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One String

One String

By Brian Onken
One String is an outgrowth of The River, a ministry committed to helping people learn to read and understand the Bible for themselves.
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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? 
September 12, 2020
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? 
June 26, 2020
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. 
May 15, 2020
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. 
May 11, 2020
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. 
April 22, 2020
What Are You Asking? (Luke 11:2)
Although we have learned to ask "Your Kingdom Come," could we be confusing our thoughts about the coming of the kingdom with what Jesus was teaching in this prayer? 
April 09, 2020
Don't Just Say (Luke 11:1-2)
You've probably heard "The Lord's Prayer" before; maybe even repeated the words when you have prayed. But there might be more to what Jesus said than we realize! 
April 04, 2020
Reading Something Familiar (Genesis 12)
We explore the challenge of reading a familiar text–the call of Abraham–with attentiveness. 
April 03, 2020