Posts tagged with: Biblical Studies

This Isn’t Just For You

In our first week of SBS, one of our teachers had us write down why we came. I wrote this in my notebook, “I came to SBS to gain my own understanding about this book I dedicate my life to and to gain intimacy with the One who called me.” My heart was pure and I believe […]

Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

Most of us have heard this at least once, and it goes something like this: We’re going through a difficult season and someone well meaning tells us, “God won’t give you more than you can handle” and, at first, it seems comforting. The idea that we won’t receive overbearing circumstances sounds like a wonderful statement […]

Let’s Be Real: We All Want to Succeed

The term “success” may only have secular connotations in the minds of most Christians, but we cannot deny that every one of us has some concept of success. Success, in itself, is not a bad thing; it is man’s skewed concept of success that causes problems. I do not, in any way, exempt Christians from […]

Pain in Ministry

Note: nothing in this post is meant to be used as an excuse for us to avoid dealing with our pain; it is meant as an encouragement for those times when we just feel bad about stuff; when our emotions take over without rhyme or reason. Problems, when possible, should always be fixed, but sometimes we’re just […]

Posted: October 12, 2015 By: Joshua Miller
Questions: Discipline and Discipleship

What is the best question you’ve ever been asked? How did it make you want to respond? Did it stir up something inside you?   In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve sin. They disobey God, turning their backs on him, they run head-long into rebellion. As they hide from God, He calls out to them […]

Posted: September 23, 2015 By: Dan Lake
Who are We Really?

The Gospel of New Creation In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul proclaims, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.” What does the word “new” bring to mind? For me I think of words like fresh, untouched and flawless. I see images of beautiful, […]

Christians Should Read

I was never one of those people you would find lying on the beach, cuddled up by a fireplace, or sitting in a coffee shop, enjoying a good book. The library was not a place to find a good read, but a place for me to find DVDs and magazines. Despite the fact that I’ve […]

3 Reasons Why DTS is So Effective

I remember when I did my Discipleship Training School with YWAM. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t have any friends who had done it, or anyone to really ask questions about the program. All I knew was that I needed to “Go”. I wasn’t really sure what that meant either, funny as […]

Theology and Me: Three Takeaways from a Season of Study

A few weeks ago, I finished the last of two biblical training courses that I took this spring at YWAM Montana Lakeside. The first course was the Old Testament Studies Seminar, and the second was the Church History Seminar. Both of these courses were absolutely fantastic, and I learned a lot about God, his Word, and myself. I […]

Posted: July 6, 2015 By: Joshua Miller
Discipleship Through Old Testament Theology

How Does Old Testament Theology Help You Make Disciples? Monotheism through Genesis 1:1 – the Origin Story Paul called the Old Testament “the Scriptures”, and this is what he says concerning them, “All scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the […]