Every year I read through the Bible or a large section of it. Every few years I will read in a suggested chronological order, that is reading in the supposed order of events, not in book-chapter-verse order. Reading the Bible this way gives the story a narrative flow that we sometimes miss if we are not … Continue reading Why the Bible?
There are many things I do not know. There are many topics I lack enough knowledge about to comfortably join in when those topics are in conversation. Regretfully, I sometimes speak and show my ignorance. But there are some things I know and some things I think we can all know. What do I know? I know: As … Continue reading What Do I Know?
This morning on my drive to the study, I was listening to WDJC 93.7 FM. They play Contemporary Christian Music and have religious discussions and questions on air. I find this much better than the other music I used to listen too. The hosts - Roxanne and Chris - asked a simple question to us listeners this morning; … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?
Much of my preaching falls into one of two categories. Textual where I let the thought of the passage lead me to lessons found throughout scripture or Expository where I try to expose the text and context of a passage. About 10 years ago I wrote a paper on Expository Preaching for a Graduate Class … Continue reading Expository Preaching
All of God's Word has value. Through His revealed Word God gives us what we need to know pertaining to life and godliness in living faithful to Him through His Son. With that understanding, clearly stated, I want to share with you ten verses I think are important for you to read and understand. These … Continue reading Ten Verses to Read
Monday we looked at five Bible Malapropisms. Today we look at the last four in my list. I am sure there are more. God moves in a mysterious way. William Cowper wrote this in one of his last hymns in 1774. He based the thought on his recollections of his life and how he saw … Continue reading Bible Malapropisms – one more time
We continue our list from yesterday with five more phrases that sound Biblical, but are not necessarily from the Bible. What goes around comes around. This is more associated with the Hinduism/Buddhism idea of Karma than it is the Bible. In our desire for what we consider to be fair, we want others to experience what … Continue reading More Bible Malapropisms
A malapropism is the misuse of a word, specifically a word that sounds like or is similar to another. Think of "there," "their," and "they're." Or, "Good punctuation means never being late." What I am calling Bible malapropisms are not words but phrases and ideas that many think are in the Bible and sometimes quote as … Continue reading Bible Malapropisms
Quite a few people asked for "A Bible's Diary" from Sunday morning's sermon. Every place I found it online listed it as author unknown (if anyone know whom the author is, please let me know so I can give credit). Thank you to whomever wrote it. Here is the piece: • Diary of a Bible: … Continue reading Is your Bible Straving for Attention?
When I was in elementary school at Escambia Christian School a local church puppet team would come every so often and perform during chapel. I do not recall all their shows, but one sticks in my mind - well part of it. The narrator posed the question, "What if . . ? Then the puppets would act … Continue reading What If . . .