It’s possible to miss important details from passages we’ve read the most times. That’s why we must take our time as we read and ask the same basic questions of observation every time.
In his second letter to Timothy, Paul wrote that “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Christians from the apostles until now have, like Paul, regarded Scripture as central to the life and growth of the Church.
But even though we know its importance to our lives, too often our knowledge and application of Scripture remain minimal. Why? Perhaps sitting down to study the Bible might seem intimidating, or it could just be difficult to carve out some devotional time. Maybe you have questions about the Bible, but you aren’t sure where to look for answers.
Let these tools, articles, audio sermons, and resources help you incorporate the Scriptures more fully into your life.
Chuck explains how they chose the analogy of preparing a meal for their book on studying Scripture. The ingredients in our kitchen have great potential, if we know when to use them.
People often ask Chuck how he draws the kinds of insights he does out of the verses he reads. He wrote this book to help us each “open our eyes” and learn how to make the same discoveries.
If you want to understand our times, you should read your newspaper first, right? Not necessarily, says Chuck. The Bible has context, roots, and timeless wisdom your paper lacks.
A common question a brand-new Christian asks about the Bible is, “Where should I read first? Should I just start in Genesis?” Rhome tackles this question and gives his recommendation.
How is the New Testament laid out? Is it mostly history or instruction? Is there prophecy in it? Rhome and Chuck give an overview of the 27 books you’ll find there.
He is coming back. What a difference it will make!" It is remarkable, when you stop and get specific about it, how many things we take for granted will suddenly be removed or changed drastically. Think about that.
When you pick up a newspaper, you grab the section most in line with your interests: sports, arts, opinions, or news. Rhome and Chuck explain how the Bible also has categories and sections.
Fear. Ever met this beast? Sure you have. It comes in all shapes and every size. Fear of failure. Fear of heights. Fear of crowds. Fear of disease and death. Fear of rejection. Fear of unemployment.