Tag: Scripture

How to Read the Bible

How we read Scripture matters. Just as we ought to have a balanced diet of Scripture, engaging in the whole counsel of God, so we also need to use different methods as we read. God’s love is so rich and deep that we need to sink our roots deeply into His Word, strengthening our relationship with Him.

A Balanced Diet of Scripture

Do you have a balanced diet of Scripture? Just as we cook an entrée and a side of vegetables to create a well-rounded meal, we ought to be balanced in how we read the Word of God.

2 Peter: Catching the Counterfeits

What do “magic-eye” pictures have in common with false teachers? Both, in some sense, are counterfeit images—they fool us until we get a clear picture of them.

2 Peter: The Light of the Morning Star

In spite of our many advancements in this world, we are in a dark place. The world is engulfed in spiritual darkness, and counterfeits abound. But when Jesus comes again, the darkness will be no more.

The Spiritual Life: Practicing God’s Presence – Praise and Reflection

Revelation reveals to us that the Logos, the second person of the Trinity, became one of us and shed His blood on our behalf. Reflection on the truth of God’s Word gives us a greater appreciation for beauty of God’s works, which enjoins us to the delight of God’s praise.

The Spiritual Life: Relationship with God

Unlike other religions, Christianity reveals the Triune nature of our glorious God. This is mysterious in itself—but God goes even farther and draws us into this loving relationship with Himself.

The Spiritual Life: Overview

What does it mean to have life in Christ? How do you cultivate intimacy with the Lord? There are three aspects to having a relational spiritual life: (1) loving God completely, (2) loving yourself correctly, and (3) loving others compassionately. One cannot begin this process without first knowing who God is.

Being, Knowing, and Doing—Part 30 (Stewardship Continued)

Of all that God has given us, people are those things who are ends in themselves. Because of this, using our time, talent, and treasure as means to that end—as means to help people trust Jesus and live like Him—has incalculable worth.

Being, Knowing, and Doing—Part 29 (Stewardship Continued)

So far in our study, we’ve looked at what it means to be faithful stewards of our time, talent, and treasure. However, God has given us His truth as well. We rarely think of truth as something to steward, but we will all be accountable for the truth