Weekly Roundup – February 23

Fighting Fear: Psalm 56

“Fear – the kind the Bible warns against – never looks good on us. Like a perpetually out of style haircut, there’s no way to dress it up. Fear never drives us in the right direction. It is, perhaps, one of the most dangerous reasons to do anything. Fear dishonors God and disheartens us. No wonder, then, that He has much to say about it. Psalm 56 is one of the best pillows on which to lay our heads when our hearts are tempted to fear….” 

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

“The exhortation to “abide” has been frequently misunderstood, as though it were a special, mystical, and indefinable experience. But Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete realities….”

Put Yourself In The Path Of God’s Grace

“Our God is lavish in his grace, often liberally dispensing his favor without even the least bit of cooperation and preparation on our part. But he also has his regular channels. And we can routinely avail ourselves of these revealed paths of blessing, or neglect them to our detriment….”

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Studying The Bible

I’ll list the five mistakes below, but read the article for some helpful explanations…

  1. We don’t let the Bible speak for itself
  2. We allow our hearts to guide our study
  3. We skip over large swaths of God’s Word
  4. We confuse reading books about the Bible with studying the actual Bible
  5. We fail to see the big story of Scripture


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