The Necessity of Daily Praying and Reading the Bible
As the believer daily renews their mind in the Scriptures, and in prayer they cast themselves upon the Lord - they will walk in purity. When you find a...
A Meditation on Meditations
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.
Bible meditation is not necessarily Bible reading, not necessarily Scripture memory, not reading good books and commentaries, not listening to good sermons, not prayer nor singing...
Homiletics: Eisegesis Is Not a Light Matter (Part 5)
When the preacher's sermon preparation leads him to commit eisegesis and he reads his own idea and meaning into the text, it is not a light matter.
Homiletics: Asking Questions of the Text (Part 4)
When studying the Bible for sermon preparation you must ask questions of the text. Then when preaching bring some of those same questions up to the listener.
Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)
When it comes to rightly handling the Scriptures we want to seek for perfection. The preacher's goal is to articulate the truth of God exactly as it is and to not make clumsy statements.
The Word of God Is Not Bound
You may silence the messenger, but the message of the Gospel can't be stopped. This is illustrated in the life of John the Baptist and in the earthly life...
The Myth of the King James Only
Many adamantly hold to the “KJV Only” as being the only translation of the Bible to use.
Reading and Understanding the Bible
What do we do when we encounter something in the Scriptures that we don't immediately understand?
Understanding the Book of Revelation
In this brief Bible Study Tim discusses how looking for repetition in the Scripture is a method to use in order to understand apocalyptic language.
Practical Advice on Daily Bible Reading
It is sloppy Christian life if you are not reading your Bible every single day. This is the food for the soul, this is our life, our health, this is where we see Christ.
My mind being now more open and enlarged, I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men.
I went accordingly to my room, and locked my door, and putting the Bible on a chair, I went down on my knees at the chair. There I remained for several hours in prayer and meditation over the word of God; and I can tell you that I learned more in those three hours which I spent in this way, than I had learned for many months previously.
“You will get at the soul of Scripture when you can keep Jesus with you while you are reading.” & “If the very soul of reading be the understanding of what we read, then we must in prayer call upon the Holy Ghost to unlock the secret mysteries of the inspired word.”