. Not everyone with a certain IQ, not everyone with a ... Read More about What is the Best Learning Strategy for Bible Study?
Can you interpret the Bible for yourself? Can you just open the Bible and understand what it means, or do you need someone to interpret the Bible for you? What do you think? Disclosures: This page contains affiliate links - they sure help to pay off those student loans! For more information, please see my disclosure page. The truth is that both answers to this question are a little bit right. On the one hand, Scripture is for everyone. The Holy Spirit speaks to us while we read it to ... Read More about How to Interpret the Bible: the Essential Guide
Guess what? The Bible was written about real life and for real life! If we’re only hearing it in church, or if it is only about how to get to heaven, we are missing the point. Jesus said his purpose is to give us a "rich and satisfying life" (John 10:10 NLT). Some translations say he wants us to have life abundantly. The cool thing is that God doesn't expect us to just instantly zap into "abundant life" mode. Instead, his Word is full of instructions and stories to help us figure out how ... Read More about 6 Things You Must Have for Life-Changing Bible Study