Tag: Bible study

Reap what you Sow

The Bible provides us with a simple process for making our lives complete.  This process has nothing to do with material gain – it’s not about a bigger house, a new car, or a better job.  Those things should not be your ultimate goal. …

Discipleship Discipline Two

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Know God’s Word The goal of Discipleship Discipline Two is to know where the Bible came from, whom it was written for, why we trust it, and to develop an ongoing…

Path to Discipleship

“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark 8:34 (NIV) It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Christian for five minutes…

How to Make a Difference in the World

The way to make a difference in this world is to take what you’ve learned in your Bible study and that which you’ve gained through worship, then combine it with a good measure of prayer and put it into action serving others. “Do not…

United in Love 

A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the name…

God’s Training Manual

The Bible is not a rule book; it is your training manual.  You can benefit from the Bible’s instruction or you can continue to fumble around trying to figure out this life on your own.  God has given you a choice.  Let me share…

The Empty Tomb

Jesus Christ was ridiculed, horribly beaten, and nailed to a cross to die for our sins.  God, in all his wisdom, determined this to be the most graphic example of His love for us; the ultimate sacrifice.  Although fully divine, Jesus felt every stroke…

Preaching and Teaching

When Paul sent his first letter to Timothy who was serving in Ephesus, his main concern was the false teachers preaching for personal gain.  He describes them this way in chapter 6 verse 5: “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the…

Where are you at spiritually?

When we become followers of Jesus Christ we begin a long journey toward our eternal existence.  Along the way there are many opportunities to become sidetracked or stalled by distractions.  Sometimes what looks like the right way to go is actually the devil in…

Actions not Words

Stop studying the Bible.  If you’re a mature Christian and you’ve read the Bible, attended thousands of sermons, been to Bible seminars and small group studies many times, do you really need to keep studying?  You should have it down by now.  Actions not…

Step Seven – The Parables of Jesus

When Jesus was asked by the disciples why he taught in parables He essentially told them because not everyone was ready to hear what he was teaching.  We can therefore surmise that the parables of Jesus were some of his most important lessons for…

Bible Verses About Love

In many ways, the Bible is a love story.  It’s a story about God’s everlasting love for us and how our love for Him is the key to living a fulfilled and complete life on this earth; and how to continue that life into…