Resources on Scripture

Sep 22, 2016

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

Jun 27, 2017

Why Isaiah 6 Isn't Isaiah 1 by Mike Leake

Unless we have a vision of God’s holiness, we’ll be great at pronouncing woes against sinners, but woefully inadequate at proclaiming God’s grace.

Apr 11, 2017

Why Do We Read the Bible? by Casey Lewis

As much as reading the Bible is an intellectual exercise, gaining knowledge shouldn’t be the main reason we read it.

Apr 28, 2017

Why A "Paper" Bible is Better Than A Bible App At Church Meetings by Steve Burchett

Your paper Bible could be precious and useful to you in ways that a digital Bible never could. 

Feb 23, 2017

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.

Dec 21, 2017

What Scripture Can Do by Mike Brooks

Forty-two weeks? In one book of the Bible? For close to an entire year? Yes, yes, and yes. But why?

Mar 31, 2017

What Is The Bible And What Does It Tell Us? by Casey Lewis

If we want to learn more about who we are, we don’t look within, instead, we look outside ourselves to God’s Word 

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.

Aug 11, 2017

The Canon of Scripture: Why It Is Trustworthy and True by Kaitlyn Wright

We don’t need new or flashy words from God when we have His Word solidified for us. 

Dec 18, 2017

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.

Feb 8

Studying Scripture with Augustine

Three Principles for a Healthy Start

We may not follow all of Augustine’s interpretations of Scripture, but his humility before the word continues to teach us.

Aug 9, 2017

Seeing and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus in Jonah by Ian Conrey

The primary point of Jonah is not about how Jonah should have obeyed, it's about how God continued his redemptive plan despite Jonah's disobedience.

Oct 20, 2017

Remembering the Reformation: Sola Scriptura by Jason K. Allen

He who lives in light of the five solas will experience a more fulfilled and fruitful Christian life. 

Nov 7, 2017

Preaching the Psalms to Ourselves by Dave Jenkins

The book of Psalms shows us not only how to do to right theology, but also how good theology should lead us to worship and right living before the Lord.

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, 2017

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.

May 19, 2017

How God Uses Questions in the Bible by Michael Kelley

God uses questions to force us to confront our own hearts.

Feb 9, 2017

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.

Feb 27

Hide, Replenish, and Go by Wesley Lassiter

Scripture is not about you; it is about Jesus. Scripture is, however, for you through the work of Jesus.

May 24, 2017

Four Reasons to Bring Your Bible to Church by Mike Phay

Touching and handling a Bible anchors us physically to God’s gracious gift of the Bible itself.

Jan 19, 2017

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.

Jul 5, 2017

Don't Just Tweet Your Proverbs by Jim Elliff

We should never think that just because God has blessed us, we are free to allow our heart to be turned from God. 

Jun 6

Cut Again by the Blades of Mercy by Erik Raymond

I don’t deserve mercy; I deserve judgment. I deserve quick, exacting, unrelenting, justice. 

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.

Jan 3

Big Data and the Holy Spirit by Luke Holmes

I have a God who cares about me, and who loves me enough to orchestrate everything so that my soul is fed the right thing for the day I need it.

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.

Dec 8, 2017

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home on Sola Scriptura by Jessalyn Hutto

The warmth of his love is channeled through us, spilling out onto all who are welcomed under our roofs.

Nov 24, 2017

A Revival Of The Public Reading of Scripture by Steve Burchett

God’s word has been read publically, even at length, throughout salvation history.

Mar 8, 2017

5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible by Kristen Wetherell

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

Feb 14

5 Basics of Biblical Interpretation by Dave Jenkins

The basis for biblical interpretation begins with Jesus.

May 29

4 Great "Therefore's" in the Bible by Michael Kelley

Praise the Lord that our eternity hinges not on our ability to live out a “therefore,” but on Jesus’ righteous life on our behalf.

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, 2017

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.