The Armor of God!

Ephesians 6 talks about putting on the full armor of God.  Paul gives a vivid metaphor of the items of battle that a Roman soldier was equipped with.  He equates each piece of armor to a spiritual reality as we take our stand against the schemes of the devil.  Below is a document I put…

Bible Reading Worksheets

In his book, One to One Bible Reading, David Helm goes through a very helpful acronym called “COMA”  It is a meditation type of technique to help you slow down and write out the things you are learning as you read the Bible.  It stands for Context, Observation, Meaning, and Application.  This is a very…

Good Questions from David Platt

In his book, Follow Me, David Platt asks a series of good questions for making goals in different areas of your spiritual life.  The questions are below and cover a wide variety of areas where we can grow.  Helpful stuff! How will I fill my mind with truth? How will I read God’s Word? How…

Bible Reading for the New Year!

It is that time of year again for making new goals.  Reading the Bible each day can do wonders for your spiritual life.  Here are a couple of my favorite Bible reading plans to get your new year kick started! Read the Bible For Life Chronological Plan Read Bible in a year ESV style Discipleship…

Scripture Memory and Meditation Tools

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools for Scripture memory and meditation. Meditation Resources Methods for Meditation SORT a process of Meditation Reflect and Respond Process for Meditation How to Meditate Psalms of the Day Meditation Mapping Scripture Memory Resources Benefits of Scripture Memory Procedure for Scripture Memory Helpful Hints for Scripture…

Bible Reading and Bible Study Ideas

My Favorite Bible Reading Plans Read the Bible For Life Chronological Plan Read Bible in a year ESV style Discipleship Journal’s Bible Reading Program in a Year My Favorite Bible Studies (Inductive Style) Getting the most out of Bible study Philippians 1 Timothy 1 Peter 2 Timothy Psalms James Ephesians Titus 1 Corinthians Colossians These…

Bible Reading Resources

Here are a few of my favorite websites and links to good Bible reading plans:  ESV Website that has a number of types of one year reading plans you can download and print: http://www.esv.org/resources/reading-plans-devotions/ Read the Bible for Life Chronological Reading Plan goes through the storyline of Scripture in one year: http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/readthebible/  (link to explanations of the system). http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/readthebible/downloads/RBL-reading-plan.pdf  (Link to the plan you…

Prayer Resources

This past week we put on an event called EQUIP.  This was for all of the leaders in our church to come together to get equipped for ministry this semester.  We offered a variety of workshops.  The one I led covered the types of prayer in the Psalms.  I wanted to motivate and encourage everyone in their…

We Are Perfect in God’s Sight!

God sees believers as holy, righteous, and perfect.  This is because our sin was placed on Jesus and he paid the penalty we deserved.  When someone believes in Christ, God sees him or her as completely righteous.  Why?  Because when we believe in Jesus, we are united with him.  This means that Jesus’ righteousness is…

Heart Idols

Idols of the heart are those pursuits that take precedence over God in our lives.  They are the sin beneath the sin.  They are things that we trust in more than God to meet our needs.  This chart is a listing of these idols.  Take some time to identify what you may be pursuing other…