What Do We Do Now?

I found it deeply disheartening last January when Joe Biden took office and moved into the White House.  America has fallen, once again, to the rule of those opposed to Christ, to those opposed to all that is good.  Most serious Christians are deeply disappointed in the outcome of the elections and in the man who now sits in the White House.  Since then it has been especially difficult to watch the President and the Democrats in Congress systematically destroy freedom in America, establish unrighteous laws and policies, and squander our taxes.  They seem to be especially zealous in their di

THE UNHAPPY SHEEP

Author's Note:  My mother passed away several years ago, but I still have, mixed in with other papers, stories, and other writings penned by her.  She actually did quite a lot of writing and was sometimes published in a few, small magazines.  Always her words are insightful.  I ran across this piece a few days ago and thought I'd share it here.  The original is typewritten (Mother did most of her writing before computers were prevalent) so I scanned it and ran it through an OCR engine.  Surprisingly, the OCR scan required very little correcting and what you see below is mostly just as she typed it.  Enjoy the read.

 

THE UNHAPPY SHEEP
by Roselee Reagan

Once upon a time there was an unhappy sheep. Life had not been good to this sheep. The farmer who owned her always beat her. The other sheep were always kicking Unhappy away. Sometimes......

How to Study the Bible #16: Last Words

I suppose that when most people pull up an article titled How to Study the Bible, they are expecting instruction on lots of methods and techniques.  This series wasn’t like that.  To be sure, I did suggest that my readers try out a few methods like just reading it without worrying about how deep you are going with your understanding.  The understanding will come, but sometimes quantity is better than quality.  I also suggested repeatedly speed-reading a chosen section, thus giving the Holy Spirit a chance, through repetition, to open up the truths contained in His word.  I may have mentione

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How to Study the Bible #12: About Bible Translations

Three of the topics I listed in my last post – the connection between Bible study, worship, spiritual warfare, and the question of why we study the Bible – are related in such a way that I’m finding I need to deal with them all at once.  So, I’m leaving them until last......for this post, we’re going to discuss how to manage and sort through all the different versions/translations of the Bible......

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How to Study the Bible #11 – Two Easy Topics

So, how did your Bible-speed-read time go?  Is it pulling you deeper into the word and is the Spirit using it to speak truth to your soul?  Honestly, it probably is too soon for me to ask that question as that method needs to be used long-term for quite a while before it really becomes effective.  It’s okay to save the speed-read technique for later, but if you’ve tried it, share some of your thoughts in the comments below.  I’d like to know how it has been working for you.

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How to Study the Bible #10 – Grammar and Repetition

Today’s post covers two topics.  First, is an informative lesson on how Bible grammar works.  I’m keeping it short.  After all, no one likes boring grammar lessons, right?  Actually, I think you’ll find it interesting and it will change, in small ways, the way you read the Bible.  Second, I introduce a new method/technique you can use as you go deeper into the word of God.  

Bible Grammar Explained

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How to Study the Bible #9: Teachers and Bible Commentaries

Here’s the Christian timeline:  Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected, spent some time building up the disciples, and then ascended into heaven.  At Pentecost Jesus baptized the apostles (and a bunch of other people) in the Holy Spirit, filled them with His power, and gave them the gift of tongues – and the Christian church was born.  Those power-filled people then went out and started telling people about Jesus, leading them into salvation and...Jesus now has a problem.............

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