Category Archives: Bible Study

Free Curriculum!

I see today that a good thing has happened. Free curriculum, that due to its source, can be considered doctrinally safe and sound. What follows has nothing to do with the curriculum. I am genuinely pleased that in our capitalistic … Continue reading

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The Literature Windshield

If you have never done this, then give it a try. Find a stretch of road without any oncoming traffic and while moving the speed limit, look AT the windshield. Now, no cheating. This will only take a second. Don’t … Continue reading

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Illustration and Dissonance

2 Timothy 3:16 tells us God’s Word  “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Teaching – Giving instruction Rebuking – Identifying where a mistake has been made Correcting – How to return to the correct line of … Continue reading

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Breaking the Deep Ice

Icebreakers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes in the form of “the life of the party,” whose spontaneity and humor get everyone laughing together, easing the way into conversation and relationship. Sometimes the icebreaker is a crisis … Continue reading

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The Role of the Bible in Bible Study

The title of this page sounds a little silly, doesn’t it?  However, how many of your class members actually bring and read their own Bible in “Bible Study”.  In churches across America, the answer is “not many.”  But perhaps that … Continue reading

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We have left everything to follow you!

In church yesterday, we sang, “Your Love Never Fails” by the band Jesus Culture. Good song. Mellow. Some truth. But, and here’s the rub, some “almost” truth. And before you think this not such a big deal, millions of people … Continue reading

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The Problem with Inductive Bible Study

One of my favorite cartoon strips is Baldo, by Cantu and Castellanos. In one Sunday edition, Gracie (Baldo’s little sister) and Nora (her best friend) are exploring in the woods. Gracie tells Nora, “I think we’re lost.” “How can you … Continue reading

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