Category Archives: Bible

The 15 Year Plan

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it is my goal to write through the Bible before I die. Well, it may surprise you that I had not actually calculated how long it would take if I continue to write … Continue reading

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The NET Bible: A Great Free Resource for Serious Study

There are many study Bibles available and many of them are very good. I have a few that I like to recommend to people who are wanting to gain a better understanding of Scripture. However, there is one study Bible … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Bible or the Author of the Bible?

Um, this came across my Facebook feed today and lots of people liked it. Why? I have no idea. The statement on the photo creates a false dichotomy between knowing the Bible and knowing God. It champions the second and … Continue reading

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Prosperity: It’s Another Gospel

In a recent sermon series on 1 Peter, I commented that I believe prosperity theology (a.k.a. “health and wealth”, “name it and claim it”, “word of faith”, etc.) is one of the greatest opponents of true Christianity in the world … Continue reading

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New Sermon Series in the Works

I am currently in the middle of a sermon series on the book of 1 Peter. I will be in this series for several more weeks, but I am already beginning to do some groundwork on the next series. The problem … Continue reading

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How Should Christians Think About the Violence of Football?

American football is a violent sport.  There is no secret to the number of injuries that happen on a regular basis.  Over the last few years the concerns of many have focused on the long-term impact of concussions on players, … Continue reading

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Hearing the “Voice” of God

How many times have you heard someone say “God told me to  (fill in the blank) “?  I am not talking about the crazy person who says that God told him to blow up a day care center.  It is … Continue reading

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Which of these Common Sayings are Found in the Bible?

I recently quizzed my congregation on their knowledge of the Bible by asking them which of the following sayings are direct quotes from Scripture: 1.  Moderation in all things. 2.  Spare the rod, spoil the child. 3.  Do unto others … Continue reading

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Geocentrists Still Exist

I am re-reading a book by one of my former seminary professors.  The book is Don’t Stop Believing and it deals with how Christian belief and action go together. In chapter one, the author makes the point that the more we … Continue reading

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If you could ask God for one thing…

I am preparing a sermon and need your input.  All you have to do is respond to the following question: “If you could ask God for one thing (and only one thing), what would you ask for?” Leave your response … Continue reading

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