As followers of Jesus Christ, everything we do should have its foundation in the Word of God. It is the Bible that points the way toward Jesus. It is the Bible that documents the words of Jesus. It is the Bible that provides us with answers and direction. Many people today get their Biblical direction from a pastor or other Bible teacher. Personal Bible study among young people seems to be on the decline. The truth is, Bible study can be challenging and time consuming. In an effort to help simplify and streamline the process, I have provided several tools in this blog that make finding clear Biblical direction quick and easy.
The first thing I did when starting this blog was to search the Bible for all things connected to what it means to serve God. Here you will find a collection of Bible verses that are the Biblical direction used as the foundation for this blog.
Here you will find the most commonly accepted essential doctrines of Christianity along with a corresponding Bible verse. This is the basic understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
The Ten Commandments are the starting point for our understanding of God’s righteousness. Everything extends forward from this point. It’s important for all believers to have more than a vague understanding of the Ten Commandments. This post provides that detailed foundation.
The best way to truly connect with the Bible is to read it from cover-to-cover in a relatively brief period of time. In so doing, you will discover how the entire work connects together from beginning to end. This 90 day reading plan will help you accomplish that goal.
Here you will find a collection of selected Bible verses, along with a brief commentary, covering the entire Bible from beginning to end. Working your way through this abbreviated study you will be reminded of many of the most important teachings in the Bible.
This is a unique personal commentary on the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. These notes identify what I found to be the underlying message in each book of the Bible. My prayer is that this work will inspire you to read the Bible and produce your own notes, thereby creating your own personal connection to the Word of God.
In this series of blog posts, you will find many suggestions for extracurricular reading that will bring clarity to your Bible study. Reading the Bible without the help of a qualified teacher can sometimes be confusing. It is very likely that within this fairly long list of reading material you will find a book that speaks directly to your heart and opens up the pages of the Bible in a new way.
The gospel of John is one of the earliest accounts of the life of Jesus written by one of his closest followers – an eyewitness to many of the events depicted. John’s stated reason for writing this gospel is so that we might know Jesus and receive salvation. This series of brief Bible devotionals will challenge you to look closer at the book of John.
The book of Acts describes the final acts of Jesus, the acts of the Holy Spirit, and the acts of the apostles as they built the Christian church after the ascension of Jesus. This book describes how salvation was brought first to the Jews and then to the non-Jewish followers of Jesus. This is one of the most important foundational documents of the Christian church. In this series of brief Bible devotionals, you will develop a new perspective of the book of Acts.
The Apostle Paul’s letter known as the book of Romans is not a difficult book to read and understand; however, it is so packed with information you would be well advised to slow down and take your time digesting each chapter. This is a book about the righteousness of God, how God rescues the world through Jesus, and most importantly, this is a story about unity. In this series of brief Bible devotionals, you will come to know the book of Romans intimately.
The book of James was written by Jesus’ half-brother; a man who grew up with Jesus, knew him intimately, and was by his side for much of his ministry. This book is therefore filled with the wisdom of Jesus. The book of James is a well-crafted conglomeration of Biblical wisdom designed to point followers of Jesus Christ in the right direction. In this series of brief Bible devotionals, you will be guided step-by-step through the book of James.
The book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, was written by the Apostle John and is the direct revelation of Jesus Christ given to John via an angel. In this vision, Jesus speaks directly to John and provides many insights into what is to come at the end of this world. By leaning heavily on Tim LaHaye and his book “Revelation Unveiled,” you will find a complete summary of the awesome details delivered in the book of Revelation.