One String is an outgrowth of The River, a ministry committed to helping people learn to read and understand the Bible for themselves.
Persistence in prayer
In teaching His disciples to pray, Jesus told a parable about persistence. But what is that persistence really all about?
Does he know God's will? (Genesis 13)
Abram walked with God. But how much did he know of God's will? Can his journey help us think well about knowing God's will?
Not a Barter System (Luke 11:4)
Turning again to the "Lord's Prayer," we read His challenging words about asking for forgiveness "for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us." Does this mean we're supposed to strike a bargain with God for forgiveness? Of course not! But what does it mean?
Did You Hear the One About . . . . the Samaritan?
Sometimes our familiarity with Jesus' teaching makes it challenging to really listen to what He is saying. Let's dip into a well-known parable and practice listening well.
More Than Thank You. (Luke 11:3)
Sometimes, because of what we think we know, we might misread a passage . . . even misread Jesus' instructions on prayer.
Maybe We Don't Know Better (Genesis 12)
When we read the "story" of someone's life in the pages of Scripture, sometimes we think we know better how they should have lived, what they should have done. But maybe that's not the best way to read a narrative.
Love the quick but rich listen
The format is great. The pace is intentional and clear, excellent!
Makes me want to dig deep into the words that God has provided and find the treasures there!
Study to show yourself approved...
LOVE the way Brian Onken rightly divides the Word of God and teaches others to do the same.