Daily Bible Study

Daily Bible study is an important spiritual discipline for the child of God. Those in Beroea “were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the scriptures daily, whether [the things taught by Paul and Silas] were so” (Acts 17:11). Paul instructed his young protégé, […]

The Scariest Words in the Bible

I have heard some scary words in my life. When I heard my mother yell, “Randall Justin Imel,” I heard some scary words! When my wife says, “We need to talk,” I hear some scary words! I’m confident that you have heard some scary words in your life, too. Maybe you’ve heard a doctor say, […]

How to Study the Bible

There are many throughout history who have set examples for us in their Bible study. Eusebius said that he heard of one, whose eyes were burned out under the Diocletian persecution, repeat from memory the Scriptures in a large assembly. Beza could repeat all Paul’s epistles in Greek at age 80. Augustine said that after […]

The Old Testament and the Christian

I’ve known many Christians who did not wish to study the Old Testament. When I was much younger, I was teaching from Exodus and a gentleman told me, “Justin, you need to quit teaching from the Old Testament; we need teaching from the New.” I was stunned. In my young thinking, I assumed that if […]