3 Things to Do Before Studying the Bible Book by Book

Studying a book of the Bible from beginning to end is wonderful because you get a chance to fully understand a particular author’s message and purpose for writing. But before you get started, here are three things I suggest you do first.

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10 Myths about In-Depth Bible Study that Keep You from Meaningful Time with God

What’s keeping you from studying the Bible in depth? Turn a corner today and connect with God over meaningful time in His Word.

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Should we study the Bible like a textbook?

Bible study is worth every effort we once gave school work. It's certainly more worthwhile than reading Shakespeare. Yet many of us don't approach the Bible as we did Shakespeare. So the questions remains: Should we study the Bible like a textbook? Here is my answer.

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5 Reasons to Study the Bible Systematically

Studying the Bible systematically - Your reactions to this concept may range from excitement to intimidation. Here are 5 reasons why you should give it a try.

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Stress-Free School Year

It's that time of year again. Get your kids ready for another school year, gather up supplies, re-establish routines, and plan for those school lunches. Here are 7 strategies for preparing for a stress-free school year.

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3 Ways to Prioritize A Morning Quiet Time Without Stressing

The idea of a morning quiet time - just you, your Bible, a cup of coffee, and Jesus - has always sounded very appealing... and maybe out of reach. Here are three practical, real-life ways to prioritize a morning quiet time without stressing.

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Overcoming Sin with Bible Truth

Sometimes sin festers and does so much damage in our lives that, by the time we repent, we are left with a pile of bad habits we can't seem to get rid of. The Bible can help us overcome sin and start fresh.

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Seeking God's Direction through His Word

I'd venture to say that most of us are currently seeking God's input and direction for our lives in one way or another. We want to make good decisions, ones based on truth and His will. What better way to look than His Word?!

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Understanding Current Events through the Lens of Scripture

Taking a biblical stance on current issues like gun control, gay marriage, and abortion can be tricky but is a vital part of our Christian life. Let's understand current events through the lens of Scripture.


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3 Common Pitfalls of Topical Studies & How to Avoid Them

Topical Bible studies are so appealing. When a question is burning in your heart, you want to discover Scripture’s answer. Topical studies are a great tool but don't use them as a shortcut.

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5 Ways Topical Studies Can Strengthen Your Faith Walk

Sometimes we start a topical study out of curiosity. We are wondering what the Bible says about this or that. But ultimately, we want to know that our Bible study is going to draw us closer to God.

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How to Study Bible Topics that Matter to You

Topical Bible studies are a great way to learn about God, take a biblical stance on current events, overcome a sin or weakness, tackle your personal growth goals with God's help, answer a theological or any other Bible question, need God's wisdom and direction. Take charge of your quiet time and study the Bible topics that really matter to you.

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The Lord's Prayer: Yours Is the Kingdom

The Lord's prayer has helped us take on a heavenly perspective, and we are not about to let go of it as we say "Amen". In closing this prayer, let's renew our focus once again, proclaiming God's will above all. May He be glorified in all that we do.

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The Lord's Prayer: Deliver us from evil

Do you know what's much more important than the big-screen TV you really want? It's the grace needed to live a life of righteousness. May we always and whole-heartedly seek to honor God.

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The Lord's Prayer: Forgive Us As We Forgive

If we are ever in need of something, it is God's mercy. Even still this request for God's forgiveness is not one-sided. We pray, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us."

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The Lord's Prayer: Give us this Day our Daily Bread

Only after a time of praise and ensuring that our heart is fully submitted to God, do we bring requests for our own earthly needs before God in prayer. The placement of this petition "give us this day our daily bread" is not the only challenge of this verse, however. 

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The Lord's Prayer: Your Will Be Done

Probably one of the hardest things to pray and really mean is this third petition of the Lord's Prayer: God, not mine but Your will be done - fully and completely! Let's consider what it means for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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The Lord's Prayer: Your Kingdom Come

When we pray, we approach our heavenly Father who is also a King. We come with a desire to advance His kingdom and worship our Ruler. Let's take a look at this second petition of the Lord's Prayer.

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