If you think the gathering of biblical facts and standing up with a Bible in your hand will automatically equip you to communicate well, you are desperately mistaken. It will not. You must work at being interesting. Boredom is a gross violation, being dull is a grave offense, and irrelevance is a disgrace to the gospel. Too often these three crimes go unpunished and we...
Author: Brandon Cox
Dear Roger, My Bible study had a long discussion on Masons. None of us knew much about Masons except for one person. He told us that they were a secret society that taught that there were others ways to heaven besides believing in Jesus. He thought that Masons accepted all gods of all religions and that Masons swore an oath to a “Supreme Being” instead of recognizing...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Person of Satan, Spiritual Warfare
Have you ever heard someone pray, “Satan, I bind you?” Or perhaps you may have uttered such a thing yourself? I’ve heard many people use phrases like this in their prayers, and while I don’t want to belittle a person’s heartfelt cry to God against evil, I can’t help but dig into this phrase a little and ask the question, “Is this a biblical way to pray?” Can we really bind...
Author: Tom Terry
Esther is a book filled with hidden prophecies. Esther is the only Bible book where God is not mentioned. After studying this lesson, you will be amazed at how He is found on every page!
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Esther 1:1 - 5:14
If you’re a Christian, you believe reading the Bible is important. But have you considered how to approach it in the first place? What kind of “heart posture” is necessary? God cares deeply about these questions. Here are seven ways we should approach his Word in 2016. 1. Approach It Humbly The Bible is tangible evidence that the Maker of the universe is an initiator,...
Author: Matt Smethurst
Want to know something weird? Women are never referred to as “daughters of God” in the Bible. Kind of odd, especially given how often that phrase is used in evangelical circles. “Daughter of God” nets over 1,000 books on Amazon. In the Bible, however, the seemingly clumsy phrase “sons of God” is used for men and women alike. What gives? Is this a linguistic fluke? No, unlike...
Author: John Beeson
Wherever you are in your “mothering,” may you find rest, strength, comfort, wisdom… or even a swift kick in the seat of the pants as you spend time in God’s Word. May you, dear sister, lean into God and His Word as you carry out your kingdom building work of shepherding the young image bearers you call “children.” Exhausted Mom Matthew 11:28–29 – Come to me, all who...
Author: Deborah Haddix
You never stop being a mom. From the day you learn you have a bun in the oven to the day you breathe your last, your child is always on your mind and in your heart. Mary, Jesus’ mother, encourages me. Her struggles are my struggles. 1. Being a mom is scary. Mary taught us to entrust our kids to God. Pregnancy is terrifying for every expectant mother. ...
Author: Julie Barrier
Dear Roger, For several reasons I’m looking for a new church home. I’m looking for guidelines to help me in my search. If I were to ask you, “What kind of church do you want my church to be,” What would you say? Sincerely, Donelle Dear Donelle, A CHURCH THAT PRIORITIZES BIBLICAL EXPOSITORY TEACHING AND PREACHING The Scriptures are foundational for...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, the literal physical bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead is so critical to the Christian gospel that all four gospel writers – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – give us an account of the resurrection and provide for us multiple evidences of its reality. The resurrection is a historical fact, as the...
Author: John MacArthur