Category Archives: How to study

How to study the Bible

The five basic steps of Bible study will provide a helpful guide to keep you on the right track in understanding and applying the Bible. Each step answers a particular question in relation to Bible study. Continue reading

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Applying Scripture (7 Tests)

Many people misapply or even abuse the statements and promises of Scripture. Test yourself in this area by answering the following 7 questions? How much should be included when applying the statement, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives … Continue reading

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Does Proverbs promise too much?

Can we take the book of Proverbs seriously when its promises seem removed from the harsh realities of experience? Continue reading

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Misapplying the Bible

I’ve repeatedly heard 1 Thessalonians 5:22 misused — especially in more conservative expressions of the Church. What did the apostle Paul mean when he admonished believers to, “Abstain from all appearances of evil” (KJV)? The application of this verse I’ve heard suggests … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Law and You (Part II)

How should Christians apply the Old Testament to their lives? What did the apostle Paul mean when referring to the Old Testament he wrote, “…everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Law and You (part I)

How should we apply the content of the Old Testament to our lives today? More specifically, how should we relate to the Old Testament Law? Should we use it as a guide for our behavior? Are we required to obey the Law in the same way as Old Testament believers were required? Continue reading

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