What do you do with the parts of the Bible that don't seem to offer much in the way of practical application?
Some scholars estimate there are up to 900 different English translations or paraphrases of the Bible. How can you know which is best for you?
I enjoy leading my group. I just hope nobody asks me anything about the Bible.Do you ever think something like this?
To many people, the God of the Old Testament seems different than the God of the New Testament, even though we know he is the same God. In particular, God's punishment often doesn't fit the sin—at least by our standards.
The videos give great overviews of each book, and they make diving into the Bible a little less intimidating.
We talk all the time in groups about how the key ingredient of personal spiritual growth is trust in God. That sounds simple, right? But actually trusting is hard. It's counterintuitive. It feels dangerous.
If we've been given a "New" Testament, does that mean the "Old" Testament is obsolete? There aren't many church-types who would give a hearty, "Yes!" to that question, but many of us ignore the Old Testament to the extent that an outside observer might assume Genesis through Malachi doesn't really apply to us anymore. So why do we gloss over the Old Testament?