Bible

HOW I STARTED PRAYING THE BIBLE

HOW I STARTED PRAYING THE BIBLE

A guest preacher was speaking at a series of meetings at our church. He was teaching on the prayers of the apostle Paul found in his New Testament letters, and encouraging us to pray these inspired prayers as our own.  Then, at one point he held up his Bible said, “Folks, when you pray, use the prayer book.”  In that moment I suddenly realized, “The entire Bible is a prayer book.

ADVICE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF BIBLE READING

ADVICE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF BIBLE READING

Most Christians are aware of the importance of personal reading of God’s word.  But just how should our daily Bible reading be done? Are there any guidelines for making the best used of our time and gaining the most from our reading of God’s word? Here, then, are five guidelines that have helped me much over many years of reading Scripture.

THREE WAYS TO HELP BIBLE BEGINNERS

THREE WAYS TO HELP BIBLE BEGINNERS

Sometimes the hardest part of discipleship is teaching people how to handle the Bible.  We know that the Holy Spirit will help us learn as we read, but we cannot ignore that it can be quite daunting and even intimidating.  You don't need a seminary degree to help your friend begin with the Bible; here are a few suggestions of how you can help Bible beginners get started.

A HUMBLE MISSIOLOGY

A HUMBLE MISSIOLOGY

We may be passionate in our mission, but we must always lead with humility.  This is a good article that helps remind us that we are simply holding treasure as frail jars of clay.  Knowledge gained can lead to arrogance. This is true in all areas of life, including missiological thought. A biblical missiology is a humble missiology. 

Communing With Christ On A Crazy Day

Communing With Christ On A Crazy Day

We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you.  The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking.  Whatever the circumstances that throw a wrench into your routine, your crazy mornings raise the question, "How should you think about, and engage in Bible meditation and prayer when God’s good, yet often inconvenient, sovereignty has you reeling without your routine?

The Reason Why We Read

The Reason Why We Read

Reading is a necessary skill in a literate culture, for it empowers us with knowledge, whether lifesaving information on safety labels or trivial details about celebrities. It is such a part of our lives that we no longer ask why we read. We just do it.  Out of all of the things we could possibly read in our world today the Bible is unlike any of them.

The One Thing You Will Need For A Missional 2015

This is a fantastic article that will help encourage your personal movement to increase your Gospel Footprint within your Circle of Accountability.  

It is so easy as we Look Out to neglect to connect with God and not only align ourselves with His mission, but to enjoy Him and be conformed to the likeness of of Jesus.  As the article states: when we are like Him, we can trust that we will be missional as He is.