Bible Reading Plan

Have you made a resolution to spend more time reading your Bible? Or would you just like to have a more structured plan in reading through the word of God?

Bible study is important. But sadly it’s something that we often neglect as time goes on. Even with the work I do in preparing sermons and articles every week, I still always feel like I’m missing something. In all the study and preparation I do, the thing that becomes hard to keep up with is simply reading the Bible.

If you have a busy schedule too, you may well run into this problem as well – habitual reading and casual study of God’s word.
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Some Thoughts from 2 Timothy

In February we’re going to start studying 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus in the Sunday morning Bible class I teach. Tonight I’ve been working on the study guides. When I write a study guide, I divide them up a lesson per chapter. At the top of the page in each lesson I list a key verse in the chapter that states one of the main points.

After I finished 2 Timothy, I noticed a pattern in the verses I had chosen. 2 Timothy 1:13, 2:15, 3:16, and 4:2.
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Preparing to Preach

Man holding Bible on road

One who decides to devote his life to the preaching of the gospel is to be commended. It is an important work and one which will always be needed. But how would a man who has decided to devote his life to the gospel prepare to do the work?
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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

The naive believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps” (Proverbs 14:15).

When it comes to things that pertain to the Bible, many have a belief that is based upon what someone has told them, whether that is a parent, preacher, pastor, etc. But we are being naive if we believe everything someone might tell us, regardless of how much respect we have for that person.
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We Can Understand the Bible

Bible Reading

Many say we cannot understand the Bible. Though if we could, they would certainly believe that we cannot understand the Bible alike. This belief is often used to justify the myriad doctrines and denominations we see in the religious world. But is the assertion true that we cannot understand the Bible? Can we even say we understand the Bible if we do not understand it alike?

God’s will is revealed in the Bible (1 Corinthians 2:7-10). The word of God has been revealed in such a way that we can understand it. Paul wrote to the Ephesians concerning the mystery which he had revealed and said, “When you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ” (Ephesians 3:4). The Ephesians were not to come to a different understanding than Paul. The message was revealed in such a way that they could have the same understanding that Paul had. Since we have the word of God today, we can have the same understanding as well.
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