Bible Study

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • September 27, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is mentioned over 770 times in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The human heart is of critical importance in the design and speaking of God. The heart is the seat of man’s conscious being. It is at the center of who we are and who we will ever be.

  • August 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is found 30 times in the book of Exodus. Nineteen of these uses (63%) relate specifically to the heart of Pharaoh. In fact, in the English Standard Version of the Bible, nearly every use of the word heart from Exodus 1 to Exodus 15 refers specifically to Pharaoh’s heart. Those references to