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How to Study the Bible: God Speaks First, We Bring Our Questions

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study 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. There are two basic ways we get to know […]

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How to Study the Bible: Developing Our Biblical Vocabulary

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study 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. Last time we looked at the importance of the […]

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The Meaning of Specific Words in the Bible

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study 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 amazing, when you think about it, that […]

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How to Study the Bible: Studying a Particular Bible Passage

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study 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. In the last two lessons we looked at approaching […]

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Understanding the Flow of Meaning of a Biblical Book

This is the ninth lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study 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. When I know I have to travel […]

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A Prayer and a Thought for the New Year

Next week we resume “How to Study the Bible.” For today, a thought and a prayer as we approach the new year. Only God knows the future, and, more importantly, is the caretaker and Lord of the future. In Christian faith there is a bedrock truth that enables believers to move into the future with […]

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A Prayer for the Christmas Season

We will return next week with the next lesson in “How to Study the Bible.” For this week, a Christmas blessing for personal or church use (including printable PDF version link below). Christ has come! Lord God, In these weeks leading up to Christmas we long to know the meaning, the power, and the mystery […]

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How to Study the Bible: Approaching a Biblical Book

This is the eighth lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study 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. The reason we study the Bible is […]

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How to Study the Bible: Understand the Intent of the Biblical Authors

This is the seventh lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study 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. Every person wants to be respected. A […]

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How to Study the Bible: Curiosity

This is the sixth lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study 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. They spent months in the inhospitable sands […]

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