A Resource Library of Your Own
My five-volume Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible.

A Resource Library of Your Own

In my last post, after wrapping up our study of Acts 17, I wrote that I would devote today’s effort to discussing how you can build a resource library, and what you’ll want to include in it. That topic, of course, is quite broad, so I’ll begin with three essentials.…

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Bible Gateway Accepted My Blog!

I have something wonderful to share today, so I’ll interrupt our study of the Berean incident in Acts 17. For this post, I'm delivering my news – my blog is now part of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid! I'll tell you more about this grid later, but first let me…

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Researching Paul in All the Wrong Places

Even though I asked you (in my last post) to begin researching the people of Acts 17, I’ve decided to postpone the next part of our study of the Bereans. That's because of what happened to me as I began looking at the apostle Paul. For this post, then, let’s…

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Your Most Important Study Tool

What would you consider to be your most important Bible study tool? I believe the answer is a good study Bible. I do not mean one that has been labeled a study Bible because of additional material, such as chapter summaries and maps. What I mean is a Bible that…

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My Morning Coffee With God

Although I love to study the Bible every morning, I have to admit that I’m a bit like Dug. He is the speaking dog in the 2009 animated movie Up. He often stopped in the middle of conversations, jerking his head to one side or the other and announcing “Squirrel!”…

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The Inductive Method of Bible Study

My first four blog posts demonstrated the importance of context. We looked at elements in the story of Samson that are better understood in their textual, historical, cultural and geographic context. They illustrated why we need a systematic approach to Bible study, but they did not tell you how to…

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Why Context is Important in Bible Study

Has anyone ever told you that you’ve taken her words “out of context”? You’re probably nodding, at least mentally, because almost all of us are guilty of this annoying little habit. Like me, you could be guilty because you’re not completely focused on what you’re hearing. One striking statement might…

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