The Daily Discovery (August 1, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) 3 Types of Legalism – “Have you, as a Christian, ever been accused of legalism? That word is often bandied about in the Christian subculture incorrectly. For example, some people might call John a legalist because they view him as narrow-minded. But the term legalism does not refer to narrow-mindedness. In reality, legalism manifests itself in many subtle ways.” Who Shall Bring Any Charge – “The topic of salvation through Christ alone often results in ‘push back.’ Sometimes it’s in the form of attitude. Other times we’re challenged with tough questions. We’ll discover how to provide compassionate answers and how to point people to Jesus on … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) What’s So Bad About Christian Radio (a response to an article by Trevin Wax) – “The last couple of weeks have seen a very crazy and often heart-breaking news cycle. So you you probably missed a blog by Trevin Wax in which he listened to two hours of K-Love and offered his critique. His conclusion was that Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is not that bad, and that ‘the critique that there is little to no theological substance is unjustified.’ His blog was titled Christian Music Radio Is More Theological Than You Think. I don’t have any doubt that it’s theological. If you’re opening your mouth and talking … Read More

Why Galatians is the Best Book in the Bible

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he gospel is always the central focus when we talk about Christianity. And on the horns of any discussion is the question: How can a just God save sinful people? How religious do we have to be to enter heaven? In the face of overwhelming opposition, the apostle Paul answers. This is the most crucial question one can address. In dealing with matters of the gospel, Galatians is the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Justification by Faith Favorite verses: “But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8) “Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by … Read More

Why 2 Kings is the Best Book in the Bible

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here are always consequences for sin, but God offers blessings for obedience. The continuing story of the Kings showcases a powerful, blessed empire that should have been a light to the nations. However, in their disobedience, they suffered a curse due to their own apostasy. The wise believer would take note and learn lessons from Israel, in order that they should not also walk away from the Lord in disobedience. For those who are captivated by the story of Israel, 2 Kings is no doubt the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: The Blessings of Obedience & The Curses of Apostasy Favorite verses: “Then it came about as they were going along and talking, that behold, there appeared a … Read More

Why Colossians is the Best Book in the Bible

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s Christians, we often struggle to keep things in perspective. We know that Jesus Christ should be the center of our lives, as well as the object of our highest praise and worship. However, when we wander off the path, and allow ourselves to operate according to our flesh, we take our eyes off Christ and begin to exalt other things in His place. But the way forward is up—elevating our eyes to the Lord Jesus and seeing Him high and exalted! For those who would see Him magnified, Colossians is the best book in the Bible. Main Themes: Exalted Life in Christ Favorite verses: “And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For … Read More

Feel Like You’re Not Hearing From God? This May Be Why…

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James 1:21  “Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” f you’re a practicing or former Evangelical Christian, I have no doubt you’ve heard someone utter the prayer, “Please, God, speak to me!  Let me know what it is you want for my life.”

Where Do I Begin?!: How to Effectively Study the Bible

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2 Timothy 3:16-17  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”  once heard it said that the Bible is the only book someone reads in which they are encouraged to start somewhere other than the beginning.  Sound familiar?  I think to truly understand the value of that comment, one must understand exactly what the Bible is and what it’s not.  This article from the Resurgence sums it up very well: