How do I lead a home bible study?

Some readers have asked how to start or lead a home group Bible study. This is a great question. There are many reasons why you might want to start a small group study in your home or at work. In these days of rising apostasy, some people are finding they are not receiving good instruction …

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Scripture photo: Anguish ("Church Bulletin" series)

Here's a change of pace for your next church bulletin cover. Pain and anguish. In the verse, Paul is about to discuss the judicial hardening of the Jews' hearts to many of their souls' eternal destruction. As Jamieson Fausset Brown Commentary explains,the bitter hostility of his nation to the glorious Gospel, and the awful consequences …

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Nathanael was looking for something good

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" (John 1:45-46a)This verse is from chapter 1 of the Gospel of John. The context is …

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Ladies, resolve not to over-extend yourself in ministry this year

If you resolved this year to be more submissive to Jesus, more useful to the Body, and/or employ the Spirit's gifts for His glory, here is a bit of food for thought. Even if you didn't resolve those things...here you go!The New Testament teaches us that Christ is THE HEAD of the church and we …

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Urbana15 and other large conferences are false Christian-making factories

At St. Louis Missouri, a large conference/Christian event is held the last week of December. It's a student missions conference and the name matches the year it's held, i.e., Urbana15. This past year, David Platt and Francis Chan were featured speakers, among other 180 men and women. You may know that Mr Platt was an …

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