Posts with the category “resources”

A - Apply Scripture
by Rob Thompson on October 8th, 2020
When it comes to reading the Bible (Scripture), we like to think of the acronym R.E.A.P.  As we spend time in Scripture, we will "REAP" a harvest. Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.Go back and see the “Read” post here, and the “Examine” post here.So, now we look at the third step in this process… A is for Apply.In his book Living by the Book, Howard Hendricks writes, “That’s exactly the situation confron...  Read More
E - Examine Scripture
by Rob Thompson on August 14th, 2020
When it comes to reading the Bible (Scripture), we like to think of the acronym R.E.A.P. As we spend time in Scripture, we will "REAP" a harvest.  Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.This post is the second in this series… E is for Examine.  Go back and see the Read post here.The purpose of examining Scripture is to determine the original meaning and intent of the author.  To be clear, it’s not what we or ...  Read More
R - Read Scripture
by Rob Thompson on July 17th, 2020
When it comes to reading the Bible (Scripture), I like to think of the acronym R.E.A.P.  As we spend time in Scripture, we will "REAP" a harvest.  Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.  The first in this series is R for Read.If I said you should read the Bible, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll respond in 1 of 3 ways...Indeed.  It’s very important and I try to read every day.Indeed, but frankly it’s a str...  Read More
What Bible is right for me?
by Josh Cervone on July 10th, 2020
Since the very beginning of the Christian faith, the reading and study of the Bible has been a core activity for believers. In Acts 2:42, Luke tells us that the early church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (ESV).” Much of the New Testament we have today was written by the apostles in the form of letters that include their t...  Read More
R.E.A.P. Bible
by Rob Thompson on April 19th, 2020
From the very beginning of time itself, God showed his desire to spend time with his people. He walked WITH Adam and Even in the Garden. All throughout the Bible we learn that God calls us to him, to walk WITH him.  One day, he will call his followers to heaven, he "will take us to himself".  We will be WITH him.James 4:8 says, "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you."  What an incredible ...  Read More