Scripture Engagement as a Spiritual Discipline

Scripture Engagement and the Spiritual Disciplines

Feb 2, 2020 | |Dr. Phil Collins

Spiritual disciplines are means to saturate our lives in the Bible, engaging with it so that our lives are transformed....

How is Scripture Engagement Different

How is Scripture Engagement Different from Bible Study?

Scripture engagement is a complement to deep study of the Scriptures, engaging both the mind an the heart for a deepened relationship with God and a changed life....

How Not To Read The Bible

How Not to Read the Bible

Feb 2, 2020 | |Dr. Phil Collins

God's Word is good and profitable, but there are some ways approaching the Bible that can end up restricting spiritual growth....

4 Passages to Spark Your Spiritual Growth

Arrested development isn’t an option for followers of Christ. We have a sacred responsibility to mature continuously in our faith, to become more Christlike, to grow more attuned to God’s will. Maintaining a spiritual status quo does no one any good. The Lord urges us to dive deeply into Scripture so that we can become ...

The New Year Game Plan

If you’ve ever been unsuccessful in an attempt to read through the Bible in one year, you probably know that Leviticus is where it starts to go wrong. Genesis is action-packed and full of familiar stories and people. The same goes for Exodus—most of it, that is. And then comes Leviticus. And somewhere among the ...

Celebrate Christmas All Year

The celebration of Christmas is a bittersweet experience for many people. We get caught up in the excitement of the season. We fill our December with church events, work parties, family gatherings, and shopping excursions. We embrace the spirit of the Advent. Our anticipation builds as Christmas Day approaches. But it all comes to end ...

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord

It’s hard even for us, these many centuries later, to wrap our heads around it: A Holy God loves us so much that He chose to become human; walk among us yet remain sinless; die a ghastly death in our stead; resurrect; and ascend to heaven where yet today He sits at the right hand ...

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Three Strategies for Nurturing Gratitude When Thankfulness Is Hard

The season of Thanksgiving on the calendar doesn’t always coincide with a season of thanksgiving in our lives. If you’re struggling to embrace the true purpose of the holiday—or having difficulty finding things to be thankful for because of the circumstances you’re facing—here are a few ideas to help you....

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If You Saw Jesus in Glory

Oct 10, 2019 | |Andy Nash

If you were to witness Jesus Christ in the fullness of His majesty, the brightness of His glory, how would you respond? Would you stand there unaffected?  Would you run away?  Or would you fall on your knees? A few highly blessed humans have seen Jesus Christ in glory. And when they did, they not ...

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Three Stories to Help Young People Find Identity in Christ

Every bit as valuable as the Bible’s words of encouragement, wisdom and inspiration are its stories of people, like us, who learned life-changing lessons—lessons that still apply today. These stories can be valuable utensils in a parent’s toolbox. No matter what situation you and your child are facing, you can find a Bible story that fits it. Case in point: If you’re trying to help your child find his or her identity in Christ, here are three stories you can use to shed light on the process....