By March Villareal Isaiah 57:15 (NKJV) “For thus says the High and Lofty one Who inhabits eternity…” The idea is a little hard to wrap around our minds, but when we realize even a fraction of the possibility, we grow to understand a concept of God that will amaze us, which in turn comforts us. That His promises are as true now, as they were back then, not only because of the world’s repetitive nature, but because He is a God that remains the same since He sits enthroned in the infinity of eternity. A long time ago the prophet …continue reading
Lord, open my eyes so I can understand what You say. Help me not to judge Your Word but rather let Your Word judge me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God calls us to master the Bible and to be mastered by the Bible. As a follower of Christ, we must read the Bible regularly so that we can learn what it says, understand what it says, and do what it says. More importantly, we must allow His Word to transform and change us.
By TODD HORNE Have you ever gone to a play or a ball game and had an usher come up to you and ask if you knew where you were seated? It happens to me all of the time. I always have to look down at my ticket to remind myself, then I usually ask the usher to either show me the way or give me directions. I never seem to recall what seat I am in or where it is located. This morning I was reading Ephesians on my brand new iPOD Touch (a Father’s Day gift from my …continue reading
By JUDY HORNE Many times we Christians go through times of tribulation and testing that do not end in a short time. We begin to see our life as futile. Each day is the same as the next. We need to be reassured by God Himself that He has not forgotten us and there is a reason for our circumstances. But, often during these times, it seems our prayers hit the ceiling and bounce back. All of our strength is sapped. There is nothing, though, within the Bible that teaches God ever forsakes his children. He will strongly test us …continue reading
By Greg Baker Reading your Bible doesn’t have to be a duty. It can be fun, enjoyable, and incredibly relevant in your daily life. Even for the majority of Christians who do read their Bible on a daily basis, they do so out of a sense of duty to either God, or a sermon, or whatnot. In many cases, they get nothing out of their Bible reading. This can very easily be changed. To begin with, reading your Bible and getting something out of it is not the same thing as studying your Bible. The in depth study of the …continue reading
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GEORGE WHITFIELD (1714-1770) was a celebrated British evangelist whose compelling preaching helped spread revival in the American colonies during the First Great Awakening. How can you get the most out of your searching of the Scriptures? Here are seven guidelines from Whitfield, adapted from his sermon “The Duty of Searching the Scriptures.” In all these ways, then, search the Scriptures. Taste and see how good is the Word of God (Psalms 34:8); it will then be sweeter to you than honey and the honeycomb and dearer than gold and silver (Psalms 19:10). 1. Have always in view the purpose for …continue reading