Recently I've begun studying the Westminster Confession of Faith during my personal devotions. I've grown up in the PCA church, and decided that it was time for me to really understand my denomination's core beliefs and make sure that I agree with them. And as I read through, I want to share my thoughts and … Continue reading Confession Reflections: The One Key to the Christian Life
We've all been told many times that to be good Christians, we should read our Bibles. But have you ever actually thought about why? Well, duh, you say, rolling your eyes, it's the Bible, Grace. Obviously we have to read it if we're Christians. But so often, we read it without really knowing what the point is, … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Read the Bible
The Old Testament is so important for us to read if we are to grow as Christians. I hope that in this series I've convinced you of that with my few examples (sacrifices, worship, social justice), but there is so much more to learn! That's why I want to encourage you to get into the Old Testament … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: How to Get Into the Old Testament for Yourself
I hit 100 blog followers this week...what?? Thank you so much to all of you wonderful followers! It means so much to me that you take the time to read what I have to say, and I hope it continues to be an encouragement to you! So far in this series, I've covered the sacrificial laws and the building instructions. … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: God and Social Justice
Sorry I didn't post last week! I was in a show all weekend and just didn't manage to get something up. I think the hardest passages in the entire Bible to get through, besides the genealogies, are the passages with building instructions like the ones in Exodus 25-28. Why do we need to know things … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: 2 Truths About Worship
Can you imagine having to kill an animal every time you sinned? Each angry word, impatient attitude, selfish action. Every time you worried. Every time a lustful thought, a jealous thought, a prideful thought entered your mind. Every time you put something else before God in your heart. One of the most prominent features of the … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: The Sacrificial System
What Bible verses do you see quoted most often? John 3:16, perhaps. Psalm 23. Jeremiah 29:11. 1 Corinthians 13. I'm sure many others come to mind, verses that every Christian falls back on. And it's true that those verses are the Word of God, wonderful, beautiful, and greatly encouraging in hard times. But you know … Continue reading Lessons from the Law: Don’t Ignore the Old Testament!
A little while back, I decided that I wanted to read through the whole Bible. No schedule, no obligation, no finishing date, just me reading straight through, as much or as little as I wanted, finishing when I wanted. I started in Genesis, and was happily reading along. Then I hit the middle of Exodus … Continue reading How I Enjoyed Reading Deuteronomy