Category Archives: Bible reading

How to Sin by Reading the Bible

Is it possible to read the Bible and sin against God by doing so? Absolutely. It’s an example of what John MacArthur calls “Christian legalism” – the idea that I must engage in certain behaviors in order to earn God’s … Continue reading

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Does Reading the Bible Make a Difference?

Here are some questions worth asking and answering: “Why should we read the Bible every day? Does it make a difference? Is it just something good Christians do? Or is it a legalistic habit that’s unnecessary to a healthy walk … Continue reading

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How to Read the Bible in 2017

Happy New Year to you and yours! Have you given any thought to how you’ll go about reading the Bible in 2017? If you’re looking for help, read on . . .   There are many worthwhile ways to read … Continue reading

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Pros (and Cons?) of Reading the Whole Bible

I’ve been working on a new book about reading the whole Bible. Perhaps it will be called “How to Read the Whole Bible in a Year (or Two).” This is something I’ve been doing regularly over the past 10 years, … Continue reading

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Got Freedom? Why Every Day Is Independence Day For The Christian (Psalm 119:45)

It’s the 4th of July and I’m thinking about freedom — God’s freedom. For the Christian, every day is Independence Day when you read a verse like Psalm 119:45 — “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out … Continue reading

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How to Energize Your Summertime Bible Reading

Looking for a simple way to energize your Bible reading this summer? Here’s a suggestion: During the month of July, pick one book of the Bible and read it repeatedly, once each day, in its entirety, in one sitting. If … Continue reading

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How Many People Worldwide Do Not Have the Bible?

Here’s an amazing yet sad statistic: Over 1 Billion people in the world today do not have the whole Bible in their native language. That’s not a typo. The first letter is a “B” as in Billion. This article provides … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Book in the Bible?

What is your favorite book of the Bible? Leave your answer below. And if you like, tell me why. I’ve had several favorite books over the years. I first started reading the Bible in high school and fell in love … Continue reading

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What Does It Take to Understand the Bible?

I’ve been listening to a sermon entitled “The Essentials of Handling God’s Word (Part 3).” It’s vintage John MacArthur teaching – straightforward, easy to understand and saturated with Scripture. I highly recommend it. http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-470/ MacArthur provides a compelling list of … Continue reading

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The Bible’s One Big Story (When Reading the Bible, Are You Missing It?)

People have been reading the Bible for centuries. This is one very old book! Yet its appeal remains as strong as ever. People are hungry for truth and meaning, and the Bible provides both. It’s important to remember that the … Continue reading

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