Category Archives: The Bible

The Bible Is a Record of God’s Interaction with His People

The Bible is a collection of ancient writings that record God’s interactions with His people across many generations.  We who live in modern times can learn from it because “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and “no … Continue reading

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Proper Study of the Bible Is Devotional, Not Intellectual

The Bible can be studied intellectually, but that doesn’t mean this is the best way to study it.  If it were, intellectuals who study the Bible would be the people most like Jesus.  However, we know that it’s often humble, … Continue reading

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How Can God Be Found True If No One Can Be Sure What He Has Said?

Paul wrote: Romans 3:4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar… Some say that the Bible is subject to interpretation and that therefore it’s pointless to argue about what God … Continue reading

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The Book of Hebrews

The epistle “to the Hebrews” is a “brief word of exhortation” (Hebrews 13:22). What is being exhorted?  That we should listen to the voice of the Son of God (see specifically Hebrews 1:1-2; 2:3; 3:7-11, 14-15; 4:7; 5:11; 8:10; 12:25 … Continue reading

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When the Perfect Comes…

Paul stated as a principle in 1 Corinthians 13 that “when the perfect comes, the partial is done away.”  We see this principle manifest in different ways:  when the kingdom of God came, the church was done way; when the … Continue reading

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The Inadequacy of the Scriptures

Normally, we would speak of the adequacy of the Scriptures for they are the word of God.  However, is there is sense in which they are inadequate?  Yes. Here is the sense in which the Bible is inadequate: John 5:39 … Continue reading

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If You Are Going to Meditate the Word, Meditate Jesus

If you are going to meditate the word of God each day, be sure to meditate “The Word.”  (John 1:1; Revelation 19:13).  That is, be sure that you are meditating the word that is Jesus. No line of the Bible should … Continue reading

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In the Old Testament God Makes Promises; In the New Testament, He Keeps Them

The Old Testament documents the promises God made regarding Messiah and the redemption of creation.  The New Testament documents how God kept those promises. Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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The Occupational Hazard of a Christian Preacher

The occupational hazard of a Christian preacher is to read the Bible looking for something to say rather than for something to do. He who reads the Bible looking for something to do, and does it, will, from that life … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible Is Not a Purely Intellectual Exercise

If reading the Bible were a purely intellectual exercise then all PhD’s would be better able to understand the Bible than all high school graduates.  It’s obvious that this is not the case. There’s more to reading the Bible than intelligence … Continue reading

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