Ways to Meditate on Scripture

“If the Word does not dwell with power in us, it will not pass with power from us.” John Owen

Continuing the series of posts on Bible meditation, I wanted to list some practical ideas for how to do it. While meditation can be a result of reflecting on something in creation, life experiences, conversations, our future in eternity, or other things, we’ll focus on meditating on Scripture.

Continue reading Ways to Meditate on Scripture

Learning to Pray from Paul

Paul’s prayers—like his letters in general—so overflow with richness that you feel like you’re working to catch every drop as it pours out. There’s always more to be seen and acted on than what you find in the moment. This makes studying the Bible exciting, knowing there’s always more to be found later when we return. We never run out of “fresh grass” to feed on. Continue reading Learning to Pray from Paul

Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 20 (Heb. 10:19-39)

Hebrews 10:19-25 reminds us that we have full access to God because of the sufficiency of Christ’s work on our behalf. Jesus has cleansed us, and not just on the outside of the cup but on the inside. This was God’s plan for reconciling us back to himself and reveals his heart to be near us. Don’t keep your distance. Even while we might be keeping our distance from one another with a 6-foot rule, don’t allow any distance to creep into your relationship with God.

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 20 (Heb. 10:19-39)

Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 8 (Heb. 4:14-16)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 8 (Heb. 4:14-16)

Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 3 (Heb. 2:14-18)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 3 (Heb. 2:14-18)

Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 2 (Hebrews 2:1-13)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 2 (Hebrews 2:1-13)

Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 1 (Hebrews 1)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflection on God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 1 (Hebrews 1)

Hebrews Reading Plan

Below is a 28-day reading plan in the book of Hebrews leading up to Easter. You can download the reading plan, with a daily question for adults and a daily question for kids, here. It includes a weekly practice to put something off and put something on during this Lenten season. (To receive these updates daily, you can subscribe by clicking the Follow button on the left-column.)

Continue reading Hebrews Reading Plan

Day Two: Give Thanks in Trials

(This devotion is day two of a 30-Day Thanksgiving Challenge. Each day includes a daily reading that will be accompanied by a post on this blog.)

Read Daniel 2:17-23; 6:10; Romans 8:28

Yesterday focused on recognizing God as the source in blessings. We feel gratitude and we give thanks. Today, we’ll broaden our definition of blessings.

Continue reading Day Two: Give Thanks in Trials