I’m asked all of the time, “What’s the deal with the colored pencils?” People in community group may borrow one of our Bibles, or some folks are just starting to dip their toes into the ocean of inductive Bible study. Through this process, you learn how to mark key repeated phrases which serve to unlock the meaning of the text. I’d like to highlight a person and not a word…

Facebook Memorials

We have a love hate relationship with Facebook.

Now that we’ve barely survived another election cycle, we may be more on the abhorrence side of the spectrum.

Early this morning, however, something happened that made me appreciate once again the power of Facebook. It gave me pause, intentional time to stop and praise God. Yes, Facebook reminded me of God’s faithfulness…

The good kind of bigger

There is a bad kind of bigger - you know, where the waste line gets bigger or the expenses get bigger.

Then, there is the good kind of bigger.

This quote gets me every time. I know, I know - it’s the trifecta of Christian quotes, Tolkien, Lewis, or Keller. A book I’m currently reading with our Precept Team quoted Lewis. The author, Ken Boa, uses it to set up a chapter entitled Dependence on God.

A Pastor, Precept, and Philippians!

Let me me introduce you to some of our Precept Bible Study Leaders that were in the middle of their Precept Leader Training experience. Also, let me introduce you to Pastor Vincent from Denver, Colorado. He was introduced to Precept when he was in the Air force through one of our Essentials of Inductive Bible Study Training Workshops. Now, he is serving as a pastor, asking the Lord to use Precept's Inductive Bible Study Method to help him make disciples that make disciples! You'll love hearing from him and the other leaders as well! (Video in post) 

4 Years Later. 1 Year Later. Jesus.

Prepare yourself for the blender. The Lord has been so good. He has poured out so much grace. I wanted to share those things with you, but it is going to be like putting several different ingredients in a blender. I pray that the Spirit turns it on and mixes them up for you as He has done for me this week. Four Years Later- Ferguson. One year later - Charlottesville and the change that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings. Jesus Changes Everything!

You're not the lightning bolt

Our team at Precept Ministries International has developed Lightning Studies. They're called Lightning Studies because they're just that - quick, stunning, and unique. Some folks want Lightning Studies to last a long time. Imagine how crazy it would be for a flash of lightning to stick around for forty-five minutes or an hour!

Nope. That's not fast enough.

Two Essential Questions of Bible Study & Busta'rhyme

Go deeper. Get to the foundation.

Here is the thing about inductive Bible study - it is a tool. It isn't about remembering the Bible, but that happens. It isn't about making lists or charts, but that happens too. It isn't so much about remembering the chronology or the geography or even the importance of context, though all of that happens too. First and foremost, it is about God. Inductive Bible study starts and ends with God.