Bible Discussion Reading Schedule – 2018

Bible Discussion Reading Schedule – 2018 Week 1: Genesis 1-17 1/1 – Genesis 1-3 1/2 – Genesis 4-6 1/3 – Genesis 7-9 1/4 – Genesis 10-11 1/5 – Genesis 12-14 1/6 – Genesis 15-17   Week 2: Genesis 18-33 1/7 – Genesis 18-19 1/8 – Genesis 20-22 1/9 – Genesis 23-24 1/10 – Genesis 25-26 1/11 –…

Don’t Assume!

Assumptions are dangerous. When someone assumes, they rush to a conclusion and ignore evidence in the process, usually because they believe they already know the answer. While this practice can certainly cause problems in one’s personal relationships, occupation, and other areas of life, it becomes especially problematic in Bible study. Far too many people assume they…

Whose Church?

The confusion that pervades the religious world is astonishing. With the existence of thousands upon thousands of denominations of “Christianity,” the Biblical concept of the church is lost upon most—even those who claim to follow Christ. As a result, it is not uncommon to hear such individuals talk about “their church.” Sadly, New Testament Christians sometimes get…

God Is Love

“God is love,” (1 John 4:8). The apostle John’s description of God is most fascinating; he does not describe God as “loving” or “full of love,” but writes that God is love. God is the definition and embodiment of love. Within the Godhead love exists in its purest and most perfect form. Love is not something God merely does—it is who He is. God is love. “But God…

Time to “Go”

Sometimes, the entirety of our evangelistic efforts could be summed up by 1 Peter 3:15. We are “ready to give a defense”—as we should be—but that is as far as we go. We know the truth and we want to teach it to others, but we simply wait…and nothing happens. If we are waiting until a lost soul comes to us asking “what must I do to be saved?” as the Philippian jailer did…

Commit!

Commitment. Our society seems to be increasingly averse to the concept of committing themselves in any serious way to anyone or anything other than themselves. Just look at the high rates of divorce, the growing acceptance of “shacking up,” and the younger generation’s heightened focus on “casual” dating instead of marriage. The societal impact caused by the rise of…

In His Infinite Wisdom

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1 From this simple statement we learn many things about our God. We learn of His infinite existence. We learn of His infinite power. We also learn of His infinite wisdom. In His infinite wisdom, God created the universe in a manner that allows the physical world to interact in a manner that…

The Christian and Goverment

God has supplied us with instruction for every aspect of life in the Bible (2 Pet. 1:3). This includes commands regarding how we should view and treat our governing authorities. Here are three key principles from Scripture that should guide the Christian’s relationship with their government: Obey the law. This Biblical directive is given quite clearly. “Let every soul be…

Who Said It?

A friend of mine once showed me a picture of one of those daily “tear-off” calendars that feature a verse from the Bible on each page. The particular calendar day that was shown read as follows: “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” – Matthew 4:9 While this may seem pleasantly inspirational to the ignorant, the more careful Bible student…

The Cosmological Argument

Consider a laptop computer. These common devices are complex and powerful machines. With them we can browse the internet, watch high-definition videos, send emails, and more. In order to accomplish all of these tasks, a laptop must be designed and built well. The internal batteries must be able to store and supply adequate power, or it will not even turn on. The…