Rightly Handling the Word of Truth (part 3)

In part one  of this series, I focused on Biblical hermeneutics, the art of studying, interpreting and applying Scripture correctly.  In part two we looked at the difference between exegesis vs. eisegesis.  Exegesis is drawing out from the text what the author intended, while eisegesis involves making the text mean what one wants based on subjective... Continue Reading →

Rightly Handling the Word of Truth (part 2)

Last week I focused on Biblical hermeneutics, the art of interpreting the Bible.  It is essential that we seek to interpret, understand and apply Scripture correctly, when following the command of 2 Timothy 2:15. Today we will continue to dive into this topic, by looking at "exegesis" and "eisegesis". What is the difference between exegesis and eisegesis?... Continue Reading →

Rightly Handling the Word of Truth (Part 1)

"Question: "What is Biblical hermeneutics?" Answer: Biblical hermeneutics is the study of the principles and methods of interpreting the text of the Bible. Second Timothy 2:15 commands believers to be involved in hermeneutics: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who . . . correctly handles the word of... Continue Reading →

Four Reasons Why It Matters Who We Share, Pin, and Re-Tweet

This is such a great article that addresses why associations matter. Who we support, follow, “like” and “pin” can effect many other people….like a ripple effect.
I highly recommend you take the time to read this.

Michelle Lesley

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Scroll…scroll…wince…

Scroll…scroll…wince…

I find myself wincing a bit when I see people –who I know genuinely love Jesus—sharing, pinning, and re-tweeting quotes from false teachers such as Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, and Christine Caine, just to name a few. Why? What’s wrong with the encouraging, even biblical, at times, things these people say?

First of all, let me back up a little. What is a “false teacher”? A false teacher is someone who is billed as a Christian pastor or Bible teacher who habitually and unrepentantly writes, teaches, or preaches things that conflict with the clear teaching of Scripture. For example, all four of the people I listed above teach some version of the prosperity gospel, the false teaching that is most rampant in the Western church today. Additionally, T.D. Jakes adheres to the false doctrine of modalism, and Joyce Meyer and Christine Caine blatantly disobey the Bible’s…

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God spoke to me….????

How does God speak to us today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLojeDfJlw   Let's see what Justin Peters has to say about extra Biblical revelation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h39GU--QIo4     Here is a great article from gty.org called, "That's not Jesus calling".   Ever heard of Lectio Divina? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM8wvqlNyYE&app=desktop   I highly respect and have learned much from John Piper, who I believe... Continue Reading →

No Little Women

If you have fifteen minutes, I highly recommend this podcast from "Theology on the go".  Host Jonathan Master talks with Aimee Byrd about her newest book, "No Little Women: Equipping all women in the household of God." Aimee addresses some of the issues that women are facing in the church today, and shares the importance of the... Continue Reading →

Clinging to the Golden Calf: 7 Godly Responses When Someone Says You’re Following a False Teacher

Looking back, I cannot tell you how many false teachers I have sat under. And if you told me at the time that I was following a false teacher, I would have considered you judgemental and unkind.
Now (Praise God), I am so thankful for women who love me enough to speak truth into my life…even when it is hard to hear.
This article addresses how to respond when someone tells you that you are following a false teacher.

Michelle Lesley

false teacherEver heard of Jeroboam? If you’ve read your Old Testament, the name probably rings a bell, but, let’s face it, it’s hard to keep all those Jeroboams, Rehoboams, Ahinoams, and Abinoams straight, right? Well, let’s read a little bit about Jeroboam:

And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will turn back to the house of David. 27 If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.” 28 So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, “You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” 29 And he set one…

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