Oh my! It’s that time of year again when many of us remember at the last minute that it is Pastor Appreciation Month. That means it is October. For us Canadians, it is also Thanksgiving. I love October with the leaves changing colour, the spectacular scenery in neighbourhood gardens and yards and the back mountain roads too. It’s a great time to express thanksgiving for everything we have including our church leadership.
I’m so glad you can join me today at the table. Can we talk about different ways to study the Bible? It doesn’t always have to be one way, you know. You can choose one method for one topic or book before trying a different method, or, settle in with one method until you’re comfortable enough to move on. There are 6 Bible Study methods that will enhance your Bible understanding and knowledge. All of these methods will help you grow in faith and understanding.
Come, let’s sit together at the table as we talk about treasures. There are many kinds of treasures, such as a treasured collection of seashells, or, a collection of Royal Albert chinaware. Some of us have treasures with less financial value but full of sentimental value like ticket stubs from the first amusement park we ever went to with that special boy. We can think of other kinds of treasures that we value but have you ever wondered what the treasures in heaven are that Jesus mentioned in Matthew 6:19-21?
Do you desire to dig deep in the Word of God but not quite sure how? Have you heard of the Inductive Bible Study Method (IBSM)? I have been using this method for about ten years now and absolutely love it! This post will tell you what is involved with this approach. You, too, can study deep using the Inductive Study Method! Before we read the details, do you have your coffee in hand? You won’t need your Bible at this point…
My heart was breaking as the tears flowed freely. I found it hard to believe that I was in this place, the place I never wanted to be in. I cried out to God with a single question, “God, do you still love me?” I expected that He would hate me for what I had done, but instead, He showed me love, genuine, agape love.