Bible study editorial
These articles are from contributing authors that are seeking to enhance Bible study through their own, personal study and understanding of the Bible.
Starting an annual bible reading is a great New Years' Resolution! There are lots of ways to go about it, but the important thing is to get started and commit to it. Here we offer some encouragement and tips that have worked for us in the past.
- By D BrackettLast Updated: June 2nd, 20232.9 min read
Ghosts are mysterious to us by nature. Maybe that's why the Holy Spirit (e.g. Holy Ghost) is an especially difficult Bible topic. To be sure, it's the least documented member of the Trinity, but we can learn some things by following a few "threads" in Scripture.
This outline of the book of James is of the text, both words and sequence, as given in the NKJ version of the Bible. Those headings in all caps have been added to the text. Reading this outline without reading the all cap headings is like reading straight from the NKJ version.
A personal index of Biblical artifacts found in the British Museum.
- By D BrackettLast Updated: July 10th, 20223.5 min read
The idea of "not enough" context is well established. Unfortunately, it is too often the case with far too many conclusions about Bible teaching. Having too little context in applying a passage is frequently an issue, but can too much context in Bible study also be an issue?
Bible class material on the study of first and second Timothy, with occasional reference to Titus.
- By D BrackettLast Updated: November 29th, 20224.4 min read
God asked Abraham to offer his only son Isaac. That really happened. Abraham and Isaac were real people in history. Understanding the emotions that must have, quite literally, consumed this family during this event can provide real insight into what true faith looks like for the Christian today.
A 101-level, foundational class for handling Bible prophecy that's suited for any Christian or Bible student.
This Old Testament kingdom timeline consists of five slides, when placed end to end, produce a continuous timeline from roughly 1,000 BC to 300 BC.
Chapters from each of the major prophets that set an undeniable foundation and direction for interpreting Biblical prophecy.
Forget about the "one-percenters" because for believers, there's the unfortunate reality of too many "25%ers". Find out what enables the dark side of being a 25%er.
The Christian should know beyond all doubt that they serve a God that is unchanging. Understanding this concept is fundamental for justifying Old Testament study as well as any New Testament doctrine. But the inverse is also true: Misunderstanding or rejecting the Old Testament removes the very foundation of the Christian’s faith, opening them up to being “carried about by every wind of doctrine.” (Eph 4:14)
Atheism is the core belief of secular humanism, a godless religion that is persistently tightening its grip on our land. I fear humanism is a stronger, more dangerous evil than we have imagined.
The gospel message is one of urgency and at the same time, patient waiting. How can that be? There is urgency for the message to go out, urgency for all to be reached, and urgency for the elect to remain faithful. Yet the redeemed are repeatedly told to "Wait". The gospel's tenant of perpetual urgency binds the otherwise irreconcilable concepts of man's time and God's eternity.