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What is advent?

As we draw nearer to the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we hear about the advent season. How much do we really know what advent means?

Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day with the lighting of a candle each Sunday. Candles are a special symbolic institution of the Christian Church. The Old Testament (Exodus 40:5, 25) the first temple of God on earth were held using lamps as the Lord had ordained. New Testament Church’s the lighting of the candle was included in the service without fail. ...continue reading "Advent – Is Meaning"

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"For the word of God is alive and active sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attributes of the heart'   Hebrews 4:12 ESV.

This is the first of five articles about Bible study. Today we look at why we need to study the Bible. Then we will cover how to observe Scripture, What do I see? How to interpret the Scripture. What does it mean? How does the Scripture apply to me and how does it apply to others? Ending the series with methods of Bible study. ...continue reading "Why We Need to Study the Bible"

How Do We Apply Scripture to Our Daily Life?

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs sing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16. NASB.

As you read Colossians 3:16, do you wonder, “How do I make this part of Scripture relevant today?” When reading the Bible, it becomes relevant through the practice of application.

This verse has three specific applications of Christ’s word dwelling in our life today. The first two aspects are joined: teaching and admonition. Christ’s words instruct us, which is teaching. At the same time Christ’s can show us where we have gone wrong. His word gives us guidance on how to correct mistakes in what we believe and what we do. ...continue reading "Bible Study – Step Three Application"

Today we are looking into how to observe Scripture to better understand its meaning. We want to become like a detective searching for clues to the way Sherlock Holmes or any other detective of note. We all love a good mystery story, especially the chase scenes with the successful capture of the bad guy(s).

Bible Study - Observation Techniques

Today we are looking into how to observe Scripture to better understand its meaning.
We want to become like a detective searching for clues to the way Sherlock Holmes or any other detective of note. We all love a good mystery story, especially the chase scenes with the successful capture of the bad guy(s). ...continue reading "Bible Study – Step One “Observation”"

Open BibleWhy We Need Bible Study

"For the word of God is alive and active sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attributes of the heart'   Hebrews 4:12 ESV.

This is the first of five articles about Bible study. Today we look at why we need to study the Bible. Then we will cover how to observe Scripture, What do I see? How to interpret the Scripture. What does it mean? How does the Scripture apply to me and how does it apply to others? Ending the series with methods of Bible study. ...continue reading "Do We Really Need to Study theBible"