JB Shreve

  • January 3, 2022By JB Shreve

    This post is part of an ongoing series in the study of John we are doing during January. Subscribe to the blog for daily updates in the Bible Study posts. Subscribe to the podcasts to hear our discussion of the book of John throughout this month. Join us in your daily devotions as we travel … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/in-the-beginning-was-the-word-study-of-the-gospel-of-john-part-1/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 26, 2021By JB Shreve

    In January 2022, our devotionals will focus on the Gospel of John! The Gospel of John is unlike any other book of the Bible. That’s just one of the reasons why it is among my favorites to study and gain insight. In the gospel of John, we are invited to not only know about the … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/study-of-the-gospel-of-john-part-0/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/building-the-holy-place-series/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 1, 2021By JB Shreve

    Twice in the book of Acts, we find a unique description of people selected among the believers in the early church. In Acts 6:5, we meet the man who would ultimately become the first martyr of the early Church, Stephen. Scripture describes Stephen as a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit. Later in … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/full-of-faith-the-holy-spirit/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 18, 2021By JB Shreve

    The nature of the human will is an intriguing dynamic in scripture. It was the free will of man that allowed Adam to choose obedience to God or rebellion and sin. Our free will is part of the risky proposition God implanted in His design of creation. When and if man partnered his own will … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/the-heart-and-the-will-matthew-2639/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 11, 2021By JB Shreve

    In Psalm 51:10, the Psalmist cries out to God, Create in me a clean heart, Oh God! This is a prayer that resonates with those who seek to walk with God and remove the stain of our weaknesses and failures from that journey. The reality of such a prayer grows even more as we realize … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/a-new-heart/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 4, 2021By JB Shreve

    A religious mindset perceives prayer as a conspicuously unique activity separated from the rest of life. We close our eyes. We bow our heads. We fold our hands. We kneel. It is an activity rich in ritual. That was not the model that Jesus demonstrated for us throughout the Gospels. Several times we read that … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/prayer-an-eternal-language-of-the-heart/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 1, 2021By JB Shreve

    In this podcast devotional, JB and Casie Shreve continue the look at the heart that we have been focusing on here at the website. The heart is complex, it is deep, it is unique to each of us, and it is central to our personal walk with God. As human beings, life teaches us to … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/managing-the-heart/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 29, 2021By JB Shreve

    In recent posts in this series on the heart, I have noted how God places the heart as a central piece of the human experience. It is where He comes to meet with us, the Holy Place of our inner being. It is within the heart that the quality of our life is defined. But … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/heart-is-deceitful/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 28, 2021By JB Shreve

    In the last post in this series on the heart, we touched briefly on this verse that describes how God’s Word recognizes the centrality of the human heart in the human experience. Because the heart is central, the Word calls us to “guard your heart.” Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/guard-your-heart-proverbs-423/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read