People believe the strangest things, and the really strange thing is that most beliefs are never challenged. What I've discovered is that when people disagree about the meaning of a Bible passage, it nearly always boils down to what they already believe. ...continue reading "Beyond Belief"
Two Grace Aware Bible study techniques are in this video:
Looking up words that you think you know, and
Seeing what's not there
The focus is the Christmas account found in Luke chapter 2:
Luke 2:9-11 NKJV - 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
You may have seen Bibles for sale with things like "NKJV" or "NIV" or even "HCSB" written somewhere on or inside of them. These are the indicators of what translation that particular Bible is using. Since the Bible was originally written in Hebrew (with some Aramaic thrown into the book of Daniel) in the Old Testament and then Greek in the New Testament, both of which are languages that nobody uses in their ancient forms anymore, we have relied on Biblical scholars and theologians to translate these sacred words for us into something that we can understand. ...continue reading "The Importance of Digging Deeper"
Sometimes what we've been taught for years and understood to be true isn't actually what the Bible says! Take this quiz to find out how well you really know what the Bible says and how it plainly reveals God's love and grace for us. ...continue reading "QUIZ: How Grace Aware Are You?"