bote brian

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Search for “spiritual disciplines” and you will come up with lists ranging from a few practices to giant, enormous, book-length lists. You’ll hear people talk about prayer, Bible reading, silence, fasting, solitude, fellowship, and a bunch of others. It can be kind of overwhelming, right? I’m not sure where the phrase “spiritual disciplines” originated. The Greek word in the New Testament usually translated “discipline” is paideia, which is used for “the rearing of a child, training,...

by bote brian on 17 August 2018

I’ve come to the end of a list of tips about having successful Bible study. Today I wanna talk about the last one in this series, number 12. And what I’m talking about in this one is, after we study my topics, we read the entire Bible through in a reading program. We take notes. We pray. We seek counsel. We think deeply about the Word of God. We live it and we even prove it. Hold fast. Hold on to what you learned in the truth. Hold fast or hold strong, tight, and sure to what God says, to...

by bote brian on 16 August 2018

Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). A famous British judge, known for his strong belief in God, sometimes encountered people who said they didn’t believe in God. He always asked them to describe...

by bote brian on 16 August 2018