The Bible (Page 3)

The Bible (Page 3)

Bible Devotion Series: Read, Study and Apply

Reading and studying the Bible is a rewarding experience. The Psalmist declared, “I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes” (Psalm 119:48). By means of this consistent activity, we come face to face with what God has spoken. This is a true delight! On the HBC blog, in addition to the various topics…

Anxiety and the Christian

Solomon wrote, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Prov. 12:25). In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus provides a good word to His people. There are many things in life that consume are thinking and can weigh us down. The pressures of these things can cause a strong sense of fear, anxiety and worry. As citizens of the…

An Elder’s Calling and Character

In an earlier post, I looked at what the Bible says concerning the meaning of an elder. In this post, I will consider what an elder’s calling and character is like. It is the duty of an elder to lead (1 Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:17), teach (1 Tim. 3:2; 5:17), and shepherd (Acts 20:28-30; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Tim. 3:5; James 5:14; 1 Pet. 5:1-2) the congregation in a local…

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…

Bible Reading for 2014

God – the Creator and Sovereign of the universe – is not silent. He has spoken and continues to speak through His Word. For this reason, reading Scripture is of paramount importance for the people of God. As we start a new year, this is a great time to choose a Bible reading plan, be resolved and start reading! My friend Nathan W. Bingham (Internet Outreach…

Getting the Gospel Right

Getting the gospel right is critical.  The word “gospel” comes from the Greek word euangelion, which literally means “good news”. It is good news because it contains the message of God’s salvation to sinful man. It contains the declaration of deliverance from sin. If we are going to get the gospel right, it is essential that we understand the…