How to Read the Bible

October 22 – Ebedmelech, Onesiphorus, and You! – VCY.org

October 22 – Ebedmelech, Onesiphorus, and You! – VCY.org

TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Jeremiah 39:1-41:18  2 Timothy 1:1-18  Psalm 90:1-91:16  Proverbs 26:1-2 Jeremiah 39:2 — Now the real action begins! Prophecies and imprisonment lead up to this pivotal point, the ninth day of the fourth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah. Jeremiah 39:3 — Every letter of Scripture is inspired but not the commas. Those were added by stylists to help us understand Scripture better. What …

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Every Word Inspired – outreachmagazine.com

Every Word Inspired - outreachmagazine.com

All of Scripture is for every part of our lives. Every single word in the Bible is powerful, purposeful, and prescient. Understanding the Bible as a whole is worth your whole effort. Every word in the Bible matters because every minute of your day matters. In Luke’s gospel, we learn that God counts the hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7). …

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Want a more meaningful Bible-reading experience? Read big

Close-up of an open Bible held by two hands on each side. By Mele Avery/stock.adobe.com

When I was a kid, one of my favorite restaurants was Old Country Buffet. Tucked back in the corner of a nearby shopping center, between a movie theater and a drycleaner, it was the site of more than a few birthday celebration dinners in our family. I looked it up recently and saw that it had permanently closed, finishing with …

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Italian Invents Robot to Assist with Prayer, Bible Quotes, & Saint of the Day

Italian Invents Robot to Assist with Prayer, Bible Quotes, & Saint of the Day

An Italian inventor surprised thousands by presenting a robot that can read the Bible, propose prayers, quote biblical passages related to themes of the Catholic faith, and even narrate the life of the saint of the day.  The robot is named “Saint” and according to its inventor, it is made to accompany those who need it in prayer. Gabriele Trovato, …

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October 20 – The Indestructible Book Survives Jehoiakim – VCY.org

October 20 – The Indestructible Book Survives Jehoiakim – VCY.org

TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Jeremiah 35:1-36:32  1 Timothy 5:1-25  Psalm 89:14-37  Proverbs 25:25-27 Jeremiah 35:6 — Jonadab the teetotaler! He’s not the first who took a pledge of total abstinence. The Bible doesn’t speak in positive terms of strong drink. Interestingly, we have met Jonadab the Rechabite before! In 2 Kings 10:15 we met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet Jehu where they fulfilled …

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10 Bible Verses for Combating Loneliness

10 Bible Verses for Combating Loneliness

“So many people struggle with loneliness,” began Cale on a segment of The Cale Clarke Show. “Whether it was during the pandemic, post-pandemic, not just during the pandemic, this is a part of the human condition. We all struggle with it from time to time.” In times of struggle, there’s nobody better to turn to than Jesus Christ, and no …

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The Bible’s Most Misunderstood Verse

wood engraving of Paul writing to the Ephesians (Ephesians 6, 21-23)

When I was working as a bishop, interviewing clergy for parish jobs, one of the questions I would sometimes ask was, “If you could take one chapter of the Bible to a desert island, which would it be?” To make it more interesting, I would often add, “Let’s say you’ve already got Romans 8.” Otherwise nearly everyone would choose it; …

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Last Sunday after Trinity

Last Sunday after Trinity

THIS Sunday can be kept either as the Last Sunday after Trinity, or as Bible Sunday. I am using the readings for the former to reflect on the latter. There is a serious point: any text of scripture for any date in the Church’s calendar can be an opportunity to reflect on how the Bible works in the life of …

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Stephanie Grace: Bobby | Columnist Stephanie Grace

Stephanie Grace: Bobby | Columnist Stephanie Grace

It surely won’t change a single vote, but let’s still take a moment out of this busy political season to marvel at a truly epic flip-flop. It comes courtesy of a guy who doesn’t make news much anymore, but clearly wants to. Former Gov. Bobby Jindal did make some news eight years ago, when, in the midst of his dud …

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Studying the scriptures | Philstar.com

Studying the scriptures

The Philippine Star October 21, 2023 | 12:00am [Jesus said], “These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.” — John 5:39 J. I. Packer (1926–2020), in his classic work Knowing God, spoke of four well-known believers in Christ whom he called “beavers for the Bible.” Not all were trained scholars, but each one exercised great care to know God by gnawing …

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