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Bible Study

This archive contains all of the posts in A Clay Jar that touch on Bible Study. Some are more relevant than others. But all of these articles deal with this subject.

 

Love the Lord with your mind

Loving the Lord Your God With All Your Mind – Matthew 22:37

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Jesus tells us to love the Lord with our minds. How does one do that? By exercising it and seeking to understand God, knowing him better.

fundamentals of the faith

Get Beyond the Fundamentals of the Faith – Hebrews 6:1-2

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All too often, we are content with the fundamentals of our faith. But we should not be content there. Seek to grow ever deeper.

how to read the Bible

How to Read the Bible and Get the Most Out of It.

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There are many different ways that people read and study the Bible. We should seek to read the Bible profitably, allowing it to change us.

consider carefully what you hear

Consider Carefully What You Hear – Mark 4:23-24

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When you read the Bible, or anything else, let it speak to you. And then consider carefully what you hear and how you should respond.

The sermon on the mount

An Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

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The sermon on the mount is a collection of Jesus' teachings about life in the kingdom. This post is the first in a series on these teachings.

Crave pure spiritual milk

Craving Pure Spiritual Milk – 1 Peter 2:2

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How important is God's word? Peter instructs us to crave it as pure spiritual milk. Only when we consume it will we grow in our salvation.

do not be afraid

Do Not Be Afraid or Discouraged – 2 Chronicles 32:7-8

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If you are a child of God, you do not need to be afraid of anything that may come your way. God is for you, you need not fear anything.

Be a doer of the word

Be Doers of the Word, Putting it into Practice – James 1:22-25

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When you read the Bible, how do you respond? James challenges us to be doers of the word, not merely hearers. To put it into practice.

introduction to Hebrews

Hebrews: An Introduction

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This article gives a brief introduction into the book of Hebrews. It is the first of a series of on this sermon from a pastor to his people.

Delight in the word of God

Delight in the Word of God – Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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Like the Israelites were encouraged to do in the Shema, delight yourself in the word of God. Make it a integral part of your daily life and all you do.

traveling on the right road

Traveling On the Right Road – Proverbs 14:12

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How often do we come to a fork in the road of life and choose the one most appealing, only to discover it was the wrong one? Choose wisely.

Which version of the Bible is best

What Version of the Bible is Best?

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So just which version of the Bible is the best? There are many good English translations. But ultimately, the best one is the one you will read.