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A Word About Faith

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. One day some religious people, a group known as the […]

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What Are Some Good Disciplines for Reading Scripture?

As we near the end of this part of the series of “How to Understand the Bible,” we take up one very practical question: what can we do to make sure we are reading Scripture regularly? I still cherish my boyhood memories of going fishing with my grandfather. It seems like it was yesterday. One […]

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How Can We Know If Someone is Giving False Teaching?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in […]

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How Can We Refine Our Understanding of Biblical Theology?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Theology is not limited to the work of professors and […]

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How Should We Apply Scripture to Life?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. It is dangerous to understand the Bible better. It is […]

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How Can We Hear God’s Voice in Scripture?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Some years back, I did a survey of our church’s […]

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What Is the Most Natural Way to Read the Bible?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. This and the following six installments of “How to Understand the Bible” address the all-important subject of how to interpret Scripture. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more […]

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Though the Earth Give Way – Earthquake in Nepal

The words of Psalm 46 may come to mind as we think of the many who suffer in earthquake-stricken Nepal. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar […]

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How Should We Understand the Book of Revelation?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. If we did not realize already that it takes a […]

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What is Unique About the Books of James and Hebrews?

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. We continue to find astonishing variety in the Scriptures when […]

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