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If the Christian life is easy for you, you might be doing it wrong

Some people hold to the idea that Christians are meant to have prosperity, health, and happiness. It is also believed that Christians can expect to have things go their way in life; they just need to believe and receive. […]

Now Available in Print! A Zero Fluff Bible Study for Women: The Deity of Christ

I am happy to announce that a book version of my Zero Fluff Bible study on the deity of Christ is now available! There is also a Kindle version. Both versions can be found on Amazon. The print and Kindle versions have been updated. They have been edited for grammatical improvements and include an added detailed outline of all the verses in the study! […]

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 8

In this lesson, we are going to consider some of the incommunicable attributes of God. We will apply them as a sort of litmus test. For if Jesus is God, we would not be surprised to see and would even expect to see incommunicable attributes of God attributed to Him. Does the Bible show that Jesus has attributes like omnipresence, eternality, immutability, and others? We shall soon see.

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 7

For our purposes in our study on the deity of Christ, we can use what the Bible reveals about God to help us determine if Jesus is God. For if Jesus is in fact God, then we would expect the biblical record to show works of God done by Him and attributes of God displayed in Him. We would not have to see all of God’s works and attributes in Jesus, but we would expect to see some. So did New Testament writers record that Jesus did the works of God and did they write that He had the attributes of God? Let’s take a look.

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 6

Welcome to Lesson 6! This lesson contains a collection of verse sets that I refer to as “the ONLYs”. Each set covers something that is said to be true only of God. Hence the name! We are going to look at six things about God that the Bible tells us only apply to Him. God is God after all. It is right that He is unique! This uniqueness also helps us when we are considering the deity of Christ for if any one of the six things were attributed to Him, that would point to His deity. And if all six were? Simple logic would dictate this conclusion: He is God!

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 4

Welcome to Lesson 4! This lesson continues with “verses sets” that demonstrate the deity of Christ. As explained in the previous lesson, verse sets are made up of two or more verses that, when read in light of each other, give evidence that Jesus is God. This lesson contains three verse sets that happen to be some of my favorites. They all pair verses from the book of Isaiah with verses in the New Testament. The book of Isaiah has a lot to say about Jesus!

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 3

Welcome to Lesson 3 of A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the deity of Christ! This study continues by shifting focus to a second category of verses. Category Two consists of a special collection of “verse sets” that give evidence to the deity of Christ. I remember when I first discovered that the Bible contained these special sets. What joy they brought! I pray that you find them to be just as edifying as I did, and that they lead to praise and worship to the glory of God.

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 2

Welcome to Lesson 2 of A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the deity of Christ! This lesson will continue with Section One of our study: singular verses that demonstrate the deity of Christ. Please remember to look the verses up in context, especially if you are unfamiliar with them. Also remember, there is no rush. Take your time so that you can get the most out of the material. Please take a moment to pray, get your Bible, and then let’s begin!

A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ: Lesson 1

Welcome to Lesson 1 of A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the deity of Christ!

We will begin our study by examining singular verses that demonstrate the deity of Christ. Reading these verses alone (in context of course) shows that Jesus is in fact God. These are primary texts on this topic, for they address the matter clearly and directly. They don’t leave you wondering about the identity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Introduction to A Zero Fluff Bible Study on the Deity of Christ

I invite you to join me and walk through some significant biblical evidence for the deity of Christ to the glory of God.

This will be a Zero fluff study. It’s the only way I know how to offer it. This means it will not be like the many studies, books, and teachings that are geared towards women today that are heavy on fluff and light on sound doctrine. We will dig deeply!

I hope you join me. This study will not disappoint!

What’s your apologetics origin story? & New Bible Study announcement

See information in this post about a new Bible Study that will be starting tomorrow!

In my previous post, I shared the back story of how I got started in apologetics. I’m curious about yours. Do you have an origin story to a life of apologetics? I’d love hear about it in the comment section. Your story would be an encouragement to me and to others as well. If you do not have a story, how about beginning today? There’s no time like the present to begin the work of an apologist! For some guidance in this area, please see the suggestions in this post.

Studying the Doctrine of Justification

Have you ever had the opportunity to study the doctrine of justification before either at church or on your own? If not, I would like to encourage you to learn more about it. It can lead to deeper joy as you come to understand the gospel better, and it can be a part of being ready to give a defense for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15)

Class on Discernment: Living Proof Live Simulcast

Beth Moore’s Living Proof Live simulcast is quickly approaching. It is scheduled to air September 12, 2015. Many churches have signed up to participate along with women who will watch from home. If you are one of that number, I invite you to do something as you watch. I invite you to turn the simulcast into a class on discernment. This means, we will use the simulcast to practice the ability to confirm truth and detect error in a Bible message or teaching. Some may feel it is unnecessary to do that with a Beth Moore event since she is so established and well liked as a Bible teacher. I would respond that it is always necessary to be discerning at every event or service where God’s word is taught. It is necessary even when the preacher you’ve sat under for 20 years gets up to preach.

Discernment is so important for our spiritual well-being. It is our Biblical responsibility. (1 John 4:1) The example of the noble-minded Bereans encourages us to do as they did. (Acts 17:10-11) […]

Bible Reading Plans for 2015

The new year will be here soon! It’s not too late to start thinking about whether or not you would like to start a Bible reading plan in 2015. I enjoy plans. They help me to be more regular with my reading.

Not all reading plans are the same. Though many are geared towards reading through the whole Bible in a year, there are more options available. There are some that will extend the reading out for two or three years or shorten it considerably. I once went through the Bible in six months. To be honest, it wasn’t planned. I was pregnant and suffering with “morning” sickness so badly that all I could do was read! Some plans focus on just parts of the Bible like the gospels, the Old or New Testament, or bring you through the same books more than once. Plans can also go through the books in the order they appear in the Bible or go through the Bible in the order that things took place chronologically in history. I prefer the latter. […]