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How To Study Your Bible (John 14)

How To Study Your Bible (John 14)

You’re in for some extra fun today. I’m going to leverage John 14 to help you learn how to study your Bible. I’ll share a few of my study tips to help you grow closer to Him—no PhD or theology degree required!

Why Self-Help Doesn't Really Help

Why Self-Help Doesn't Really Help

The self-improvement market was worth $9.9 billion in 2016 (thanks to a little research data). Did you know you can think and grow rich and only work 4 hours each week? Since you’ve freed up so much time because you’re highly effective, you can have your cheese moved, be an untethered soul, learn the 48 laws of power, understand big magic, and wash your face! Or, you can figure out the sacred secret now…

Emmanuel is Your Shelter, You are Safe: John 12

Emmanuel is Your Shelter, You are Safe: John 12

Today holds a beautiful message for you. A message of safety. Shelter. Hope. It’s time to humble ourselves at the feet of Jesus and become the fragrance of Christ.

There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

I can’t help reading John 11 and not thinking about the song Ain’t No Grave by Bethel Music (sung by Molly Skaggs). I’ve included the video in the post if you’ve never heard it before. Even though it’s not proper grammar, “there ain’t no grave,” friends. And Lazarus would agree…

Seeing Jesus Through Fear, Anxiety, and Discouragement

Seeing Jesus Through Fear, Anxiety, and Discouragement

This chapter is a word for the discouraged. The broken. The weak.

John 9 was orchestrated from the beginning for the ones who have been told they’re not enough. That they’ll never make it. For people who’ve been talked down to, pushed aside, and told to leave. This study is for the believers who believe they made one choice, and it cost them an irredeemable life…

SONday is Here. He is Risen! John 8:21-59

SONday is Here. He is Risen! John 8:21-59

As we continue through John 8 and celebrate SONday (Resurrection Sunday), these latter verses fit in perfectly, starting in verse 21 when Jesus talks to the crowd about Him “going away” (His death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven)…

Misfits of Society: John 8:1-20

Misfits of Society: John 8:1-20

In some of the ancient manuscripts, John 7:53-8:11 is not found. Where it is found, it is not always in this location in John’s gospel. Even if you believe it’s a misfit passage, I’m thankful that God has continually shown Himself to misfits of society (i.e., me). May that be an encouragement to you as you consider your own caste system.

Who Is Jesus: A Good Man? A Prophet? A Liar? God?

Who Is Jesus: A Good Man? A Prophet? A Liar? God?

Maybe you’ve got your story straight on Jesus. Or, maybe you’re still struggling with understanding Who this Man is, and how He integrates into your life. This week, we’ll read John 7 and answer some of these questions that you—or others who ask you—have.

4 Approaches to Problem Solving: John 6:1-15

4 Approaches to Problem Solving: John 6:1-15

Coming up is a well-known miracle of Jesus: feeding the five thousand. This miracle was recorded in all the gospels, so it was weighty and held great meaning—both then, and now. As we study this sign of Jesus, we’ll discover four approaches to problem solving. Let’s see if you recognize yourself…

You Are Nothing: John 5

You Are Nothing: John 5

This is the truth He continues to pack down into my soul…

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 5:1-15)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 5:1-15)

We could spend many hours debating the versions of the Bible, but that’s not the purpose of this platform. When people want to suck you into a scholarly debate about translations and which is “better,” here’s what I would say…

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 4:27-54)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 4:27-54)

I left you with a cliffhanger from the first half of John 4 about the unnamed Samaritan woman. We eavesdropped as a conversation progressed between an unrighteous woman and a sinless Savior. This week, let’s see what that broken Samaritan did with what she learned from Jesus. I pray you’ll find healing for your own heart along the way and pass the good news along to others so they might believe.

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 3)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 3)

“If we were asked to read to a dying man who did not know the gospel, we should probably select this chapter as the most suitable one for such an occasion; and what is good for dying men is good for us all, for that which we are; and how soon we may be actually at the gates of death, none of us can tell.” ~Charles Spurgeon

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:12-25)

Who Jesus Is: The Fourth Gospel (John 2:12-25)

The Lord is speaking to you. He’s speaking to you about the state of your temple (your heart). He’s speaking to you about your belief v. your commitment. He’s speaking to you about not becoming calloused and hardened as you travel the road to Calvary…the narrow path where your will comes to die. Listen up.