We have collected a series of short Bible studies on various topics dealing with the Christian life. Our goal is for you to learn to observe the biblical text and apply God's Word to your own life as you go through these studies. Hopefully it will give you a taste for reading the Bible more thoughtfully.
The Bible is God's chosen method to accomplish important things in our lives. He "equips us for every good work" through the Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17). That means that God's primary tool to enable us to deal with every temptation, every circumstance in life, and each relationship in a way that honors Him is through His Word. God also "sanctifies" us (sets us apart from the world and to Him) through Scripture (John 17:17). The Lord enables us to change, to grow, and to overcome sin and weakness through His Word.
We believe it is essential for every Christian to consider their lives in light of the Word of God on a consistent, regular basis. We hope these studies will serve to make your time with God and His Word even more fruitful.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.