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.”

I 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:

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Leading A Small (Home) Group: Are You A Dictator or Facilitator?

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I was asked to write a guest post over at the CPCC Groups page.  You can see a slightly abbreviated version there, or you may read it in its entirety below:


What is a leader?  The literal meaning as defined by Merriam-Webster is “a person who leads as a guide, commands authority, a first or principal performer of a group, or a conductor.”  Ponder for a moment, if you were to poll your group, would they answer in line with the definition of a leader?

Noticeably absent from the description is the term “dictator”.  Unfortunately, those of us called to lead sometimes have the best intentions in mind but because of the pressure of presenting Christ to a group of people each week, we become cold and business-like.  If you have fallen into this trap, fear not!  A simple shift in mindset will free you from the bondage of the weekly tediousness of preparation and allow  you to fully experience the group as a member, not a dictator.

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Welcome to Entreating Favor

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After re-devoting my life to Christ, I began to study the scriptures with voracity.  I came to realize that I needed a way to release all that information I’d learned.  So, this blog (and Facebook page) was born.  You can read more about me and what I believe over on the About Me page.

Please be patient as I get this site up and going.  Posting frequency will be as follows:

  • Daily – “The Round-Up” (A daily entry including timely articles, a sermon, and a couple short video messages.)
  • Weekly – Each Tuesday morning, I will post an original article that I’ve written.  (The topics will vary.)

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Founder of Entreating Favor, writer, and host of the Fire Away! podcast. He is an architect by vocation and professes the Bible to be the infallible, inerrant, Word of God. He and his wife Holly have two children.