Author: Randy A Brown

Hiding the Word in your Heart

Hiding the Word in our hearts is one of the most important things we can do as Christians. Memorizing God’s Word helps us to grow deeper in the Word, helps us to be better at witnessing to others, helps us to defend the faith, and helps us to grow closer to God. Hiding the Word in our hearts is part of getting closer to God. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Colossians...

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Bible Study

One of the most important things we can in our walk with God is to study the scriptures. Growing deeper in God’s Word helps us to grow closer to God. It helps build our faith and helps us to have wisdom. It helps us to make proper judgments based on the way God sees things. It helps us to witness to others and defend the faith. Studying the scriptures gives us the knowledge do the work of God. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Another reason to study the scriptures is so that we can be ready to give an answer to others. 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: The Bible itself tells us to study the scriptures. John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Studying the scriptures gives us the knowledge to...

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The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges

The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges is a study on the fruit of the Spirit. This book goes much further than that. It not only covers what the fruit of the Spirit are, but also covers why you need the fruit and how you get the fruit. It also shows how to keep the fruit in your life. Jerry Bridges shows from scripture that taking on God’s character is essential to our fruitful life. He talks about having the right motives in having a devotion to God, and shows that God is our source of power and how we should stay connected to Him through prayer. Bridges further discusses responsibility and growth and how they affect our character. Bridges shows what is required to have a devotion to God with insights that include the fear of God, the love of God, and the desire for God and how these attitudes bring us closer to God. Bridges covers each of the fruit of the Spirit individually and in great depth including humility, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Each study includes many scriptures to paint the picture. Bridges follows his study on the fruit of the Spirit with a final chapter on seeking a deeper devotion to God. Bridges shows how to seek for a deeper devotion through prayer, meditation, worship, and fellowship with...

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Coming Soon – Allan Oxford Clarendon Wide Margin KJV

Coming in the October/November 2011 time-frame is what looks to be one of the nicest wide-margin Bibles ever made- the Oxford Clarendon Wide Margin in KJV from R. L. Allan. It will be available in either Highland Goatskin or Italian Calfskin.     Some of the features include: Epistle Dedicatory and Allan Royal License Center column References Chapter summaries 3 Dark Blue Ribbon Markers (Highland Goatskin) or 2 Red Ribbon Markers (Italian Calfskin) Leather Lined Smyth sewn Full yapp, gilt line inside, red under gold page edges (Highland Goatskin) or semi yapp, red under gold page edges (Italian Calfskin) 10 point Bold Clarendon type Italicized for inserted text Same pagination as regular size Brevier Clarendon editions 8.5 x 7 inches (width = 1.5 inches) 1 inch margin 1536 pages 16 pages Oxford Bible maps 26 page for notes 48 pages of lined writing paper Writable India paper More information is available at Evangelical Bible, the official U.S distributor of R. L. Allan Bibles. You can see each Bible by clicking the links below: Allan Oxford Clarendon Wide Margin Black Highland Goatskin Allan Oxford Clarendon Wide Margin Black Italian Calfskin...

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Five Must-Own Bibles for Kindle

E-book readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, are great tools for Bible study. Here are five Bibles that would enhance your Bible reading and study on the Kindle. ESV from Crossway A free version of the ESV translation. This Bible has good navigation and a great price. ESV Study Bible from Crossway The ESV Study Bible has lots of notes on the Biblical canon, how to study, theology, etc. It’s a vast wealth of study for less than $10.   OSNOVA KJV Study Bible The OSNOVA Study Bible has about the best navigation of any Bible for Kindle. It’s designed for easy searching, is in paragraph format, and includes Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, How to Study the Bible for Greatest Profit, and Daily Bread. All for $4.99.   HCSB from Holman A free version of the Holman Christian Standard version.   NIV Archaeological Study Bible One of the best study Bibles ever made (IMHO). The Archaeological Study Bible is a filled with archaeological facts about places, people, cultures, and more....

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