5 things I learned about reading the Bible regularly (The second one will shock you)

My last post explained how reading your Bible regularly doesn’t make you a Christian – or even a good Christian – but it will give you hope, joy and peace, and teach you more about the God you worship. I started using Everyday Devotions in January 2020, and that’s how I developed a daily Bible reading habit for the first time in my life.  So today … Continue reading 5 things I learned about reading the Bible regularly (The second one will shock you)

Here’s why you shouldn’t focus on reading your Bible regularly

…Instead, the focus of your faith should be the God the Bible talks about. But reading the Bible regularly will teach you more about him, so you’ll learn more about what you actually believe and why. Confession: Before Everyday Devotions launched, I had never had a daily Bible reading habit despite having been a Christian for most of my life. Yes, I regularly felt guilty … Continue reading Here’s why you shouldn’t focus on reading your Bible regularly

What Is God Teaching Us Through Covid-19? – #1 Corporate Prayer

One of the biggest questions that I keep being asked by people across Everyday Church right now is: What is God teaching us as a church through Covid-19? The past few months of not being permitted to meet together in person have been so difficult for many of us that it’s only natural for us to find ourselves grappling to find clear meaning to this season. As … Continue reading What Is God Teaching Us Through Covid-19? – #1 Corporate Prayer

The Attributes of Scripture: #5 The Bible is Authoritative

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and, finally, the Bible has authority. This feature is probably the simplest to understand. Grudem, the author of the door-wedging Systematic Theology, puts it like this: “All the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.” We don’t really … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #5 The Bible is Authoritative

The Attributes of Scripture: #4 The Bible is Clear

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and the Bible is clear. Hang on. That’s not true, is it? What about 1st Corinthians 11:10: “It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.” Touché. Let’s unpack what I mean by “clear”. The Church of England does this really well in the following: … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #4 The Bible is Clear

The Attributes of Scripture: #3 The Bible is Sufficient

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and the Bible is all that we need. Grudem, in his brilliant Systematic Theology, summarises this in the following: “…[Scripture] contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.” The sufficiency of the Bible is probably the fiddliest doctrine in this series of blog posts. It’s … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #3 The Bible is Sufficient

The Attributes of Scripture: #2 The Bible is Necessary

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and we need the Bible to know God. It’s that simple. True, we can catch glimpses of who God is without the Bible. For example, in Psalm 19:1-4, David says: “The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture: #2 The Bible is Necessary

The Attributes of Scripture 1; The Bible is God Speaking

This series is all about the attributes of Scripture, and in this series God will speak to you. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV), Paul says the following: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Over-familiarity with words like “God-breathed” from verse 16, or … Continue reading The Attributes of Scripture 1; The Bible is God Speaking