Across chapter lines

Many Bible reading plans have people read a certain number of chapters each day. If you were doing that kind of plan, and the dividing line came at the end of John 13, on one day you would read about Jesus’ prediction that Peter would deny him three times. And you would lay your Bible […]

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Chapter and verse.

Chapter and verse is how we make reference to what is in the Bible. The title of the book comes first (John). The chapter is next, followed by the verse number or numbers (3:16). We call a particular book/chapter/verse combination a “reference”. The chapter divisions and verse numbers were assigned by editors long after the […]

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8 ways to read the Bible

It happened again last week. Someone said, “I know I should spend more time in my Bible.” After scolding him for yelling at himself rather than celebrating the fact that he is spending time with a small group of people talking about the Bible, I realized that lots of people share that same feeling. I […]

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think about it

“I’ve been thinking about what you said.” “I’m gonna think about that.” “Ever since you mentioned that, I’ve been thinking about that.” “Remember how we were talking about that situation? I started wondering what would happen if we tried this.” “I was sitting in that seminar and all of the sudden, something clicked. So I’ve […]

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On my reading list

I have a pile of books next to our bed. I have a pile of books in my office. I have a pile of books here above my desk at home. I like to read. I like books. I could list them for you. It would sound impressive. Until you ask me about the books. […]

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