Praying in the Spirit

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according toContinue reading “Praying in the Spirit”

Be Still and Know

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) Psalm 46 is a beautiful expression and an awesome testimony to the deep trust we can have in the Lord even in the most difficult of times. Believers can find comfortContinue reading “Be Still and Know”

Pain and Purpose in the Valley

And we know that for those loving God all things work together for good, to those called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Romans 8:28 may be the most known and best-loved promise in the Bible. Many believers throughout the history of the church have found comfort in this great promise. We all face hard and painfulContinue reading “Pain and Purpose in the Valley”

Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Seven – Meditating on Scripture

The seventh, and final key to unlock the treasure of the Bible brings together all the other keys to fulfill their purpose, namely, reading the Bible. The keys only unlock the treasure of the Bible as we actually read the Bible with each key in mind. The Bible is a book; books are meant toContinue reading “Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Seven – Meditating on Scripture”

Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Six – The Plan of God

We humans have the capacity to make plans. Sometimes our plans work out just as we planned, but at other times they fall through. We may have to adjust our plans or just give up on them altogether. The problem is exacerbated in that our plans frequently collide with the plans of other people. LifeContinue reading “Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Six – The Plan of God”

Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Five – The Layout of the Bible

The Bible is one book with one main message and one basic storyline, and at the same time a library of 66 books written by about 40 authors over approximately 1500 years. The Bible is a beautiful book. But it is not a random collection of books. It is an orderly and purposeful collection. MostContinue reading “Seven Keys to Unlock the Treasure of the Bible: Key Five – The Layout of the Bible”