5 Benefits of Biblical Distance Learning

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WORDsearch has partnered with Houston Baptist University to bring you the HBU Certificate Program: The Story of the Bible, a concentrated Bible course that will further your education. If you are considering advancing your biblical education, there are some major benefits to learning through this distance education course.

What are some of the benefits of the HBU Certificate Program distance learning?

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Quick Tip for WORDsearch 11 – LESSONmaker

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LESSONmaker is a tool included in WORDsearch 11 for creating small group lessons and Sunday school lessons rapidly. Simply type in what Bible passage or topic you want to make a lesson from, and select the lesson materials you have in your library. If you are really pressed for time, you can hit the panic button, and a lesson will be instantly created for you. These lessons can be printed for classroom handouts.

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Guest Post – 3 Steps to Deeper Bible Study

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Please note: The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of LifeWay Christian Resources.

I love Bible study. I have tried “not” to study, but I’m learning it is part of my spiritual DNA. God created me to study the Bible. I am to be a student first, then a teacher. When I teach hermeneutics, (interpreting & understanding the Bible) it is my goal to always have the students understand there are basic methods to study and interpreting. The basics can be easy. You don’t need a theological degree or the ability to speak Hebrew or Greek. Asking a few questions and turning a few pages will give you some foundational understanding.

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Quick Tip – WORDsearch Offers Interest-Free Payments

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You may have found products on our website that have a higher price tag associated with it that you wish you could add to your digital library, but the cost was simply too much at that time.  Did you know that WORDsearch offers interest-free payments on larger priced items?

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5 Reasons to Love the BECNT

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The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.

All BECNT volumes feature each author’s detailed interaction with the Greek text. Each commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.

5 Reasons to Love the BECNT (Click each image to zoom in.)

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Guest Devotional – Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-2, wordsearchbible, devotionalTherefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2 (NET)

Over the last few weeks, the Lord has consistently been reminding me to keep my eyes fixed on Him. He took me to Matthew 14 the other day, and we re-read the story of Peter walking on the water. The Lord had invited Peter to share in His wonder, and Peter accepted the invitation. But when Peter evaluated his situation and saw the wind and waves, he almost sank.

I wish that I could say that I can’t relate to Peter, but I can. The Lord invites me to share in His work, I excitedly accept, then I look at the circumstances and allow the baby tares of doubt and fear to take root. I take my eyes off of the one who initiated the work and look at the impossibility of it.

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