Category: Life in the Word

Life in the Word

How to Read Psalm 119

It’s the longest Psalm in the Psalter. It’s the longest “chapter” in the Bible. And at first, wading through all 176 verses can seem like a very daunting task! There are 22 stanzas total, each stanza having been carefully composed by the author to correspond with the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The first…

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We Are More Than Conquerors

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37) Romans 8:37 is a wonderful verse – full of hope and encouragement. It is the kind of verse that we love to read, memorize, and quote to people when they are going through hard times. The only problem…

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Responding to God’s Word

It’s too easy to think of life in today’s world as so far removed from biblical times that those words, written so long ago, may not have much relevance for today. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. Although we tend to think of New Testament Christians as living in a…

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Living in the Light of the Law

Last week at Bob Jones University, we finished our semester series on the Ten Commandments entitled “Oh How I Love Your Law! God’s Laws for True Life.” Why a series on the Ten Commandments to people with great familiarity with the Bible? Everyone knows about the Ten Commandments, but most people do not really know…

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A Bible-Based Life

We live in an age where many people claim to know God but do not have any interest in really living according to the Bible. We often encounter people who are happy to love God as long as they can live for themselves. However, the Christianity of the New Testament was a radically different kind…

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Pondering the Works of God

Years ago, I remember regularly hearing Dr. Les Ollila speak in chapel. It was always a blessing to hear him preach; however, his Monday chapels were especially impactful. Generally, in the first ten minutes of the chapel he asked the students and staff to recount any recent work of God they had personally experienced over…

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From the Tower

Let’s return to our discussion on Habakkuk. Habakkuk voiced a prayer of complaint that many of God’s people since then have cried out in their own heart – “Lord, why do You let wicked men prosper…especially when they oppress those who are striving to live righteously before You? How long will You let this injustice,…

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Jesus – Bread of Life

Bread, according to Google, is “food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.”[1] Almost every human who has ever lived has at some point of time tasted bread. So important to life and so common to mankind is bread that it is an ever-present staple at mealtime. Bread…

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