Archive for the ‘Scripture study’ Category

Irresistible Beauty

Posted by admin October - 28 - 2013 4 Comments
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Have you ever encountered someone so beautiful you couldn’t take your eyes off of them? There was just something about them that was mesmerizing! As Christians, that is how we should appear to the surrounding world. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 2:12 “Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in  [ Read More ]

Accountability: a Bible-marking topic

Posted by admin June - 5 - 2013 3 Comments
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Accountability has two parts. It means to answer for something, and to be held responsible for it. When students are not held accountable, teachers can’t enforce rules. When criminals are not held accountable, the police have a harder time enforcing the law. Sometimes it seems like no one is responsible for their mistakes or bad judgment calls! What plagues society tends to creep into the church. Some excuse their sin  [ Read More ]

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and not recognized the person looking back at you? I’m not talking about that “Wow, I look old today” moment. Of course you always recognize yourself! I don’t stand there trying to figure out who that person is looking back at me; I recognize me because I know me. I can describe “me” probably better than anyone else because I know everything about  [ Read More ]

Word Study: a “How To” Guide

Posted by admin July - 3 - 2012 3 Comments
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One of the most overlooked areas of Bible study is often the idea of “word study.” The Bible was not originally written in English. We have sections in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic. In order to do a word study you do not have to be fluent in these languages; you simply need to learn how to use the tools that are available to you. It is important to do word  [ Read More ]

Modesty Examined: True Motivation

Posted by admin June - 27 - 2012 3 Comments
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In this series, we’re aiming to expose the meaning in some commonly used scriptures. They’re heavy on application and sometimes we forget to really look at the meaning behind the scriptures commanding women to dress modestly. Last week we discussed 1 Peter 3:3-6 and examined our attitudes about beauty’s source. This week, we’re looking at 1 Timothy 2:9, 10. So, without further ado, let’s dive in! The first step in  [ Read More ]

Modesty Examined: The Beauty of Sarah

Posted by admin June - 18 - 2012 7 Comments
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When we talk about modesty– assuming we’re not lamenting the lack of modesty in society at large– we’re usually doing one of two things: talking about how immodesty causes our brothers to stumble, or how to be modest yet fashionable. While these are worthwhile discussions, it seems we often neglect to examine the actual scriptures on the subject. We read them as an obligatory part of the conversation but don’t  [ Read More ]

Singing for a Purpose

Posted by admin April - 30 - 2012 1 Comment
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Editor’s Note: On Thursday-Saturday, women from all over the country will gather in Sedalia, CO for the second annual CFYC Spiritual Development Retreat. We will fellowship, laugh, sing, probably cry a bit, but most of all, we’ll be studying through Ephesians. This retreat is designed to bring us the meat we need to feed our souls. In preparation and honor of this retreat, we’ll have articles from Ephesians this week.  [ Read More ]

Pearls Before Swine

Posted by admin March - 5 - 2012 3 Comments
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I really love the beautiful ironies that can be found in Scripture.  These are the Scriptures that when people just glance at them they say, “That’s a contradiction!”  My favorite/least favorite ironic passage is Matthew 7:1-6.  Verse 1 reads (ESV), “Judge not, that you be not judged.”  Verse 6 says, “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot  [ Read More ]

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The latest CFYC Espresso! podcast is up… CFYC Espresso! is an audio caffeine shot for your spirit! Get your thoughts brewing, and your heart pumping for God with Kristy Huntsman and Erynn Sprouse. This week on the podcast we’re doing a special mini-course on HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE! How to do a topical study– what does the Bible say about ____? Learn how to find out without having to rely  [ Read More ]

Basic Tools For Digging Deep

Posted by Kristy Huntsman December - 27 - 2011 0 Comment
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Have you ever thought, “I’d love to be a Biblical scholar, but I just don’t even know where to begin!?”  One of the first things you need to know is which sources are available to you to aid in your study.  These tools are extremely valuable in helping you understand passages and prepare for classes.  I will be outlining a few of the sources I find most valuable to my  [ Read More ]