'Bible study' Tagged Posts

'Bible study' Tagged Posts

How to Study the Scriptures and Get it Wrong

Imagine you are invited to attend a very special event. You get the address; you look it up in your map, spend hours carefully studying all the fine details in the map and off you go. However, after all that effort in studying the map and the time spent travelling, you are told that you are going to the wrong destination. Why? Despite your diligent study, you missed the…

Living Effective Lives for God

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11) How do we mature in our faith as Christians? What…

Wrong ways of reading the Bible

Keep asking questions of the Bible passage we are reading, every time, even if it seems tiresome. What does this passage actually say? How does the gospel shape our understanding of this passage or church practice? Are we reading the Bible correctly?

Assurance of Salvation

The other day I was doing a Bible study with a friend. My opening question I like to ask is whether you are 100% sure that you will go to heaven. She wasn’t. She thought of her sins and couldn’t be 100% sure that God would accept her into heaven. But at the end of the study half an hour or so later, she was 100% sure. Praise God! The study I was using is from Matthias…

The Ministry of the Word and Prayer

If my ministry as a pastor is prayer and the word of God, should I not be giving a lot of time to prayer …? I have to admit that I find it very hard to do that on my own. It’s much easier praying with a friend. We take it in turns. We use a passage of scripture, say one of Paul’s prayers, and pray in general for each person – for their godliness, growth in Christ,…
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