I struggled to find what I deemed to be adequate time in scripture with the tumbling of my “perfect” schedule. Meanwhile, I was still trying to figure out this new world of motherhood, breastfeeding and supplementing extra breastmilk through syringes, sneaking in sleep when I could, and throwing meals together in between. Rather than hours spent over God’s word, I curled up in bed at night to read a few chapters while guilt raided my heart. Moms at any stage can easily fall into the lie that says we must study the Bible a certain way, everyday. Though Bible study is essential to the Christian life, we must guard against Bible study legalism.Read More
God commands us to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger—we are to study God’s Word with eagerness, patience, and diligence before teaching it to others, and accept what it teaches us rather than rebel in anger. We are to seek to live righteously and humbly obey what we learn. This is not to frighten you away from teaching the Word, but to encourage you to spend more time understanding it. Unsure how to do that? Here are a few steps you can take each time you prepare to teach on a passage of Scripture.Read More
This message is one I am preaching to my own heart as much as I am preaching it to you. I do not do well with memorizing Bible verses, and I have very few memorized (mostly by accident). Growing up, I was never encouraged to memorize Bible verses in Sunday School. We didn’t get gold stars for reciting the passages we had memorized. Once I became a Christian, I never saw the point of memorizing Scripture. I thought, “Why bother take the energy to memorize a verse when I can look it up online? What good will it do for me to memorize Scripture?”Read More
I’ve stood at both ends of the spectrum. I was the girl who wanted to move across seas, give up everything and become a missionary to the lost. Though I had a passion for mission work, I had a twisted view of the Gospel—which made me one of the lost to be reached. Once I became a believer and gained a proper view of grace, I secluded myself to my desk studying theology and devoted hours to my Bible and sermons—at the neglect of serving the God I claimed to now worship.
Friend, I have learned it is not a question of, “Is theology or good deeds more important?”, but rather, “Are you cultivating both?”Read More
In the same way us camp counsellors had to check our appearance before the parents arrived to pick up their children, we need to check our hearts and attitudes before approaching God’s Word. We learned last week that Scripture is from the very mouth of God, holds His authority, is completely perfect, and sufficient for all our needs as a Christian. Such a Word requires a godly attitude from us.Read More
In this series, I want to focus in on the life-giving Word of God. Before we begin learning how to study the Bible though, we need to set our foundations. It is critical that we understand the purpose and characteristics of the Bible if we want to study it well. If we are to rightly delight in the Word of God, we must begin with a knowledge of it.Read More
Life presents a multitude of decisions to make: Who to marry, should I marry, what school do I attend, what degree do I take, what career do I pursue, should I accept that job, where do I live, which house do I buy, which church do I attend, which ministries should I be involved in, when should I have children… the lists goes on.
As believers, we want to make decisions that honour God. But how do we do that? Friend, I want to encourage you by saying Scripture is sufficient for any decision you need to make.Read More