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JUN 9 2019: WHY WE READ THE BIBLE*

One of the reasons many Christians read through the whole Bible, day after day, year after year is to cleanse ourselves of idolatrous understandings of God. John Calvin said that our hearts are idol factories; we are always inventing new gods in the image of our own values, wishes and fancies. Reading the Bible is […]

MAY 19 2019: HOW DOES SOMEONE BECOME A CHRISTIAN?*

From God’s perspective, someone becomes a Christian because God regenerates them. Regeneration literally means “to be born again.” God gives an individual a supernatural new birth in which the new believer moves from spiritual death to a new life (John 3:3). And God’s supernatural work of regeneration is affected through the natural means of someone hearing the gospel (James 1:18). We […]

APR 28, 2019: ISAIAH OVERVIEW*

Isaiah is considered to be the crown of the Old Testament. We will be reading through Isaiah for the next few months. As we begin our reading of this majestic book of prophecy, having a big picture will be helpful. In a Bible with only chapter divisions it is hard to grasp a clear idea […]