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I want to help you change "I should read the Bible" to "I WANT to read the Bible!" To make this switch, I'll drop short talks every Thursday to make you love your Bible more. Because when you love your Bible, you will love God, serve people, and live a life that matters.
22 Episodes
Part one of a four part series called, "Is the Bible actually true?"Intro: The time my college professor scolded me for using the Bible in a research paper. Content: What is the Bible? Does the Bible claim to be God's Word? Did the OT and NT writers know they were writing Scripture? What is verbal, plenary inspiration?  
We often divide people into two groups; good people and bad people. We then view ourselves as good or bad and assume God does the same, loving good people and smiting bad people. In this episode, you will discover how the Bible lapels people (hint: it's not in categories of good and bad) and why the word "in" makes all the difference. 
What is expository preaching? How does your preacher use the Bible? Jim Shaddix describes good preaching (and bad preaching) with a swimming pool analogy. In this episode, you will learn not all preaching is the same, and how to know if you're hearing good sermons that are good for your soul. 
John Stott says, "Preaching is indispensable to Christianity." I think he's right, and in this episode, I'll explain why hearing preaching regularly is vital to your soul. Books -- John Stott, Between Two Worlds Christopher Ash,  The Priority of Preaching
Sin leads to guilt, shame, fear, coverup, hiding, and blame-shifting. Sin separates, and only the gospel brings us back to God. 
You have an enemy who doesn't want you to love your Bible but doubt and deny it. Our first parents fell prey to Satan's lies and rebelled against a good and perfect God. By remembering Satan is a liar, you can resist his schemes and trust God's goodness. 
Application moves you from being a hearer of the Word to a doer of the Word. In this episode you will learn how to apply a text to your head, heart, and hands by asking a few powerful questions. 
In the third stage of Bible study you must discover how Jesus is the hero of your text, or else you will fill with pride or despair. 
The second stage of Bible study involves interpretation. In this episode, you will learn to find what the text means by looking for the heart. 
Good Bible study starts with observation. In this episode you will learn how to look at flesh (words) and discover bones (structure). Exegesis verses eisegesis -- The term exegesis means “drawing meaning out of” as opposed to eisegesis, which means “reading meaning into.”   David Helm -- Expositional PreachingJohn Stott -- Between two world Ramesh Richards --  Preparing Expository Sermons
Quick Hit Bible StudyNeed: Bible, Paper (Phone notes), Pen. Ezra 7:9-10 –– For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylonia, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, for the good hand of his God was on him. 10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.Heading to Heading Bible Study: Observe -- What does it say? Interpret -- What does it mean? Gospel -- How is Jesus the hero? Apply -- What must I do? 
Nothing gets the Bible in your bones like scripture memory. Use these two simple methods of scripture memory/meditation to store up God’s Word in your heart so you think, act, and respond like Jesus. Dr. Andrew Davis -- Extended Scripture Memory booklet Timothy K. Beougher 40 verses on evangelism — Ps 119:11 — I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.Pro 4:20 — My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.Col 3:16 — Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.John 15:7‐8 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. Joshua 1:8 — This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Rom 12:2 — Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Transform dull, repetitive, self-centered prayers into vibrant, fresh, God-centered prayers by learning to pray the Bible. Show notes: Praying the Bible (Donald Witney) -- Psalm of the Day Chart (Donald Witney) -- Songs of Jesus (Timothy Keller) -- "For me it is absolutely essential that my prayers be guided by, saturated, and sustained and controlled by the word of God."  — John Piper."The Psalms are given to this end, that we may learn to pray them in the name of Jesus Christ." — Dietrich Bonhoeffer. 
Habits both form us and keep us. Over the next four weeks, I will help you develop the Bible intake habits of reading, praying, studying, and memorizing your Bible. By the end of the month, I hope reading your Bible is as natural as brushing your teeth. You brush your teeth daily because you formed a habit long ago (or at least I hope you do and did). Now it's time to use the superpower of habits to engage your Bible daily. Daniel 6:10 -- "When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously."
007 | Labor + Reward

007 | Labor + Reward


 After hiking 25+ miles with my family in the Rocky Mountain National Park, I saw these connections between hiking and Bible reading. 
If you read the Bible looking for you, you will be disappointed. If you read the Bible looking for God, you will be amazed! 
You don't need a time machine to know your father loves you. You just need to read your Bible! 
Psalm 119 (Audio) "A Week Away" (search Netflix) Bruce Ashford – Every Square Inch Letters to an American Christian Abraham Kuyper quote — “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”Goat Skin Bibles
The Bible is not a microscope making a small god seem big, but a telescope making a big God visible.The created world preaches the glory of God. The written word proclaims who that God is. 
Matthew 13:44 | "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.In this episode, you will learn why we fail to finish the Bible plans we start and how to start reading your Bible like a pirate. Plus, I'll give you a tip to help you get back on track and finish your Bible plan. 
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