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Scripture Memorization

by T. Caleb Dye In Psalm 119:15-16, the psalmist says, “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your words.”  This past spring, I finished reading through the Bible for the fourth time, and although I am continuing to read through the Bible, I decided that I wanted to do something different to help me get deeper into God’s Word.  I thought about reading a few different commentaries, but after discussing with some friends I decided that Scripture memorization would be something that would not […]

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Don’t Wait Until New Year’s; Start Reading Your Bible Now! (With A Good Resource for Bible Reading Plans)

It is fairly customary for Christians to make a New Year’s resolution to read through their Bible in a year. I have been there personally. You make a decision, starting January 1st, to read a few chapters a day for the whole year. Everything starts off well. Genesis isn’t all that bad. There are a few genealogies, but it’s mostly written in story form. The same goes for Exodus. But then we reach Leviticus, that venerable killer of Bible reading plans and New Year’s resolutions. We get bogged down in the difficult reading. We miss a day–then two; and the […]

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Thomas Scott (1747-1821) on Redeeming Time in Ministry

One of the hallmarks of the evangelical movement has been its emphasis on active Christian service. Like the Puritans before them, the early evangelicals thought it important to make the most of each day, and doing so required a careful use of time. This care was especially needful for ministers of the gospel, whose very occupation meant tending to both personal and public responsibilities. Some, like the early Methodists, would schedule out basically their entire day into short blocks of time. However, other evangelicals were less rigid. Concerned about how to balance the various demands of ministry on his time, the […]

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