Articles of the Month of May

Note from the Author: This is the start of a monthly series containing the best (in my opinion) articles from each past month.

http://equip.sbts.edu/article/secret-reading-half-bible-just-30-minutes/

This is a great reminder of the importance of daily Bible READING, and how easy and fun it is too.

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Leadership in the Life of John Calvin

 

Note from the author: I know I haven’t posted on here in quite a while, I am going to start posting regularly (hopefully at least once a week). This begins a series of essays that I have written for school

 

John Calvin, born July 10, 1509 – died May 27 1564, devoted his life to leading God’s people. Whether that was through shepherding God’s flock as a pastor in Geneva, calling for radical and worldwide change through the Reformation, or influencing the way people think about God through his writings, John Calvin was one of the greatest leaders in Church History.Read More »

Why Genesis 1-3 Should be interpreted Literally

What is a literal interpretation? The literal definition of literal is, “According with the letter of the Scriptures.” To interpret the Bible literally is simply to believe that it means exactly what it says. Now the Bible does use some figurative language, such as the sword coming out of Christ’s mouth in Revelation 19:15. But we see clearly from Ephesians 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12 that the sword represents the Word of God. David Cooper tells us how we should distinguish between literal and figurative. “When the plain sense of Scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense; therefore take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal, meaning, unless the facts of the immediate context… indicate clearly otherwise.”

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The Foundation of Morality 1 John 3-4

 

What is morality? Webster’s defines it as, ”Conformity of ideals to right human conduct.” To conform our ideals to “right human conduct,” we must have a measuring stick by which to judge our ideals, and as a result, our actions. Christians and the rest of the world have two different views of what our measuring stick should be. The former holds to the Bible and the latter to whatever the culture says is the “norm.” However, despite the difference in how the two judge their ideals, they both have a common foundation for their ideals: love.

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How well do you listen to God’s Word?

  How well do you listen when you hear or read the Bible, if you have even paid attention at all?

I have an audio Bible that I love to use to review passages that I have memorized. It really helps me absorb the Word of God into my heart and mind. But sometimes if I am riding in the car I get distracted by things happening outside the window. (Don’t worry, I haven’t gotten my license yet, I’m not getting distracted while I am driving.) Even though I may be “listening,” I am definitely not reacting to God’s Word and letting it change me.

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