What is the Bible Part 7, Interpretation

You can’t quote the Bible indiscriminately. There is a story of two lawyers. One thought he would make a great impression on the jury by quoting from the Bible. So he said concerning his opponent’s client, “We have it on the highest authority that it has been said, ‘All that a man has will he…

What is the Bible Part 6, Only the New Testament

Once, when a stubborn disputer seemed unconvinced, Lincoln said, “Well, let’s see how many legs has a cow?” “Four, of course,” came the reply disgustedly. “That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?” “Why, five, of course,” was the confident reply. “Now, that’s…

What is the Bible Part 5, To Control

Em Griffin in his book The Mindchangers describes an experiment done by Solomon Asch with groups of 12 people. They were brought into a room where four lines of unequal length were displayed. They had to decide which two were the same length and publicly vote for their choice. Person after person after person (11 in all)…

What is the Bible Part 4, Fairy Tales

I have been around Christianity since I was born and can say that I have heard many different perspectives on exactly what the bible is. Because of all of these different opinions I walked away from Christianity for about 16 years, there had to be a better way. I wasn’t wrong, I had to stop…

What is the Bible Part 3 it’s the Past

“The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in that way.”…

What is the Bible Part 2 History

If someone asked you where to find the Bible verse that begins, “For God so loved the world…you’d probably know he was asking about John 3:16. If you had a Bible, you could find it for him in no time. But there was a time when no one could find a single verse in the…

What is the Bible Part 1

Never let good books take the place of the Bible. Drink from the Well, not from the streams that flow from the Well.  Amy Carmichael Today I am going to start with prayer I want direction from God not input from outside sources, even myself. Dear Heavenly Father, as I begin this series into what…

Bible

I wanted to look into the bible to see if I could understand exactly what the bible is. My first thought was; what comes to mind when thinking of the bible? Some say it’s a nice book of stories/fairytales. Others say it was created to control people, a few say that it takes away your…

Bible Thumper

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for all that you have done for me and my family we are so grateful for everything that you do for us on a daily basis. When we have the opportunities throughout this day please give me the strength to share with others all of awesome things you have done…

What is the Bible?

Did you know that through the Holy Spirit God guided the people that he chose to write the bible! These words that we have been given are one of the best owners manuals you can own. When we have a question, a problem, need encouragement or anything else God wrote it down so we have…

Saved!

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for the sacrifice that You’ve given me. For living through the turmoil, the anguish and pain. Because of this You have paid for my weaknesses. In Jesus Name Amen Today is Good Friday. It is the day you were given freedom from the accusations of the devil. Jesus was sacrificed…

You are Good Enough

I hear the statement “I am so bad there is no way that He’d ever accept me”. We are told something different in the Bible. Those whispers that you keep on hearing that tell you you are not good enough do not come from God. He tells us: “This is the will of the one…

Love

Dear Heavenly Father, show me how to be patient in every situation surrounding others with kindness. Lord thank you for the unending love that you share with me every day. In Jesus Name Amen Patient able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Kindness the quality of being friendly,…

Faith Like its Never Been Told

As I was praying about what God wanted me to share He reminded me of a story that I have never heard of being associated or taught as being a lesson in faith. After Joseph had passed away and the current king of Egypt did not know who Joseph was (Exodus 1:8 ESV) the new king was…

Thankful for His Protection

Lorrie Anderson, missionary to the head-shrinking Candoshi Shapra Indians of Peru, was looking for a quiet place for her daily time of Bible reading and prayer, so she went down by the edge of the river. After reading the Bible, she took up her prayer list. Eyes closed, she did not see the deadly anaconda…

A Lack of Knowledge

Caution In the book of Hosea, we are given a harsh but eye opening rebuke; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6 ESV We are always so “busy” to read the bible, and to spend time praying and getting to know God. I am not trying to throw stones I am guilty…

Division

It Has To Stop There seems to be something going on everywhere we turn. The division that has become an expected normal. The violence that appears to have gasoline being pored on it, always keeping it going. The lies that are getting told and accepted as truth. It feels like we are in a flood…

A Book of Cute little Stories?

Did you know that through the Holy Spirit, God guided the people that he chose to write the bible? These words that we have been given are one of the best owners manuals you can own. When we have a question, a problem, need encouragement or anything else God wrote it down so we have…

By The Hand

There seems to be something going on everywhere we turn. The division that has become an expected normal. The violence that appears to have gasoline being pored on it, always keeping it going. The lies that are getting told and accepted as truth. It feels like we are in a flood with our heads under…

Strength Training

Rest in the Lord wait for His direction and walk in His strength. Spread your wings and fly leaving the “stuff” that’s weighing you down and never looking back. Resting in the Lord would include focusing on Him. Praising Him and surrounding yourself in His word. Like any other exercise regiment the best way to keep…

By The Hand

Kept The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. Psalm 121:5-6 Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, I feel like I am surrounded by so much uneasiness, there seems to be turmoil every place I turn. Lord I need You. As I open this bible…

Blessed

What are Following The Sunday before He gave His life on the cross so that our sins might be forgiven. As He rode into town the people on the streets knew He was the “King”. When he got all the way into town the “religious” elite who “knew everything” and didn’t want to loose their power attacked and…

Remember Who You Are

Fight for it We’re going to have times in our lives that everything around us is making us feel surrounded like we cannot breath. Do you realize that you are a child of the creator of everything. You, through Him have overcome this stop listening to the whispers, the negative people, even yourself. Have faith…

Impassable

Has the “stuff” of the last 12 months made you feel like there has been an impassable barrier that is impossible to navigate? Have you convinced yourself that this barricade is something that you will never be able to traverse?  Do you realize that you have someone on your side that with a thought can…