Resources on Scripture

Sep 22, 2016

You Can Trust the Bible This I Know, for Jesus Told Us So by Rustin J. Umstattd

 We don’t have to base our faith on our emotions, a desire for it to be true, or any other subjective experience. The Word of God is completely trustworthy - Jesus says so himself.

Dec 27, 2015

You Can Lead a Man to Living Water, But You Can’t Make Him Drink by Sean Nolan

It is possible to have a fascination with the Bible that does not lead to faith in Christ.

May 18, 2016

Why is the Bible So Repetitive? by Chad Ashby

Praise the Lord that he is willing to repeat himself, because the best truths deserve repeating.

Feb 23

When We Open the Bible by David McLemore

To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.

Sep 15, 2016

We Hold Precious Words Close by Erik Raymond

The Christian has the perfect words of God - they are scented with heaven, preserved for us, and even addressed to us. Sadly many of us have gotten over it.

May 12, 2015

The Thread of Scripture Leads to Christ by Benjamin Hawkins

Those who want to find the true Jesus through relics will come up shorthanded.

Aug 25, 2016

The Sufficiency of Scripture & Practical Bible Doctrine by Darin Smith

What we believe about the authority and sufficiency of Scripture is important. Either the Bible is right or it is wrong; it is either an ordinary book or a divinely-inspired text.

Apr 26, 2015

The Problem with "God Told Me So" by Staff

"The brother dismissed my view as impossible on the grounds that the Holy Spirit, who does not lie, had told him the truth on this matter. Being young and bold, I pressed on with my explanation of grammar, context, and translation, but was brushed off by a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:10b-15: spiritual things must be spiritually discerned -- which left little doubt about my status."

Oct 5, 2016

The Mysteries of Exodus Explained by Jared Musgrove

Wonder is necessary to survival, either in telling a story or living your own. No wonder we are a people starved of soul satisfaction.

Oct 21, 2016

The Joy of Seeing Christ in the Old Testament by Ian Conrey

When we see the Old Testament in light of Jesus, we don't destroy its essence, we enrich it. 

Oct 11, 2015

The Gospel According to Esther, Part 2 by Steve Rahn

Because our churches are filled with, and led by, people who have caved under far less pressure than what Esther faced. We have all been guilty of hiding our heavenly identity and submitting to the faithless systems of life around us.

Oct 4, 2015

The Gospel According to Esther, Part 1 by Steve Rahn

Esther's first nine verses make Xerxes out to be pretty intimidating. It's obvious from the lavish banquet throws and the riches he has and the way he micromanages absolutely everything that he is one powerful dude. But then the wheels fall off.

Apr 27, 2015

The Bible and "Le Mot Juste" by Jared C. Wilson

Every word of Scripture from Genesis 1:1's "In" to Revelation 22:21's "Amen" is le mot juste.

May 24, 2016

Jesus, the True and Better Joshua by Peyton Hill

Throughout history, God has been at work in and through those He chooses to use greatly. In the book of Joshua, the mighty works God performs are but a shadow of a greater Reality yet to come.

Mar 10

Into the Great Unknown by Andrea Burke

Go to the source. Go into the dark of things you don’t know. Watch how the stars shine.

Feb 9

How Can I Delight in God's Word?​ by Casey Lewis

When the Bible is our delight, we look forward to reading it each day and feel a keen sense that something's missing when we don't.

Jan 19

Exulting in the Shepherd by Joshua Jenkins

Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.

Oct 14, 2015

Blood-Sprinkled Words by Charles Spurgeon

Believe, I pray thee, and rest thee on the blood-sprinkled words of this wondrous Book.

Sep 2, 2016

Be Careful How You Read Your Bible by Joel Littlefield

Open each page with faith and expectancy even if you are a little unsure what you might or might not hear.

Mar 8

5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible by Kristen Wetherell

Until our race is finished, we glean from him, day in and day out. 

Oct 13, 2016

2 Words That Kill Effective Bible Study by Zach Barnhart

Deciding what the Bible means "to us" seems like an innocent way to invite everyone’s voice to the table for discussion, but it’s a surefire way to kill effective Bible study.

Mar 16

2 Good Reasons to Say "Amen" Today by Michael Kelley

There are only two options with Scripture: either we say amen to its entirety, or we entirely reject it.