Esther: God’s Deliverance in an “Impossible” Situation

Esther: God’s Deliverance in an “Impossible” Situation

     The Book of Esther has all the intrigue of a modern-day thriller: a magnificent location, an evil enemy, a courageous hero and heroine, and life-and-death situations. But most significant to us, it shows God’s powerful hand of deliverance in a seemingly “impossible” situation. Because the Bible really is the revealed Word of God, the Book… Continue Reading

Building Mental Endurance to Stand Strong and Serve

Building Mental Endurance to Stand Strong and Serve

     When I was a contractor doing remodeling work, I had some very different projects to accomplish. Most of the jobs I contracted to do progressed very smoothly and were completed as planned. But there were other jobs that proved to be more difficult than I had imagined. These jobs required more time, focus, and above… Continue Reading

“Precious”—A Word Study

“Precious”—A Word Study

     It is an adventure to discover the will of God by studying the Word of God. I am thankful to The Way International for teaching me how to use Biblical research principles to make my Bible study time effective and exciting. One way I enjoy using these principles is to do a word study. I… Continue Reading

Make the Word Your Own

Make the Word Your Own

     It was the summer of 1979, two weeks before I was to begin my last year of Way Corps training. I was waiting in line to buy an ice-cream cone at an event at The Way International. While in line, I looked for the opportunity to speak the Word to someone. Meeting new people and… Continue Reading

Nourished to Flourish: Rooted in God’s Word

Nourished to Flourish: Rooted in God’s Word

    After being introduced to The Way Ministry in 1974, I learned a little about its great believing heritage and met some of the believers who stood faithfully to build the ministry we enjoy today. I noticed they were undeterred by circumstance to see the will of God come to pass. They were steadfast, unmovable, and… Continue Reading

Four Reactions to the Spoken Word

Four Reactions to the Spoken Word

    “Did you know you are a saint?” That was the first thing my college freshman roommate said to me one fall morning as we were preparing to go to class. “I’m a what?” was my totally surprised response. It was a startling question, and it immediately got my attention. My reaction was one of surprise,… Continue Reading

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To:
Interpretation and Application Are Always with Respect to Whom It Is Addressed

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To: Interpretation and Application Are Always with Respect to Whom It Is Addressed

    “Mail call!” The sound of those two words became music to my ears. I was in an eight-week United States Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program the summer before my senior year in college. Every day after the noon meal, the training instructor would announce mail call, and we would go to the… Continue Reading

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To:
Difficult Verse Must Be Understood in Light of the Clear Verses

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To: Difficult Verse Must Be Understood in Light of the Clear Verses

    One of the Biblical truths we must adhere to as workmen of the Word is to understand a difficult verse in light of the clear verses on the same subject. One scripture alone may be apparently difficult to comprehend, but it doesn’t need to remain that way when clearly and readily understood verses can help… Continue Reading

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Context

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Context

     In this Keys to Biblical Research series, we’ve looked at specific ways the Scripture interprets itself in the verse. Now we’ll look at another way the Scripture interprets itself: In the context.      Thinking about context reminds me of John Adams, the second president of the United States of America. He stood for freedom of religion… Continue Reading

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