ETL 005: Two Bible Questions; 5 Tips for Making Your Bible Reading More Effective; Bible Word–“Holy”


In this episodes we’ll be talking about: Reading Close up

Chapter 1: Bible Q & A

Today we’ll handle 2 questions:
1. What does it mean in Judges 3:24 when it says King Eglon “Surely he covereth his feet” (King James Version)?

This question comes directly from one of our recent Bible readings in the program we introduced in last week’s podcast (CLICK HERE) and is an example of why doing comparison readings in other translations can be very helpful.

2. What are the specific duties of elders in the church?
I’ve selected this question from my files as the news of the past couple of weeks has been dominated by the Catholic Church’s selection of a new pope.  The Bible does specifically address matters of church leadership and organization.  What we learn there may surprise some.
Scriptures referenced:

  • Acts 11:30; 14:23; 20:17, 28
  • 1 Timothy 3:1
  • Titus 1:5
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4

Chapter 2: 5 Tips for Making Bible Reading More Effective

1. Make it a habit

Same time

Same place

Same Bible

2. Write

Take notes
Write down questions
Write out reflections and observations

3. Think about it

Allow the Bible to shape our understanding and thinking, don’t impose our thoughts on the Bible.

4. Follow a reading plan
5. Get the big picture in mind
6. Bonus: Pray

Chapter 3: Bible Word

Related words: sanctify and saint
Scripture references:

  • Luke 1:49
  • Mark 8:38
  • Luke 1:70
  • Romans 1:2
  • 1 Peter 1:15
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3
  • Hebrews 12:14
  • Ephesians 1:2
  • Colossians 1:2


Links and items mentioned in this podcast:

Bible reading website:

Michal Hyatt’s blog post on “The Lost Art of Note Taking” (CLICK HERE)


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ETL 001 – The Inaugural Episode: Introductions and Answering Questions


Daviditunesbanner150ETL 001: Introducing this new podcast and podcaster, observations on people asking questions, and answering the question, “How do I know when God is talking to me?”

In this episode of The Enjoy True Living Podcast–the inaugural episode–we’ll take care of some necessary introductions.  That means introducing myself as the host, this podcast and how I have it envisioned as we move forward.

So, here’s what you’ll hear:

Chapter 1: Introductions are in order.  This is who I am and this is what this podcast is all about.  I also want you to know where I’m coming from, my vantage point or perspective, if you will.  You can also learn a little more about me, if you were to want to, on the About page of the web site (click HERE).

For all you dog lovers out there, here’s our Bella wondering why we don’t love her favorite past time–playing ball–as much as she does.


Chapter 2: Some observations on the asking of questions.  I’ve spent a lot of time answering people’s questions about the Bible, religion, faith and spirituality over the past 28 years, including several years of formally answering submitted Bible Questions as a part of an annual preaching series.  I’ve come to learn a few things about people and the asking of questions.

  1. People are hesitant to ask questions.
  2. For every person who asks a question, there are several others who have the same question, but have just never asked.
  3. We benefit from the questions of others.
  4. People ask questions for different reasons.
  5. Finally, some people, even many self-professed believers, have no real interest in what the Bible really says.

Chapter 3: The first question we’ll answer is one asked of me recently by a Christian young lady as part of a Bible study: “How do you know if God is talking to you?”

Submit your Bible questions to be answered in upcoming podcast episodes by sending an email to:

Scripture references in this episode:

  • Mark 7:6-13
  • Genesis 2:16; 6:13; 12:1
  • 1 Samuel 3:10
  • Hebrews 1:1-2; 2:1-4; 12:25
  • John 12:30-31
  • 1 John 4:1

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Thank you for checking out this episode of the ETL Podcast. Come back again and listen again soon!

God bless!



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