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Archive for October, 2012

Prayer Requests

In verses 18-19, the author asks directly for prayer.

It is wise to ask others to pray for us.

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Categories: Hebrews, Prayer

A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

I do not have a vagina.

But I have a brain and a soul, and I loved this book.

It tells the story of a Christian woman’s attempt to take the Bible literally and live out its commands in modern-day society.

The results are at times hilarious and at other times thought-provoking.

Quite often, both happen at the same time.

I feel well-informed about the contents of the Bible. Like this author, I take my faith seriously. It informs my choices and influences by decisions.

But I learned some fascinating new things about old verses. The scholarship in this book is just as high-quality as the storytelling.

You’ve likely heard the hype and the controversy. Most of it is misguided. I give this book my highest recommendation. You will be challenged and you will grow in your faith.

Categories: book review

Confidence in Leaders

Verse 17 presents an interesting challenge. We are told to submit to our leaders.

What if a leader is on the wrong track?

How do we encourage them to do the right thing without making their service difficult and unpleasant?

Categories: Hebrews, Leadership

Strange Teachings

In verses 9-16, we’re told not to follow strange teachings. Instead, we are to do good and share.

Categories: Hebrews

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (verse 8).

Categories: Hebrews, jesus

Imitation

In verse 7, we’re encouraged to find trustworthy models and follow their examples.

Categories: Hebrews

Confidence

Base your confidence on the help of the Lord (verse 6).

Categories: Hebrews
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