There is much confusion outside the church and also within the church about God’s design for gender. Too often we subject ourselves to cultural norms, either in the secular sense, or also within the church. It is important to wrestle with what the Bible says.
To help us understand Nahum, we need to understand the historical context and genre. Nahum is one of the 12 Minor prophets, so called not because these books are unimportant, but because they are short. Even in Jesus’ time, these books were read together/read as a group.
Do we recognise false doctrine when we come across it? It could be in that sermon that you heard last weekend. Or on the podcast that you listen to on the way to work. Or in a book by that bestselling Christian author. Are we able to recognise false teaching?
Most of us are busy people and do struggle with Bible reading. How can we have a meaningful time of Bible reading? Why should we do it?
In this series, we’ve been looking at different tools for reading the Bible. Reading comes (relatively) easy if it's all about tips and techniques, but what do we do with what we’ve read?
We've all struggled through passages in the Bible, or have encountered those moments when we don't really know how to answer questions posed by our friends about the Bible. How ought we to read these passages?
Our bible reading and prayer life seem disconnected. What we read rarely translates and connects with what we feel and bring before God. Praying through the psalms brings together bible reading and prayer. It is a helpful technique that helps us do something more – meet God and know Him more.
What does Jesus mean when He says says repeatedly that all the Scriptures bear witness of him? In this post, we'll learn how to make sense of the Old Testament, by considering how even the Old Testament speaks of Jesus Christ.
This was a talk given at our Fellowship Weekend in January 2016 that focused on learning to read the Bible with the Bible's own big storyline in mind.
This marks the start of our "How We Should Read" series, we'll slowly look at some practical tools that we can use in our Bible Reading. But before we delve into the practicalities, we'll pause to consider once more our attitude as we approach reading.
Sometimes, personal Bible reading can be scary, but that's not true. This simple model is a tool that works out a process of Bible reading for anyone.