God’s Word

Spending time reading the Bible is essential to our lives. It’s the ultimate love letter, and serves as our instructional guide for how to live the life God has called us to.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:16

Celebrate Culture: Purification

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.” 

2 Timothy 3:16

How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your Word.
I have tried hard to find You— don’t let me wander from Your commands.
I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
I praise You, O Lord; teach me Your decrees.
I have recited aloud all the regulations You have given us.
I have rejoiced in Your laws as much as in riches.
I will study Your commandments and reflect on Your ways.
I will delight in Your decrees and not forget Your Word.

Psalm 119:9-16

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to My words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Proverbs 4:20-23

Anyone who listens to My teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears My teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Matthew 7:24-27

For the Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”

Hebrews 4:12

Recommended Resources

Th Book of Acts –
Notes from Baseline Class taught by Glenn Loy

•  Open PDF

 

Letters of Paul –
Notes from Baseline Class taught by Keith Loy

•  Open PDF

 

New Testament Overview –
Notes from Baseline Class taught by Glenn Loy

•  Open PDF

 

Summary of the Books of the Bible

 •  Visit Website

 

How to Study the Bible

 •  Visit Website

 

Trinity Explained

 •  Visit Website

 

Josh McDowell’s Video Archive

 •  Visit Website

 

How We Got Our Bible

 •  Visit Website

Recommended Books

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

Gordon Fee

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.

«  Amazon

77 FAQ’s About God and the Bible

Josh McDowell

Real-life, on-the-street Christian apologetics is what readers expect from Josh McDowell. Here, he and his son, Sean, reflect their ongoing research and close engagement with our culture in answers to classic questions such as…

• Is there scientific proof God exists?
• How can a loving God send people to hell?
• Why does God allow suffering?
• Is the New Testament historically reliable?
• Aren’t there errors and contradictions in the Bible?

«  Amazon

The Bible Handbook of Difficult Verses

Josh McDowell

Josh and Sean McDowell, masters of practical Christian apologetics, team up in this trustworthy resource that helps readers understand and gain assurance about difficult Bible verses and passages.

The McDowells’ way of boiling down topics and explaining them clearly helps dispel questions that can confuse people about Christianity or frustrate them in their spiritual growth. Readers will appreciate features such as

• a simple, easy-to-access format
• straightforward explanations in nontheological language
• a summary of key principles of interpretation to help them learn and grow

«  Amazon

Common Ground

Keith Drury

What do Christians believe? Many young Christians today cannot fully answer this question. In contrast to previous generations, today’s believers were not taught the basic core beliefs of Christianity as children, but they want to know. They need to know. Common Ground by Keith Drury caters to this rising desire for doctrinal knowledge. Using the Apostle’s Creed as its guide, the book beautifully describes the core beliefs that all Christians at all times and everywhere have believed God as Creator and loving Father, the virgin birth and divinity of Jesus, His death and resurrection, the Holy Spirit, the church, the second coming, final judgment, and eternal life.

«  Amazon