5 MYTHS ABOUT THE BIBLE

5 MYTHS ABOUT THE BIBLE by Chris Bruno for Core Christianity Myth #1: The text and translation of the Bible is completely unreliable. In a Newsweek article a few years back, the author claimed, “No television preacher has ever read the Bible. Neither has any evangelical politician. Neither has the pope. Neither have I. And neither have you. At best, we’ve all read a bad translation—a translation of translations of translations of hand-copied copies of copies of copies of copies, and on and on, hundreds of times.” I hope this is hyperbole…

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Community: How We Come To Know God

Community: How We Come To Know God Studying the Word is one thing, living and spreading the Word is an altogether different experience. We can read all we want and have the words on a page create images, scenes and situations in our minds eye all day long, however, when a person begins verbally expressing what the Word has done, or what the Word is attempting to do, with our lives this is when we begin to experience the fullness of God’s joy. If you have been following along for…

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WHAT EPHESIANS TEACHES US ABOUT OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

WHAT EPHESIANS TEACHES US ABOUT OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE by Edward T. Welch for Core Christianity The Rich Story of Scripture You probably have a friend or family member who has told the same story dozens of times, but somehow, each time, you are still interested in hearing it. Stories that have this kind of staying power are not simply entertaining. They are instructive. They are about the past but affect the present and might even point the way to a future. That’s what we want to do with…

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7 Ways to Read the Bible When You Really Don’t Feel Like It

7 Ways to Read the Bible When You Really Don’t Feel Like It by CHANSHI CHIBWE for Charisma News We’ve all been there. You’re sitting and staring with the Bible on your lap, idly flipping through pages waiting for inspiration to strike—it doesn’t. You try again—still nothing. You can’t seem to get into a healthy groove of reading the Word lately. And that’s only if you’ve made it so far as to actually open it. You are one of millions who confess to struggling to read the Bible in their…

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Collateral Resurrection

Collateral Resurrection Somedays are simply amazing, while others, not so much. Who gets to decide what kind of day they are going to have? Last night was spent in ministry with some gentlemen that I don’t know and they don’t know me. We prayed, laughed, cried, prayed some more and by the end of the hour and half time spent together we drew a little closer to one another. Thursday nights have become a blessing in life that no words can describe. It is an amazing situation that God has…

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5 WAYS TO GROW IN PRAYER

5 WAYS TO GROW IN PRAYER by Nicholas Davis for Core Christianity Every Christian agrees that prayer is essential to living the Christian life in a God-glorifying and joy-filled manner. Every Christian would also agree that the majority of Christians don’t pray as often or as well as they should. Here are five ways to help you become more faithful in your prayer life. 1. Set aside designated time each day to pray. Prayer is a combination of both duty and delight. Some days you will not feel like praying—but…

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7 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING BIBLE STUDY

7 THINGS TO AVOID WHEN TEACHING BIBLE STUDY by Jen Wilkin for Core Christianity Teach Responsibly Teaching a passage of Scripture to those who have studied it is far more demanding than teaching one to those who have not. My hope is that by giving Bible study participants homework, it will challenge their thinking enough that by the time they hear me teach, they won’t just take my word for it. Knowing that they will think critically about my teaching holds me accountable to avoid seven common teaching pitfalls. 1.…

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Owners Manual

Owners Manual Over the past several decades in particular it seems there have been a number of “self help” books / movies, “how to raise your children” books / movies and a plethora of books and movies attempting to guide our lives to some sort of idealized utopia. Over the last 3 years, since President Trump was elected, we have seen a massive increase in social engineering / social justice nonsense. All of this is an attempt to teach us how to be better people. What people over look is…

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A Day In The Word

A Day In The Word I can’t teach myself, much less others. My goal is to stay as close as possible to Jesus Christ and His teachings for the remainder of my days. If I do this well, then my actions will be seen as a reflection of His word. Those with experience in the Word will be able to see if it is true or if it something less than godly. It is only godly works that matter and all work will be seen for what it is. The…

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New Florida School Bill Seeks to Make Bible Class ‘Mandatory’

New Florida School Bill Seeks to Make Bible Class ‘Mandatory’ By Will Maule for Faith Wire A newly proposed bill seeks to introduce Bible classes as standard across the state of Florida. Under House Bill 341, Students would not be forced to take the class, but rather schools would be required to offer the course, which covers both the Old and New Testament, as part of the curriculum. According to an official introduction laid out at the start of the bill, the new provision would require “each school district to offer specified…

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