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Writing While Growing: Some Tips for Christian Writers

A friend and I were talking this weekend about Christian writing. Our conversation touched on a common concern of Christian writers, the concern of writing something that will lead someone astray. I have often told writers (and prayer ministers) that as long as you have that healthy concern, I am not worried about you. You … Continue reading Writing While Growing: Some Tips for Christian Writers

Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

When I teach Christian writing classes, I emphasize the importance of Bible study. Christian writers have an incredible privilege of inspiring and encouraging readers to draw closer to God and to dig deeper into His Word. That means writers need to know the Bible and have a solid foundation for presenting scripture in their writing. … Continue reading Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

When God Prompts You to Write – Write

I can’t tell you how many times the enemy has planted seeds of doubt regarding my calling as a writer. I’ve also talked with so many writers who feel the same way. I’m writing this first of all to tell you - do not listen to the enemy. He lies! Secondly, if God has called … Continue reading When God Prompts You to Write – Write

10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession

I did an inductive Bible study of Exodus 32-34, looking especially at the role of Moses as intercessor between God and His people. Being an intercessor myself, I was curious what Moses could teach us today about intercession. Following are just a few of the takeaways I learned from studying this passage: Students of Inductive … Continue reading 10 Things Moses Has Taught Me about Intercession

Zooming in on God’s Peace (A Review of “Contrast” in Inductive Bible Study)

In the previous lesson on Psalm 46, we looked at the structure of Interrogation. Now let's look at another structure in this psalm: Contrast. You may remember looking at Contrast in an earlier lesson. Feel free to review that here, if you'd like a refresher: Ever Notice All the Opposites in the Bible? In our … Continue reading Zooming in on God’s Peace (A Review of “Contrast” in Inductive Bible Study)

Shalom: A Biblical Hebrew State of Being

"Shalom" (peace) is one of my favorite words in biblical Hebrew. I yearn for God's peace, especially in areas of my life where I don't have it. It's an interesting journey to look up "shalom" in the lexicon. I encourage you to try it, and use this opportunity also to pray for greater "shalom" in … Continue reading Shalom: A Biblical Hebrew State of Being

Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." While a classic-style devotional begins with a Bible verse and is followed by a reflection (sometimes called a meditation, or story), that may not be the order in which the inspiration comes to you. Sometimes you will start with the Bible verse, and … Continue reading Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

Praying in Your Dreams

If you have made yourself available to God as an intercessor, don't be surprised if He prompts you to pray in your dreams. I can remember several instances of prayer during sleep. When I awoke, I knew I had been praying for someone. I've heard similar situations from intercessor friends. One situation I remember vividly. … Continue reading Praying in Your Dreams

God Is the Solution (“Problem-Solution” in Inductive Bible Study)

In this lesson, we are going to continue learning Psalm 46 through Inductive Bible Study. If you are just joining, you may first want to read Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study. One of the major structures of Inductive Bible Study is called "Interrogation." This can come in the form of "Question-Answer" … Continue reading God Is the Solution (“Problem-Solution” in Inductive Bible Study)

Biblical Hebrew Alphabet: The Letters “Sin” and “Shin”

Near the end of the biblical Hebrew alphabet are two interesting-looking letters: שׂ The name of this letter in biblical Hebrew is "sin" (pronounced: "seen"). The letter itself makes the sound "s." שׁ The name of this letter in biblical Hebrew is "shin" (pronounced: "sheen"). The letter itself makes the sound "sh." These letters are … Continue reading Biblical Hebrew Alphabet: The Letters “Sin” and “Shin”