Bible Study is Not Doing Crosswords!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Bible Study, Quotations | 1 comment

I think that there are people who enjoy Bible study the same way that other people enjoy filling out crossword puzzles. Get all the parts and get the thing completed – they find satisfaction. I think there are people that study the Bible that way. They can see how it relates to its context and how its details work to get across the concept. But if it never gets into your life, if it never really touches your experience, I doubt seriously that...

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On Memorizing Scripture

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Bible Study, scripture memorization, Spiritual disciplines | 0 comments

He was in the wilderness. He was exhausted. He was hungry and thirsty. He was alone. He was attacked by the Devil. He was armed with the word of God. He was victorious. With confidence in the sacred scriptures, Jesus prevailed against the tempter’s deceitful schemes (see Matt. 4:1-11). The Lord defeated Satan with three verses from Deuteronomy. How much more can you and I resist temptation, live obediently, and endure hardship if we get...

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A Testimony: My Journey to the ESV

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Bible Study, ESV | 0 comments

The Bible has always been a central part of my life. And the translation of my youth was the King James Version. My home church was not “King James Only.” But the KJV was the only translation we were exposed to. I had a children’s story Bible that I loved. But I knew it was not THE Bible. The KJV was. I assumed it was the Bible Jesus and the apostles read. My father – who was my pastor – studied and preached from the KJV. But he often read...

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Bible Study Is Not Meant To Satisfy Our Curiosity

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010 in Bible Study, Haddon Robinson, Michael Duduit, Preaching, Quotations | 1 comment

I think that there are people who enjoy Bible study the same way that other people enjoy filling out crossword puzzles. Get all the parts and get the thing completed – they find satisfaction. I think there are people that study the Bible that way. They can see how it relates to its context and how its details work to get across the concept. But if it never gets into your life, if it never really touches your experience, I doubt seriously that...

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The Vital Statistics of Philippians

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Bible Study, Philippians, Vital Statistics | 3 comments

God willing, this Sunday morning I will begin a verse-by-verse exposition of the epistle of Paul to the Philippians. I am calling the series: “Philippians: Partnership in the Gospel.” Here is a summary introduction of the book of Philippians that gives abbreviated details about the contend and background of this letter. I hope you find it helpful as you read through, study, and meditate on this wonderful letter of Philippians....

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Best Commentaries

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008 in Bible Study, Commentaries, Online Resources | 2 comments

Bible commentaries are an essential tool for personal Bible study and Bible exposition. There are those who would vehemently disagree with that previous sentence. But do not listen to them. Commentaries are important and helpful. I strive to live by the principle of the Proverbs that teach the importance of godly counsel (e.g., Proverbs 11:141; 15:22; 20:18). This is one of the reasons why I use Bible commentaries. There are men who have spent...

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