More help for your personal study

Crossway Books recently posted another short, helpful set of instructions to help improve our personal bible study—A 7-Step Approach to In-Depth Bible Study. Here are the highlights: 1. See the structure. Start with looking for the structure of the passage. The...

Help for Journaling through Scripture

Good to see everyone last night. Press on! A lot of you know I’m always looking for tools that help us engage scripture with our minds at a deep level. So I wanted to share an article posted on the Crossway Books site a few days ago, called 5 Prompts for...

What does Genesis 3:16 mean?

Tonight we’ll look at Genesis 3:16, which reads: To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” (NKJV) There...

Helps for Memorizing Scripture

I can’t say enough about how good it is to commit scripture to memory. But here are some things to help you, if you want to get to it. (They’re always on the “Resources” page. Just click on “Devotions.”) Personal Devotions Planning...

How to Furnish Your Heart with Assurance

“It is harder for the heart to be furnished with assurance than for the mind to be endowed with thought.” So writes John Calvin in in third book of The Institutes of the Christian Religion.  In other words–it’s easier to fill your mind with...

Putting the “a” in “amuse.”

On Saturday, at the Men’s Conference here at church, Jack Crans said something to this effect: “If I say the word ‘muse’ people look at me like I’m crazy. If I say ‘amuse,’ they know what I’m talking about.” He was trying to...