Recently, I recorded an audio version of my book, “Read the Word” thanks to the gracious people at the E2 network. This podcast will teach you how to study the Bible for yourself. If you would like to increase your own knowledge of the Bible in order to have a more fruitful devotional time, click on this link and I can help you learn the Bible step by step. Here is a list of some of the topics covered:
-Old Testament Wisdom
-Old Testament History
-Old Testament Poetry
-Comparing the Gospels
-Learning the Epistles
- NT Testament Prophecy
-Learning to Read the Bible Devotionally.
If you would like to learn more about the Bible, go to my podcast at the E2network.
I was blessed to teach at our sister church, North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad this past weekend. They are teaching through the book of Genesis, so I taught on Genesis 11:1-9, the story of the Tower of Babel. One of the things that is astounding about the early chapters of Genesis is the major Biblical themes that re-occur later in the Bible. The creation and fall of Adam and Eve, the story of Cain and Abel, the flood and the genealogies all become rather large points which are picked up later on in scripture. The Tower of Babel is no exception. Listen to the sermon here.
Here is a three week series I just finished up at Rancho del Rey Church. If you want a better understanding, appreciation and love for God and his relationship with us, watch this series, which we called 3 in 1.
God :: The Father
God :: The Son
God :: The Spirit
A Great article by one of the foremost experts in biblical manuscripts in the world.
As we look to begin a new year in 2013, moms and dads everywhere struggle to find more “family time.” Family time can mean different things to different people, but it almost never feels right just sitting down with the kids to watch a movie together once a week. Time in front of media can be family time, but it shouldn’t constitute the bulk of what we do together as a family. Over the years, as my kids have grown, we have sought out family time through a number of avenues. We take walks or hikes together. We play cards. I read a book out loud to them in the evenings. We do devotions together. And we try and eat meals together as much as possible. I admit, it isn’t always easy. Sometimes it is a struggle and my wife and I sense when we need to bear down and put our family time on the calendar. However, sometimes, it just pops right out of thin air.
Recently, I was drawing with my daughter Eden, who is 8. I sketched out a simple outline of a castle or “something.” I had to get up and leave, but before I did, I turned to my older daughter Annabelle, 15, and said, “Hey Annabelle, work on this while I am gone” a little halfheartedly.
I returned home later to find that both Annabelle and Thaddeus, 16, were working on the drawing. They had transformed it into the beginnings of a great drawing! Well, then almost everyone got involved and we all added to it over the next two days. We just left it on the counter and continued to add details here and there.
When we were done, Marli, 18, scanned it in and added color for the final version. Now, you may not be an artistic family. And really, my wife and I can’t really draw very well, but my three older kids sure can. The point is that whatever you and your family are inclined to do can be considered family time or a family project. This series of drawings is meaningful to me because all the older Tagues participated and added their own flair to the project. (We have three younger ones, 8, 6, and 3, and I wouldn’t let them touch it! But they also enjoyed looking at the drawing as we added to it).
Again, the main point is that you are doing something productive together as a family, using your skills to create, build, fix, dream or help. I hope this sparks your interest in making your family time something more than just a movie together. Spend some time thinking about what you love to do, what your kids love to do and see what God brings to light as your family works together productively.
My good friend Charlie Campbell has published a new book, Archeological Evidence for the Bible. This full color paperback is a great addition to any student of apologetics or anyone interested in how the Bible and history line up together. Charlie is the founder of Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministry and speaks across the country to churches about apologetic issues and in the defense of Christianity. This new book is a great way to share the truth about how archeology backs up the claims of scripture without going into details that are only for scholars. This is a great resource for high schoolers or college students interested in investigating Christianity. Order the book here.
The next three books in the series “What is God Like?” Illustrated by my Daughter, Marli Renee, are now out on the market. You can pick them up at Amazon or here. this Time, Dr. William Lane Craig tackles the issues of the eternality of God, the self sufficiency of God and the persons of the Trinity! All for kids ages 4-10.