Bible application

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How I Found My Life Verse – and How You Can, Too

“How can you not have a life verse?” asked the pastor at Lynn Valley Full Gospel Church. “A life verse is crucial! It’s an anchor in the storm, a lighthouse in the dark, an embrace on the long, lonely, cold nights of the soul. If you don’t have a life verse, you don’t have life […]

What to Remember When It’s Hard to Follow Jesus – Matthew 4

Are you reluctant to admit that being a Christian is harder than you thought? My husband was once chided at a Bible Study for saying he was having a hard time following Jesus. “No, no, no,” said our fellow believer. “If following Jesus is hard, you’re doing it wrong.” My husband wrestled with this idea […]

How Jesus Might Pray for Healing After Surgery – Matthew 4

These aren’t your typical prayers for healing after surgery because: 1) They’re inspired by Jesus’ temptation in the desert (Jesus wasn’t praying for healing from shoulder surgery — but I sure am! And I’m slowly walking through Matthew, so my tips for healing prayers are woven into the tempter’s attempts to destroy Jesus Christ); and […]

3 Tools to Help You Obey God’s Call – Echoes of Delight

“I delight in disobedience,” laughed a young woman at a Christian women’s retreat. The leader of the session gently chided her, saying, “No. You delight in obedience.”  The idea of delighting in obedience — not just learning how to obey God’s call — was foreign to me back then, a hundred years ago. And it’s […]

How to Find the Timeless Truths in the Bible

Some Bible verses have “timeless truths” that are applicable to Christians today. Other Bible verses are descriptive, which means they describe a specific situation, person, or event that happened more than 2,000 years ago. The descriptive Biblical insights aren’t timeless truths for Christians today — though they are valuable for mediation, reflection, and learning about […]