Congratulations on accepting Christ. There is so much to be excited about, but I am sure you have discovered there is many areas of your life that is changing and will continue to change. One of the first things you will need is a Bible. As a new Christian, you might be confused about where to start. Learning the Bible takes time and perseverance, but do not worry, the more you are in the scriptures the easier it becomes The Purpose of Scripture Memory A simple way to start growing in your … [Read more...] about 10 Scriptures New Christians Should Memorize
Daily devotions are a great way to be encouraged each day, especially when you are busy like most people today. Therefore, learning to write your own devotions can be a great way to interact with the scriptures and share your faith with others. Why should you write your own devotions? You may be asking why you need to write your own devotions if someone else has done the work for you. When an author writes a devotional, there are five simple steps they followed to produce the final … [Read more...] about How to Write Your Own Daily Devotions
God’s Word should be the foundation from which you start developing your thinking skills. As Christians, you might think you have established your thinking patterns from the Bible, BUT how can you be sure? It’s very likely that your thinking actually starts from the opinions and commentaries others. This is the most common way of learning today, and you might not know your doing it. Consequently, modern technology has shaped your ability to think. So how can learning from other believers … [Read more...] about How Critical Thinking Helps You Learn the Bible
One of the most important things your Bible study or devotional should include: A PLAN!!! Why you need a Bible reading plan? Think of a puzzle. When you purchase a puzzle from the store it has a picture on the front of the box. This picture is there to give you a sense of direction! The picture tells you what you will see when the puzzle is complete. Many devotions are missing the “big picture.” You know where you want to go in your devotion time, but you need to know how to get there. … [Read more...] about How to Learn the Bible with Confidence
We are living in some very trying times aren’t we? It can be very difficult to create a sense of normal in an abnormal time. Your whole world has shaken up in the last couple weeks, and a new normal has struck each one of us. Some of you became sudden homeschool teachers. Maybe you lost your full time income. Others still have work, but are working double and triple time and no longer have childcare. The challenges just became very real, and we have to face each day. We have a choice in the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Grow in Your Faith During a Crisis
Christians are raving about scripture writing. So what is the big deal? It seems to simple, yet it is one of the most popular ways to learn and engage with God´s Word. Writing scripture is beneficial and can be a key component to your Bible learning strategy. Why you should slow down reading the Bible Handwriting verses allows you to really slow down and process what you are reading. I am a fast reader (and talker), so if you are like me you might need to slow yourself down a bit to … [Read more...] about How Scripture Writing Can Help You Learn the Bible
As a brand new Christian you are trying to learn a book comprised of 66 books and 40 authors. You were told this book will change your life and give you everything you need to know about following God. There are so many directions you can turn. Everyone has an opinion about where you should start. For example, you could start in the Gospels, Genesis, or Ephesians. As a new believer, I hungered for the Word of God much like you. I wanted to know ALL THE THINGS. I could not soak in the Bible … [Read more...] about How To Read and Study the Bible as a New Christian
Many Christians believe they are not gifted to disciple others. The problem with this thought is that discipleship, or the ability to disciple others is NOT a gift. It is NOT even a suggestion. It is indeed a command from Jesus! Why are Christians believing they are not capable of discipling others. I believe the answer is so simple. We are currently facing a major Christian discipleship crisis in the world because we simply do not understand what a disciples is and what he or she should do to … [Read more...] about What is a Disciple?