Posts with the tag “bible-study”
That's Not What It Means to Me
by Patrick Swayne on April 1st, 2022
Have you ever had someone dismiss something you've taught directly from the Bible simply by saying, "That's not what it means to me"? Why does this happen, and why does it represent a problem when it's said about the one and only book containing God's inspired words?
Chaining Your Faith
by Patrick Swayne on January 29th, 2022
Before the first Christian was martyred, he gave a defense for His faith in Jesus. But why did he start by talking about Abraham? And what can we learn from the way he and other first century Christians engaged the Old Testament?
When Blood Speaks
by Patrick Swayne on January 20th, 2022
You might have heard before that "dead men tell no tales." Well, apparently no one told the author of the book of Hebrews. No, Hebrews doesn't teach that the dead communicate directly with us. But it does say that there is a sense in which Abel and even his blood continue to speak to us. What does Abel's blood say, and what better thing does Jesus' blood say (Hebrews 12:24)?