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The Bible is made for real life
The Bible speaks of life with God over a period of thousands of years. It was inspired by the Spirit of God and written by the hand of kings and shepherds, rich and poor, on three different continents and as many languages. It tells of cultures and historical events that sometimes seem to have little direct application for our life today.
Not so. The Bible is a living document from the loving hand of our God to us. It is designed to tell us of our God and how to live before Him. It holds healing, encouragement, prophecy of what will come, wisdom, the pain of humanity and the striving of God to set us free.
One interpretation -
The Word was written for a particular people, in a specific culture and time period. The author had an intentional message for those people and one that they would have understood in the context of their day. It has only one interpretation and that is what the writer intended to say to those people in that time for a specific reason.
We cannot say, "this is what it means to me" because it actually doesn't matter what we think it means, it only matters what it does mean." Scripture is of no private interpretation the Word itself tells us. We must say, "this is what the text says and means and these are the ways I will apply it to my life." We can take the truths given in the Word and apply them to our lives today.
On this page you will find an ever-
There is one story from Genesis through to the end of Scripture. This is a very short overview of what exactly happened and what God came to do about it.
What exactly did Christian women do in the first church? And what about those tough Biblical texts, what do they mean for a woman following Christ today? Find out here.
God never changes and we can see ourselves in those He has cared for in the past. In this Bible study we look at the heart and acts of both the Lord and His people with a view to ourselves.
This study from the book of Philippians goes into detail on how God has provided a way to calm our hearts and minds and find His peace rather than anxiety.
Look at what Scripture means by the word "abide" and what it means to your life as well.
Placing blame on others only brought ruin to Saul and lost him his position as king.
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