But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

BY PETER KROL

A few days ago, I outlined the OIA method of Bible study that we follow.  In short, it stands for Observation, Interpreation, and Application.

I’ve already made one audacious claim: that everyone has a Bible study method.  Today I’d like...

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At the beginning of 2009, John Piper challenged his congregation to memorize Scripture in his sermon entitled If My Words Abide in You…(John Piper began this sermon by reciting Psalm 1, Psalm 16, Psalm 103, Romans 5:1–8, Romans 8, Matthew 6:25–34, and 1...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:58

Do You Have Trouble Memorizing Scripture?

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Do you have difficulty memorizing Scripture? You are not alone. The most common reasons I hear for not memorizing Scripture are “Bible verses are for the children” or “I don’t have a good memory” or “I’m too old to memorize” and probably the most...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 03:43

Internalizing the Word of God is Important

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C H Spurgeon tells a story which illustrates the importance of “internalizing” the Word of God…

Now what is a diamond? Suppose it is one worth two hundred thousand pounds — and some of those I have mentioned are said to be worth more than that — yet it is nothing...

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Friday, 10 January 2020 01:28

Reading the Bible in 2020

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Each year I desire to read the bible through. I have used different plans, different methods, and give myself a lot of grace when I miss days. My purpose is to read through the bible devotionally so that I can master the bible in my lifetime. Each year I compile links to articles, books, and...

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Beloved, you never know when you might need to recall the memorized Word. Darlene Diebler Rose was a missionary who was captured by the Japanese in WWII and spent four years in a prison camp. Below is her testimony to the power of God’s memorized Word, which truly became to her the...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 07:53

10Rs to Memorize Scripture

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MEMORIZATION METHOD OUTLINE

Memorize 2 verses of a passage or book of the Bible a weekday

5 minutes in the Morning and 5 minutes in the Evening (if necessary)

MORNING – 5 MINUTES

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1. Readthe verse allowed 3 times.

2. Resaythe verse out loud once with out looking at the scriptures (1x). Do not...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 07:17

A 9 Marks Reading Plan for 2020

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The post A 9 Marks Reading Plan for 2020 appeared first on Gospel Growth.

Authors: Glenn Leatherman...

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Friday, 26 April 2019 06:52

Width and Depth of a Gospel-Driven Church

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A gospel-driven church cares about width and depth. Churches that grow deep without growing wide are probably not as deep in Jesus as they think because Jesus came to seek and save the lost. In the same way, churches that grow wide without growing deep are probably not as wide as they think because...

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