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How Scripture Examines Us

This is the third lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study the Bible” series. You can catch up with last week’s lesson here. 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 […]

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Which Bible?

This is the second lesson in Mel Lawrenz’ new “How to Study the Bible” series. You can catch up with last week’s lesson here. 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 […]

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Reminder: “How to Study the Bible” Lessons Begin Soon

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Read Your Bible Better: New Practical Lessons on Bible Study Beginning Soon

Do you study the Bible? Do you want to? Most Christians would agree that regular Bible reading is an important and beneficial activity. But is there a difference between reading Scripture and studying it? The word study carries connotations of laborious work and difficult reading. But that’s not what Bible study actually looks like. Several […]

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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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